How to store courgettes
Keep in the fridge. They’re at their best eaten very fresh, although they’ll look fine for a week or more.
How to cook courgettes
Chargrill in strips for a few mins on each side, chops into chunks and roast, stir fry or add to curries and chillies. Or cook grated courgettes slowly in oil until soft, season and add a little chopped tarragon and some capers. Serve as a side dish, or as a pasta sauce with parmesan and grated lemon zest. You can also eat them raw: slice thinly or shred into salads, or try tossing courgette matchsticks with lemon juice, olive oil and mint.
The UK season runs from June to October. They’re a great crop for gardeners and allotment growers.
Organic courgette farmer
We grow courgettes on our Riverford farms between June and October. We also harvest them on our French farm in May, where they come just ahead of the UK season. During the rest of the year, we get them from our growers in Italy and Spain, including Paco Sanchez in Andalucia. He doesn't stop at courgettes though - he's always trying out new varieties and crops for us.