Weekly CSA Newsletter Dec. 7th, 2020

SUMMARY: ELEVENTH Week of FALL 2020! - EXTRA VEGGIES! - ANNOUNCEMENTS - 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 11 - The ELEVENTH Week of FALL CSA 2020!


HELLO DEAR CSA MEMBERS! I don't know about you, but we are looking forward to a BEAUTIFUL week with gorgeous weather! The farm is operating smoothly and the team is rocking it. The Nursery Grand Opening was amazing (more on that below) and we only have 3 more weeks left!😮


Yes, that's right, we only have 3 more weeks left and then we are closing the farm down completely for 5 full weeks - oh my gosh we are excited! We need the break and we are certainly looking forward to it. We will still be operating, but it will be way scaled back. All employees will be taking two weeks off and our family will take a 3 week "staycation" where we will be locking the computers in the safe for the entire time! To say we are excited would be an understatement.


Ok, back to your shares. Three weeks are left and we anticipate the greatest Fall finish we have ever had! As a reminder, fall finishes smaller than it starts, but considering that, they should still be gorgeous. We have fennel, carrots, beets, radishes, scallions, lettuce, spinach, pak choy, onions, celeriac, kale, swiss chard and a whole bunch more to be harvested over the next three weeks - it's going to be great!


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

 

**Schedule Change for Week of Christmas**

In order to accommodate the majority of our members whom will be celebrating Christmas on December 25th, we will be making an adjustment to the schedule for that week as follows (please update your calendars!):


All pickup locations and door to door deliveries for the week of December 21st through December 25th will be moved to Thursday, December 24th. All locations and times are the same and have no further changes.


TO BE CLEAR: THE ONLY CHANGE FOR CHRISTMAS WILL BE A MOVE TO THURSDAY OF THAT WEEK (Dec. 24th) FOR ALL LOCATIONS. NO OTHER CHANGES WILL BE MADE. THERE WILL BE NO PICKUPS OR DELIVERIES ON FRIDAY (12/25).

 

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.

 

Ahavah Community Initiative SPOTLIGHT

We all know how terrible this year has been and we all know someone who is struggling more today than they did just six months ago. Things are getting worse, and we all know it. Many thousands of people in our area are struggling to find nutritious food to feed their families. Yes, there are food pantries and soup kitchens, but this is not enough. We believe that the best way to help families directly is to give them free CSA memberships so they can get the purest, most responsibly grown produce they can - full of nutrients and freshly harvested, unlike many of the other free-food programs that exist. We are asking for donations as we need your help and our community needs your help.


Please consider making a year-end tax-deductible gift to Ahavah Community Initiative and be sure that your money is going directly to an amazing cause and making a big impact!


Since 2018 We Have...

  • Donated 154 CSA memberships to families in need! - A value of $53,900.00 of free food!

  • Facilitated the donation of 42 Double Up Food Buck Grants valued at $15,750.00 of free food!Taught 31 full-length classes on regenerative and biological agriculture.

  • Attended 48 outreach events to spread regenerative agriculture education to our community including school events, speaking engagements and markets.

  • Have provided 27 educational tours.

  • Hosted 4 large public events.

  • Educated 5 regenerative farming interns.

  • In addition, Ahavah Farm (aside from ACI) has donated an additional $56,750.00 worth of free food to numerous outlets and families in our local community

  • We have paid ZERO dollars to salaries or to "other" overhead.

Interested in making a tax-free 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!

 

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