The “Tell” Springdell Spring CSA Final Pickup


Hi everyone, Jess here. This was a week was a complete blur! The kids are finishing school, the Strawberry Festival was a success, and my other half is winning the battle against Lyme disease. I can’t say that I got too creative with my cooking this week, but hey, this blog is about real-life and real-time CSA ideas, right?

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I was most grateful for taking the 20 minutes to prep all the ingredients this week, as it made the rest of my week manageable.

You may remember this from the beginning of the week, here’s the top shelf of my fridge. With a faint pale green hue, the clover flower tea isn’t much to look at once the flowers are strained out, but the taste is quite refreshing on a hot summer day. The version using the leaves comes out darker and has a different flavor to it.
This was a quickly prepped lemony glazed salmon with spring garlic and a pea tendril puree. I was distracted with strawberry festival stuff and accidentally overcooked my salmon, but it was still pretty tasty.

I didn’t get too much done this week because of running the festival, but I was fueled by lots of smoothies this week, using up final bags of last year’s chest freezer fruit.

Photo from the Strawberry Festival on June 15th
400 quarts of berries being prepped for hulling.

Now that the Strawberry Festival is behind us, I am very much looking forward to the Strawberry Social happening thus Thursday (June 20th) at Springdell! It’s going to be a wonderful opportunity to discuss the various issues impacting local farms today. Hope you can join us in sitting down on the farm’s hillside with the farm family and other local folks from the agricultural field. There will be interesting discussion for sure! Click here for more details!

Thank you for reading, and I’ll see you back here shortly with the first summer pickup of the CSA Season!




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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