[Market-farming] why the sudden interest in squash blossoms?

Leigh Hauter lh at pressroom.com
Sun Jul 17 14:15:25 EDT 2005

> does anyone know why the sudden increased interest in squash blossoms. 
>  We're a CSA and over the past decade we get asked occasionally for 
> blossoms..
> However, this year almost a dozen shareholders have asked.  It is 
> extremely seldom that this sort of sudden interest  happens without a 
> cause
> My thoughts are that there must have been an article(s) somewhere to 
> stimulate this sudden interest.  When I ask the shareholders about it, 
> they act as though they have always wanted them.
> Maybe some character in a tv show or movie was eating squash blossoms 
> and it served as an unintended subliminal ad.
> Be that as it may, I think I might grow a batch of  Costata Romanesco 
> Zucchini next year.  I haven't grown them for half  a dozen years now 
> but they do have nice blossoms.
> Leigh

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