In Season: Similar to other types of winter squash such as pumpkins and acorn squash, butternut squash are at their best from early fall through winter.What to Look For: Butternut squash have a hard, light-tan rind and a golden-orange flesh. They range in size from 6 to 12 inches long and weigh between 2 and 5 pounds; choose one that feels heavy for its size. The skin should be smooth and uniform in color with a matte surface.How to Store: This hardy squash can be kept for up to three months in a cool, dry place. Do not refrigerate.
Zucchini is full of surprises. It's a fruit, though it's most often treated like a vegetable. It can grow to great sizes, is low in calories, and has more potassium than a banana! And here’s one more reason: It makes a superb casserole.