Summer squash and zucchini

We are growing four different varieties of summer squash this season. The light green zucchini shaped squash with stripes is an heirloom variety called Costata Romanecsa, and is widely recognized as one of the “best tasting” summer squashes. We are also growing a standard green squash for those who prefer squash of the dark green variety! The third type of squash we grow is our favorite of the yellow squash variety. It is called Zephyr and has a light yellow color with a small green portion on the blossom end. Finally we are growing the yellow patty pan squash Sunburst. We harvest squash three days a week to try to keep them from getting too large and tough. With young squash it best to cook them just until they are tender, and to be careful not to overcook them. If you find yourself with more than enough summer squash you can always make zucchini bread, cake or fritters with all types of summer squash.

Zucchini Bread
Zucchini Fritters
Stuffed Pattypan Squash
Zucchini/Summer Squash and Rice Casserole