The “Show” – Springdell Summer CSA Pickup #7

Hi everyone, Jess here, reporting in from an island somewhere in Maine. Before I explain a little more what me and my veggies are doing here, let me just say that I hope you’ll check out The “Tell” from pickup 6 if you haven’t already, there’s some good stuff there. I accidentally forgot to click “Publish” before leaving town, so unfortunately it’s just hitting the website, and I hope you’ll check it out!

Back to what we’re doing in Maine… The kids and I are visiting a few family friends from overseas who wanted to go on an adventure up here, and happy to oblige, the kids and I packed up and headed out. Thanks to the Springdell parking lot, we could pick up the share at noon in our camper, pull through and head directly north. As you can see, my oldest was sure to grab a bottle of his favorite milk from the farm stand before we drove off.
Here’s the beautiful bounty!

Single Shares received corn, eggplant, onions, a bell pepper, salad cukes, kale and carrots. Small shares received corn, cabbage, eggplant, pickling cukes, bell peppers, onions, Italian beans, kale and broccoli leaves! Mega shares received corn, slicing and pickling cukes, squash bombs and heirloom patty pan squash, summer cabbage, Italian eggplant, bell and baby bell peppers, Italian beans, blueberries, rainbow chard, carrots and kale.

  • Sugar Plums!!! (There are a few missing because the boys ate some before the photo was taken). Looks like some folks received blueberries in place of the plums, either way, we’ll enjoy!
My littlest guy stopped by the “volunteer” field to pick this week’s FLOWER SHARE that accompanied us on our journey north.
Once we got up here and settled in, I got right to work with the butter and sugar corn and the Italian beans. Sliced cukes, carrot sticks and peppers made the table as well (along with more beans, I served half raw and half cooked- all went quickly).
When in Maine… This 2 pound beauty was steamed right at our rustic campground. No frills here, but none are needed when they are serving up something this fresh and delicious! I’m so glad I brought some Amish Roll Butter along!

I was really hoping to make campfire roasted eggplant while the kids toasted their marshmallows, but alas time ran short and the mosquitoes up here began to carry us away. We’ll see what tomorrow brings.

In other news, if you are signing up for the 2020 Spring Share (not to be confused with the Summer Share) the deadline to do so is this Thursday, August 1st! Be sure to check in with Farmer Jamie, or perhaps grab your paperwork from the farm stand while picking up some Jordan Brothers seafood on Wednesday afternoon! Have a great week, everyone. Thanks for reading, and talk to you soon!

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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