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Farm Update & CSA Harvest List

Updated: Dec 22, 2023

Fall 2023 - Week 12

Final Week of 2023!!


๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ


Hello Fall CSA Members!


In this last week of our Fall season, we want to let all of you know how thankful we are for every one of our members! You have blessed us so much! We are ending this season with a great harvest. Your bags are packed full of delicious vegetables. We are excited to end the year with a great harvest!๐Ÿฅ•


Week 1 of the 2024 Winter Season will be Febuary 8th or 9th, depending on your pickup location. The season will run for 8 weeks, until March 29.


Winter Sharesย are now open on the website!

If you are NOT on auto renewal, please get a share before they are gone! We will only have about 50 shares available on the website for the winter season.


Click link to order your share:


Happy Holidays from your Ahavah Farm Team!


๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ


On the longest night of the year,

may you and yours find warmth

and peace together.


Happy Winter Solstice


๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ


Thank you for your patience last week as we scrambled to make sure you got your shares. When wintery conditions render the roads hazardous, we have to make huge adjustments to keep you and our team safe. Things change unexpectantly, and we try to get the word to you as fast as we can. When this happens, please watch for emails and updates on our Facebook page. We will post as soon as we have a plan. Our whole team worked our hardest to get the changes made and get your food to you. ๐Ÿ˜


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It's our LAST MARKET of 2023

Bring a Friend and check out our indoor Ahavah Community Market this Fall season! Fridays 10AM-1PM at Ahavah Farm (7545 Log Rd, Peyton) during our CSA pick ups!




๐Ÿ’กHAPPENINGs THIS WEEK:


Don't miss the best community farmers market in the Colorado Springs area. Did you know we are one of the very few that runs year round? Where else can you get fresh, local food in the winter?


๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿ‘‰Rachael, from The Sourdough Boulangerie will be sharing the benefits of sourdough with us this week. Come check out the her booth. You will be amazed at the variety of delicious, locally made breads she has for you to choose. Get a loaf for yourself, and take one for a friend. These would make a fantastic hostess gift!


We will also have a variety of other vendors here with their unique items. Find the perfect gift to give this holiday season.


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๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฑWe are taking applications for our winter market! Apply on our website. www.ahavahfarm.com/market๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฑ



๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ




Did You KNOW?!!


We accept EBT for a CSA share for 50% our regular prices!


If you or someone you know would like a SNAP share, please email Jessie at contact@ahavahfarm.com.

We still have Fall EBT shares available!



YOU WILL NOT BE PAYING EBT ON THE WEBSITE! Payment will be once a month at your pick up location.





๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ

๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ’กDon't forget that we sell extras every week! Get your fresh veggies stocked up!






๐Ÿ‘We Take SNAP!

Use your EBT card for your extra veggies and receive 50% off.



๐ŸŒฑALL PRICES ARE SUGGESTIONS AS WE OFFER 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 Ahavah Farm LLC or by credit card or regular debit cards via Square!!!


๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ


๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿšจ๐ŸšจTime is running out.

Please give today.

Ahavah Community Initiative is the most important part of Ahavah Farm!

We are dedicated to providing and getting nourishing foods to the people who need it the most!

The need for healthy and pure food is higher than ever!

The GIVE! campaign is going to be running all of December and your donation will be matched!





๐Ÿ’กDON'T FORGET๐Ÿ’ก

Ahavah Community Initiative (ACI) is always fundraising to be able to offer free or subsidized CSA memberships to families in need.

๐Ÿ˜ƒ Bring A Buck to your pick-up location and help feed struggling families in our community!



๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿฅฌ๐Ÿ

What's in your bags this week?

Week 11: Dec 21st & Dec 22nd


CHECK IT OUT!!๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡


Take a look at the numbers for this season! Wow! We have had a fantastic fall. Our goal for each size share was surpassed. Our goal for the season is to always give our members more than what they paid for...

the goal for the Small sixed CSA is 5%, the goal for the medium is 10% and the goal for the large is a minimum of 10% more than what you paid.

This season, we CRUSHED it! This season we gave the small CSA sized members a total of 8.04% more than you paid for! The medium's received 16.89% more, and the larges got a total of 20.68%! WOW! We hope we can do the same or better for the coming seasons! The bar has been set high and we hope you all enjoyed your SHARES as much as we loved growing and harvesting them!!


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This Week's Harvest

As always, nothing is guaranteed. These are the items that are "in season" and are anticipated to be ready this week (which may or may not be available at the CSA).


  • Small = 4-6 items per week ($25/wk)

  • Medium = 7-9 items per week ($35/wk)

  • Large = 10-12 items per week ($45/wk)

  1. Lettuce - Beautiful lettuce! We have gorgeous head lettuce and lettuce mixes! Great for everything from salads to sandwiches and lettuce wraps!

  2. Tatsoi- This is a very versatile green, equally suited to being served raw or lightly cooked. To make it easy, just use tatsoi anywhere you'd use spinach.

