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Ahavah Community Newsletter

February 28th, 2024 - Winter Season Week 4


What's Inside This Week?

👉This Week's Article: "Storing Fresh Produce is Simple and an Important Aspect to Eating Local."

👉Featured Gardening Tip of the Week: "Unleash Nature's Tiny Allies: Harnessing the Power of Beneficial Insects"

👉Featured Vegetable Recipe: Mustard Greens with Garlic and Lemon

👉Also: Don't miss our "Around the Farm" this week, our announcements, our weekly harvest list and more!



Dear FARMILY! 


We have an awesome newsletter for you this week!  We have brand new articles, lot’s of new pictures, some gardening tips and more.  So, grab a cup of tea, cozy up, and let's dive in!


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As we bid farewell to the tumultuous weather of last week and welcome the return of milder conditions, it seems that winter has decided to stage a comeback, reminding us that its grip on our farm is not yet ready to let us go!  With overnight lows plummeting to single digits, it's evident that the winter weather is still holding sway over our mornings and evenings. Despite this abrupt return to wintry conditions, we find solace in the resilience of our farm and the promise of warmer days ahead!  Spring’s not too far off and we can feel it struggling to work it’s way in.  Eventually it will win over and before we know it we will be wishing for cooler temperatures, yet again!


While the past week may have seemed relatively quiet on the farm front, rest assured, the wheels of activity are turning as we gear up for the bustling month of March. With a bunch of events and initiatives on the horizon, there's much to anticipate and partake in. We invite you to please check out our calendar of events, with lot’s of opportunities to engage with the farm and your fellow community members – from classes to homeschool days to another farm tour and more, please sign up and join us for these community events!


One thing that has undoubtedly caught our attention and brought collective excitement is the sight of this week's harvest. Despite the frosty nights and snowy days, nature has bestowed upon us a bounty of greens that are sure to beautify your tables this week! While it may predominantly be mostly greens, rest assured, our CSA share promises a awesome bounty of flavors and nutrients, a testament to the dedication and care invested in each harvest.

As we marvel at the beauty of our produce and relish in the flavors it bestows, we also extend our gratitude to you, our cherished community, for your unwavering support. Your commitment to sustainable agriculture and local food systems is the bedrock upon which Ahavah Farm stands, and for that, we are immensely grateful.


In the spirit of community and shared responsibility, we urge you to keep a keen eye on our announcements in the coming days and weeks. From crucial information regarding SNAP benefits to updates on farm happenings, your active participation in spreading the word ensures that our collective efforts resonate far and wide.


WE L❤️VE OUR COMMUNITY!


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👩‍🌾Around the Farm This Week👩‍🌾




👈It's a greens heavy week this week and boy, oh boy is it beautiful! WE L❤️VE our Winter season greens!











👉Cockadoodle do! This rooster is looking at you!







👈Mr Simcha! One of our amazing live-in residents of the farm helps out immensely in the nursery! Here he is spreading the love (or water!) on our onions that we are waiting to plant once it becomes tolerable outside!









👉Here is another nice picture of our precious boy Aiden! (He really needs to work on his form, he's going to hurt his back if he keeps it up!)







👈Working in the greenhouses in the winter is not as easy as you'd think. All that row-cover sure does get in the way!












👇Ghirardelli and the rest of the alpacas don't mind the cold weather - oh if we all had coats that warm!














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Spring and Summer Share REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!


🚨🚨ONLY 4 Weeks left to register for Spring and only 15 shares still remain!  🚨🚨


...and don't miss out on our REFER A FRIEND program to earn $25.00 for both YOU & a FRIEND!


Yes, that's right and you can sign up for one RIGHT NOW! Go to www.ahavahfarm.com/csa to register for our Spring & Summer season Community Supported Agriculture Veggie-Shares and get weekly bags of the freshest, most nutrient-dense vegetables available!!


