Hello to our Fellow Springdellians! The long weekend approaches, summer is waning, the cooler weather is around the corner, and our farmers are still going strong! This is the time where the share boxes generally start to get even heavier with the larger fruits and veggies of the season. What a spectacular journey it’s been so far!
- butter and sugar corn
- Watermelon enjoyed in a Watermelon Feta and Kale Salad (tune in Sunday for details)
- forewent the pickled Watermelon Rind to feed the chickens
- Cantaloupe enjoyed in smoothies, and cubed as-is
- Wrapped, Salad, and Cubes
- heirloom crookneck squash (Jess only)
- zephyr squash (Jess only)
- pattypan squash (Jess only)
- bell peppers
- jingle bell peppers (Sarah only)
- dipped in in hummus and eaten as is
- tomatillos (Jess only)
- Tomatillo Salad (Tune in Sunday for this recipe)
- heirloom cherry tomatoes
- Simple Salads
- Paula red apples
- enjoyed as-is
- in Unsweetened Applesauce topped with whipped cream (Killer applesauce from these apples!)
- Still waiting to be used at Sarah’s house
- Kale, Watermelom and Feta Salad (tune in Sunday)
- Kale salad with cheesy croutons
- Some frozen for winter smoothies
- Swiss chard
- Swiss Chard Bread
- Frozen for winter
- Tomato Sauce
- Carrot Top Pesto
- sugar beets (Sarah Only)
- Roasted and used on salads
- salad cukes (Sarah Only)
- Enjoyed as-is
- squash bombs (Sarah Only)
- radishes (Sarah Only)
- Used on salads and in Lettuce Cups
All veggie scraps composted unless otherwise noted.
It was nice to see all the variation between the shares this week! We are looking forward to the pickup tomorrow which will start off our Labor day weekend right!
Now for a quick work from Jess:
As the season change is just around the corner, I thought I’d bring to your attention a cool trick that I learned from a park ranger during a foraging class many moons ago. This makes a refreshing drink that totally rivals lemonade, and goes great with just about any Springdell dish!
There are some pretty great health benefits to sumac, and also possible side effects to sumac, particularly if you are allergic to cashews or mangoes. (I’m allergic to mangoes and have been fortunate to never experience any negative side effects from sumac tea). Please research with any foraging capers, (just Google “sumac tea” or “cooking with sumac” to see that all the cool kids are doing it and have been for centuries!) My quick disclaimer is that eating anything wild is an “at your own risk” endeavor, but one that can be enjoyed with proper forethought and knowledge. So, do your research, then get out there, and enjoy!
If you’re interested in learning more about foraging, there’s a great opportunity to learn much more this Sunday! Check out the bottom of yesterday’s post for details. Until tomorrow, sweet and savory dreams!