Get all your winter squash including sugar pumpkins and gourds at the Suffern Farmers’ Market today. Sugar pumpkins are decorative and great for baking pumpkin pie. North Country Retreat is also at the Market today with grass-fed beef, farm fresh eggs and more. And of course, Do Re Me has fresh, local produce and local honey.
Did You Know? Every part of the squash plant can be eaten, including the leaves and tender shoots, which can be cooked in omelets or made into soup.
The term summer and winter for squash are only based on current usage, not on actuality. Summer squash types are on the market all winter; and Winter squash types are on the markets in the late summer and fall, as well as winter. Thus, the terms Summer and Winter are deceptive and confusing. This terminology was never meant to confuse – it just dates back to a time when the seasons were more crucial to man’s survival than they are now. Good keepers became known as winter vegetables if they would keep until December.