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Carnival - Acorn

Zeppelin - Delicata

New England Pie

Butterscotch - Butternut


Ideal temp: 50-55℉

Store on the kitchen counter out of direct sunlight, or in a cool, dry, well-ventilated basement or root cellar. Winter squash will deteriorate quickly if stored at temperatures below 50°F. Rinse just before use, or wipe with a damp cloth. Avoid storing near apples, pears, or other ripening fruit. Ripening fruit releases ethylene gas, which causes yellowing of the squash and shortens storage life.


Each variety has its own unique qualities that are suited to certain dishes. Butternut have more liquid and are sweet and soft, Delicata is creamy and very sweet. I encourage searching variety-specific recipes, because each squash can have very different, delicious results.

Pasta dishes (roasted or pureed)
Braised in stock
Roasted or broiled
Pureed, sweet or savory
Pizza, tarts
Gratins or casseroles
Risotto or rice dishes
Soups & stews (pureed or hearty)
Pies, muffins, cakes, breads


Soft & hard cheeses, cream, butter, roast pork, cured pork and sausage, chicken, beef, turkey, tempeh, pasta dishes, root veggies, apples, lemon, orange, walnuts, pine nuts, almonds, hazelnuts, toasted seeds (pumpkin, sunflower, sesame), vinegar (red wine, balsamic, sherry), chicken/beef stock, mustard, olive oil, coconut oil, bacon fat, polenta/grits, barley, rice (risotto), quinoa, lentils, cannelini/white beans, garbanzo beans, red pepper flakes, breadcrumbs, crusty bread or crostini, parsley, thyme, rosemary, sage, basil.

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