Winter 2023 - Week 8
(*NEW* - Scroll to bottom to see this week's harvest)
Good Afternoon Members! 💗☺️
I am so sorry this is late and I am even more sorry that last week's e-mail had an issue also and it never made it to you!
This week's CSA is looking beautiful, very very green and light on the weight, but beautiful none-the-less.🤩
ONLY 1 WEEK LEFT OF WINTER SEASON - THEN IT'S ONTO SPRING!
(We will be having a preseason meeting on Monday evening at 6pm in the Facebook Community Group. Please check your e-mails for information. CURRENT MEMBERS: NO CHANGES ARE TAKING PLACE - HOWEVER, THE FIRST WEEK WILL HAVE A SCHEDULE CHANGE. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE FIRST WEEK OF SPRING SEASON WILL HAVE A SCHEDULE CHANGE - PLEASE KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR ANNOUNCEMENTS)
💡💡💡Don't forget that we sell extras every week! 😁
SNAP CSA MEMBERS GET 50% OFF & ALL PRICES ARE SUGGESTIONS AS WE OFFER PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN-AFFORD!
For Payment: Cash or Check at the drops or the balance can be sent via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org or Venmo to 719-233-7828 or by credit card or regular debit cards via Square!!!
💡💡💡Come check out our Winter Ahavah Community Market! Come support all of our amazing vendors and check out our kids activities! We are excited to see you there! We also have a lot of extra veggies available at the Market each week so come get what you need!
💡💡💡We still have plenty Summer CSA shares available and about 15 Spring memberships still available - don't miss these! Sign up here: ahavahfarm.com/csa
Don't miss out on all the happenings! See below and go to www.ahavahfarm.com/classes for our full lineup of activities here on the farm!
💡DON'T FORGET💡 Ahavah Community Initiative (ACI) is always fundraising to be able to offer free or subsidized CSA memberships to families in need.
😃 Bring A Buck to your pick-up location and help feed families in our community!
What's in your bags this week?
Week 8: March 23rd and 24th
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 ($25/wk)
Medium = 7-9 items per week ($35/wk)
Large = 10-12 items per week ($45/wk)
Lettuce - Beautiful baby lettuce. We have baby romaine (rouge d'hiver) and a salad mix which consists of a mixture of 5 varieties. Great for everything from salads to sandwhiches!
Mustard Greens - These are simply the BEST mustard greens on the planet. The variety is called Red Splendor and you will never find this in the store: Mild, smooth and absolutely delicious! CLICK HERE FOR RECIPES!
Garlic Greens - Our absolute favorite and an absolute favorite of our CSA! We use these just like you would scallions and we include them in EVERYTHING! We put them on our salads, on our sandwiches, on our soups, in our homemade dressings, in our rice on our potatoes...should I continue!? Not only are these absolutely to die for, but you won't get them ANYWHERE ELSE! 😋
Radishes - Oh, we love our radishes! Crispy and delicious. We love them roasted! Weekly, daily...we can't get enough of these!
Cilantro - There is not much that can say SPRING IS HERE better than cilantro! The aroma of this beautiful and flavorful green is amazing! Our hands smell like cilantro for an entire day after harvest! Learn more about this amazing green HERE.
Turnips & Beautiful Turnip Greens - the turnips were a little small this week, but that just means that they are sweeter! But the greens...those greens are so beautiful and so tasty! Buttery and LOADED with nutrition, we love to sauté these amazing greens and eat them alone with some garlic and onion or add them to eggs or a stew. The flavor isn't just amazing, the calcium bioavailability is beyond any other food on earth😲!
Barley Wheat Grass - Many of our members absolutely love our barley grass and use it religiously. We hope you take the time to learn and enjoy this most amazingly nutritious green! More nutritious than wheat grass and less bitter, barley grass is used mostly for juicing. However, I, Yosef (and many of our team members) love to use it as an energy and nutrition
Arugula - Arugula is on of our favorite greens to saute and add to a stew, mashed potatoes, or simply as a yummy side! Check out this article for more info!
Baby Red Russian Kale - The most beautiful and tender kale we grow. Sweet and ready to wilt and add to nearly any dish or to be eaten raw in a salad. Delicious!
Spinach - There is little doubt in our members' minds that this spinach is the best they've ever had! The sad part is that it grows slowly and isn't regenerating quick enough to give us an abundance. But it's coming...oh, it's coming! Enjoy this spinach raw before deciding to cook it...it's just that good! Ps. if you look closely at the leaves you'll see the beautiful sugar crystals!
Dried Herbs - Basil, dill, mint and fennel (our herb room smells like heaven!😇).
Radish Microgreens - Next to the barley grass and the sunshoots, radish microgreens are some of the most nutritiously-dense items we grow on the farm and not only that, but during our annual survey last year, they ranked as the #1 most requested and love item we grow! They have a fantastic bite to them, last considerably long in the refrigerator and are beautiful in appearance.
Pea Shoots - One of the most desired and sought after items we provide are these pea shoots! Quite literally the best you added to any dish or salad. Our favorite way is to add them to stews and soups. A perfect topper too! Here are four fun ways to use Pea Shoots: http://blog.bostonorganics.com/4-fun-ways-to-use-pea-shoots
Broccoli Microgreens - Last week we told you that Radish Microgreens were the #1 most loved item we grow, well, these microgreens weren't on the list then! I have a sneaking suspicion that these microgreens are the real winners!
Sunshoots - Our sunshoots are certainly some of the nicest, most high-quality sunshoots you will ever find (that actually goes for all our microgreens). They are one of the most beloved items we grow as well and a regular staple to our CSA. Here are some ideas to use your sunnies this week: https://www.martinsgardenacf.com/sunflower-shoots-recipes
Living Herbs - We have an abundance of beautiful living herbs for you. Choose from cilantro, oregano, parsley and more. Each plant counts as one serving.
What to expect for next week's harvest:
I believe next week's CSA harvest is going to be on the smaller side again. However, it shouldn't be any less beautiful! Expect lettuce, spinach, arugula, fennel, radishes, turnips and more. It should be a beautiful week, though on the smaller side. The following three weeks after that should see a larger bounty, as long as the weather holds out!
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