Our squashes are harvested in multiple stages, selecting only the fruits with dried stems and pronounced ground markings at each harvest. Unlike the uncured squashes sold in many supermarkets, our squashes are allowed to cure (harden) outside which yields a sweeter, more flavorful and tasty squash time after time. Available after Labor Day until our garden centers close end of October, you can also purchase our squash in larger quantities for winter storage.

Prep and Storage

  • Select squash that is heavy for its size, free of bruising, with a firm shell
  • Store in a single layer in a cool, dry, well ventilated area such as a garage, between 45-50 degrees
  • Varieties such as Buttercup, Butternut, and Acorn store the longest, while Delicata and Sweet Dumplings are sweeter varieties that do not store as long

Winter Squash Storage Tips

How to Use

  • See our Squash Preparation Guide for detailed information
  • Once cooked, squash freezes very well for use in recipes such as soups, stews, breads, pies, etc.
  • Can easily substitute cooked butternut or buttercup squash for pumpkin in recipes


Baked Acorn Squash with Wild Rice, Pecan, Cranberry Stuffing

Butternut Apple Crisp

Carnival Squash with Apples and Thyme

Grilled Butternut Squash

Roasted Shrimp with Spaghetti Squash

Roasted Squash with Parmesan and Herbs

Sweet Dumplings with Apple Stuffing

Wild Rice Stuffed Squash

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