Week 11: Summer CSA 2020

SUMMARY: ELEVENTH Week of Summer 2020! - FALL Shares Available!! - ACI DONATED SHARE APPLICATION DEADLINE! - EXTRA VEGGIES! - CLASSES AND TOURS - 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 11 - Eleventh Week of Summer CSA 2020!

HELLO DEAR MEMBERS! Oh my! Can you believe it is ALREADY September? Not only that, but goodness gracious, it was a chilly 42 degrees this morning! Yikes! It will feel like a blink of the eyes and we will be in Fall and Winter. It's a crazy feeling to be in week 11 with only 4 weeks left to go!


There will be a slight transition into fall crops as we finish out the season. Many of the fall crops will be the same, but you will notice some new varieties that you haven't seen all year. You will also start to see more alliums, greens, herbs and roots and less tomatoes and cucumbers and peppers. Spinach will be returning in just a few weeks and we will have tatsoi, mustard and pak choy coming as well as leeks, onions and plenty of roots. The radishes will get sweeter and so will the carrots and other root crops, and to be honest, pretty much everything gets sweeter in the fall and winter.


I know, I know, I have talked about the fall season for three weeks in a row - enough already! I just can't help it, I have never been so excited for a season! Things are looking so, so good and the team is doing so awesome - how could I not be excited 😀!?


One thing to keep in mind: We have been having some severe pest pressure. The grasshoppers are killing our tomatoes and many of our greens. NONE of this reduces the quality of the produce besides the cosmetic damage. So, enjoy it just the same - it may just not be as pretty!

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

 

 !!FALL CSA SHARES AVAILABLE!!


We will have 10 Medium shares, 10 Small shares and 5 Large shares available for purchase. We will be advertising these shares for sale later this week, but for now, if you are a current CSA member and want to be a Fall member but missed the registration, now is your time to sign up!

See the website for details and to sign up.

 

EXTRA VEGGIES FOR SALE


DON'T FORGET: SNAP MEMBERS GET 50% OFF!!

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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.

 

CLASSES AND TOURS

Plenty of Room in our Upcoming Tours


We have one more tour for you to register for on 9/29, It's completely open, so register now!


Tour Schedule:

Tours:  NEXT TOUR COMING UP: 9/29! Tours are always a good time and we always learn a lot too!  Educational tours are centered on environmental stewardship and the pure standards we have set for our farm.  We walk the entire farm and learn about biodiversity, microbiology, the benefits of no-till and our other sustainable farming methods.  We talk about energy, nutritional density of our food and we even tour the wash-rooms, the nurseries, our blacksmith shop, our storage facilities and more. 

Tours start at 9am on the following Tuesdays: 9/29 (OPEN).

We would like to offer more classes, specifically on food preparation etc.  If you are an individual that would be interested in using our facilities to host a class we would love to encourage this.  Please reach out to us with your ideas.

 

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT

This is Brian. Many of you know Brian. You have either met Brian at one of the CSA locations, or perhaps you have chatted with him at one of our events or maybe you have seen one of his engaging posts in the Ahavah Farm Community Group. His face is everywhere, and his laugh and smile is one in a million!

Brian is the kind of guy that would give you the shirt off his back in an instant. He is a giver and he has given our community a lot. As a former chef, now suffering from EDS (Ehlers-Danlos syndrome), Brian loves to cook and from time to time Brian will create items to sell for Ahavah Community Initiative to help members in need. As I mentioned, Brian has EDS and suffers terribly. However, he still finds a way to give to his community regularly. He does this with his tinctures and teas and dressings, but he also does it by volunteering on the farm or at the CSA locations (regardless of his incredible pain!), as well as being a heavily involved member in the community group and online. Whatever he does he does it for the benefit of the Ahavah Farm Community and he is not shy about his love for all his "peeps."😁


Thank you Brian for all you have done for us, our family and our community. The community is closer, more engaged, more energized and generally better off because of you! We love you Brian!


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!

 

AHAVAH COMMUNITY INITIATIVE

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