Hi everyone, Jess here to chat about the lovely fruits and veggies of the summer CSA. We are in the fourth week of the summer CSA at Springdell, and it’s looking delicious. The fields have been finally graced with some much needed rain, just what the farmer ordered. Those golden yellows of summer are joining the colorful rainbow.
- Zucchini Squash- Bring on the quintessential summer veggie, the squash! Bake it into breads, shred it into slaws, shred into noodles (or zoodles), roast, stuff, flambé, sauté, slice, dice...
- Summer Squash– The first of the season are so tender and sweet.
- Golden Zucchini Squash- Treat these as you would zucchini, and you can’t go wrong.
- Squash Bombs– Baked and stuffed is our favorite way to enjoy these. Cut off the tops, scoop out the middles, bake them upside down at 350 for 15-20 minutes while you prep your filling, then stuff, pop them back in and bake until done! If your filling includes cheese, a little broil at the very end is a nice touch to brown it up, but watch things closely because you don’t want to burn it at the finish line!
- Cauliflower– Buffalo Cauliflower is a favorite in our household, but pizza crusts, rice, grilled cheese and so many other options are available for this versatile veggie! What are your favorites?
- Slicing Cucumbers– Keep on slicing and dicing.
- Salad Cukes– Sour Cream Cucumbers is a tasty dish, especially with the basil in the share box this week!
- Blueberries– From our neighbors in Groton, these rarely make it home.
- Radishes– Separate the tops from the greeens to avoid wilting of the bulbs.
- Genovese Basil– I give a the bunch a fresh snip at the bottom of the stems and pop in a glass of water until ready for use.
- Lettuce– Remember that there’s no “stay fresh” sprayed on these fresh farm greens, so be sure to enjoy immediately or take a few minutes to prep before storing in the fridge.
Super Shares received a box of black raspberries in addition to the items above. Small Shares received the same items as above sans slicing cukes and squash bombs. Single shares received summer squash, salad cukes, radishes, blueberries and lettuce. Quantities vary by share, with the larger shares receiving the larger quantities accordingly. Please note that items may vary slightly throughout the week depending on daily yield, but share value will remain consistent.
That’s about it on this end! Thank you for reading, keep the comments coming, and I look forward to seeing you back here next week for the next pickup of the Springdell Show and Tell!