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Below is a complete inventory of our 2011 Kretschmann Farm CSA weekly box contents, in reverse chronological order.  Also included is an incomplete 2012 inventory, which ended half way through because we were in the midst of selling our house and searching for a new one, and life just got in the way of taking photos and writing up inventories.  This is my family’s fourth year with Kretschmann’s Farm CSA, and while there is some variation from year to year (i.e. more spinach one year than the next, a new variety of tomato), the contents of the boxes is pretty consistent from year to year. Redundant and duplicative posts are fun for no one (mostly me), and so I have discontinued the practice of weekly inventory posts. For the 2013 season, I will instead will focus on posting recipes which put to use the produce we receive each week.

If you’re clicking over here from the Kretschmann’s site, you can still peruse the 2011 and 2012 inventories to get a sense of what you will receive from the CSA.  We receive the “plus” sized box, which is $28/week for 25 weeks, and we think it’s a steal (we also order lots of extras over the course of the season — bushels and pecks of tomatoes, beets, peppers, peaches and other goodies — as add ons, but those are not featured on this page because they’re not part of the standard subscription).  Click on the hyperlink for each week to see pictures of the contents of each box (or click here for a photo retrospective of the 2011 season).

This blog is not sponsored by Kretschmann’s Farm, and I do not receive any form of compensation from them in exchange for posting about their CSA on my blog; I write nice things about them because they are great folks who produce awesome food, and I want to encourage others to get in on a good thing.

CSA Inventory 2012

Week 12 (8.15.12)
  • Garlic
  • Yellow onions
  • Peaches
  • Tomatoes
  • Thai basil
  • Dill
  • Parsley
  • Bell peppers
  • Red cabbage
  • Rainbow chard
Week 11 (8.8.12)
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Peaches
  • Nectarines
  • Canning tomatoes
  • Eggplant
  • New potatoes
  • Beets
  • Yellow onion
  • Bell peppers
  • Hungarian hot wax peppers
  • Rainbow chard
  • Parsley
  • Dill
Week 10 (8.1.12)
  • Peaches
  • Tomatoes
  • Bell peppers
  • Yellow onion
  • Rainbow chard
  • Carrots
  • Green cabbage
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Basil
  • Beets
Week 9 (7.25.12)
  • Tomatoes
  • Basil
  • Zucchini
  • Apples
  • Carrots
  • Green beans
  • Yellow onion
  • Bell pepper
  • Rainbow chard
  • Scallions
  • Radicchio
  • Blueberries
  • New potatoes
Week 8 (7.18.12)
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Blueberries
  • Scallions
  • Dill
  • Basil
  • Green cabbage
  • Cucumber
  • Carrots
  • Beets
  • Zucchini
  • Yellow squash
  • Green bell pepper
  • Tomato
Week 7 (7.11.12)
  • Green leaf lettuce
  • Rainbow chard
  • Blueberries
  • Scallions
  • Zucchini
  • Rosemary
  • Parsley
  • Cucumber
  • New potatoes
  • Green beans
Week 6 (7.5.12)
  • The first tomato of the season
  • Green beans
  • Rainbow chard
  • Parsley
  • Garlic scapes
  • Basil
  • Yellow squash
  • Zucchini
  • Cucumber
  • Red leaf lettuce
  • Scallions
  • Apple cider
Week 5 (6.27.12)
  • Red leaf lettuce
  • Green leaf lettuce
  • Scallions
  • Zucchini
  • Rainbow chard
  • Beets
  • Cabbage
  • Radishes
  • Basil
  • New potatoes
Week 4 (6.20.12)
  • Spinach
  • Peas
  • Kale
  • Cabbage
  • Radishes
  • Scallions
  • Garlic scapes
  • Oregano
  • Thyme
  • Zucchini
  • Rainbow chard
  • Butter lettuce
  • Romaine lettuce
Week 3 (6.13.12)
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Mesclun greens
  • Red leaf lettuce
  • Rainbow chard
  • Spinach
  • Beets
  • Rhubarb
  • Strawberries
  • Scallions
  • Garlic scapes
  • Mint
  • Curly Parsley
Week 2 (6.6.12)
  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Red leaf lettuce
  • Mesclun greens
  • Beets (roots and greens)
  • Strawberries
  • Basil
  • Thyme
Week 1 (5.30.12)
  • Rhubarb
  • Swiss chard
  • Spinach
  • Red leaf lettuce
  • Butter lettuce
  • Mesclun greens
  • Parsley
  • Strawberries
  • Wheat bread

