Squash and cucumbers are both members of the cucurbit family, so sometimes they're a bit hard to tell apart. Browse the images and descriptions below for help.


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Silver Slicer Cucumber
The white cucumber in the center is a silver slicer. It's a crisp, refreshing cucumber without a trace of bitterness. This is a great cucumber for salads and refreshing pitchers of cucumber water.

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Spaghetti Squash
Named for its stringy flesh, spaghetti squash makes a great gluten-free alternative to semolina pasta in your favorite Italian dishes. Halved and lightly oiled, spaghetti squash can be baked and served with a dusting of herbs and Parmesan cheese for a simple, delicious side.

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Zephyr Squash
Another variety of summer squash, the zephyr squash can be eaten like any summer or zucchini squash. For a lighter summer meal, try this grilled squash lasagna.

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Zucchini Squash
We grow a few varieties of zucchini squash on the farm. Raven zucchini is pictured here. Try it in a raw zucchini salad.