Hello all! We are happy to bring you the “show” post letting you all see what the contents are in the Springdell winter CSA pickup #3. Let’s take a look!
- Hubbard Squash
- Delicata Squash
- Blue Potatoes (Jess only)
- Fresh Florida Citrus (Grapefruit)
- Amish Roll Butter from Minerva Dairy (for those new to using this item, click here!)
- Dairy products from Highlawn Farm (Jess got skim milk and cream, Sarah got fat free and half and half)
- Springdell meat products *see note below
It’s a cold one out there today! Watching our farmers gather together the bounty in below freezing temperatures sure gives me a greater appreciation for the source of our food. It was heartbreaking to watch Meredith working to bring in the bushels of the final harvests of celery only to realize that they had succumbed to the cold temperatures. As a result, Farmer Jamie made the call to nix the soup celery planned for this week’s share. The silver lining is that all that hard work for the celery harvest at least would provide a tasty treat for the livestock! Let no veggie go unloved!
Many of the crops in the share box this week are coming in cold, so be sure to try to keep those temperatures as consistent as you can (storing in attics, sunrooms, basements). Hard temperature swings can promote quicker spoilage on many of the items. Eat the tender items like lettuces first!
While Jess was at the stand today, she visited the boys at Jordan Brothers and picked up some haddock. She’s looking forward to enjoying these filets with some of the CSA goodies!
*note on meat items- The meat coolers were out today and different cuts were available for the taking. We always find it hard not to be greedy when this happens, but we maintained self-control so that the bounty could be shared. Amongst the items were beef bones, hamburger ends, suet, turkey wings and legs, and beef offal. If you find yourself wary of picking up something new from the coolers, simply shoot us an email at Jess or Sarah at CSA365.org, or a Facebook message. We’re happy to share our thoughts on how these items can be not just used, but thoroughly enjoyed!
Jess had also picked up her meat subscription this month, and will be sharing about these lovely cuts of lamb and beef!
Stay with us throught the week, we will be sharing what goes on in our kitchens and we’d love to hear what’s cooking with you too!