Local Organic Haifa's Finest Squash in New York, NY from Norwich Meadows Farm
- This amazing squash has a long backstory, which we have included below. The short story: this is a deeply flavorful (maybe the most flavorful we've ever had) squash with a rich, nutty flavor and creamy texture. The seed was developed through a partnership between Norwich Meadow's Farm and Fruitition seed company, due to Haifa's Kurdieh's desire for the tasty squash of her childhood.
- The long story: Zaid and Haifa, owners of Norwich Meadows Farm, grew up in Palestine and Jordan, obsessed with food, taking for granted the exquisitely flavorful vegetables they were surrounded with. Central to so many Middle Eastern dishes are the shorter, lime green, exquisitely nutty ‘cousa’-style zucchini and when they came to the United States, Zaid and Haifa were blown away that Americans think of zucchini as long, dark green and quite flavorless. They’ve trialed many different varieties of cousa-style zucchini across the years and one had the best balance of productivity and flavor they’ve found: an F1 Hybrid called Magda. Fast forward to 2013: The seed company offering Magda announces they’re dropping the variety. Zaid and Haifa then discover that company is the only source of the seed. They promptly buy all the seed they can and asked Fruition Seed Company to de-hybridize, to untangle, to save its seed and create a new open-pollinated variety they can rely on. Six years and six generations later, we’re honored to share this exquisitely delicious, early, uniform and nearly spineless selection that called Haifa’s Finest, in honor of the matron of Norwich Meadows who has prepared, enjoyed, shared and grown countless thousands of the most delicious cousa zucchini on the planet — and helped select this one.
- Grown by Norwich Meadows Farms in upstate New York. Norwich Meadows is focused on using only environmentally safe and sustainable farming practices.
- All produce grown by Norwich Meadows is certified organic by the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA).
- Each order contains 2 lbs of squash
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