Weekly CSA Newsletter February 8th

SUMMARY: SECOND Week of Winter 2021! - 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 2 - The SECOND Week of WINTER CSA 2021!


HELLO DEAR CSA MEMBERS! 2021 is off to the races and we are not looking back 😁! Every week you will receive an e-mail just like this one with all the CSA newsletter "stuff." In the weekly CSA e-mails are announcements and changes, descriptions of our programs, employee and volunteer highlights, special deals and more.


Looking back to last week, I realized that I didn't send a newsletter out because I didn't want to overwhelm everyone with too much communication at the beginning of the year. I realize now that many of you received items you couldn't identify! I am so sorry about that! At the bottom of this CSA Newsletter every week will be the harvest and on the harvest will be links and descriptions and some tips on how to prepare it. Check it out every week.


This week's CSA is going to be awesome! We have a decent-sized harvest this week and we are including radishes, lettuce, more mache, microgreens, cilantro and more. Check it out below. :)


Alright everyone, that's it for now. Be sure to scroll through this e-mail and check for changes and announcements and enjoy the articles!

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

 

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

Please consider making a year-end tax-deductible gift to Ahavah Community Initiative (registered 501c3) by CLICKING HERE.


Since 2018 We Have...

  • Donated 154 CSA memberships to families in need! - Over A value of $53,900.00 of free food - OVER1,800 weekly BAGS of veggies😮!

  • 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-deductible 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

BRING-A-BUCK!

Oh the amazing power of community and crowdfunding!


Every week, at all of the CSA locations, we have a bin or jar that looks like this. We ask all of our members to bring just $1 with them every week to help support their fellow-members and community.


Bring $1 every week and be a part of supporting, directly, families in need.


Don't say your $1 isn't important! The only way crowdfunding works is if we all participate. Therefore, your $1 is vitally important and it is directly through this program that we raise the majority of ACI's food donation funds than any other fundraising program, and yet it is the absolute easiest for all of our members to participate!


Everyone can afford to Bring-A-Buck and if we ALL bring $1, the impact can be enormous - to the tune of feeding 1 family for an entire season for every single week we all participate!!!! WOW!!

 

NURSERY NEWS



The nursery is rocking it right now and Lorin and Tess are doing such an amazing job!


We have thousands of plants started and turning into beautiful little baby plants for our nursery and later for your home and garden!


DID YOU KNOW that all CSA members receive 15% off!? That's right, use code NURSERY15 to save 15% on your entire order!

PRE-ORDER TODAY AND SAVE 15%

Don't forget you can still save on all your pre-season seedling orders!


If you are planning a garden for 2021, why not save 15% on your garden seedlings and have them guaranteed to be available where and when you are?!


Pre-order all your garden seedlings today and save 15% (remember there is a lag time, so if you are wanting pre-orders for March, you must get on it right away. 6-8 weeks is the pre-order time for all seedlings)


Pre-Order all your garden seedlings for 2021 (over 70 heirloom varieties!) and have them

guaranteed to be available on your selected date in your selected location: Colorado Springs, Denver, Monument and Peyton.


Use Code NURSERY15 at checkout.

It’s never to early to plan a 2021 victory garden! Go to www.ahavahfarm.com/nursery for more information and USE CODE NURSERY15 at checkout!


www.ahavahfarm.com/nursery

 

SPRING & SUMMER CSA REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!


Don't miss-out! If you are not already an auto-enrolled member, you must sign up so you don't miss-out! Select auto-enroll to receive a 5% discount for life and never have to worry about registering again.


Go to www.ahavahfarm.com/csa to learn about Spring and Summer CSA!




ATTENTION AUTO-RENEWAL MEMBERS:

Your automatic renewal will be charged on March 1st, 2021 for the Spring 2021 season. Please make any changes or request known no-later than February 26th. If you would like to change your share size or pickup location, or if you would like to change your Market-Style / Traditional style share or for any other requests, please send them to contact@ahavahfarm.com before February 26th. Thank you.


The following are the amounts to be charged:

Large - Cost $514.95 minus 5% discount. Amount to be charged: $489.21

Medium - Cost $432.56 minus 5% discount. Amount to be charged: $410.94

Small - Cost $308.97 minus 5% discount. Amount to be charged: $293.53


If you are paying cash or with SNAP there is an additional 2.99% discount for cash payment.