November’s Harvest of the Month: Winter Squash

November Harvest of the Month: Winter SquashWINTER SQUASH offers many health benefits: high in vitamins A & C, fiber, vitamin E, vitamin B6, manganese, and potassium. One cup of cubed winter squash contains about 80 calories, virtually no fat, and very little sodium. There are so many delicious ways to use winter squash!

 

  • Look for firm winter squash that have dull-colored skin and feel heavy for their size.
  • Keep whole winter squash in a cool, dark, dry place for up to three months.
  • Put cut squash in a sealed container.
  • Keep in the refrigerator for up to one week.
  • Roast, bake, or mash squash. You can even puree to use in soups.

Try this tasty recipe!

Recipe for squash and beef soup

Harvest of the month highlights a locally available crop each month of the year in school cafeterias, restaurants, workplaces, and grocery stores. The program expands across Washington & Ozaukee counties to help children, caregivers, and the broader community learn more about healthy, seasonal, whole-foods eating.