Summer Squash

photograph of small yellow and green summer squash.

Squash are commonly divided into two groups; summer and winter. Summer squash such as zucchini can be eaten cooked or raw.



Preserving Summer Squash (PDF | 46 KB)

West Virginia University Extension Service.

Reviews the process of choosing, preparing and freezing summer squash for year round use and enjoyment.


Reasons for the Seasons: Summer Squash (PDF | 381 KB)

University of California Cooperative Extension.

Four page fact sheet includes nutrition benefits, serving tips, tips to prevent food-borne illness, shopping tips, preparation, handing and storage. There are also two recipes and a coloring page for children.


Fruits and Vegetables Lesson: Squash and Pumpkin (PDF | 301 KB)

University of Georgia.

Lesson plan for older adults teaches the health benefits of summer squash, winter squash and pumpkin, and how to choose, store, cook and prepare them. Includes handouts, worksheets, activities, recipes and references. Also available as a Word document.


Summer Squash

Pennsylvania Nutrition Education Network.

Visitors to this web site can download and distribute newsletters, recipes, bookmarks, and other materials related to summer squash.


Zucchini: Food $ense Guide to Eating Fresh Fruits and Vegetables (PDF | 246 KB)

Utah State University Cooperative Extension.

This document contains a broad overview of zucchini including information on availability, selection, storage. Nutrition highlights and recipes containing zucchini are also included.


Watch Your Garden Grow - Summer Squash

University of Illinois Extension.

Web fact sheet explains the different varieties of summer squash, gives selection and storage tips, and provides nutritional value and health benefits. Also includes preparation and serving tips, home preservation guidance and a recipe.


What to Do With Zucchini

University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Lancaster County Extension.

Three page fact sheet includes tips for preparing and freezing zucchini, in addition to several recipes for zucchini. Also available as PDF .


Zucchini: Nutrition. Selection. Storage

Produce for Better Health Foundation.

This page contains nutrition information for zucchini and tips on how to select, store and prepare them. Also included are links to other relevant information including Top 10 Ways to Enjoy Zucchini, that gives new and different ways to add this vegetable to your diet.


Zucchini (PDF | 364 KB)

Utah State University Extension.

Zucchini fact sheet includes nutrition information and selection and preparation tips. Preservation information includes freezing, canning, pickling, drying and storing. Recipes for zucchini and references also included.