The “Show”- Springdell Winter CSA Pickup #12


The Springdell Show and Tell proudly presents the 12th Springdell Farms Winter CSA share box of the season, which consisted of: 

  • 2 1/2 gallons of skim milk from High Lawn Farm, Lee, MA (Sarah got 1 qt half & half and 1 1/2 gallon low fat milk)
  • 1 bunch of radishes
  • Maine tomatoes
  • 1 bag of mixed mushrooms (buttons and shiitakes)
  • russet potatoes
  • 1 bunch of flat leaf parsley
  • 1 baguette from Nashoba Brook Bakery, Sarah got a bag of spinach instead
  • 1/2 dozen eggs
  • 1 pound of sweet Italian pork sausage
  • 1 pound of bacon
  • 1 bag of mung bean sprouts from Nature’s Wonder, Whately, MA
  • Florida oranges
  • 1 bag of spring mix
  • 1 box of alfalfa sprouts from Jonathan’s Sprouts, Rochester, MA
  • 1 jar of honey (produced by Fred from the hives of local orchards- Fred tends to Springdell’s bees)

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The parsley had stems cut fresh and is in a bag in the fridge using the technique that Sarah highlighted in a recent blog post.  We separated the radishes from their stems and have them stored in the fridge using the recycled clear plastic bags from a previous Springdell share.  The oranges, tomatoes, honey and potatoes will remain at room temperature while the rest will be refrigerated.

We brought a picnic lunch out to the farm today and enjoyed it overlooking the land.  Many of the animals were coming out of their winter doldrums just as we were. 

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The geese were enjoying a swim around the little pond while Patty the Pig was sporting her first sunburn of the season.  She didn’t seem to mind as long as there was warm sun involved.

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My 2 year-old also enjoyed a visit with fellow Springdell residents Ham and Cheese.  They are much larger than the last time we saw them, it’s amazing what a long winter and a nutritious farm diet can do!

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Tomorrow it’s off to Sarah’s house for a Sunday Dinner made with today’s bounty.  We look forward to seeing you then!

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