The Seed to Kitchen Collaborative and SeedLinked : Identifying Improved Winter Squash Varieties for Organic Direct Market Growers

Project Type: Partnership
Funds awarded in 2023: $49,391.00
Projected End Date: 03/31/2025
Grant Recipient: Michigan State University AgBioResearch and Extension
Region: North Central
State: Michigan
Project Coordinator:
Dr. James DeDecker
Michigan State University AgBioResearch and Extension
A research poster presented at the 2024 Marbleseed Organic Farming Conference. With support from the NCR SARE Partnership grant program (award 2022 38640 37486), MSU UPREC, the Seed to Kitchen Collaborative and SeedLinked trialed eleven varieties of winter squash ( Cucurbita moschata ) at two university research stations and fifteen farms across Wisconsin and Michigan in 2023. Results of nine entries are reported here, highlighting differences in yield, quality and flavor among the varieties under organic management.
Conference/Presentation Material
James DeDecker, Michigan State University
Sarah Hayward, Michigan State University
Thomas Hickey, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Nico Enjalbert, SeedLinked
Marissa Nix, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Julie Dawson, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Researchers
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.