The highest quality, 100% local, produce you can find, harvested and delivered fresh every week! Pure, chemical-free, regeneratively grown produce. Flexible payment options. Many discounts are available - see website! 4 Locations for CSA pickup (Peyton, COS, DEN and Monument. Door to Door delivery options available! Got SNAP!? Get 50% off your CSA share automatically! Every share supports families in need through donations. Flexible CSA options, holds, credits and more! Classes, events, tours and community opportunities.


⭐100% of everything we sell is grown and harvested and delivered by Ahavah Farm and Ahavah Farm ONLY - All produce is grown 100% on our farm in Peyton Colorado, near Colorado Springs without a single chemical, in rich, composted soil. We use biodynamic principles to grow the purest, most nutrient-dense vegetables available and deliver them to you fresh, every week!



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REFERAL PROGRAM!


Refer a friend to Ahavah Farm's CSA and you BOTH will receive $25 in credit to use ANYTIME you want! Use to buy extra vegetables, or take $25 off your next CSA purchase - your credit will never expire!


New members simply send an e-mail to contact@ahavahfarm.com to let us know who referred you and you BOTH receive your $25 certificate!  It's that easy!😁




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Ahavah Community Indoor / Outdoor Farmer's Market

Every Friday from 10am to 1pm!

The weather the last few weeks has been miserable! Fortunately for us, the indoor market was still nice and warm and our members, customers and friends have all been enjoying the market's on these snowy days!


When the weather warms up, we will be sure to head on outside to enjoying the shining sun and to play on the playground! Speaking of playgrounds, did you know that we have a HUGE playground full of swings, slides, climbing things and more!? That's right, and we also have TWO bounce houses! one for the little, littles (inside) and one for the bigger kids (outside!).


There is always something to do at the markets and as the weather starts to warm up and we head outside on a more frequent basis, more vendors and more activities will be available, so keep an eye out on our Facebook page and check our calendar of events as we fill our Friday's with more and more joy!


🥕🥬🌱Vegetables at the Farmer's Market this week

(Week February 27th)

(For CSA location "extras", please see below in the "Extra Vegetables section)

✅Radishes

✅Turnips

✅Spinach

✅Mustard

✅Onions

✅Tatsoi

✅Arugula

✅Carrots

✅Turnip Greens

✅Living Plants (basil, cilantro, mint, succulents and MANY more)

✅Pea Shoots

✅Sunflower Shoots

✅Radish Microgreens

✅Broccoli Microgreens

✅Barley Grass


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📢FEATURED VENDOR OF THE WEEK!📢



Robynne's Creations - Where Every Stitch Tells a Story!


Dive into Robyn's world of knitted wonders—adorable stuffed animals, cozy scarves, and hats galore (which our kids absolutely adore!)!


Each piece, crafted with love, tells a tale. Meet Robyn, the creative force behind the brand and a Paralympic gold medalist 🏅! All of her amazing creations are knitted with love and the variety and creations change from week to week as she comes up with new and fanciful ideas!

Despite challenges with her disability she brings joy to the market while supporting her athletic dreams. Every purchase isn't just a product; it's a stitch in Robyn's remarkable journey.


Join us in celebrating resilience and creativity. Together, let's knit a brighter future! 🧶✨


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ATTENTION LOCAL ARTISANS!

We are so excited about our current line-up of vendors, but we are still seeking more!  


✅FREE MARKET for all vendors!

✅100% of raised funds goes to feeding LOCAL FAMILIES IN NEED!

✅PERMANENT tents! No need to bring a tent - just come and set up under ours!

✅Indoors and heated on COLD days!

✅GUARANTEED traffic of 200 people + per market!

✅FRIDAY's from 10am to 1pm  


👉If you are a local vendor and are interested in attending our farmer's market, please reach out directly at manager@ahavahfarm.com and we will send you information and the vendor agreement.


