The “Show” – Springdell Spring CSA Pickup #4

Hi everyone, Jess here to chat about the 4th crate of Spring CSA goodies! Things are warming up, the berries are thinking about popping sometime in the relatively near future, and more and more seedlings are hardened and headed to the field to play their part in the upcoming Summer CSA! Meanwhile, let’s take a look at the emerald greens of this week’s pickup!

The Spring Garlic is growing larger and larger! Freeze up that supply that you’re not using right away you won’t regret it!
Asparagus season goes too quickly…. If you’re feeling overwhelmed at all, freeze some up for later, when they are long gone and you’ll be missing them! It won’t be long!

Lots of fun things are happening this week at the farm! Feeding hour is on Thursday! Join Farmers Cameron & Paula at 4:00 (sharp) for a fun an interactive hour as they feed the farm animals their supper. This is an event for kids to see how animals interact with their caretakers, where farm animals live and what they need for well-balanced diet, an it’s FREE! Go and soak up some of that farm vibe with your kiddos.

Saturday morning, you’ll find Yoga on the Farm! It starts at 8am, (but please arrive by 7:45 and join yogi Evelynn Sablone, beginning with some slow movement, including sun salutes and a lot of stretching. Bring a mat and some water. Wear comfortable clothes and for only $15 per person, treat yourself to this nourishing experience!

On Sunday, there is a cattle farm tour. RSVPs have for this event have already passed, but hopefully you made your way onto the list, can sweet talk your way on, or catch the next one! This small gathering gives you a closer connection to the land that makes up Gibbet Hill and the opportunity to learn more about animal agriculture and beef production. This gives you a chance to chat directly with farmers, ask questions and learn more about beef. If you’re going pack a picnic lunch to enjoy on the hillside, overlooking Groton Center. Remember, closed-toe shoes a must and please no dogs.

I’ll be seeing you back here for the “Tell”, and am looking forward to testing out a few new ideas this week in between Strawberry Festival prep, something with the pea tendrils I hope! Meanwhile, feel free to check in anytime with questions, or with recipes and tips that you may have, too!

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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