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As colder weather sets in, nothing beats the rich aromas and tastes of organic winter squash from local farmers like Featherstone Farm and Wisconsin Growers Cooperative. Unlike their summer counterparts, which are picked immaturely for the best taste, winter squash is harvested when fully grown, ensuring robust flavors. Hundreds of winter squash varieties exist, including common favorites like butternut, acorn, and spaghetti. The following varieties are available at the co-op throughout the fall, winter squash’s peak harvest season. Enjoy them steamed, baked, boiled, roasted, stuffed, or mashed. Winter squash goes great in hardy soups or eaten on its own.