The “Tell”- Springdell Summer CSA Pickup #12


Hi everyone, Jess here with the 12th Springdell CSA pickup of the summer season. This is one of my favorite times of year – filled with colors, flavors, and easy to prep ingredients!

We ate the rainbow this week at the Anderson household.
  • Nectarines
    • Enjoyed as-is, at least one daily per family member until devoured
  • Eggs
    • A couple of egg burritos
    • Steamed and into kid’s lunches with the carrots and nectarines
Just waiting for the steak to get off the grill… When the table can be this tasty in 5 minutes time, sometimes it’s hard to get motivate to cook up fancy things. Dinner is practically cooking itself!
My second attempt at BBQ pulled eggplant was much better than my first. Taking the cooked and pulled pulp of the eggplant roasting it on the cookie sheet to remove a bit more water is key. You can opt to keep the seeds in or scoop them out (I kept them in, no regrets).
The San Marzanos make a mean tomato sauce. Add in a couple of carrot shreds for a little extra sweetness!
Here’s a random lunch bowl, filled with corn-off-the-cob, Cojita cheese, roasted beets, pickled peppers and balsamic glaze.
This weekend was the Westford Community Garden Potluck dinner. Many of the items at the dinner were grown in the community garden. (I had a little help from Springdell.)
Here’s a photo of the first prepared slice going into Farmer Jamie’s tomato pie. In lieu of the basil pesto, I made a kale and almond pesto.
A quick pic of the pie going on the Community Garden potluck table.
(I started to cut into it before stopping to take the photo.) The pie was warm and hadn’t totally set from the oven, so it was messy, delicious, and gone in about 5 minutes.
This tomato pie was pretty fabulous as well, and so pretty!
Zucchini Tots with homemade marinara. I missed the photo fo the kale and spinach balls, but those were also yummy little treats!
A delicious kale side dish!
Great time of year for salsa! I’ll admit these were quick and not my best photos, but hopefully inspiring!
Squash pancakes are always a yummy treat!
My potluck plate was brimming with deliciousness!

Thanks for checking out some local veggies in action. Oh and don’t forget, there is still time to get in touch with Farmer Jamie to grab some canning tomatoes or freezing corn!

I hope you have a wonderful week, and I’ll see you back here shortly for the next installment of the Springdell Show and Tell!


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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