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Pioneer Farm’s Sugar Hubbard Squash seed named to Ark of Taste catalog

Jan 4th, 2015 | Category: News

WHIDBEY – Slow Food USA and Slow Food International’s “Ark of Taste” have added Pioneer’s Farm Sugar Hubbard Squash to those seeds being preserved and shared, according to a press release from Slow Food Whidbey representative Debra Richardson. “After the seed was first developed in the late 1940s, three generations of Shermans have continued the growth of these squash. It is a cross between a Sweet Meat and a Blue Hubbard Squash,” Richardson wrote. “Dale and Liz Sherman and their  family continue to provide both islanders and the mainland with these delicious squash.”  The family operates a farm stand in Coupeville and also makes their squash available packaged in cubes at some local stores in the area.  For more information see their website at  http://www.shermanspioneerfarmproduce.com. Slow Food’s “Ark of Taste” is a “living catalog of delicious and distinctive foods” produced in limited quantities. More than 1,100 products from over 50 countries have been added to the International Ark of Taste, including 200 from the United States. View the catalog at http://www.slowfoodusa.org/ark-of-taste. Slow Food Whidbey Island thanked members Jenanne Murphy, Vince Nattress, and Jim Hicken for their help in the process.

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