The “Tell” – Springdell Spring CSA Pickup #1

Hi everyone, Jess here to recap the beautiful dark green goodness that signifies the spring CSA season!

  • Asparagus
    • roasted at 400 with olive oil and sea salt, about 15 minutes 
    • woody stalks trimmed off and saved for a spring soup stock
  • Pea Shoots (From Johnny Putt Farm in Littleton, MA- be sure to bring the plastic containers back to the farm for re-use)
    • As-is
    • Sautéed with butter
  • Fiddleheads
    • Sautéed with butter, served as a fiddlehead benedict
    • Roasted with the asparagus (but for half the time)
  • Baby Spinach
    • Wilted with garlic
    • Smoothies
    • As-is

All other scraps composted unless otherwise noted.

The week started with a panko crusted haddock, caught by my Uncle Harry.  Sweet potato rounds were easily roasted along with the asparagus and fiddleheads for a trifecta of baking sheet sides.

I missed a couple of spectacular things going on at the farm this week: Wednesday was Jordan Brother’s seafood day. For those that missed it, Wednesdays between 2-6pm are the time to go to the farm stand and get fresh seafood!

The second big thing I missed was Farmer Jamie’s flash sale for cheese.  Buy one, get one free! This would make a killer omelette, pizza or lasagna.

One night I had a fiddlehead Benedict of sorts. A buttermilk biscuit was covered with a yummy egg and sautéed fiddleheads, finally topped off with a silky smooth hollandaise.  Pea shoots were a welcome garnish.  

My oldest son and significant other were out in the drizzle prepping to cook a lovely Springdell London broil.  

It came out perfectly!  Sweet potato and russet rounds were a great side dish, along with the wilted spinach,


The is photo don’t do the steak justice.  It was really cooked wonderfully, so tender and delicious.  The garlicky wilted spinach is always a fabulous side when you’re finishing off a big bag of spinach.  It wilts down in no time!And that’s about it for this week’s pickup.  I look forward to hearing what you like to do with the darkest green of the seasonal veggies! Feel free to drop a line.  

Remember to mark your calendars for the Annual Sheep Shearing Day at the farm!  There will be lots of fun activities, delicious food for sale, and an opportunity to enjoy all that Springdell has to offer. CSA365 will be there to participate, so stop by the booth and say hi!  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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