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Ahavah Farm Community News

Updated: Oct 6, 2021

Week 3 - The THREE Week of FALL CSA 2021

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Opening Remarks

Hello Dear Supporters, Members and FaRmily!!

The newsletter is back ๐Ÿ˜ and we are back to our regular bi-weekly schedule (and there's a TON in this one, so check it out and read on!)!


Phew๐Ÿ˜…, it's been a busy, busy month with all the high-holidays and the fall push. We hope that all who have been celebrating these Jewish High-Holidays have had a very memorable and loving holiday season. We know that our family has been truly blessed by this month and our holidays were amazing. However, quite frankly, it's been a little nuts to deal with so many schedule changes, vacations and weekly adjustments! As much as we absolutely enjoyed the holidays and the time with the family and lot's of recuperation, it will be very nice to get back to the hustle and bustle and to get ahead for the winter...cuz' there's a lot to do๐Ÿ˜!


In the meantime the farm is looking awesome, the team has been absolutely crushing it and we are loaded with food for the fall season, and starting to prepare for the winter season (2022) already! We have hired a new team member, we will be saying goodbye to two team members, we have two greenhouses to build, tons of fall planting to do and we have finished most of the end of summer harvest with the last of the tomatoes, cucs and peppers coming out soon... <-- More on this below.


๐Ÿ‘‰REMINDER: THE FALL FESTIVAL IS COMING UP! OCTOBER 17th (see more details below)๐Ÿ‘ˆ


๐Ÿ“ขSee below for event updates, new articles and announcements!๐Ÿ“ข

โญEnjoy your share this week and don't forget to join the fun and share your recipes and pictures in theย Facebook Community Group!โญ

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๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŒพCSA Veggie-Share Program Update and Comments

The CSA has been looking amazing lately! The consistency of bulk, value and quality in our weekly bags has really been nice to see as we continue to improve and our program continues to mature and refine.


๐Ÿ™We have received lot's of wonderful feedback from our members, and ask that you continue to leave it for us. Your feedback really gets us through the hard times and motivates us to do our absolute best for you. Thank you!๐Ÿ™


The next few weeks of CSA will be the last of the peppers, cucumbers and tomatoes as we start to clear out those greenhouses and start transitioning to more greens and roots and we start to dig into our storage crops like onions, garlic and potatoes. We will continue to have loads of crops available with plenty of variety over the next two weeks including a large GREEN ๐Ÿ… tomato harvest (those of you who have been waiting a long time for this...here they come!!). You can expect these varieties to be harvested and available: Leeks, red and green tomatoes, turnips, peppers, cucumbers, cilantro, lettuce, fennel, radishes, basil, swiss chard, kale, microgreens, carrots, sunflower shoots, thyme (potted), chamomile (potted), mint, chives and more.

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2021 FALL FESTIVAL!

If you enjoyed the Summer Fest, you'll love the Fall Fest! Cooler weather makes for more opportunities and now we will be working off of a great success with this next one! We hope you can make it out - so plan now and put it on the calendar! October 17th, from 3pm to 8pm.

๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿ‘ˆ This is a video from our Summer Fest. We had such a great time and we hope you did too! Thank you so much for everyone who came out and celebrated with us!


There were so many new faces and so many reunions! Thank you, thank you!!! What a blessing to see and hug on so many wonderful members of our community! The music, all the vendors, the food, the games and of course the fire and s'mores were AWESOME!

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VOLUNTEERING

Weeds, Weeds Everywhere!!! We need your help to pull them! Can you help us!?

We love our volunteers!


Our volunteers are the backbone of our organization and we couldn't do it without them...but we need more help. We need help with so many things, things like:

  • Weeding

  • Bag Packing

  • Construction Projects

  • Landscaping Projects

  • Composting Projects

  • Harvesting, washing and prep.

  • General farm cleanup

  • Event volunteers

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

Volunteering is Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm. Volunteers can receive extra veggies, free classes, a t-shirt and tons of benefits (like tax incentives and more!). Please let Beka know you are interested in coming out and we will welcome you with open arms!


Want to volunteer? Simply e-mail our amazing Administrator, Beka at aci@ahavahcommunity.org to get more information and to sign up!

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๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŒพFarm Happenins'๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŒพ

A little tid-bit about what's happenin' around the farm this week!

Meet our new teamate Carl!

Say "Hello" to Carl! Carl is our newest team member who we hired last week! We are so super excited about hiring Carl as we have known him for quite awhile now (as a volunteer and CSA member) and enjoy having him around. Carl has been a volunteer with us for at least a year and he's extraordinarily passionate about serving others and serving our planet through regenerative agriculture --> a perfect combination for a learning career with Ahavah Farm!


Carl just finished his certification with Dr. Elaine Ingham's The Soil Food Web School (one of the most highly respected names in Regen. Ag) and he is excited to start a career in agriculture and soil-science. To kick off his career journey, Carl will be working here, learning here, growing here and possibly partnering with us on some future opportunities and projects. For now, Carl will be working with the crew in the field and at the CSA locations, helping with the harvest and doing the Thursday deliveries to Denver. Please give Carl an uplifting and joyous "welcome to the faRmily" when you see him!


โคWELCOME TO THE FARMILY CARL!โค

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๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฅ’๐Ÿง…๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒตEXTRA VEGGIES and PLANTS FOR SALE - Every Week!๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฅ’๐Ÿง…๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒต

Please be sure to check out the extras table, 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!


And as always, remember:

DON'T FORGET: SNAP PARTICIPANTS ALWAYS RECEIVE 50% OFF!!

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As always, all prices are

"Pay-What-You-Can-Afford."


๐Ÿ‘€GARDEN PLANTS ALSO QUALIFY FOR SNAP AND 2x DOUBLE-UP BENEFITS!!!๐Ÿ‘€


For Payment:ย  Cash or Check at the drops or the balance can be sent via PayPal toย contact@ahavahfarm.comย or via Venmo to Ahavah Farm, LLC or by paying with credit card over the phone.

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โš  โš  โš  BAGS! We need your bags (PLEASE๐Ÿ™) !!โš  โš  โš 

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!๐Ÿ™

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WINTER CSA -Registration Opens November 1st

Go to www.ahavahfarm.com/csa to learn more (and remember, SNAP members get 50% off, auto-renewals get 5% off and we offer flexible payment options too!)

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CSA/Veggie Share OR Microgreen Share REFERAL PROGRAM!

Refer a friend to Ahavah Farm's CSA OR to Ahavah Farm Nursery's microgreen CSA and you BOTH will receive $35 in credit to use ANYTIME you want! Use to buy extra vegetables, or take $35 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 $35 certificate! It's that easy!๐Ÿ˜

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DID YOU KNOW?

I still remember a few years ago when Ahavah Farm was still selling at the Farmer's Market. One time there was a woman who asked me if we were "Organic." I explained to her about how we went well beyond "Organic" and she laughed. No, really. She literally laughed out loud because she had never heard of such a thing and she believed with all her heart that "Organic" certification was somehow the gold-standard for purity... when in truth, it's so far from it!


This woman was not alone. In fact, millions of American's believe that "Organic" certification is the end-all, be-all, and it just simply isn't. This is why we continuously pound the table about the importance of knowing your farmer, and growing your own food and asking questions of your farmers-market vendors --> Until there is a better certification, it's the ONLY way to truly know if your food is pure!