Delicata Squash

One yellow squash with dark green indented stripes on a wood background

Delicata Squash Veggie Type: Gourd Season: Winter Peak months: August – February Uses: Delicata squash is best in the late summer to early fall. Also called peanut or bohemian squash, delicata is sweet and creamy, similar to sweet potatoes and butternut squash.  Can you eat delicata squash skin? Yes, absolutely! To prepare delicata: wash it, […]

Spaghetti Squash

Yellow spaghetti squash on a wood background

Spaghetti Squash Veggie Type: Gourd, winter squash Season: Harvested late summer-fall and stored through the winter  Peak months: August-October Uses: Much like acorn or butternut squash, the skin of spaghetti squash is very thick and difficult to cut. Most of the time, your best option will be to halve the squash and cook it before […]

Yellow Zucchini

two yellow zucchinis

Yellow Zucchini Veggie Type: Gourd Season: Summer Peak months: June-September Uses: If you’re asking yourself how to tell the difference between yellow zucchini and summer squash, here’s your answer! Since zucchini is a type of summer squash, these confounding veggies are actually both zucchinis and summer squashes. The flavor is very similar to that of […]

Acorn Squash

acorn squash

Acorn Squash 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 […]

Butternut Squash

butternut squash

Butternut Squash Veggie Type:  Gourd Season: Winter  Peak months: Harvested August-October Uses: Winter squashes can be difficult to cut. Make sure your squash is stabilized while you’re cutting it in half lengthwise and then scoop out the seeds. Like acorn squash, butternut squash can be roasted halved, with the skins on, and the middle makes […]

Honeynut Squash

honeynut squash

Honeynut Squash Veggie Type: Gourd Season: Harvested in the fall, lasts well through the winter Peak months: August-November Uses: Honeynut squash is very much like butternut squash but is smaller and slightly sweeter and carmelizes really nicely when roasted. There’s no need to peel it. Halve the squash, scoop out the seeds, coat with oil […]

English Cucumber

english cucumbers

English Cucumber Veggie Type: Gourd Season: Summer Peak months: July-September Uses: In comparison with regular cucumbers, English cucumbers are more user-friendly (no large seeds, thin skin, sweeter), but they have a shorter shelf life. They’re great for snacking and adding to your salads and sandwiches, but eat quickly. English Cucumber Inspiration More cucumber inspiration coming […]

Summer Squash

yellow and green zucchini

Summer Squash Veggie Type: Squash Season: Summer  Peak months: June-September Uses: The many varieties of summer squashes include tatuma squash (first picture) and yellow and green zucchini (second picture). Tatuma squash is very similar to a zucchini and can be used interchangeably in recipes. Try grilling, stir-frying, ratatouille-ing, or making zucchini bread with either the […]

Zucchini

two zucchinis

Zucchini Veggie Type: Squash Season: Summer Peak months: June-September Uses: While zucchini and cucumber might look similar, they are prepared differently, so make sure you know which vegetable you have. Zucchinis are a type of squash, and you can treat them as you would any other summer squash. For a quick meal, sauté zucchini and […]