Ahavah Farm Community News

Monthly Newsletter for November FALL CSA 2021

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Opening Remarks

Hello Dear Supporters, Members and FaRmily!!

We hope you are having the best fall ever! We know we are and the CSA program has been legitimately off-the-hook! Amazing loads of veggies have been harvested this Fall, the greenhouses and all the beds are looking stellar, projects are coming together, parties are being thrown, the Winter season planning and planting is here and going well, trees are being planted and life is...well, life is beautiful 😍! We have a lot to cover in this newsletter, so scroll on down and see what's in store:


👉REMINDER: WINTER CSA REGISTRATION is open until we sell out!👈


📢See below for event updates, new articles and announcements!📢

Enjoy your shares this month and don't forget to join the fun and share your recipes and pictures in the Facebook Community Group!

 

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THANKSGIVING WEEK SCHEDULE

For the week of Thanksgiving (11/25), we want to do our best to get you your CSA before the holiday and so we will be moving ALL CSA pickups to Wednesday (11/24) with the following times:



North Colorado Springs (Colorado Mountain Brewery on Interquest): 10:30am to 11:30am

Denver (Jewish Community Center on Dalhia): 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Peyton (Ahavah Farm on Log Road): 10am to 11am

Central Colorado Springs (Ranch Foods Direct on Town Center Drive): 1:30pm to 2:30pm (all) and 2:30pm to 6pm (traditional style only).


Thursday, Thanksgiving Day 11/25 and Friday 11/26 the farm is closed.

 

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS: November 29th/ CYBER MONDAY Garden seedlings pre-orders go on sale! Get 20% off your ENTIRE order for CYBER MONDAY ONLY


Want the best garden in 2022? Order your seedlings from Ahavah Nursery. Organic heirloom varieties with 100% BEYOND ORGANIC growing practices, we've got Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Peppers, Eggplant, Herbs, Flowers, Melons, Summer Squash, Winter Squash, Allium starts, and of course your Greens!!!


There is also a great selection of planter boxes that are hand crafted by Asher!!! Our planter boxes are hand made and stained/sealed with an eco-friendly, whey-based stain so you can rest assured no chemicals are contaminating your soil.

Browse our incredible selection and plan your future Garden today at ahavahfarm.com/nursery

#AhavahFarmNursery #nurserylife #garden2022 #cybermonday #seedlings #community #AhavahMeansLove

www.ahavahfarm.com/nursery

 

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🥕👩‍🌾CSA Veggie-Share Program Update and Comments

The CSA continues to be a very successful program and our seasons continue to improve from one to the next. Our quality this far has been top notch, and so has the value, variety and bulk. So far, we have maximized the first 8 weeks of the Fall season and will try to do that for as long as possible before the real hard cold sets in. Look for a change in seasonality now that all the summer crops like tomatoes and cucumbers are done with. you can expect to see the following items in the next two weeks' selections:

Turnips, Radishes, Carrots, Fennel, Lettuce, Kale, Swiss Chard, Arugula, Mustard, Herbs, Microgreens, Sun Shoots, Pea Shoots, Celeriac greens, the last of the tomatoes and more.


👉👉Also, we have been saying for a while that as the temps cool down we will be removing the drive thru options and moving indoors. These changes may or may not be happening, but it is important that you keep an eye out as we aim to head in this direction for the late Fall and Winter.

 

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👩‍🌾Farm Happenins'👩‍🌾

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


Some of you know that Shane and Esther are moving on. Shane has been with us for three years and Esther for nearly one. It's been an incredible blessing to have them both in our lives. They have both been an integral part of our farm, our team, our community and our family.


While we will miss them greatly, we are proud of the work they have done here and what they will do in the future. Shane is staying in the state, so we may see him again from time to time! Esther is moving back to New York and looking forward to being closer to her own family. Regardless of their whereabouts, they will forever be FARMily!

 

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FALL 2021 FESTIVAL!

The Fall Festival was an absolute blast and a great success! Thank you so much to everyone who came out and supported all our local community vendors!

👈👈 This is a quick video from our Fall 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!!! Yes, even in the colder months. We need your help to pull them! Join us on Sunday afternoon, 14 November 2021, from noon to 3PM for our last Volunteer & Picnic of the year.


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, 8:30 AM to 4PM. 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, she will send more information and necessary paperwork, and we will welcome you with open arms!


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

 

🥕🍅🥒🧅🌳🌵EXTRA VEGGIES and PLANTS FOR SALE - Every Week!

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!!

&

As always, all prices are

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


👀GARDEN PLANTS ALSO QUALIFY FOR SNAP AND 2x DOUBLE-UP BENEFITS!!!👀


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

 

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⚠ ⚠ ⚠ BAGS! We need your bags (PLEASE🙏) !!⚠ ⚠ ⚠

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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WINTER CSA -Registration Now Open

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!)