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"Storing Fresh Produce is Simple and an Important Aspect to Eating Local."
- By Yosef Camire

In the last article I wrote, titled "Here's One Vital, and Unrecognized Reason Why Local is Always Better," I spoke about the degradation of the nutrients of harvested and stored produce over the course of just a few days and weeks. For instance, I referenced that green beans and other vegetables can lose up to 70% of their nutrients over the course of 1 week in a refrigerator! These statistics are not only shocking, but they speak to the level of malnutrition in our world and how spread out and inefficient our food system really is.


It's unfortunate that most people do not realize that by having a garden and eating un-washed, un-sanitized vegetables, one can get almost their entire DV of vitamin B12 - not to mention the grounding benefits, the mental wellness benefits and of course the beneficial-bacteria! This, on top of eating fresh, nutrient-rich food that hasn't been stored is one of the the best things you can do for your diet and perhaps one of the greatest things you can do for your health overall. Supporting a local farmer whom you trust is second-best (but particularly beneficial if you get your hands dirty on the farm - wink, wink, nudge, nudge 😄). For those of you planning a garden this year, we'll have the plants and the help and instruction you need, for the rest of you, read on to learn how to best store your crops in order to keep the plants alive and nutrient-dense for as long as possible.


Our CSA and market produce is always harvested ripe and delivered the same week. It is as

 fresh as you can get, but it is much more fragile than store bought produce (even Organic) for multiple reasons:

  1. The produce is harvested and delivered fresh. Within 3 to 4 days of your receiving it and eating it, it was harvested from the ground. Compare this to tomatoes harvested green and gassed on trucks to ripen them. This causes tomatoes and other vegetables to last for many days longer than produce harvested fresh and ripe.

  2. We do not use chemicals, coatings, unnatural preservation methods or harmful packaging to prevent rot and increase storage and transport.

  3. We do not use irradiation - a means of killing "bad" bacteria to increase storage life.

  4. The majority of our produce is heirloom, meaning it has more nutrition and flavor, but the storage is much shorter since the over-whelming majority of crops grown in the US are bred for storage and transport - not flavor or health.

Now, with all of that said, since the produce is harvested so close to delivery, if the right steps to preserving and storing your produce are taken, your produce can last for a (kind of freakishly) long time! The key is what you do with it when you get home. For our family and many of our members, we will have lettuce and microgreens that lasts for many weeks and the root crops should last for months. In short, there is no reason for your produce to go bad before it's eaten. So copy us and your produce will last just as long and hopefully you will be able to capture and keep as many of those vital nutrients as possible!


First, the following are the main culprits of rotten produce (so our goal will be to combat these):

  1. Rot due to too much moisture.

  2. Rot due to too little moisture.

  3. Temperature.

  4. Age (we already captured this one with our fresh produce!).


Follow these "stupid-easy" instructions to store your veggies:


1. Do not wash your produce when you get home. Wash the produce when you need it. Actually, the truth is that much of the produce doesn't need to be washed at all. First of all, we use absolutely no chemicals. Second of all, they are already pre-rinsed and dried to the right moisture percentage. Unless you are concerned about Kashrut (Kosher preparation), washing of most of the produce is not purposeful (in fact, the more you wash it the more of the good biology and bacteria will all be gone - think vitamin B12 and pro-biotics).


2. As soon as you receive your produce, remove your veggies from the paper bags (and green bags), if they are wet, dry them with a paper-towel (rarely), and place your veggies in an airtight container (like a plastic bag or Tupperware) and immediately place in the fridge (33 to 40 degrees is best). A little air is not bad, it helps the produce breathe. Therefore, a plastic bag with holes or a container with holes or a vented lid is best - or occasionally burping or changing out the container will work great for extended storage also.


3. A lot of people like to wash the veggies immediately and store them in the refrigerator wet or with a paper-towel. Where this came from, I have no idea - but stop it 😊! It's nearly impossible to have good success with this method because not only are you intentionally removing the bacteria (both good and bad) it's simply too difficult to get the moisture level correct and it rarely succeeds. Remember, too much or too little moisture and your veggies will rot, and too much moisture is always worse than too little moisture. WE DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS METHOD.


