Winter Squash Weekend!

It’s Winter Squash Weekend! We’re celebrate all week long with some great specials on squash, pumpkins, and pumpkin pies! Check it out:
Squash Week Slide

Unsure of what squash is best for what? Read about our most popular winter squashes:

Butternut squash
An extremely versatile squash that can be baked, roasted, mashed, pureed, stewed, you name it. They are similar to pumpkins in their taste and texture but are often on the sweeter side. Butternuts are easily made into soups and curries, or even used as a substitute for pumpkin in many recipes.

Carnival squash
They have a yellow meat and are reminiscent of sweet potatoes and the butternut squash. They can be easily baked or steamed and then combined with butter and fresh herbs. One of the easiest ways to prepare a carnival squash is to pierce whole squash in several places, cut them in half, and after removing the seeds, bake with the hollow side up.

Buttercup Squash
A sweet and creamy orange flesh that is much sweeter than many other winter varieties. They can be baked, mashed, steamed, stuffed, or simmered. Buttercups make a great replacement for sweet potatoes in many recipes as well.

Sunshine Squash
Unlike the other squash, Sunshines are completely stringless and are filled with succulent, ultra-sweet flesh. They have a nutty after taste that you are sure to love. The creamy sweet flavor is brought out well when the fruit is baked, steamed, or even microwaved.

Delicata Squash
A more mild variety of winter squash and isn’t as sweet as some of the others. Its yellow flesh tastes similar to sweet potatoes and butternut squash. It pairs well with hearty winter dishes and is great for baking, stuffing, or steaming. The delicata’s thinner skin is barely detectable when cooked so there is no need to peel it!

Acorn Squash
A mildly sweet and have a yellow tender flesh. They are great for roasting, baking and stuffing with just about anything. Add butter, syrup, or brown sugar and spices and you are pretty much set.

Blue Hubbard
Also called the New England Blue Hubbard, is a great choice for a sweet tasting winter squash. The flesh of the Blue Hubbard is deep orange. It is dense and has a nutty, sweet taste of a sweet potato.