Hello everyone, Jess here to chat about the 3rd week of the Springdell Summer CSA. Along with the rest of this year, the recent weather has been so strange! Many thunderclouds have been sailing by, but only very few dropping a little bit of rain here and there. Last night’s rain in the farm fields was most welcome by the fields and the beloved farmers who tend them. Heres hoping for more in the coming days!
- English Peas– Non-edible pods here. Shell them when ready to use, and enjoy!
- Summer Cabbage– Slaw, Kraut, Kimchi, Galuska, Okonomiyaki… This is my favorite cabbage of the year.
- Broccoli– Remember the raw stalks are great for slaws and sprinklings.
- Salad Cukes– Pop ’em in the fridge until ready for use.
- Slicing Cucumber– Ditto, cool as a cucumber! With basil in season, sour cream cukes are a fun and fresh dish.
- Zucchini Squash- Grill, sauté, bake, boat… Enjoy!
- Lettuce* – Click to learn how to store your lettuce when you get home.
- Tuscan Kale*- Grab a box of brownie mix and try some simple kale brownies! You can certainly make them from scratch if you prefer. It’s true that some of the nutrients get cooked off, but only some! It’s worth adding this superfood to your baked goods where you can.
Small shares received summer squash, peas, cukes, zucchini, lettuce and kale. Single shares received peas, cukes, lettuce and kale. Super Shares received the same as full share items plus field tomatoes and early blueberries.
*Lots of delicious leafy greens in this week’s share! Remember that the greens at the farm are not sprayed with “smart fresh” or anything, so be sure to take the time to prep your greens when you get home so that they won’t wilt on you! Click on the name of your leafy green above for specific storage tips.
- Raspberries– These are already gone in our house… One of my boys is now feeling guilty that the rest of us didn’t get any “I’m sorry, I just couldn’t stop”. No worries, son, nothing a trip to the farm stand can’t fix!
- Salad Mix from Johnny Putt Farm (Littleton, MA)- I’m really enjoying these bags of salad mix from Gerry. They are far more than just lettuce! This week’s bag had baby kales and chards, snap peas, some microgreens and even an edible nasturtium! It’s a fun grab bag for sure.
- Rainbow Chard– See the little tip above for storing chard, and see my little tip below for grilling! Save those stems!
- Eggs– Steam these up, slice them up, and toss them in your salads!