SUMMARY: SEVENTH Week of Summer 2020! - Classes and Tours! - EXTRAS! - Volunteering Opportunities - Did you know? - The MOST important part of being a CSA member is... - Donate today! - Weekly Updates and Harvest for the Week - What to expect NEXT Week.
Week 7 - SEVENTH Week of Summer CSA 2020!
HELLO DEAR MEMBERS! I hope you are having an amazing week and enjoying this (slightly) cooler weather. This week we got the over 10,000 onions out of the field, cut all the tops and they are curing as we speak. We will save most of these for the fall, but you may get some in the coming week's as well. We grew three varieties this year: A white, yellow and a red. They are gorgeous!
That's about all that is happening this week worth reporting on. We will spend the rest of it weeding, turning over beds, seeding and doing some repairs. 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!
We could use some volunteers for packing bags on Thursday and for weeding throughout the week. E-mail us if you are interested and see below for more info. 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
Lots of Extra Veggies Available for Purchase at Your CSA Location!
DON'T FORGET THAT SNAP MEMBERS GET 50% OFF
ALL PRICES ARE SUGGESTIONS ONLY AS WE ALWAYS OFFER PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN-AFFORD!
This week we are anticipating the following items for sale:
!!**Baby Potatoes **!!
For Payment: Cash or Check at the drops or the balance can be sent via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Classes are full, but our educational tours still have openings. To register, simply respond to this email. Remember, that classes are free for all CSA members, though we do recommend a $20.00 donation to ACI for each class and a $10.00 donation for each tour to cover expenses.
Class and Tour Schedule:
The Four-Season Garden or Farm: This is a 5-part series that can be registered for the entire series or just one at a time. We will learn what it takes to grow and harvest food all year long, here in Colorado at elevation and in harsh temperatures. We will learn about the specifics to growing amazing crops in each season of the year and since we start in July there will be plenty of time for participants to set up their own four-season garden or farm starting in the fall.
Classes are at 9am on the following Fridays: 7/17, 8/21, 9/18, 10/16, 11/20 - (CLASSES ARE FULL)
Tours: NEXT TOUR COMING UP: 8/25! 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: 8/25 (OPEN) , 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. _________________________________
This is Anna. Anna is a special kind of human. She is the kind of human that restores your hope in humanity! Anna wants to serve and she doesn't care how or where, as long as it is making an impact!
Whether she is getting her hands dirty in the soil, stands all day packing bags, helps out at the CSA pickup or she is serving on Ahavah Community Initiative's board or drawing up artwork as an inspirational and highly talented artist, Anna does it all!
You truly are a wonderful part of our farming community, our greater "healthy lifestyle" community that is in and around Colorado Springs and our faRmily. We are all very grateful for you Anna! Thank you so much!
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
This week we raised another $216!! Thank you so much everyone for leaving your change, bringing your bucks and supporting your community! Help create access to the purest food on the planet and DONATE TODAY! We truly believe that Ahavah Community Initiative (501C3) is one of the best ways to make a direct impact on YOUR community. Our mission is simple and the finances are completely transparent. 100% of your donations go straight to supporting our mission to "connect under-served people to locally-farmed, regeneratively-grown produce..." etc. Our board is 100% volunteer and there is no paid staff. Our meetings are public and our minutes are available at request.
Please consider a tax deductible donation to ACI by clicking here and please consider making it a monthly donation by clicking the box:
Donate Now _________________________________
FALL DONATED SHARE APPLICATION
ACI is donating up to 20 CSA shares for the Fall of 2020 to families in need.
If you or someone you know is struggling to feed their families pure, unadulterated local organic food but are struggling to afford it, please apply or share the application today!