So that's it! Storing fresh veggies is a breeze and it shouldn't be something we make too complicated. Store them dry, in a sealed container in a cold 33 to 40 degree refrigerator and you should be golden! Our lettuce will last us over a month at times and many of our members report the same success. However, occasionally we do get accused of delivering "old" produce because someone either leaves their roots on an open shelf and allows them to dehydrate or they store something away wet or otherwise improperly. How to tell them they are wrong and improperly stored their produce? It's not an easy task, but hopefully this article may help at least a few 😉.


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Ahavah Community Upcoming Schedule


👉March 8th @ 10am:  ADULT EDUCATION! How to Grow Your Own. Part 1 of 4. w/ Lorin Mattemore. Email Beth at contact@ahavahfarm.com

👉 March 15th @ 10am:  It's our first HOMESCHOOL DAY of 2024. Bring the kids for this fun event. We will have an activity, a farm tour, and more. Plus, our FAMILY FRIENDLY! Ahavah Community INDOOR Spring Market

👉March 15th @ 10am:  FAMILY FRIENDLY! Farm Tour with Yosef! and Ahavah Community INDOOR Spring Market

👉March 22nd @ 10am:  FAMILY FRIENDLY! Ahavah Community INDOOR Spring Market

👉March 29th @ 10am:   FAMILY FRIENDLY! Ahavah Community INDOOR Spring Market. It's the last week of our Winter Season!

👉April 17th - ACI Application Deadline for a FREE CSA SHARE for Spring (apply here: ahavahcommunity.org/apply)

👉April 22nd - April 26th: Week of Passover - EXPECT changes to the CSA pickup schedule.


Go to www.ahavahfarm.com/classes to learn more, to register and to see the rest of our schedule of events and classes!


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🥕EXTRA VEGGIES and PLANTS FOR SALE🌻


Can't make it to the Farm for the Friday Farmer's Market? THAT'S OK! Please be sure to check out the extras table at all of our CSA pickup locations: available for all members and even NON-MEMBERS!  

Simply come to any of the CSA locations on Thursday and Friday and pick up some of our beyond-organic veggies for sale!


(IMPORTANT: Keep in mind that selection is limited and the more requests and participation we receive, the more vegetables and varieties we will provide)


Food bearing plants also qualify for SNAP !!!


For Payment:  Cash or Check at the drops or the balance can be sent via PayPal to contact@ahavahfarm.com or via Venmo to 719-233-7828


Availability for "EXTRA's at the CSA pickup locations this week (Week 3):

(see Farmer's Market Section, above, for market selection this week)


✅Spinach

✅Mustard Greens

✅Radishes

✅Turnips

✅Living Plants (basil, cilantro, mint, succulents and more)

✅Pea Shoots

✅Sunflower Shoots

✅Radish Microgreens

✅Broccoli Microgreens

✅Barley Grass


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🚨Updated Member Benefits🚨



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🚨Easy & Flexible Payment Plans!🚨


🥕Paypal  "Pay Later" options on the website! These are no-credit check, interest-free online payment plans so you can make 4 smaller payments directly through Paypal. Ahavah Farm benefits as well by paid immediately, thereby providing the farm liquidity, while giving our members flexibility and ease of mind!


🥕We also still have FLEXIBLE and CUSTOMIZABLE offline pay plans in place if you would prefer to make payments via check. Please email us at contact@ahavahfarm.com if you would like more information on offline payment plan and to set up your payment schedule.


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🚨Got SNAP? Save 50% Off Automatically!🚨


‼️🛑STOP - Please do not miss this section🛑‼️

⚠️ATTENTION MEMBERS! Please share this information with your friends and family members! ⚠️


People on SNAP NEED this information! Ahavah Farm offers 50% off all of our memberships, vegetables and market items! This is the healthiest, MOST nutrient-dense, MOST regeneratively grown produce for less than non-organic Walmart prices. EVERYONE who is on SNAP should know about this!! - PLEASE HELP GET THE WORD OUT🙏!


