The yellows and greens of squash announce that summer has arrived. Available in many shapes, sizes, and colors, summer squash can be eaten rind, seeds and all! Look for popular yellow crookneck squash, familiar zucchini squash, and the more unusual pattypan squash at farmers markets throughout the month.
Squash plants, also known as cucurbits, originated in the Americas. While winter squashes typically grow on vines, summer squash plants are often bushy. These versatile veggies can be used in pasta dishes, salads, casseroles, and even breads!