summer squash

Anyone with a backyard garden knows that summer squash is an abundant vegetable, growing with vigor and often providing more than one family can consume. The term ‘summer  squash’ refers to many different varieties, but we usually only grow a few, for example, zucchini, yellow crookneck and green pattypan. Full Belly farmers eat summer squash with every dinner during the summer — it’s practically mandatory. Summer squash can be prepared using a variety of cooking techniques, including steamed, boiled, grilled, stuffed and baked, barbecued, fried, or baked into a sweet bread. It is a great source of folates, vitamin A, and vitamin C. Squash should be stored in the refrigerator in the paper back it came in to be kept fresh.