CSA Newsletter March 16th

Updated: Mar 17, 2021

SUMMARY: SEVENTH Week of Winter 2021! - EXTRA VEGGIES! - FARM CREW SPOTILIGHT - NEW* - NURSERY SPOTLIGHT- ACI DONATION UPDATE AND DONATE TODAY! - DID YOU KNOW? - LOCATIONS AND TIMES - WHAT TO EXPECT THIS WEEK - WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT WEEK

Week 7 - The SEVENTH Week of WINTER CSA 2021!


HELLO DEAR CSA MEMBERS!


6 - 8 Weeks. That's how many weeks we are now behind.


It started off with being 100% planted, prepped, prepared and ready for an amazing winter season...but when the weather breaks records, it's typically something you can't fully prepare for - no matter how much you try! I should rather say that we prepare the best we can, but when it comes to preparing for every eventuality, eventually you lose your mind and realize it's simply impossible. So, we are here. We are beaten, we are tired, we are strained and we are short-staffed and far behind. The coldest winter on record, one of the snowiest and also one of the lowest months on record for solar activity all equals to no growth, no germination, stunted plants and worse.


In addition to these wonderful developments is the fact that we are short-staffed. Not only are we still in the hiring process (hiring 2 people and already short), but now Asher will be out for a considerable period of time as he has a terrible knee injury and another team-member is out all week with a family illness. OYE! Can we just get a break 😂?


I feel like this winter has been all doom and gloom, and I will admit that for the most part, it has been. The truth is that it just feels like everything is going against us at times- and just when we think we have it all under control (remember, just 6 weeks ago I was bragging about how great this season would be and how prepared we were- lol🙄🤦‍♂️)! Well, there's a big lesson to take from this: No matter how prepared we think we are (especially with farming!), there are a lot of things that are out of our control and the only thing we can do is learn to roll with it. What's the saying? "The only thing you can count on in life is death and taxes." Right?


Well, we sure know this well because undoubtedly farming will throw you curveballs and you had better be prepared (as much as possible anyway 😉!) It reminds me of Proverbs 27:1 - "Do not boast about tomorrow, for you know not what tomorrow will bring." It's all in our Creator's hands and we need to learn to let it go! It's a hard thing to do, but something we are learning to do more and more, year by year. Yet, it's never easy because we strive so incredibly hard to give our members the best we can possibly give them and sometimes we win (Summer and Fall seasons were amazing in 2020!) and sometimes we lose. Spring will be a fresh start...so we are brushing ourselves off and looking forward while doing our best to not look back.


SOMETHING NEW: In the past we have had the "Volunteer Spotlight" this week we are starting something new: "The Farm Crew Spotlight"


PS. Please note that some of the veggies have burned tips. These are perfectly safe to eat or can be picked off, and are simply due to freeze burn.


See below for what's coming in your bags this week, and more updates!

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

 

EXTRA VEGGIES FOR SALE

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

&

As always, all prices are

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


See the weekly "What's in your Bag" e-mails that get sent on Wednesdays for your "extras" list.


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 or by paying with credit card over the phone.

 

ATTENTION SPRING MEMBERS:


Please check your e-mails for the Spring 2021 CSA Details. Details will be coming this week (aiming for Wednesday Afternoon)


Preseason meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 22nd @ 6pm live on Facebook in the Community group. If you are not on Facebook we will have the live video recorded and posted to Youtube for you to watch at your convenience.

 

🔦 Ahavah Community Initiative SPOTLIGHT 🔦

Help create access to the purest food on the planet and DONATE TODAY!


In case you missed it: We had our board meeting and our board voted on all of the Spring time CSA donations. Including some subsidized shares and some personal donations as well as donations of garden seedlings...


We are proud to announce that we (Ahavah Community Initiative and Ahavah Farm and Ahavah Nursery) will be donating a total of 21 CSA memberships to 21 families who need it the most and we are also awarding 20 sponsored gardens to 20 families who applied! All seedlings will be coming from Ahavah Farm Nursery.


We are so blessed and honored that we can do this, but we CAN NOT DO IT WITHOUT YOU! We need your help, your donations and your support in spreading the word! Please consider donating NOW, below...

Please consider a tax deductible donation to ACI by clicking here and please consider making it a monthly donation by clicking the box:



Interested in making a tax-deductible donation? Ahavah Community Initiative is registered as a 501c3 with the State of Colorado as a non-profit organization and all donations are tax-deductible.


CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO AHAVAH COMMUNITY INITIATIVE


Want to get involved with either ACI or as a volunteer on the farm? E-mail us to let us know. We are always looking for volunteers and we would love for you to join the party!

 

🚨CLASSES AND EVENTS!!!🚨


One of the BEST part's of Ahavah Farm and Ahavah Community Initiative is the COMMUNITY! Well, 2020 was a community DUD - but no more! Not only is market-style CSA coming back in two weeks!!!!!!! But we are also bring back all of our classes and events! WOW! Events like our annual July 4th Festival and our Harvest Festival, held in October. All our classes, tours, kids classes and more are all returning in 2021 and we are sooooo excited! We hope you are too. To register for any of our classes simply go to www.ahavahfarm.com/classes and click on the calendar event to register.


Here is the schedule:


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