Hi everyone, Jess here to share about some of the good stuff happening at the farm this week. It seems hard to believe that it’s time to start thinking about the summer CSA, but the time is now! Please share with friends and family that it’s time to submit your summer CSA application. This is a great way to support your health and your farm. If you need an application, simply, contact Jamie at Springdellfarms.com and she’ll gladly email you one.
Let’s get to the veggies that you might be seeing in the Winter CSA pickup (today was group B).
- Echo Farms PUDDING! – A big favorite, Beth’s fresh pudding has arrived and is a favorite for many Springdellians. Beth’s moo-friends are part of the family, and that good karma presents itself in every spoonful of this tasty treat! The Anderson Household is psyched for pudding week.
- Eggs & Tully Farms (6th generation) Milk
- Radishes– In case you missed it in last week’s addition, Springdellian Betsy B has this great radish recipe to try, the greens and some parsley can be used to make the pesto (thanks for the suggestion, Betsy!)
- Spinach– Enjoy throughout the week, in smoothies, or, if feeling overwhelmed with greens, wilt the entire rinsed bag in a pan for a few minutes and season to taste you’ll be surprised how much spinach cooks down to a manageable size!
- Carrots– I accidentally let 2 carrots get flimsy last week… The good news is that I confirmed flimsy carrots can be revived! Cut the tops (stem side) and invert them into an inch or so of cool water, in a tumbler or similar glass. Place in the fridge overnight and you’ll find the inverted parts crisp right back up! Trim the crisp part off for use, and re-submerge any remaining flimsy parts (again, cut side down). Give those accidental root veggie mishaps a second chance!
- Apples– Some cold storage Galas I believe
- Bok Choy– Awesome in stir-fry, you can also enjoy raw! If you picked up a piece of salmon from Jordan Brother’s, any version of this combo is a delish!
- Delicata Squash– The skin of a Delicata is edible and delicious, so simply scoop out the seeds and roast this up! Because the skin is thinner, it’s not a squash that will withstand cold storage for as long as your hardier butternuts and acorns, so keep that in mind and enjoy sooner than later.
- Beets– Look up Beet Red Velvet Cupcakes for the beet averse! If you love beets, roast them with your favorite crumbled cheese and balsamic vinaigrette.
- Meat! (I received ground beef and ground pork- Dan Dan Noodles are great for a winter ground pork recipe, and the accompanying CSA veggies can easily replace the cuke)
That’s about it from me this week! I’ll see you back here soon, meanwhile please feel free to drop a line if you have any questions, comments, new tips, farm news, etc. I always love to hear from you!