November 16, 2011 by Sara Kreidler
Week 25: the final box of the regular 2011 season. Mr. Kretschmann noted in his weekly email that it’s been an erratic season weather-wise, but we’ve been thrilled with our share this year. The Kretschmann’s did an awesome job, even in the face of crazy weather, and that’s one of many reason why we’ll sign up again next year (and why we’re signing up for the bi-weekly winter boxes, so stay tuned for posts on those boxes over the winter months).
This week’s box includes:
- 3 bunches of beets
- 1 butternut squash
- 1/2 gallon of cider
- 8 apples
- Sage, rosemary and thyme
- 2 heads of red leaf lettuce
- 7 red skinned potatoes
And now for some close ups of the goods:
Beets. These guys are nice and small, which makes them perfect for roasting.
Butternut squash and cider. Ahh, fall.
Apples and herbs. Sage, rosemary and thyme smell so wonderful, but without the parsley, I suppose we are not going to Scarborough Fair. I plan to use the sage and butternut squash in the butternut squash and caramelized onion galette we’re contributing to my mom’s thanksgiving menu– recipe to be posted next week.
Herbs again, and carrots.
Red leaf lettuce.
Red skinned potatoes.
Well folks, that’s it for now. The winter box subscription starts in December 7, and I will continue posting pictures and whatnot. If you’re in the Pittsburgh area, I cannot recommend the Kretschmann Farm CSA highly enough. Give it a shot, you won’t regret it.