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Sunshine Kabocha Squash (Add-On)

Bred specifically to have an exceptionally sweet flavor and a smooth, dry textured flesh, Sunshine kabocha squash is known to be one of the sweetest on the market today. Its tender, bright orange flesh makes it excellent for baking, mashing, and pies. 

  • Sourced from MX Morningstar Farm 
  • 3-5 lbs
  • Your item will be ready the week after your order is placed. If you are a Local Roots member, this item will be included in next week’s regular weekly harvest. Of course, the exact day will depend on your regular Local Roots market or delivery day. You will also receive a confirmation email specifying the date of pickup or delivery after purchase.

The Problem

The majority of winter squash found in NY is imported across the country and as far as California and Mexico, where labor costs are much lower. Cheap labor often equates to unfair pay wages, exposure to pesticides, unsafe living and working conditions, verbal abuse, and long hours. In addition, it's hard to find specialty varieties like sunshine kabocha. 

 

Our Food Fix

We source our squash from MX Morningstar, a farm that is committed to growing healthy soils by cultivating a wide range of biodiverse crops, improving crop rotation and cover cropping. Their growing practices reflect their deep commitment to the quality of their products, the health of their land and the safety of their workers.

Meet Your Farmer


Max and Maria - MX Morningstar Farm
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What Locals Are Saying...

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Local Roots meat is handled with care and you can taste it. There are no preservatives, nitrates or funky chemicals. It's super fresh.

Jenn de la Vega.
Chef & Cookbook author

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