The “Show” – Springdell Summer CSA Pickup #16


Hi everyone, Jess here.  Hope your first day of October went well! Let’s check out the farm goodies that are ringing in the month!

What a good looking pile of deliciousness!  Let’s break it down.

Small shares include Butternut Squash, Jingle Bell Peppers, Beets, Baking Potatoes, Onions, String Beans, Cabbage, Kale, and McIntosh Apples.  Single shares include Butternut Squash, Jingle Bell Peppers, Beets, an Onion, Cabbage, Kale, and McIntosh Apples.  

What a yummy day! By now, you may have read or otherwise heard about the plague of plant diseases attacking the squash crops this season. Weather changes have led to the decline of delicious winter squashes, and the famously delicious Delicata squash was a complete loss at Springdell this season. Fortunately, many squashes are surviving, and though some won’t store in cold storage for the usual 1-6 months, there are always other options for storage, such as pureeing and freezing. Head on over to the Winter Squash section on our Veggiescope Veggie-pedia to learn more!

It was wonderful to see the 10+ scarecrows in the ‘Dell today, and my fellow Springdellians are quite creative!  Check them out next time you’re at the stand.

There are still a few chickens left from this weekend’s poultry harvest! Stop by the stand and get one while they last! Farmer Ryan from Lilac Hedge Farm in Rutland is raising these birds right. I had the husk and a few cloves of the summer CSA’s elephant garlic left, and that went right in the cavity during roasting, along with a bunch of sage. Tender and delicious! The stock is simmering overnight on the stove as I type this.

I look forward to cooking with you this week!  Keep those questions and recipes and tips coming, I think we all benefit from it!  Thanks for tuning in as always, and sweet and savory dreams to you!

 


About Jess

Jess Anderson is the creator of CSA|365 and is passionate about the local food movement. A busy mother of two, Jess loves keeping her family fed by honest local food. She is involved with the Westford Community Garden Working Group, Friends of Fat Moon, and is the current chair of the Westford Strawberries 'N Arts Festival.

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