a year of de krat

It’s the end of the year and time to reflect on what has passed. One of my favorite (small) things of 2011 was discovering de krat, a box of local produce delivered to my door each week. Over the last few years, I have become more aware of the origin of my food and the importance of supporting local farmers. I was so happy to discover Amsterdam’s version of community-supported agriculture that is abundant in my hometown. Thanks to de krat, my cooking skills and willingness to experiment with new foods and recipes grew exponentially over the last half year. Looking forward to more in 2012.

6 responses to “a year of de krat

  1. Love your photos. It looks like de krat really provided you with a wide variety of produce.

    • Yes, they did! In the winter months, there has been some repetition, but they provided suggested recipes with the produce and have different ideas for produce from week to week.

  2. love this post, by the way. Have put de krat on the top of my list of “good habits for 2012”. a cool collaborative blog idea – local de krat loyalists posting recipes inspired by contents in the crate!

    • That would be great! De Krat always sends recipe ideas with each crate, which are often delicious, but I only use them about 30% of the time. More often, I experiment with other (vegetarian) recipes that I have seen. Let me know if you sign up and we can think of a way to share recipes!

  3. Hello 🙂 I am moving to Amsterdam in August and I came across your post about de krat while researching possible CSAs in my future home. Considering I am missing out on most of the summer goods found in Holland, is it worth subscribing during the autumn and winter months? I appreciate your words of advice! N.

    • Hi Natalia, I would definitely recommend de krat year round! They had fantastic produce in the summer, but some of my favorites came in the winter. I was introduced to new vegetables and had the opportunity to experiment with new recipes for familiar vegetables like cabbage. They do a great job of keeping each week interesting and exciting, I can’t recommend them enough!

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