The “Show” Springdell Winter CSA Pickup #5


Hello everyone!  

We are grateful to be skirting this winter storm, and also grateful that the Springdell crew opened a bit early so that we could make our pickup before any real weather kicked in.  Let’s see what’s in our share box this week!  

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  • 8 Onions
  • 6 Sweet Potatoes
  • 25 (give or take) baby red skinned potatoes
  • a dozen Beets
  • 4 Grapefruit
  • 3 tomatoes
  • a dozen eggs (Jess got 2 dozen in lieu of milk)
  • bag of Bean Sprouts from Nature’s Wonder in Whately, MA
  • 1 Green Cabbage
  • 1 package of Sweet Italian Pork Sausage (Jess got Bacon)
  • 1 London Broil (Jess got beef stew meat)
  • 1 Quart of Ben’s Maple Syrup and 1 /2 pound of Maple Cream from the Ben’s Sugar Shack in Temple, NH
  • 1/2 gallon of Apple Cider from Box Mill Farms in Stow, MA
  • 1/2 gallon of milk and a half and half from High Lawn Farm in Lee, MA
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Jess made short work some of the eggs and Bok Choy as soon as she got home!

The bok choy and the cabbage are from a small grower in Florida, along with the citrus.  The tomatoes are from Maine, and we all appreciate Jamie’s trip up to Temple, NH to bring us some of Ben’s fabulous maple syrup.  One of the perks of Farmer Jamie’s being involved on the National level (with the Farm Bureau and such) is that she makes a lot of friends with a lot of family farmers. It’s part of what makes the Winter CSA work, a wonderful marriage of fresh and as local as the season allows.   

As you may notice in our post, and we have mentioned in the past, not everyone’s share box contains the same items.  It’s totally OK!  Farmer Jamie keeps track of who gets what and it all evens out in the end.  We think this is part of the fun of a CSA!  It’s always exciting to see what is in a share box and how people use their items.  We hope you keep checking in at CSA365.org to see how we use our Springdell Goodies.  Please feel free to drop us a line and let us know what recipes work and what doesn’t work in your own kitchens. We’ll see you tomorrow for Sunday Dinner. (Remember, if you are on the email list, you won’t receive daily emails, but can check our homepage to see tomorrow’s recipe.) Thanks Springdell family, have a great weekend and Go Pats!

 

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