  3. Mustard greens- Add these leafy greens to your diet by mixing mustard greens into a chopped salad or cook it like most leafy greens. The greens are high in Vitamin A, Vitamin K, B1, B2, B6, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E!

  4. Swill chard Root -This delicious root roasts beautifully. See the recipe above!

  5. Celeriac root- a versatile, flavorful ingredient for soups, mashes, side dishes, and salads. It is a plentiful source of vitamins C and K, which can help support heart and bone health!

  6. Onions- Our delicious onion varieties add flavor and texture to soups, salsas, curries, and sauces. They can also act as toppers for entrees like chili and burgers.

  7. Leeks- Grab one of our giant leeks! These add sweet, oniony flavor to soups, stews, pastas, and more!

  8. Beets- You can use cooked beets in salads, to make hummus or to blend into smoothies. They can be diced for slaw, quartered for a grain bowl or mashed to make a dip or spread.

  9. Darkibor Kale- The triple curled, rich green leaves of this top-quality variety are mild, juicy-sweet and tender: a perfect choice for vitamin-rich, garden fresh kale salads, kale โ€œchipsโ€.

  10. Fennel- Fennel has long been used as a flavoring agent, a scent, and an insect repellent, as well as an herbal remedy for poisoning and stomach conditions. It has also been used as a stimulant to promote milk flow in breast-feeding mothers. The leaves can be chopped and used to flavor salads, dressings, marinades and sauces. They tend to have a slightly more citrusy flavor than the base.

  11. Radishes- Radishes are most often served raw, halved and sprinkled with salt, shaved into salads, layered over butter-smeared baguettes, or shredded into slaws. They also can be marinated with olive oil and lemon and mint for a refreshing salad, and they can be pickled with a classic vinegar-sugar-salt mix.

  12. Swiss Chard- Chard is high in many antioxidants and can be steamed or sauteed, and it's great in soups, stews, casseroles, frittatas and quiches. Young leaves can be eaten raw in salads. Chard always has green leaves, but the stalks can be a variety of colors.

  13. Chives- Since chives have a milder flavor, they're perfect to add to soups, dips, mashed or baked potatoes, fish, seafood dishes and omelets. Heat destroys their delicate flavor, so add chives to dishes at the last minute. To maximize their taste, thinly slice, chop or snip with kitchen shears before using.

  14. Scallions- Top off soup, bake them into quick biscuits, tuck them into sandwiches, bake them into loaves of bread, etc. The possibilities are endless!

  15. Turnips & Beautiful Turnip Greens - the turnips were a little small this week, but that just means that they are sweeter! But the greens...those greens are so beautiful and so tasty! Buttery and LOADED with nutrition, we love to sautรฉ these amazing greens and eat them alone with some garlic and onion or add them to eggs or a stew. The flavor isn't just amazing, the calcium bioavailability is beyond any other food on earth๐Ÿ˜ฒ!

  16. Carrots- The best carrots around! You will be amazed by how much flavor our carrots pack. Many of our members have commented that they cannot go back to store-bought after tasting our pure, beyond organic carrots!

  17. Barley Wheat Grass - Many of our members absolutely love our barley grass and use it religiously. We hope you take the time to learn and enjoy this most amazingly nutritious green! More nutritious than wheat grass and less bitter, barley grass is used mostly for juicing. However, I, Yosef (and many of our team members) love to use it as an energy and nutrition

  18. Dried Herbs - Basil, dill, mint and fennel (our herb room smells like heaven!๐Ÿ˜‡).

  19. Radish Microgreens - Next to the barley grass and the sunshoots, radish microgreens are some of the most nutritiously-dense items we grow on the farm and not only that, but during our annual survey last year, they ranked as the #1 most requested and love item we grow! They have a fantastic bite to them, last considerably long in the refrigerator and are beautiful in appearance.

  20. Pea Shoots - One of the most desired and sought after items we provide are these pea shoots! Quite literally the best you added to any dish or salad. Our favorite way is to add them to stews and soups. A perfect topper too! Here are four fun ways to use Pea Shoots: http://blog.bostonorganics.com/4-fun-ways-to-use-pea-shoots

  21. Broccoli Microgreens - Last week we told you that Radish Microgreens were the #1 most loved item we grow, well, these microgreens weren't on the list then! I have a sneaking suspicion that these microgreens are the real winners!

  22. Sunshoots - Our sunshoots are certainly some of the nicest, most high-quality sunshoots you will ever find (that actually goes for all our microgreens). They are one of the most beloved items we grow as well and a regular staple to our CSA. Here are some ideas to use your sunnies this week: https://www.martinsgardenacf.com/sunflower-shoots-recipes

  23. Living Herbs - We have an abundance of beautiful living herbs for you. Choose from cilantro, oregano, parsley and more. Each plant counts as one serving.


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