Find local summer squash with the Minnesota Grown Directory published by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. Our online Directory provides quick access to farm details, links to their website and access to Google Maps driving directions.
Summer squash are grown during the warm summer months, after temperatures reach 60 degrees consistently. They differ from winter squash as they are harvested with a tender rind, grow during earlier, warmer months, and have a shorter storage life. These squash will keep for 5 to 14 days in a cool, moist place- remember: enjoy them while it’s hot!
There are three main types of summer squash but this veggie comes in many colors, shapes, and sizes, and goes by many names! The three main types are: yellow straightnecked or crooked neck, smaller saucer-shaped or scalloped pattypans, and oblong green or gold zucchini.