Slideshow: Market Scene: All Kinds of Winter Squash at the Union Square Greenmarket

Butternut Squash, Berried Treasures
Butternut Squash, Berried Treasures
My money is on these butternut squash to be the sweetest at the market--only because the same is true of their strawberries, haricot vert, herbs, potatoes, and so on.
Various Common and Obscure Squash, Paffenroth Gardens
Various Common and Obscure Squash, Paffenroth Gardens
Paffenroth has an incredible variety including the usual acorn, pumpkin, spaghetti, delicate and kobocha squash, but also sweet dumpling, cheese pumpkin, blue hubbard, sweet meat, and stripetti squash (a delicata/spaghetti hybrid). If you had to pick one stand to hit for all your winter squash needs, this might be the one.
Golden Acorn Squash, Oak Grove Plantation
Golden Acorn Squash, Oak Grove Plantation
These require a double-take: not pumpkins, but beautiful pumpkin-hued acorn squash.
Delicata Squash, Keith's Farm
Delicata Squash, Keith's Farm
I hate to peel fruits and vegetables, partly because of the nutrition value of peels and skins, but mostly because I am a lazy man. For that reason, delicata squash may be my favorite member of the winter squash family.
Pumpkins, Keith's Farm
Pumpkins, Keith's Farm
What's the best pumpkin for pie? Try a pie pumpkin. That'll work nicely.
Gourds, Migliorelli Farm
Gourds, Migliorelli Farm
Don't forget gourds, the weird, oddly shaped squash that always look like weird birds to me.
Sugar Pumpkins, Terhune Orchards
Sugar Pumpkins, Terhune Orchards
Among their wide ranging selection of apples, Terhune was also offering pleasantly round sugar pumpkins.