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 […]

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 […]

Habanada Pepper

habanada peppers

Habanada Pepper Veggie Type: Technically, a fruit! Season: Late summer, must be very hot Peak months: August Uses: The habanada pepper is a non-spicy variant of habanero peppers, and it works best as a snacking pepper. Eat them whole, or slice them and add to wraps. Habanada Pepper Inspiration More habanada inspiration coming soon! Let […]

Cucumber

five pickling cucumbers

Cucumber Pickling Cucumbers English Cucumbers White Cucumbers Veggie Type: Gourd Season: Summer Peak months: July-August Uses: Different types of cucumbers serve different purposes best. For example, short, bumpy cucumbers are great for pickling, while long, smooth cucumbers are great for snacking, salads, or sandwiches. For something fun, try making cucumber lemonade. Cucumber Inspiration More cucumber inspiration coming […]

Potato

Potatoes Veggie Type: Root Season: Summer, but potatoes store well and taste great in the winter Peak months: Peak harvest months are July-September Uses: Potatoes are extremely versatile. They can be boiled, baked, roasted, grilled or fried, and they complement a variety of spices and flavors. Potatoes fall into three basic categories:  waxy (thin-skinned), starchy or all-purpose. Waxy […]

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 […]

Swiss Chard

rainbow chard

Swiss Chard Rainbow Chard Green chard, unknown variety Veggie Type: Leafy Green Season: All year round, but spring-summer is optimal Peak months: April-June Uses: Swiss chard is one of the lucky vegetables with equally delicious leaves and stalks. For a quick side dish/light meal, chop and sauté the leaves and stalks with garlic, mix with rice, […]