The “Show” – Springdell Spring CSA Pickup #3

Hi everyone, Jess here and hoping you had a good Memorial Day!  The slightly cool and overcast sky almost seemed to hug the earth as we remember our loved ones and our heroes. Let’s take a quick peek at today’s share

After a brief visit with Farmer Jamie at the stand today, I felt tremendous gratitude for the hard work that makes all of this amazing food possible. On a day where many folks had time off, Jonathan and his crew were tending the fields, and Jamie working the farm and the stand. This bottle in the tractor’s cup holder truly says it all. I spared Paula (Jamie’s mom) the photo, but I found her up on the hill in the Adirondack chair gently resting her eyes with the grand baby snoozing next to her. It was a beautiful sight, symbolic of the hard work this all takes. We are all lucky to be part of this amazing farm family.  

A recent addition to the farm stand fridge are these amazing puddings from Echo Farm in New Hampshire.  This is a love story of two bovines from two different human families. They got together and a dairy farm was born. A decade or two later, this divine pudding ended up at Springdell, where I can imagine it’ll be for many years to come. You’ve never had pudding like this. The rice pudding is perfectly spiced and textured just like grandma used to make (and after one taste, my grandma agrees). The coffee caramel tapioca pudding is a more than welcome twist on the original favorite, and the chocolate is an superbly executed blend of rich and creamy. Stop by the stand and grab yourself a treat or three, you will not be disappointed!


My other half landed on the other half of the planet this evening, leaving my 8 year-old in charge of the grill. This guy wants to open his own barbecue restaurant someday, so I felt like I could leave these Springdell short cut steaks in his capable hands.  

Yes, that is the dog’s butt near the grill trying to lick a little steak juice spill off the rocks. Can you blame him?

My little guy opted to rub the steak with some Herd Nerd spice.  I’m so proud of him!

Here’s the final product.

How was the steak?  I think this bite says it all! I’ll share a bit more about the particulars of this meal and others during the week. In the meantime, please feel free to contact me with culinary questions, concerns, comments etc. I love them all! Thank you so much for your continued support of this blog, our farms, and the locavore lifestyle in general. Until next time, sweet and savory dreams to you!


About Jess

Jess Anderson is the creator of CSA|365 and is passionate about the local food movement. A long time member of Springdell and a busy mother of two, Jess loves keeping her family fed by honest local food.

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