Spring 2023 - Week 1
(Scroll to bottom to see this week's harvest)
Welcome to the Spring CSA Season! ☺️
We are so happy to welcome Spring! Even if it is still cold and snowy. 😖🥶 Warmer weather is on it's way!!!
🚨Remember!!! The CSA pick ups in Denver and Monument will be outdoors and Traditional style only this week! 👉🏼👉🏼👉🏼
Your shares will be heavy on the greens and lettuce like last week. ☺️ But we were expecting this due to the shortened work week with Passover. 🥬🥬🥬 Your share amounts and varieties should start picking up in the next couple of weeks! 🧅🧅🧅
🌱Don't forget to order your garden starts! You have until April 15th to get your orders in!
🪴NEXT WEEK- Passover Schedule🪴
THE NEXT WEEK ALL PICKUPS AND DELIVERIES WILL BE ON APRIL 14TH! The Farm will be closed for Passover on April 12-13th.
💡💡💡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 email@example.com or Venmo to 719-233-7828 or by credit card or regular debit cards via Square!!!
💡💡💡The Ahavah Community Market is closed this week for Passover!
💡💡💡We still have plenty Summer CSA shares available! Summer is such a beautiful season with so many varieties including tomatoes and peppers and squash!
Get yours today! 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 1: April 5th
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!
Claytonia -also known as miners lettuce or winter purslane. The heart shaped leaves are known for their succulent fresh taste and high vitamin C content. The entire plant is edible including the stems, leaves and flowers. Use it in a salad or as a bed for fish or meat or toss into your favorite soup or chili!
Scallions- Cooked scallions can be included in stir-frys, often as one of the last ingredients added so that they stay crisp. They're also often included in marinades and salad dressings.
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! 😋
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
Redbore Kale - The absolute best kale we grow! Sweet and ready to wilt and add to nearly any dish or to be eaten raw in a salad. Delicious!
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.