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Summer Squash

Season:

Mid June- Early October

Preparing Tips:

Because of their bland flavor, summer squash lends themselves to many different cooking applications, taking on the flavor of whatever they’re cooked with.

Try using them as a substitute for rice, pasta, or potatoes.

Young, tender squash are excellent raw with dips or in salads.

They’re also delicious steamed, fried, sautéed, stuffed, or baked in breads.

Storage Tips:

Summer squash will keep for about 7-10 days in a refrigerator.

Nutritional Info:

Provides some vitamin A and C as well as folate.

HOW TO FREEZE SUMMER SQUASH:

Chose young squash with tender skin. Wash, slice; blanch 3 minutes. Cool immediately in cold water, drain and put into freezer bags. Freeze.