🥕If you receive EBT (aka SNAP) you will receive 50% off of your membership automatically!


In addition, all extra veggies sold at the market or the CSA locations and also all nursery plant starts are also 50% off when paying with SNAP!


Follow these steps to purchase your SNAP membership 👉


Signing up for a CSA share using SNAP is as easy as 1 - 2 - 3!

1.

Go to ahavahfarm.com/csa and select the size share you want.

2. 

When checking out and select "CASH PAYMENT"

3.

Send us an e-mail and let us know you will be paying with SNAP. We will automatically discount your share 50% and set you up on a bi-weekly payment plan to pay with your SNAP card!


Please spread the word and let us know if you have any questions!


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Founded in April of 2018, our mission is to connect people who are facing food insecurity due to financial struggles to locally-farmed, regeneratively-grown produce, and to provide education centered around healthy living and environmental consciousness. We do this by offering donated memberships to a local CSA program. Memberships include a weekly bag of produce along with discounted (often free) farm tours, classes, and events.


We want to help participate in the creation of a local food-system-economy, build on a diversity of local and regenerative food education and provide activities and children's events centered around environmentally responsible agriculture and pure, beyond-organic, local food.


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🚨Donated share applications for SPRING close MARCH 17th!🚨

Ahavah Community Initiative's applications for a free SPRING CSA membership are open and close on March 17th. Do not miss this opportunity. 


All accepted applications include:  

🥕Free Veggie-Share CSA Membership (18 weeks of fresh, local vegetables)

🥕Offering FREE garden plants for you to grow your own!

🥕Free and discounted classes

🥕All regular membership discounts.

🥕Free delivery available on request.

🥕Fully anonymous. You are treated like any other member.


👇👇👇👇CLICK HERE TO APPLY👇👇👇👇

☝️☝️☝️☝️CLICK HERE TO APPLY☝️☝️☝️☝️


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"HI! Did you BRING-A-BUCK Today?!"


Oh the amazing power of community and crowdfunding!


Every week, at all of the CSA locations, we have a bin or jar that looks similar to this.  As being a part of Ahavah Farm is also about being a part of a community, we ask all of our members to bring just one dollar with them every week to help us provide a CSA membership to a family in need next season.

Don't say your dollar isn't important! The only way crowdfunding works is if we all participate.  Your $1 is vitally important and it is directly through this program that we raise the majority of ACI's food donation funds than any other fundraising program, and yet it is the absolute easiest for all of our members to participate!


During the Fall season, your Bring-A-Buck dollars will allow us to donate Fall CSA shares to families facing food insecurity and to offer subsidized shares to struggling families as well.


PLEASE REMEMBER YOUR BUCKS!🙏


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Unleash Nature's Tiny Allies: Harnessing the Power of Beneficial Insects

By Yosef Camire


In this week's Gardening Tip of the Week, I want to take you on a journey to discover a more natural and holistic view of how our garden's operate without chemicals and without pesticides...if we only let them! This week, I want to share with you the benefits of BUGS🐛🐜🪲🐞🦗🪳🦟🪰!


Imagine zooming into your garden, like in the movie "Bug's Life" and visualizing your garden as a bustling metropolis, teeming with life and activity. Amongst the vibrant veggies and the lush greenery (not now, but I am sure it will be happening very soon!!), a silent army of beneficial insects patrols the "city", safeguarding your plants from enemy pests and promoting a thriving ecosystem. These miniature soldiers are nature's secret weapon (and our farm's greatest tool) against garden pests, offering an environmentally friendly alternative to chemical pesticides.


🐞 Ladybugs: The Garden's Greatest Allie


First on our list of garden defenders are the beloved ladybugs. We purchase these beauties, thousands and thousands at a time from various online outlets (depending on availability) and we spread them throughout our gardens and greenhouses every year, and sometimes more than once. These amazing, and seemingly benign beetles are incredible for your garden! Ladybugs are predators of aphids, scale insects, and other garden pests, making them invaluable allies in pest control, while leaving your garden veggies and foliage untouched and well protected. By planting fennel, dill and daisies, you can invite them and lure them into your garden to help defend your plants.


