Winter Squash

Our colorful winter squash are a beautiful indicator of the end of our growing season here at Durst Organic Growers. We grow several popular varieties of winter squash including butternut, acorn, spaghetti, delicata, and more. We also encourage experimentation and trials of squash by friends of ours like those at Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, whom we work with to create the amazing squash mountain featured each year at the Heirloom Expo every September. Starting in the early summer, our winter squash mature over months of warmth and sunshine, ripening up in the beginning of fall--just in time for squash soups, pies, and Jack-o-lanterns. If you are interested in having a school group visit the farm for a pumpkin harvest, get in touch with us. 


Storage

Winter squash is a great storage vegetable. Out of direct sunlight in a cool, dry spot, squash can be stored at room temperature for up to 6-9 months. Once cut, we recommend storing it in the refrigerator, wrapped in plastic wrap or inside a storage container. 

Nutrition

  • High in vitamins: A, B6, C, E 
  • Great source of: fiber, folate calcium, magnesium, manganese, potassium, omega-3 fatty acids