By the time August rolls around, most zucchini and summer squash plants are in hyper-production mode. With such an abundance, zucchini and summer squash become pretty inexpensive to buy. Some gardeners have so much that they are thrilled to give it away!
There’s even an urban legend that if you leave your cars unlocked at night, you might wake up to random zucchinis inside. I’ve yet to experience this phenomenon, but I’m assured by authorities that it is, in fact, true.
It’s one task to find cheap or free summer squash. It’s another to figure out how to put it all to use!
Creativity often needs to reign when on a budget and trying to feed our families well. I try to creatively use leftover vegetables and think of new ways to bake with sourdough. A surplus of zucchini is just another way to put my creative powers to use in the kitchen.