The “Tell” – Springdell Summer CSA Pickup #3


Hi everyone, Jess here. As you may recall, this week I picked up my Monday CSA using the “Sunday Opt-In” plan, which is a wonderful option offered by Farmer Jamie and Crew. It allowed me to pick up my CSA on either the Sunday before or after my regularly scheduled pickup. Consequently, my veggies varied slightly this week from the regular week 3 share (some folks may have received kohlrabi and cucumbers), but it allowed me to take off on Sunday afternoon for a week long camping excursion, and to bring my CSA with me!

My staples for this camping trip included a jar of stir-fry sauce, a hunk of Amish roll butter, maple syrup, ketchup (for the boys) Greek Yogurt and a good salad dressing.
  • Strawberries
    • Enjoyed as-is
    • Strawberry Pancakes
    • Mixed with Greek Yogurt
  • Snap Peas
  • Garlic Scapes
    • Stir-Fry with Greens
    • The rest chopped and frozen for later use
    • Bulbs added to the “stock” freezer bag
  • Heirloom Scallions
    • Stir-Fry with Greens
    • The rest chopped and frozen for later use
    • Bulbs popped into the fridge for a later use
  • Dino Kale
    • Stir-Fry with Greens
    • Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing
  • Collard Greens
  • Rainbow Chard
    • Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing
    • Stems popped into the Stir Fry with Greens
  • Lettuce
    • Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing
    • On lunchtime sandwiches
  • Strawberries
    • Enjoyed as-is
    • Strawberry Pancakes
    • Mixed with Greek Yogurt
  • Eggs
    • In many morning egg scrambles (the grown up version was mixed with stir fry

All other veggie scraps composted unless otherwise noted.

I didn’t make my usual campers Berry Fool on this trip, but I figured I’d share a photo. It’s such an easy dessert, and so fresh and delicious.
Muddy Water Coffee. Don’t leave home without it.
A post-camping quick lunch with the last of my greens. This pic is pre-sauce, as things looked messier once I doused this dish.

While I was away gallivanting this week in the camper, I posted a little series of favorite kale recipes, particularly for the kale non-believers. If your kale is backlogging in your fridge, might I suggest these options:

A quick reminder, if you’re stuck on any veggie, check out Veggiescope!

As always, if you have a question or comment, or if you find your “A-ha” recipe, drop me a line, I love to hear from you! Meanwhile, see you back here in a couple of hours as we share the 4th CSA pickup of the season (I hear there may be cabbage involved)!


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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