The “Show” – Springdell Mid-Season Pickup #1


Today was our pickup of the weekly interim share box that will carry us through to the beginning of our Springdell 2015 Summer CSA!  This week we will be working with:

  • 1 bag of spinach
  • 1 bag of mixed greens
  • Tomatoes
  • Red skinned potatoes
  • Asparagus
  • Fiddleheads
  • 1 bunch or radishes

 

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We are pretty excited to see all of the spring crops arriving.  Now is the short window of time to enjoy fiddleheads, and of course now is when asparagus is to die for.  Soak it up folks, it’s Spring!

Some of you may not be familiar with fiddleheads.  They are actually a fern that hasn’t unfurled yet for the season.  They need to be cooked and many cooking methods work with these little guys: boiling, steaming or sautéing (after a quick safety boil/steam for good measure) are my favorite.  Fiddleheads nutritional value is great!  They are full of fiber and high in iron, contain vitamins A and C as well as being a good source of Omega 3 and 6.  On the fun fact side of things :

imageFiddleheads are pleasing to the eye.  This is a sculpture of a fiddlehead at the Saint John Arts Centre in New Brunswick, Canada by a sculptor named Jim Boyd.  Who knew?

We hope you are just as excited about a box full of goodies to get us through to the start of the summer share as we are!  Enjoy!

 

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