The “Tell” – Springdell Springdell CSA Pickup #4


Hi everyone, Jess here with a quick recap of the CSA week. What a busy week it has been! Graduation parties, birthday parties, beautiful weather, fun on the farm, life is good! Let’s take a look at our Spring CSA for the week!

It was a quick and simple week CSA-wise. The beautiful thing about the CSA lifestyle is that once you are accustomed to it, you have go-to default recipes for each item that work for your family (and I fell back on my defaults a LOT this week!)

Take for example, the Spring Garlic. Lovely and delicious, but an abundance that I can’t use in full this week.
However, cleaning and freezing these ensures I’ll be enjoying them in the months to come!
I tried a pea tendril puree this week, which I’m finding to taste quite like pea puree! This one I accidentally made a little soupy and foamy, but it was tasty! I’m still working on an adaptation that I’m happy with. If you’re looking for a new use for the tendrils, try replacing peas with the tendrils in a puree recipe and see what happens! (Of course, please keep me posted on how it turns out!)


The grill is a great default for many CSA items. When time is short and the weather is nice, the grill can bring a lovely dinner to the table in no time. Take for example this London Broil and Asparagus. With a delicious dinner on the table in mere minutes, it’s hard not to go with the grill for dinner prep!

For those in the Summer CSA, emails are starting to roll out with CSA numbers and start dates! It’s an exciting time and it can be easy to become anxious awaiting those details, but fear not, they are coming, and soon a heaven of farm fresh summer produce awaits!

A quick reminder to those interested in the Springdell Winter CSA, the deadline is approaching this Saturday, (same day as the beloved Strawberry Festival)!

Meanwhile, I’ll be back here shortly to discuss the 5th Spring CSA pickup of the season. I hope you all are enjoying this lovely weather, and that your May/June capers are fueled by yummy goodies.


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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