CSA Inventory 2011

Week 25 (11.16.11)
  • 3 bunches of beets
  • 1 butternut squash
  • 1/2 gallon of cider
  • 8 apples
  • Sage, rosemary and thyme
  • Carrots
  • 2 heads of red leaf lettuce
  • 7 red skinned potatoes
Week 24 (11.9.11)
  • Kale
  • Carrots
  • Apples
  • Broccoli
  • Green leaf lettuce
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Mesclun greens
  • Rosemary
  • Butternut squash
  • Cabbage
Week 23 (11.2.11)
  • Radishes
  • Kale
  • Garlic
  • Rosemary
  • Green bell peppers
  • Carrots
  • Acorn squash
  • Turnips
  • Pea greens
  • Red leaf lettuce
  • Apples
  • Broccoli
Week 22 (10.26.11)
  • Golden Delicious and Jonafree apples
  • 2 heads of butter lettuce
  • 6 hungarian wax peppers
  • 4 green bell peppers
  • 1 head of broccoli
  • 1 butternut squash
  • 3 eggplant
  • 1 large bunch of turnip greens
  • 4 potatoes
  • 3 beets
Week 21 (10.19.11)
  • Mesclun greens
  • Cauliflower
  • Red skinned potatoes
  • 2 eggplant
  • 2 heads red leaf lettuce
  • Apples
  • Carrots
  • 2 green bell peppers
  • 1 enormous bulb of fennel
Week 20 (10.12.11)
  • 2 acorn squash
  • Broccoli
  • Beets
  • 10 tomatoes
  • Red onion
  • Cauliflower
  • Green bell peppers
  • Green beans
  • Curly parsley
  • Golden Supreme apples
Week 19 (10.5.11)
  • Cauliflower
  • Broccoli
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 3 jalapenos
  • 1 poblano pepper
  • 3 green horn shaped peppers
  • Approximately 20 canning tomatoes
  • 7 heirloom tomatoes
  • Red skinned potatoes
  • Tomatillos
  • Red onion
  • Cilantro
  • Red leaf lettuce
  • Apples
Week 18 (9.28.11)
  • 4 beets
  • 1 cabbage
  • Broccoli
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • Green beans
  • 4 heirloom tomatoes
  • Approximately 15 canning tomatoes
  • Liberty apples
  • Jonafree apples
Week 17 (9.21.11)
  • 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
Week 16 (9.14.11)
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Approximately 25 canning tomatoes
  • 3 heirloom tomatoes (including 2 green zebras)
  • Basil
  • 3 nectarines
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 1 onion
  • 2 heads of garlic
  • 6 tomatillos
  • 5 small forno beets
  • Large bag of green beans
  • 1 gallon of cider
Week 15 (9.7.11)
  • Approximately 20 red tomatoes
  • 2 green zebra tomatoes and 1 regular green tomato
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 head of garlic
  • 1 bunch of basil
  • 9 apples
  • 3 nectarines
  • 2 peaches
  • 3 beets
  • 1 enormous head of romaine lettuce
  • 1 acorn squash
  • 3 red horn shaped peppers
Week 14 (8.31.11)
  • Approximately 20 red tomatoes
  • 4 peaches
  • 1 bunch of kale
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 red horn shaped pepper
  • 3 green zebra tomatoes
  • 1 bag of baby tomatoes
  • Thai basil
  • Cilantro
  • Cabbage
  • Romaine lettuce
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 bunch of carrots
Week 13 (8.24.11)
  • Approximately 20 assorted tomatoes
  • 1 watermelon
  • Green beans
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 red (horn shaped) pepper
  • 1 jalapeno
  • Carrots
  • 5 earns of corn
  • 1 head red leaf lettuce
  • Basil
  • Unidentified herb
Week 12 (8.17.11)
  • 1 red cabbage
  • 1 bunch of carrots
  • 1 bunch of beets
  • 10 apples
  • 4 small zucchini
  • 1 bunch of kale
  • 1 green pepper
  • 20 assorted tomatoes
Week 11 (8.10.11)
  • Scallions
  • Carrots
  • 4 ears of corn
  • 1 large bunch of basil
  • 1 large zucchini
  • 1 head of broccoli
  • 2 yellow horn peppers
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 head of garlic
  • 1 german red strawberry tomato
  • 1 bunch of kale
  • Approximately 30 tomatoes
Week 10 (8.3.11)
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 1 yellow squash
  • 2 zucchini
  • 10 tomatoes
  • 3 pickling cucumbers
  • 1 red onion
  • Green beans
  • Green leaf lettuce
