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 […]

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 […]