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
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 email@example.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.
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
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!!
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
INSTRODUCING: A Microgreen CSA Share!
Love our microgreens!? Than this selection is for you! Receive 3 types of microgreens every week of the year and save 17% every single week!
Our microgreens are fresh and will last - unlike anything you can find in the store. We pride ourselves on our microgreen quality as being not only absolutely pure - grown without chemicals, fertilizers or inefficient energy (we grow with 100% solar, renewable energy!), but they are absolutely beautiful, long-lasting and delicious! We really can't rave enough, they are THAT good!
What's in a Share?
In your share you will receive a combination of 3 microgreens every week with the option to purchase add-ons and extras when available. Every week we will be growing a mixture of microgreens and you will receive 3 selections of the following: Sunflower Shoots, Pea Shoots, Radish, Kale, Kohlrabi, Basil, Cilantro, Lettuce, Brocolli and more.
Pickup locations and times are the same as Ahavah Farm Veggie Share CSA but you do not have to be a veggie-share member to be a microgreen CSA member - these are two independent programs combined into one.
Go to https://www.ahavahfarm.com/microgreen-csa to learn more and to sign up!
Be a part of our ZERO-WASTE mission here at Ahavah Farm and bring us your compost! PLEASE REMEMBER - NO PLASTIC BAGS. Want more information? CLICK HERE to learn about the program. Thank you everyone who has been bringing their compost! We are so excited that we can help on your mission to become Waste Free!
BAGS! We need your bags!!!
Thank you everyone for recycling your LARGE bags with us (thank you, but we do not need the small ones, only the large ones)! When we receive your bags we immediately quarantine them for 2 weeks before reusing them to ensure they are safe of any yuckies. Thank you for bringing them and any others you may have!
This Week's Harvest
As always, nothing is guaranteed. These are the items that are "in season" and are anticipated to be ready this week (which may or may not be available at the CSA):
Small = 4-6 items per week
Medium = 7-9 items per week
Large = 10-12 items per week
Lettuce - Beautiful red and green leaf lettuce heads coming your way.
Radishes - Only the best tasting and incredibly beautiful radishes ever! Roasting. Hands down is the best way to eat these! I literally cannot get enough of these roasted radishes 😋!
Mache (aka Corn Salad) - Oh, how we love mache! It's kind of sweet like spinach, yet it has the crunch of lettuce. It's unique to the winter and we have two more weeks left of it until it's all gone. Enjoy it raw or slightly braised. Need some ideas? Click here.
Pak Choy - These asian greens, like Pak Choy and Tatsoi are our absolute favorite greens to eat raw or saute'd. They are a specialty green and one of the most amazing aspects to this specialty green are the beautiful flowers that taste like heaven! Click Here to learn how to prepare and use asian greens like these. Click HERE to learn about pakollini, the amazing flowers on this pak choy!
Tatsoi - These asian greens, like Pak Choy and Tatsoi are our absolute favorite greens to eat raw or saute'd. They are a specialty green and one of the most amazing aspects to this specialty green are the beautiful flowers that taste like heaven! Click Here to learn how to prepare and use asian greens like these. Click HERE to learn about pakollini, the amazing flowers on this pak choy!
CIlantro - if you like cilantro, you will absolutely LOVE ours! Delicious. Click here for some unique cilantro recipes.
Red Russian Kale - Yay! We haven't had this in a while and it is a staple. The cold weather has turned it dark purple and red and added a wonderful sweetness to it.
Sunflower Shoots - The single most nutritious item we grow! Not only that, but they are also one of the top 3 items we provide for your CSA. Enjoy them raw for the best benefit.
Radish microgreens - A nice spicy bite to top a salad or cooked dish, pasta, soup or stew - they can also be enjoyed raw. Huge nutrient profile with incredible cardiovascular benefits.
Is that it? I think so! The last share of the year is a beauty - we hope you enjoy every last bite!
That's it for this week! We love you to pieces, are incredibly grateful for each and every one of you and we are blessed to the core to be YOUR farmers!! Yosef, Havah, Kids and Team The Camire Family