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 german red strawberry tomato
  • 1 bunch of carrots
  • 1 bunch of scallions
  • Chard
  • Parsley
  • Dill
  • Blueberries
Week 9 (7.27.11)
  • 2 yellow squash
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 cabbage
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 small yellow pepper
  • Beets
  • 2 heads of romaine lettuce
  • 1 white onion
  • 6 tomatoes
  • 2 cucumbers
  • Thai basil
  • Dill
  • Scallions
  • Apples
Week 8 (7.21.11)
  • Chard
  • Green leaf lettuce
  • 1 cucumber
  • 3 tomatoes
  • Red leaf lettuce
  • Garlic scapes
  • Basil
  • Green cabbage
  • Scallions
  • 5 zucchini
  • 7 goldrush apples
  • 1 pint blueberries
Week 7 (7.13.11)
  • Chard
  • Flat leaf parsley
  • Scallions
  • Beets
  • 2 cucumbers
  • Red leaf lettuce
  • Green leaf lettuce
  • Green beans
  • Basil
  • 1 tomato
  • 3 zucchini
  • Kale
  • Mint
Week 6 (7.6.11)
  • Broccoli
  • 2 bunches of kale
  • 2 cucumbers
  • Basil
  • 1 bunch of beets
  • 3 zucchini and zucchini blossoms
  • 2 heads of romaine lettuce
  • 1 head of green leaf lettuce
  • Scallions
Week 5 (6.29.11)
  • 2 bunches of kale
  • 1 large bag of purslane
  • 1 bunch of radishes
  • 6 zucchini blossoms
  • 1 bunch of basil
  • 1 head red leaf lettuce
  • 1 head green leaf lettuce
  • 1 bag mesclun greens
  • 1 yellow squash
  • 2 zucchini
  • garlic scapes and scallions
Week 4 (6.22.11)
  • 1 bunch red radishes
  • 1 large bag of mesclun greens
  • 1 bunch swiss chard
  • 1 head red leaf lettuce
  • 2 quarts of strawberries
  • 1 head romaine lettuce
  • 1 bunch scallions
  • Basil and garlic scapes
Week 3 (6.15.11)
  • 2 quarts of strawberries
  • 2 large bags of mesclun greens
  • 1 bunch scallions
  • Basil, mint and parsley
  • 1 bunch red radishes
  • Garlic scapes
  • 3 heads of butter lettuce
Week 2 (6.8.11)
  • 2 quarts of strawberries
  • 1 bunch red radishes
  • 1 large bunch of basil
  • 1 large bag of mesclun greens
  • Garlic scapes and assorted fresh herbs
  • 1 large bunch rhubarb
  • 1 bunch kale
  • 2 heads green leaf lettuce
Week 1 (6.1.11)
  • 1 bag of baby portabella mushrooms
  • 1 loaf of whole wheat bread
  • 1 bag of rosemary and thyme
  • 1 large bunch of basil
  • 2 bunches of rhubarb
  • 1 large bag of mesclun greens

5 thoughts on “CSA.

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  2. Aimee says:

    Wow – what a great way to track what you got from your CSA each week! I attempted to post a list and photos each week on my blog (we LOVE our CSA), but I’m not so much with photography and I have a cat who likes to sneak into the photos so he can eat turnip greens and anything else green – ha!)

    I love the idea of having a separate page! You’ve inspired me! Thanks!

    • Sara says:

      Thanks Aimee! I’ll be honest, there were times when I thought “ugh, I just don’t have the energy tonight to take pictures of the CSA box tonight” but in retrospect I’m glad I made myself do it because it’s fun to flip through and see what we got over the course of the season. And I hope it will encourage other people to sign up for a CSA, because it makes you try so many new, delicious things. As for photography, I’ve got zero training (as you can plainly see!) but my advice is force yourself to take pictures as often as possible and you will start to see an improvement. I still have a TON to learn and I still take absolutely horrible pictures all the time, but I can see an improvement from the beginning of the season to the end, and it’s all about practice (and lighting, and reading your camera’s manual if you haven’t already, which I had not when I started). And I think your cat is super cute, so don’t shoo him out of the pics! I love your blog and hope you do a CSA inventory too, I’d be excited to see what someone else is getting week to week. Happy new year!

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