Squash are a delicious, versatile, and relatively easy to grow vegetable! The entire squash plant - including the leaves, tendrils, shoots, stems, flowers, seeds, and fruit - can be eaten.

There are hundreds of different varieties of squash, partially because the plant is easy to breed and is prone to cross-pollination. One of the most popular squash varieties in the United States is the Butternut Squash—it was bred by Charles Legett on his family farm in the 1940’s, based on his idea to create a great tasting vegetable big enough to feed a whole family!