The “Show” – Springdell Summer Pickup #14 2

Morning, everyone! Jess here with the 14th pickup of the Springdell CSA Season! It’s apple time! Hopefully everyone got the memo about storing the apples in the fridge. I have to admit, I don’t always keep mine in the fridge. During the cooler season I keep them in my basement, and when I keep them on the counter they disappear super quickly, but really if you’re not eating them right away, the fridge is a good idea.

For the first time in a long time, our corn is fading from the shares. Hoping you were able to freeze some or can grab some from the stand. It’s definitely one of my favorite crops to revisit in the winter months!

Single shares received Gala apples, tomatoes, peppers, pears, garlic, a cucumber and some mad hatter peppers. Small shares received pears, Cortland and McIntosh apples, nectarines, bell peppers, sweet bells, beefsteak tomatoes, garlic and lettuce. Mega shares received Hillbilly tomatoes, Gala and McIntosh apples, pears, Patty Pans, Italian Roasting and Poblano Peppers, Bananas and Bells, Mad Hatters, garlic, lemon cukes, seedless grapes, and lettuce.

You’ve probably heard from Farmer Jamie, but just in case, it’s into the fridge with the apples!
  • Apples (Honeycrisps, one of our favorite snackers!)
I didn’t take home the Flower Share this week as I was not going home for a few hours, but they are letting their bright summer colors be seen before the turn of fall.

Ladies and gentlefolk, we have Serranos! Heat-wise, these peppers are a notch up from jalapeños, and a notch down from habañeros. When working with them, please wear gloves and don’t rub your eyes. Also if blending a bunch up, don’t breathe nearby unless you like the sensation of burning lungs. These will make an awesome hot sauce, and give a kick to any salsa verde. Feeling adventurous? Try a quick stovetop peach jam mixed with a couple of serranos for a sweet and spicy kick, then glaze up your favorite meats, seafood or tofu with the concoction. See you on Facebook this week and back here next week! I think I have to go make some quick huevos rancheros now, I’m making myself hungry…

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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2 thoughts on “The “Show” – Springdell Summer Pickup #14

  • Julie

    At the end of corn and poblano season I landed on a recipe that: 1) uses a lot of both 2) is super easy 3) is utterly delicious. It’s from the Moosewood Restaurant cookbooks. I’ll try to remember to share next year – or I can email you a pic of the recipe if you happen to want it sooner.

    Also, we use a recipe called Farmer Joes, to make veggie Sloppy Joes. But in our house we have deemed the recipe “Farmer Jamies!” And have good fun laughing about it at the table.