Veggie Type: Gourd
Season: Late summer to fall, but they store well through the winter
Peak months: August-October
Uses: Acorn squash is notoriously difficult to cut open, but what’s inside makes it all worth it. To avoid a lot of cutting, try cutting it in half, scooping out the seeds, adding a filling of your choice (like butter and brown sugar), and baking. Acorn squash can also be roasted, grilled, or steamed. If you’re looking for inspiration, consider complementing its sweet flavor with sausage, pecans, or soft cheese.