The Fields Edge: Meet Alex Wenger
It’s not very often that you are in a room full of plant breeders – the scientists and seed savers behind our diverse...
Meet the Farmer - Suzuki Farm
How one farmer’s mission to grow Japanese produce in the United States, became one of the most renowned Japanese Farms in the Eastern US.
Zuccuri Squash Canapés
These delectable Zuccuri Squash Canapés are from student-Chef team Stephanie Simoulis, Emilia Young, Thomas Trip, and...
Winter Solstice / 冬至
In Japan, the Winter Solstice, also known as the shortest day of the year, is celebrated as a symbol of harmony and ...
Roasted Zuccuri and Kale Salad with Chickpeas and Tahini Yogurt
This hearty, delicious Roasted Zuccuri and Kale Salad with Chickpeas and Tahini Yogurt is inspired by the flavors of ...
Zuccuri and Prosciutto Frito Misto
Here’s a delicious twist on traditional kabocha tempura: Zuccuri and Prosciutto Frito Misto. Zuccuri is a type of kabocha squash that’s hearty, tender, and bursting with natural sweetness. This recipe pairs thinly sliced zuccuri with salty and savory prosciutto.
Chris takes us to Beloian Farms in the Central Valley of California, an organic farm that grows Zuccurì. We will find out what to look for and learn how to detect when it is ready to harvest.
Today Chris takes us to his farm, San Benito roots in Hollister, CA to breakdown Zuccurì growing. Sometimes it can be hard to gauge how your plants are doing and what to do if they need some assistance. Chris gives us tips on how to check on plant health and production and how to mitigate issues in the garden or field.
How to Cut Zuccurì
Zuccurì, our kabocha squash, is a great fall vegetable but can also be found year round in some regions. Zuccurì has a tough (edible!) outer skin. In this video, Chris walks us through how to safely cut Zuccurì.
Russian River Organics - Dave Pew
Dave’s trajectory has a few consistent themes: he’s always been into gardening, has participated in co-ops and had an affinity for nature. He’s smart, diligent and involved. In Sonoma, residents are dialed in to one of the best agricultural areas of the world and Dave has worked hard to build a farm business that is an integral part of this community. Dave’s participation in FEED Sonoma reflects his hopeful future as a farmer, small business owner and activist.
This article gives a breakdown of how to successfully transplant Zuccurì into your field or home garden. Chris outlines the preparation and irrigation needed for your plants to have the best chance at thriving once they are in the ground.
The Amazing Benefits of Zuccurì
Zuccurì, our sweet Japanese pumpkin, has numerous nutritional benefits in both the skin and flesh. We encourage consumers to eat the skin along with the flesh because it is delicious and also very rich in nutrients. It contains antioxidants, which protect our cells against the effects of free radicals.