Apples good for both cooking and eating raw are called all-purpose apples. Keep some on hand for your favorite fall recipes. These varieties include Cortland, Fuji, Granny Smith, Jonathan, McIntosh, Northern Spy and Winesap.
Choose squash which are heavy for their size with a hard deep-colored rind, free of blemishes or moldy spots. The hard skin of winter squash helps to protect the flesh, allowing it to be stored longer than summer squash. Butternut squash has a smooth skin and resembles a tan elongated pear. These squash have a moist sweet orange pulp and range in weight from 1/2 to 3 pounds.