A cornucopia of choices!

Squash from Canam Fresh

Plant-based diets continue to increase in popularity with shoppers and squash plays a leading role in this change. Spaghetti squash steps up as a pasta substitute for the gluten intolerant or low-carb aficionados, while other varieties of squash tingle taste buds in soups, stews, casseroles, baked goods, or side dishes. Canam Fresh is proud to be part of the healthy eating revolution and offers multiple varieties of hard and soft squash all year-round.

Packaging Solutions

Winter squash
Bushel box
24” bins
2 count netted bag

Specialty squash
Bushel box
24” bins
2 count netted bag

Decorative squash
24” bin (packed in 1 to 4
varieties per bin)
Bushel box

Packing: bagged, cartons, bulk


Conventional or organic

Grown on ground, drip irrigated,
shade houses depending on region

Winter Squash
Buttercup (Kabocha)

Turks Turban
Sweet Dumpling
Amber Max


July to September

December to July

Delivery available

What sets Canam Fresh squash apart?

Take a closer look at how Canam Fresh farms squash!

Kabocha Squash from fields in Aylmer, Ontario.

Spaghetti squash being harvested on our farms in Aylmer, Ontario.

Delicata squash farmed in Aylmer, Ontario and throughout our farms in Mexico, ready to be shipped to clients.

Mixer bin of kabocha acorn spaghetti squash and butternut squash custom ordered for retail clients shipped from Aylmer, Ontario.

Spaghetti squash packed in 36 inch bins and stored in our coolers in Aylmer, Ontario ready to be shipped to food processing and retail.

Acorn squash packed in boxes ready to be shipped to retail clients packaging options.

Let’s talk squash

    Shopping for Squash

    Rules for choosing squash and pumpkins are similar: choose squash with a firm rind that isn’t easy to press into, that is heavy for its size, with dull (not glossy) skin, and no blemishes. Store in a cool, dry spot; an average storage time is four weeks, but some varieties will keep up to three months in proper conditions. While it’s best to remove the seeds and stringy flesh before steaming, baking, or roasting, the seeds and rind of some varieties are edible if fully cooked (such as butternut and buttercup squash).

    Nutritional Info

    All types of squash are a rich source of protein, Vitamin C and B6, magnesium, and potassium. They are low-fat, low-calorie, and have a low-glycemic load.

    Taste Profile

    Most varieties of squash have a creamy, mild taste and sweetness level. Buttercup (Kabosha) is sweeter than average, while Acorn has a slightly nutty taste.