How to Store Summer Squash, Patty Pan Squash, and Zucchini

One of the first veggies in our Summer CSA Share is the delightfully versatile summer squash. Part of the cucurbita pepo family, this tender vegetable can easily stand alone in a simple saute, or partner with other ingredients in a shish kabob, pizza, soup–and the list goes on.

summer squash (yellow zucchini)

patty pan squash

 

To store properly, keep the squash dry and unwashed. Then place in a perforated plastic bag or plastic/paper bag with one end of the bag open, and keep in the crisper drawer in your fridge. Ideal storage temperature is between 45-50 degrees, so if you have a way to store in this temp, go for it. If not, don’t worry about it–storing it cool in the fridge is better than keeping it on the counter.

Summer squash and patty pan squash recipes coming soon!

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