Butternut Squash, Locally Grown
Locally grown in Hawley, Pennsylvania at Lukan's Farm Resort.
Butternut squash, a type of winter squash, grows on a vine and has a sweet, nutty taste similar to that of a pumpkin. When ripe, it turns increasingly deep orange, and becomes sweeter and richer. It is a good source of fiber, vitamin C, magnesium, and potassium; and it is a source of vitamin A.
Although botanically a fruit, it is used culinarily as a vegetable that can be roasted, sautéed, toasted, puréed for soups such as squash soup, or mashed to be used in casseroles, breads, muffins, and pies.
Average piece of squash is 3/4 lbs.