Just because the weather cools doesn’t mean the color has to fade from your diet. Green Acres harvests 15 varieties of winter squash (including unusual heirloom breeds) that make it easy to dose up on your beta-carotene. Beyond favorites like acorn, butternut and spaghetti squash, farmer Beth Eccles brings to market the Sibley, a native American variety that looks like a pale green melon, and the Australian Queensland blue, whose deep-orange flesh makes a far better “pumpkin” pie than the jack-o’-lantern type. Some of these monsters can reach double-digit fighting weights, so bring your wagon and drag as many home as you can. Serve them simply roasted in wedges; cubed and thrown into pastas, stews or soups; or sweetened with maple syrup as a vitamin A–packed dessert. Green Acres winter squash, 75¢/lb. Lincoln Park Market, Lincoln Park High School parking lot, Armitage Ave and Orchard St. Sat am–2pm.