The “Show” – Springdell Summer CSA Pickup #15


Hi everyone, Jess here to present to you the 15th pickup of the Springdell Summer Season! Despite it technically being fall at this point, the summer CSA at Springdell is the gift that will keep on giving until the chill hits the air.

The rainbow of colors remains, but you can see the autumn colors beginning to enter the picture. When the squash season is good, you’ll see the share boxes will get heavy. If this is your first time through a CSA with squash, you’ll definitely want to read up on it in our Veggiescope (click on “Winter Squash)! With proper storage, many of these squashes will last you into next year!

Single and Small Shares received the above minus the spaghetti squash and Jingle Bells. Mega Shares received a hubbard squash in place of the spaghetti squash, 1 pie pumpkin, and honey crisp apples (in place of autumn crisp). Quantities vary by share, with the larger shares receiving the larger quantities accordingly.

  • Macoun Apples (pictured on the left)
  • Honeycrisp Apples (pictured on the right)
Flower Share
If you haven’t been by the farmstand, you’ll want to pay a visit just to bask in the autumn decor! Farmer Jamie always goes all-out when it comes to dressing up the farm in the fall.

Remember to separate your beets from their greens to keep the beets themselves from wilting (and the sooner you cook the greens, the better they’ll taste!) Also, separate your lettuce leaves from the core, give them a since and pat dry, and store in the fridge in a bag or container with a paper towel or designated cloth napkin. For more details on storage of each veggie, simply click on them from the list above! (Again, definitely read up on Winter Squash storage tips if you’re not familiar!)


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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