Tammy Donroe

Butternut squash
Yankee Magazine

Corn, Beans, Squash — Planted Together

Squash, indigenous to Mesoamerica, has been around for at least 5,000 years. The ancient civilizations of these regions were known to cultivate it, and over time the crop spread north — eventually as far as New England and Canada — and became a staple. In fact, the native tribes referred to corn, beans, and squash […]

Butternut Squash Soup
Yankee Magazine

Butternut Squash

All over New England, at farm stands, groceries, and local markets, September’s crisp air ushers in an annual switch from summer’s bounty of berries, peppers, and tomatoes to autumn’s festive bins of hardy gourds. Some knobby and mottled, some flamboyantly hued like a maple leaf’s last stand, winter squashes — acorn, buttercup, turban, carnival, and […]