Monthly Newsletter for December FALL CSA 2021
HELLO FaRmily (CSA Members, Volunteers, and Supporters alike)! We finally made it to the end of 2021, masked or unmasked it has been quite a journey to get here and we are more than ready for the January break.
As we finish up the year with some of the driest weather we've ever had, some of the most dizzying mandates 😷, and yet some of the best crops we've ever had 😍, we couldn't be more proud or thankful to G-d for all He has blessed us with 🙏. If you recall we almost had to shut down last year, then we had to adjust to the ever-changing mandates that not only spilled into this year but became even more unpredictable and frustrating. But we came through both years with only a few figurative nicks and scratches, and that is something to celebrate. 🎉 So, HAPPY HOLIDAYS and bring on 2022! We are so grateful for where we are at this point considering all we have faced over the last few years and we would like to give thanks to not only our Creator, but to all of our team members, volunteers, supporters and community members - because it was a very uncertain and bumpy ride to get here!
Not only have we been able to survive another pandemic year, but going into 2022, we are very positive about our plans to thrive. Plans to expand and launch a whole new website (AND GARDEN CENTER!) just for Ahavah Farm Nursery, plans to plant more trees to create a food forest, plans to offer even more classes and tours, and plans to make our 2022 Summer and Fall Festivals even better than this years (which is quite a task considering how amazing both of our 2021 festivals were)!
If that's not enough to look forward to, we are off to a great start for our Winter CSA (starting the first week of February)...we've planned and planted and are ready for some great cool weather crops.
Thank you to everyone who supported us over the last few years and to those continuing on, we owe you a special thank you and we look forward to seeing you again in February.
Until then, remember that we are shut down for the entire month of January!
👉REMINDER: WINTER CSA REGISTRATION is only open until the end of December!👈
📢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!⭐
Did you miss Cyber Monday? Are you a little bummed? .... WE HAVE GOOD NEWS!!!
Place your Ahavah Farm Nursery orders (up to April 15th of 2022) and get 10% OFF when you order before January 1st using code: NURSERY10 (All caps no spaces)
Browse our incredible selection of Organic, Heirloom varieties now at ahavahfarm.com/nursery
Questions? Email us directly at Nursery@ahavahfarm.com We can't wait to help you plan your 2022 Garden!!!!
We've added 13 brand new items to our ordering this year! We now have two types of beans, sugar peas, different types of mint, calendula, echinacea, and we will even have some specific things available at the drops and at our Nursery store (when it opens) that aren't available on the website like Aloe, Golden toothed Aloe, Jade, Mother of Thousands, and Spider plants!
Yes, you read that correctly... we're working on opening a Nursery Garden Center store!
WORD FROM YOUR FARMER:
Hello my dear friends and FaRmily ❤! This year was certainly an amazing year - the best crop season we've ever had! Our team, including our volunteers have been absolutely amazing this year and they get all the credit for such a wonderful year - even through so many bumps in the road, we were able to harvest and provide to our members approximately 18% more this year than what our members paid for😍! Our stated goal is 10%, but we crushed it this year and saved all of our members a lot of money on their grocery bills! How exciting is that!? We've also had the most number of classes and events, donated more food than ever before and have even made HUGE strides towards our sustainability goals! We are very proud of what we have accomplished this year and we are so thankful for all who have come along side us to make a real difference in our community!
Now, we are heading into 2022 and we are set up better than we have ever been before as well! We are nearly 100% planted and we are ready to crush the 2022 season and make it the best season yet! Our farm is more efficient, our practices more refined, our crops more established and our future is very bright!
I, Yosef, our family and our team hope that you will continue to join us in the future not only so you can experience the best tasting, most nutritionally dense and absolutely most sustainable and biologically rich crops you can find...but also to make a real difference in our community by helping us feed people in need and reach as many people as we can with our Local, Sustainable and Pure mission!
Thank you for all you do! Thank you for being members! Thank you for being supporters and friends! Thank you for being champions of the local community and the local food movement! We love you so much and are grateful beyond words for your support!
The Camire Family:
Yosef, Havah, Asher, Aiden, Israel, Eliana, Ovadya and Elisheva Camire!
Volunteer Spotlight: Robin Rock
This is Robin Rock, a long time CSA Member and amazing volunteer. She has been graciously volunteering with us for a few years now and this year alone put in 137 hours!
She primarily volunteers in the nursery doing things like helping to transplant seedlings, pruning, weeding, washing pots for reuse, and preparing plants for sales. She also volunteers at our events, classes, tours, and really anytime we need help with something.
Her amazing organizational skills helped us to move over 700 seedlings from the nursery to the greenhouse and back while we were making infrastructer improvements (like paving and fortifying the nursery greenhouse and walkways) and preparing seedlings for the 2022 gardening season. Lorin, our nursery manager, admitted that she couldn't have done it all without Robin. She has been an incredible blessing to the nursery, the farm, and our community as a whole. She shows up every week, goes right to her tasks and often times we don't even realize she is here until after she's left. While we may not see her to say it often, she has a huge impact on the farm and her work does not go unnoticed!
Robin, we hope you know that we appreciate you more than words can express. You are always warm and friendly and do such a thorough job. Thank you for brightening our little peice of the world. We hope you will continue to volunteer with us and be part of our community for many more years!!
Want to get involved? E-mail us to let us know. We are always looking for volunteers and we would love for you to join the party!
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:
Harvesting, washing and prep.
General farm cleanup
and more...got a skill you want to share? Let us know!
Volunteering is Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 4PM.
Please let Beka know you are interested, she will send more information and necessary paperwork, and we will welcome you with open arms!
🥕🍅🥒🧅🌳🌵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: SNAP PARTICIPANTS ALWAYS RECEIVE 50% OFF!! & all prices are
For Payment: Cash or Check at the drops or the balance can be sent via PayPal to email@example.com or Venmo to 719-233-7828
FOOD PRODUCING GARDEN PLANTS ALSO QUALIFY FOR SNAP AND DOUBLE-UP BENEFITS!!!
WINTER CSA -Registration Closes at the end of the month!
Go to www.ahavahfarm.com/csa to learn more (before 31 December 2021), (Auto-renewal members receive 5% Off Plus if you pay by check you get an additional 3% Off!).