What does this have to do with Long of Naples Squash? When we walked in, sitting on a table were two of the biggest vegetables I've ever seen:
Can you believe it? The auctioneer called it a Naples Squash. He said it had meat like a sweet potato and that the lady in the concession stand had made a wonderful squash pie. By the time I got to the stand, the pie was gone, boo hoo. You can see how big it is - it weighed about 45 pounds and it sold for $15. Now I wish I'd bought one!
After I got home I did a little research. The actual name is Long of Naples Squash (C. moschata.) It's an Italian heirloom squash, rare in the United States. The seeds are all at one end, leaving the rest of the squash total meat.
Can you just taste a squash soup made with this delicious looking vegetable? Yum!
By the way, this same auction owner does an auction twice a week in Jonesboro, AR - only about an hour from here. I highly recommend trying it sometime!