How to store butternut squash
The best way to store butternut squash is to keep it in a cool, dark, and well-ventilated place. Here are a few ways to store butternut squash:
Room temperature: Butternut squash can be stored at room temperature for up to a month, as long as it is in a dry place, out of direct sunlight and away from other fruits or vegetables.
Refrigeration: Once cut, butternut squash should be wrapped tightly in plastic wrap or foil and stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Freezing: Butternut squash can also be frozen for long-term storage. To freeze, peel, seed and cube the butternut squash, blanch the cubes for 2-3 minutes, then cool them down in ice water, drain them, and place them in airtight containers or freezer bags and store in the freezer for up to 8 months.
It's important to note that if the butternut squash is visibly damaged or show signs of mould, they should be discarded. Also, if you are storing fresh butternut squash, make sure to remove any damaged or discoloured parts as they can cause the good ones to spoil more quickly.
Before storing, it's best to make sure that the butternut squash is fully ripe, if not, let it sit at room temperature for a few days to ripen before storing it.
When they're in season you can buy butternut squash online with Fresh Farm Deliveries. We deliver to Halifax, Todmorden, Littleborough, Hebden Bridge, Haworth and surrounding areas (BD13-23, HX and OL14-15 postcodes).