The high heat of mid-summer and the rapid cooling of the days as August got into full swing has caused a number of crops to behave as though fall is already here, and I guess, according to the weather, it is!
One of these crops is winter squash. When their leaves begin to die back and expose the crop to direct sunlight it is time to harvest, ripe or not. Partially ripe squash will continue to ripen in storage, like tomatoes and a process called cureing helps the squash develop a sweeter, more complex flavor.
Delicata Squash: you can eat the entire squash after it has been broiled, even the skin! (that is why they are called delicata)
Baby Bear Sugar Pumpkins: great for pies and soups
Charisma Carving Pumpkins