Summer squashes are light and refreshing and perfect for making all of the lighter summer fare that you crave in this hot, hot heat. We're receiving a mix from our farm partner, so you may see any of the following: green or yellow zucchini, striped zucchini, zephyr zucchini, patty pan squash, crookneck squash, and eight ball zucchini. Try a mixed grill, a zucchini stir fry, or steam and use as the base for your favorite sauce, like a quick heirloom cherry tomato and garlic sauce.
Ironbound Farm is dedicated to growing healthy food, which is produced using resilient ecological stewardship. They are a transitional organic farm--meaning they are converting conventional farmland into organic--and never use synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides. Ironbound practices regenerative farming in order to restore and transition the land. Specifically, they use farm-made compost and compost teas, minimize soil disturbance through tillage, and integrate livestock into their farm to provide fertility and pest management. They also practice cover cropping and agroforestry while focusing on perennial crops, reintroducing native plants, and planting wildflower meadows to attract and support beneficial insects (like bees!).
Store whole, dry, and unwashed in the crisper drawer in a slightly open plastic or paper bag for up to two weeks.