Ahavah Farm Community News

Newsletter for Week 2 of Winter CSA 2022

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Hello FaRmily!


What a a crazy first week! We experienced the coldest weather we have EVER seen (-18.5F!!) and a wacky first-week schedule! It only gets better from here, starting with an exciting share for this week (see below for a preview of this week's harvest).


REMINDER: Every week we will be sending out this newsletter on Monday/Tuesday and every Thursday you will be receiving a shorter e-mail with the details of your bag contents, the extras available for purchase and what to expect to be available for Market-Style members.


👉Please see the weekly updates below including a word from Farmer Yosef, some educational articles, announcements, changes, interviews, highlights and more.


We hope you are enjoying your first CSA of the year and are looking forward to week 2!


👉REMINDER: SPRING & SUMMER Registration is OPEN NOW!👈


📢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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ARE YOU PLANNING A GARDEN IN 2022!? Pre-order your seedlings and have them when YOU are ready (you can even have them delivered!)!!

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!!!!

#AhavahFarmNursery #nurserylife #garden2022 #seedlings #gardening #organic #heirloom #AhavahMeansLove


We've added 13 brand new items to our catalog 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 - OPEN IN APRIL! More announcements to come!

 

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WORD FROM YOUR FARMER:


Hello my dear friends and FaRmily ! I can't tell you how grateful I am for all of you. I love you all and am so excited that my health has returned to 70% and I am ready to start returning to the CSA locations...kids in tow! I look forward to seeing you all and...I LOVE HUGS! 🥰


 

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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!

 

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VOLUNTEERING

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:

  • 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, 8:30 AM 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!

 

🥕🍅🥒🧅🌳🌵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

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


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


FOOD PRODUCING GARDEN PLANTS ALSO QUALIFY FOR SNAP AND DOUBLE-UP BENEFITS!!!

 

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DON'T MISS OUT ON SPRING & SUMMER!

Go to www.ahavahfarm.com/csa to learn more (Auto-renewal members receive 5% Off Plus if you pay by check you get an additional 3% Off!).

 

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SNAP / EBT


 

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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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REFERAL PROGRAM!