SIXTH WEEK!: Fall CSA 2020

SUMMARY: SIXTH Week of FALL 2020! - EXTRA VEGGIES! - ANNOUNCEMENTS - VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT- ACI DONATION UPDATE AND DONATE TODAY! - DID YOU KNOW? - LOCATIONS AND TIMES - WHAT TO EXPECT THIS WEEK - WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT WEEK

Week 6 - The SIXTH Week of FALL CSA 2020!

HELLO DEAR CSA MEMBERS! We hope that all of our members are having a fabulous week, are not too stressed about the election and are hopeful and positive about life! We know we are! Life is good and no amount of election noise is going to get us down! Stephen Covey suggests that we should focus most of our time on "Our Circle of Influence," and this is where I think this farm plays it's biggest role. We make an active difference in our community and for our planet and YOU are a big part of that! That ain't changin' no matter who wins this stinky "hold-your-nose" election! Together, we will continue to serve the struggling members of our community, to teach and do environmental outreach, we will continue to regenerate our land and reduce greenhouse gases, donate to families in need and to be a positive influence and light to our world. So we are hopeful and we hope you are too!


So this week has brought me a lot of hope! It's been a catch-up week, for sure, however it's also been a great week that has brought us a ton of hope (and even some lessons) for the winter! The extreme temperatures last week (-5.4) was colder than anything we received last year. With temps like that, growing in the fall is not just tough, but very, very, very tough! :) It takes serious ingenuity and creativity and determination to grow this way under such temperatures, but we did it! Our selection for Fall usually includes more fragile items than what we grow for Winter, but seeing the crops survive as well as they did regardless of those temps is really exciting! Now, to be completely honest, the extreme temps did leave behind some considerable damage (where we didn't do a solid job protecting the plants), but nearly 90% survived perfectly - or merely slightly burned. There were a host of lessons that we learned from this event in relation to the crops that we grow which makes me very confident about the rest of this season, and the winter season coming up!


The rest of the season should continue to be abundant and beautiful. However, keep in mind that there was some burning from the cold which you may see on some of your veggies this week. That's just part of the program and a normal part of winter growing. We try to prevent this, and to cut it off the plant during the cleaning, but it does happen and is perfectly normal.


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

 

WINTER SHARES STILL AVAILABLE...SORTA


We are almost sold out of Winter CSA Veggie-Share memberships. This means that we are allowing a few of our current members to purchase, but we are no longer advertising for Winter sales. If you would like to continue your membership for Winter and you are currently NOT an auto-renewal member, please e-mail us to secure your spot.


 

EXTRA VEGGIES FOR SALE

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

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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.

 

Ahavah Community Initiative Volunteer SPOTLIGHT

This woman right here is going to be so embarrassed when she sees this (and no, I'm not warning her)!😄 This is Havah, the absolute love of my life, the most incredible mom and wife on the planet...oh and she does some other things pretty great too!


Havah, as you ALL know, is our administrator. She does all the admin for the farm and she finds time to help out with the plants sometimes too! In addition to that, Havah is the Treasury Secretary for ACI. She handles the bank accounts, the expenses and the budget. She does the donation receipts, handles the e-mails and all the SNAP. Havah is also my caretaker for my cancer and she administers most of my treatment while homeschooling 4 children and chasing around 2 more! Really, there are no words to fully express to you how busy she is, how diligent she is, how hard of a worker she is or how much of my hero she is!


Havah is amazing, she is my angel and she is truly the foundation of my life and the farm. Unfortunately, the foundation in any structure is usually hidden underneath and doesn't get a lot of attention by admirers, yet it is the most important part. Havah, preferring to stay out of the limelight, is the foundation of Ahavah Farm and the Camire family. She is supremely moral and upright and she holds us all to a higher standard and does so much work, it's almost hard to fathom.

I am blessed to be her husband and we should all be blessed to have her as our Adminstrator and Treasurer. Please be kind to her when you e-mail, she is the sweetest soul you will ever meet and she handles hundreds and thousands of e-mails while holding down an extraordinarily chaotic world around her. I love you Havah, I am humbled daily by your character and am forever grateful and honored to be your husband.


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!

 

AHAVAH COMMUNITY INITIATIVE - APPLICATION AVAILABLE NOW!

The application for a free Winter CSA share membership is now available at www.ahavahcommunity.org/apply


If you, or someone you know is struggling to afford pure, nutritionally-dense food, we want you to please apply to receive a donated share.


The application takes no more than 5 minutes and is completely anonymous. We do not save your information or share it with anyone.


Whether you have applied in the past, received a membership in the past or are a current recipient of a donated share, we still want you to apply for 8 weeks of FREE, regeneratively grown food harvested fresh, every week, from Ahavah Farm. Application deadline is January 11th, 2021. Season begins the first week in February. Click below to apply.


www.ahavahcommunity.org/apply


Want to make a tax-deductible donation? CLICK HERE

 

DID YOU KNOW?

COMING SOON!!!!!!


We have an exciting announcement! We are starting Ahavah Farm Nursery, LLC this winter - with Lorin at the head!!!


Now you will be able to grow all the same vegetables that Ahavah Farm grows in your own garden! We will be selling everything from tomatoes to onions starts to kale, lettuce, cucumbers and melons and everything else in between! Nearly every variety that Ahavah Farm grows will now be available to you for your very own garden. These are tried and true varieties, grown completely naturally and pure without a single chemical or commercial input. All seeds, soil and pots will be certified Organic and grown using nutrient-dense soil, water, sunshine and microbes.


Spring preseason orders will start soon - keep an eye our for announcements! We will be rolling out a website with living plants, heirloom seedlings, herbs, microgreens, flowers, medicinal plants, beneficial house plants, gift certificate