The Springdell Show and Tell- Winter CSA Pickup #8


Hi everyone, Jess here with a weekly CSA and farm update.  Set those clocks ahead, spring is springing soon! Despite the cold snap, things are warming up on the farm. Farmer Jamie has some beautiful summer seedlings sprouting in the greenhouses. We’re also up to 40-ish baby calves and a few baby lambs on the way over at Gibbet Hill. 

The next generation at Springdell is already hard at work!

I hope everyone was able to sign up for their summer CSA or ‘Dell Dollars program! If not, you can still join the party as the stand will be stocked with your farm favorites throughout the summer season! However you choose to be a part of it, it’s great to have you as part of the local farm fam! 

For those in the Springdell Winter CSA, please note that there was a change with the upcoming pickup. ***Our next Winter CSA pickup (for both groups A&B will take place on March 21st from 9am-3pm.  

Let’s get to this week’s pickup (for Group B):

  • Tully Farms Dairy, Dunstable (I received Milk and Heavy Cream)
  • Springdell Meats (I received Kielbasa and Ground Beef)
  • Amish Roll Butter (From Minerva Dairy in Ohio- click the link to learn more about it!)
  • Purple Cabbage (I’ll probably plan something with the kielbasa this week, we’ll see what the week brings.)
  • Florida Citrus (Great as-is, or cooked up with many of the other goodies here… Maybe some Honey Orange Carrots?)
  • Sweet Potatoes (Packed with nutrition. Roast ’em up!)
  • Bok Choy (One of my favorite green veggies for reminding me that summer is around the corner.)
  • Shallots (Great for giving just a simple dash of flavor to many dishes.)
  • Onions (Ditto!)
  • Potatoes (Keeping the peel on is not only nutritious, but a-ok as the skins are not covered with growth retardants.)
  • Eggs (Bring a little protein to your day.)
  • Carrots (The quintessential root veggie.)
I also picked up my meat CSA today, which included smoked bacon fresh (not frozen) from the farm, (some folks may have received other fresh smoked meat such as ham steaks) and other yummy pork and beef goodies.

Let’s talk MARCH MEAT MADNESS!  It’s that great time of year when if you renew or start a new Meat Subscription at Springdell, you can get a free month! Talk to Farmer Jamie for details, don’t miss this great deal! 

Here’s a quick recap of some of the goodies I cooked up this last week:

Dan Dan Noodles with ground pork. A family favorite when ground pork graces the CSA crate.
Sloppy Joes with Oven Fries and Fox Country Smoked Cheddar.
The kids especially love this one.
Check out these beautiful reds, golds and blues!
Red, Yellow and Blue Homefries with Scrambled Eggs and Sausage. Breakfast for Dinner!
Deviled Pork Chops with Fox Country mustard, Orange Roasted Parsnips, Mushroom and Shallot Gravy on Mashed Potatoes, and a Sautéed Bok Choy!

Looking forward to cooking up some more goodies with you this week! Remember- our next Winter CSA pickup (for both groups A&B will take place on March 21st from 9am-3pm.  Meanwhile, please check Facebook for inspiration or to share some of your own, or catch the recap here in the next edition 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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