The “Tell” – Springdell Summer CSA Pickup #7


Hello to our Fellow Springdellians!  Let’s review our share for this week and where the fruits and veggies were enjoyed.

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Don’t forget about the Herbed Butter and the Weeds!  

All veggie scraps composted unless otherwise mentioned.  

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Now for a quick word from Jess:

You’ve probably noticed I’ve been freezing a lot of things lately.  If you don’t freeze the veggies that you know you probably won’t get to during the week, I just wanted to give a quick plug for the process.  It really doesn’t take too long, and the sooner you freeze things after they’ve been picked, the better!

imageOn pickup day, I usually start with boiling a pot of water after I’ve gone over the meal plan for the week. I fill a big bowl with ice and water and clean the veggies I’ll be freezing while waiting for the large pot of water to boil.  Meanwhile, I visit this website  from the National Center for Home Preservation or a similar website to be reminded of blanching times for each veggie.  I then send each prepared veggie through the boiling water for it’s allotted time, then into the ice water, then into the colander to drain, then into the freezer bags (or a FoodSaver if you’ve got one).  Once the water is boiling, everything moves very quickly, quite like an assembly line.  Unless I’m doing a major amount of veggies, I don’t change the boiling or blanching water in between veggies. imageThough you may be growing weary of the abundance of certain veggies at present, they can be a sight for sore eyes during the winter months!  Be sure you’re stocking up today, and together we’ll have some fun with them after the 2015 Summer CSA ends.  This is CSA365, after all!  🙂

See you tomorrow for the 8th (really, we are already on #8?) pickup of the Summer CSA Season.

 

 

 

 

 

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