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Winter Squash
Common Varieties
Winter squash come in an amazing assortment of colors, shapes and sizes. But they all share the same thick skin and sweet yellow or orange flesh. Acorn, Butternut, Hubbard and Spaghetti squash are some of the varieties you’ll find at the Farm Stand this season.
What to Look For
Pick squash that are firm and feel heavy for their size. The skin should be thick and hard without any blemishes or soft spots.
Easy Storage & Preparation
Store winter squash in a cool, dry place. It will keep for at least a month, some varieties for as long as six months. Winter squash make great seasonal decorations. If you’re displaying them, cook them within a few weeks or they’ll dry out. To prepare winter squash, wash the skin, slice the squash in half, scoop out the seeds and strings, and bake in the oven until soft.
Best Uses
Winter squash is a classic side dish for the holidays. Also use it in soups, risottos and other grain dishes and baked goods.
Good Paired With 
  • Apple
  • Brown Sugar
  • Butter
  • Curry
  • Ginger
  • Lime
  • Maple Syrup
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