SUMMARY: FIFTH 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 5 - The FIFTH Week of WINTER CSA 2021!
Spring seedlings are getting ready to go in the soil!!!
HELLO DEAR CSA MEMBERS!
Argh!! This terrible weather is so frustrating! We got over a FOOT of snow last week (as you all know!) and it was not fun to deal with. More than any other frustration has been the lack of sunshine. The lack of sunshine is really hurting our production. Last week we mentioned that we were set back approximately 2 to 3+ weeks, that has not changed over this past week and due to the weather it has only solidified this estimate going forward - but this can all change with a long enough streak of good, warm sun-shining weather. Simply put: No sun = no growth! This has not looked like Colorado lately, and it is just another struggle we are dealing with. Oh well...moving on!
Ok, in the meantime, however, we are nearly 100% planted again for Spring - this is excellent news! All of our seedlings (as you can see above) are doing outstanding and the nursery and microgreens are also hitting it out of the park. The team, the planning and prepping and all other aspects to the farm are crushing it! The ONLY downside lately has been this stinking weather...but as farmers, it turns out that's a pretty big deal! 😁
This week's CSA is looking similar to the last few weeks, a little on the small side - but absolutely beautiful! Keep in mind that if the weather DOES in fact trend to the warmer side and if we can pull out at least 2 solid weeks of good weather, than there is nothing saying that we can't bulk up these CSA shares in the coming weeks. For now, it just is what it is and it will be what it will be. No magic wands around these parts 😄 .
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!
PS. Please note that some of the veggies have burned tips. These are perfectly safe to eat or can be picked off, and are simply due to freeze burn.
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.
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Ahavah Community Initiative SPOTLIGHT
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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.
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DID YOU KNOW?
Why support local agriculture? Let me count the ways...
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!!