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     Winter Squash

What’s for dinner? Connecticut Grown winter squash is a vibrant and economical source of flavor and nutrition for your fall meals. Visit a Connecticut farm stand for acorn, spaghetti, butternut, kabocha, hubbard squash and more.

Follow our Pinterest page to learn about the different varieties of winter squash, how to prepare them and delicious recipes sure to delight.

Winter Squash Facts

? Pumpkins are one type of winter squash.

? Seeds from winter squashes make a great snack food, just like pumpkin seeds.

? The rich, sweet flavor of Kabocha squash/pumpkin is a cross between a pumpkin and a sweet potato.


Selection and Storage Tips

? Choose a squash that is firm, heavy for its size.

? Avoid squashes that have soft spots, dull and winkled skin or that are extremely light for their size.

? Store whole squashes in a cool dry place for 2 to 3 months depending on the variety. The ideal temperature for storing winter squash is between 50-60 °F.

? Once cut, wrap and refrigerate unused portion for use while fresh.


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