Golden orange-yellow flowers are blooming all over the farm this week. These edible blossoms grow on a variety of squashes and come in both male and female forms. The male blossoms fertilize, but do not produce any squash themselves. So it does no harm whatsoever to the crop to pick and eat these blossoms to our hearts content.
The blossoms themselves are beautiful to look at with soft, delicate texture and mild squash-like flavor. Our Wainer Family Farm squash blossoms tend to be sturdier and hold up to cooking better than those imported from California because they haven't gone through the bumps and bruises of cross-country transportation.
Squash blossoms can be enjoyed fresh in salads, sauteed, or our favorite preparation-fried!