Looking for a recommendation of a delicious ingredient to include as you design dishes for your diners? Farmer Lee Jones makes it simple, saying to get the 898 squash in your kitchen—NOW.
898 Squash is packed with concentrated sweetness, flavor, and beta-carotene in a single-serving squash. It’s like the butternut squash that we all love but in a perfect serving size. It’s so tender that Farmer Lee even eats it with the smooth, honey colored skin on. It’s beautiful. It’s sweet. It’s delicious, adding a savory, nutty, malt-like flavor to your dishes and menus.
Combining the Best of the Traditional and the New
Squash has a long and storied history, going back at least as far as 12,000 years ago when its seeds were found in an Ecuadorian cave. In the Americas, Iroquois Natives planted the three sisters—beans, maize, and squash—together so they could symbiotically help one another to grow, flourish, and nourish people. Fall/winter squash was especially important because it helped to feed people during the cold months of the year when food was harder to gather.
Overall, squash is generally divided into two groups: summer squash and winter squash. They get their names based on when they’re harvested with hardy winter squash being known for having tough outer skins.
But, as Farmer Lee explains (and exclaims!), this simply isn’t true with 898 squash that’s regeneratively grown with love, time, and attention at The Chef’s Garden. This marvelous squash has all of the robust flavors of a quality winter squash with a skin that’s incredibly tender. Naturally portion sized and able to fit into the palm of your hand, you can seamlessly include the 898 squash in a wide range of your creative dishes.