🐛 Green Lacewings: Masters of Stealth


Enter the green lacewings - stealthy predators that, like the ladybugs do a stellar job of protecting against the awful aphids as well as many other soft-bodied insects. Encourage green lacewings to take up residence by providing ample foliage for shelter and nectar-producing flowers for sustenance. Alternatively, you can purchase lacewing eggs or larvae and introduce them to your garden to kickstart pest control efforts. We also utilize lacewings on a regular basis, but on a less-than regular occurance than the ladybugs. To be honest, we have utilized them mostly as a backup, when the ladybugs are unavailable (like in 2021 when the California wildfires were raging)


🦟 Hoverflies: Nature's Pollinators and Predators


Hoverflies, often mistaken for bees due to their buzzing flight patterns, are essential pollinators and natural predators in the garden. Their larvae, known as aphid lions, have insatiable appetites for aphids, mealybugs, and thrips, making them invaluable allies in pest management. To attract hoverflies, plant a diverse array of flowering plants such as marigolds, sunflowers (we plant hundreds of both of these types every year), and alyssum to provide both food and habitat. With hoverflies on patrol, your garden will flourish with minimal intervention.


🐦 Bird Allies: Nature's Pest Control Squad


While not insects per se, birds play a crucial role in maintaining ecological balance in the garden. Many bird species, such as chickadees, titmice, and sparrows, feed on garden pests like caterpillars, beetles, and snails, helping to keep populations in check. Encourage these bird visitors by providing birdhouses, birdbaths, and native plantings that offer food and shelter.


Incorporating beneficial insects into your garden management strategy not only reduces reliance on harmful pesticides but also fosters biodiversity and ecological resilience. By welcoming these tiny "soldiers" into your garden, you can create a thriving garden where plants flourish and pests are kept in check, all with the power of nature on your side.


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VOLUNTEERING

Our volunteers are the backbone of our organization and we couldn't do it without you...but we need more help!



We need help with so many things:

  • Construction Projects

  • Landscaping Projects

  • Composting Projects

  • Harvesting, washing and prep.

  • Weeding

  • Bag Packing

  • Teaching Classes

  • General farm cleanup

  • and more...got a skill you want to share? Let us know!


Volunteering is Monday through Friday 9AM to 4PM.



Please let Jessie know you are interested, she will send more information and necessary paperwork, and we will welcome you with open arms!





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What's in your bags this week?

Winter Week 4 - Feb 28TH & 29TH



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This Week's Harvest

As always, nothing is guaranteed. These are the items that are "in season" and are anticipated to be ready this week (which may or may not be available at the CSA).


  • Small = 4-6 items per week ($23.50/wk)

  • Medium = 7-9 items per week ($33.50/wk)

  • Large = 10-12 items per week ($43.50/wk)

  • Spinach - Truly, and without exaggeration, this spinach is the sweetest spinach you have ever tasted in your life! The best way to enjoy this spinach is raw, but if you are so inclined, it is fantastic simply cooked down, sautéed or to use in a soup.

  • Mustard greens- Add these leafy greens to your diet by mixing mustard greens into a chopped salad or cook it like most leafy greens. The greens are high in Vitamin A, Vitamin K, B1, B2, B6, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E!

  • Onions- Our delicious onion varieties add flavor and texture to soups, salsas, curries, and sauces. They can also act as toppers for entrees like chili and burgers (only available at the market this week).

  • Radishes- Radishes are most often served raw, halved and sprinkled with salt, shaved into salads, layered over butter-smeared baguettes, or shredded into slaws. They also can be marinated with olive oil and lemon and mint for a refreshing salad, and they can be pickled with a classic vinegar-sugar-salt mix. PS. if you have never tried roasted radishes - you are missing out on a delicious treat! It's our favorite way to eat them (with a drizzle of honey, of course!😊)!

