CSA: Week 17


September 21, 2011 by Sara Kreidler

Week 17.  Summer went by so fast.  Only 8 more weeks of csa-ing to go this season, and then winter will be upon us.

This week’s box includes:

  • Approximately 25 canning tomatoes
  • 10 assorted heirloom tomatoes
  • 8 apples
  • 1 bunch of kale
  • 1 carnival squash
  • 1 eggplant
  • Basil
  • Cilantro
  • Carrots
  • 2 green bell peppers
  • 10 ears of corn
And now, for some close ups of the goods.
Assorted tomatoes and apples.  The red tomatoes will be used this weekend to make roasted tomato soup with broiled cheddar.  SO EXCITED!

Eggplant.  We saw these growing when we toured the farm a few weeks ago.

A carnival squash.  Mr. Kretschmann’s weekly email said that this squash is similar to an acorn squash, but with white and yellow spots and much richer texture.  He recommends cutting it in half, scooping out the seeds and baking, covered, until tender.

Kale, which we are for dinner tonight.  I really cannot get enough kale.

Carrots and bell peppers.

Sweet corn.  Mr. K says this is the last of it for the season.

Basil and cilantro.  I haven’t used my tomatillos from last week yet, so some salsa verde is in order.

As always, stay tuned to see the fate of these veggies over the coming week.


3 thoughts on “CSA: Week 17

  1. Eric says:


    I’m just starting to blog my experiences with fermentation types of food preservation. My first attempted is with 15.5 lbs of cabbage that is on its first week in the crock. Hence my search on Google Blogs on sauerkraut brought me to your Blog. I wanted to commend you on your writings and layout of your blog. Very nice! I enjoyed reading it.

    Thanks for a wonderful example of what a blog can become.

    Best Regards,

  2. Sara says:

    Eric, thank you so much for the kind comments, I truly appreciate it. If you would like, please add a link to your blog here, I’d love to check it out. I hope your sauerkraut turns out great. If you haven’t already, you may want to check out — she has lots of great fermentation posts. Thanks again!

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