Squash (Winter)


Market Look-For’s

  • Squash should feel heavy in your hand. Light squash means that the water has evaporated out of the flesh and it will be dry.
  • Blemishes, cuts and bruises will cut the storage time down significantly. Cook these squash first.


  • Store in a cool, dark place (cellars and garages are perfect).
  • Avoid freezing because it will rupture the internal cells cutting down storage time.


  • Delicata and Acorn Squash are technically summer squash cure like winter squash. Their skins are thin enough to eat.
  • Consider shaving your squash super thin and eating raw in salads or with marinated.
  • Older varieties of squash are generally darker in color and richer in flavor.