  • Turnip Greens  - Did you know that turnips greens have more bio-available calcium than any other plant on the planet!? Very versatile and popular in the south, our turnips greens are fantastic for stir-fry or to just sauté as a side-green to any dish. you can also enjoy them raw, as they have a unique, buttery flavor that is amazing!

  • Carrots- The best carrots around! You will be amazed by how much flavor our carrots pack. Many of our members have commented that they cannot go back to store-bought after tasting our pure, beyond organic carrots!

  • Arugula- A leafy green with a peppery taste. Use it in salads, sandwiches, and as a garnish. It is rich in vitamins and minerals!

  • Barley Wheat Grass - Many of our members absolutely love our barley grass and use it religiously. We hope you take the time to learn and enjoy this most amazingly nutritious green! More nutritious than wheat grass and less bitter, barley grass is used mostly for juicing. However, I, Yosef (and many of our team members) love to use ian energy and nutrition

  • Radish Microgreens - Next to the barley grass and the sunshoots, radish microgreens are some of the most nutritiously-dense items we grow on the farm and not only that, but during our annual survey last year, they ranked as the #1 most requested and love item we grow! They have a fantastic bite to them, last considerably long in the refrigerator and are beautiful in appearance.

  • Pea Shoots - One of the most desired and sought after items we provide are these pea shoots! Quite literally the best you added to any dish or salad. Our favorite way is to add them to stews and soups. A perfect topper too! Here are four fun ways to use Pea Shoots: http://blog.bostonorganics.com/4-fun-ways-to-use-pea-shootst as

  • Broccoli Microgreens - Last week we told you that Radish Microgreens were the #1 most loved item we grow, well, these microgreens weren't on the list then! I have a sneaking suspicion that these microgreens are the real winners!

  • Sunshoots - Our sunshoots are certainly some of the nicest, most high-quality sunshoots you will ever find (that actually goes for all our microgreens). They are one of the most beloved items we grow as well and a regular staple to our CSA. Here are some ideas to use your sunnies this week: https://www.martinsgardenacf.com/sunflower-shoots-recipes

  • Living Herbs - We have an abundance of beautiful living herbs for you. Choose from cilantro, oregano, parsley and more. Each plant counts as one serving.

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Veggie of the week!

Amazing, Delicious and Nutritious 🥬🥬MUSTARD GREENS! 



Introduction:

Mustard greens are one of our absolute favorite greens! We loved to simply saute' them, add them to eggs, add them into a salad or add them to a yummy sandwich! With that, here is a very simple, yet delicious recipe you can make yourselves:


Recipe: Sauteed Redbor Mustard Greens with Garlic and Lemon


Ingredients:

- 1 bunch Redbor Mustard Greens, washed and chopped

- 2 cloves garlic, minced

- 2 tablespoons olive oil

- 1 tablespoon lemon juice

- Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

2. Add minced garlic to the skillet and sauté for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.

3. Add chopped Redbor Mustard Greens to the skillet and toss to coat in the garlic-infused oil.

4. Cook the greens for 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they are wilted and tender.

5. Drizzle lemon juice over the greens and season with salt and pepper to taste.

6. Remove from heat and serve immediately as a flavorful side dish or a nutritious addition to any meal.


Nutritional Benefits:

Redbor Mustard Greens are not only delicious but also incredibly nutritious. Packed with vitamins A, C, and K, as well as folate and fiber, these vibrant greens offer a host of health benefits. Vitamin K supports bone health and blood clotting, while vitamins A and C boost immunity and promote healthy skin. Incorporating Redbor Mustard Greens into your diet is an easy way to nourish your body and elevate your culinary creativity.



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Thank you everyone for recycling your LARGE bags with us!  When we receive your bags we immediately quarantine them for 2 weeks before reusing them to ensure they are safe of any yuckies. Thank you for bringing them and any others you may have (we need any large PAPER-ONLY grocery bags you may have) THANK YOU!


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