Spring 2023 - Week 6
(Scroll to bottom to see this week's harvest)
Hello Spring Members! ☺️
Only 3 pick ups left to this season!!!
We are loving how amazing this season has been. The veggies we have for you this week are beautiful and delicious! Be sure to grab some garden scapes and arugula and make some pesto!🥬🧄😋
🌱🌱🌱It is market season and we will be amping up the Ahavah Community Market for the summer! We still have space for vendors so please apply if you would like to join us www.ahavahfarm.com/market.
If you are a summer member and would like to move your pick up location to the Farm at the Market during the summer months please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will take care of that for you.👍😊
🚨🚨🚨Remember Northern Colorado Springs Members! You have a new pick up location! We are now at an indoor pick up at 726 Airman Ln, Colorado Springs, CO 80921. You will be picking up from the garages at this location and are able to park on the street. We are excited to be under shelter moving forward!!!!
Our Nursery is now open for business! Come to us for all of your Colorado proven/beyond organic plant starts and seeds! We just restocked our tomato plants!
Our nursery will be open M-F 9a-3p so come check us out!
💡💡💡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!!!
💡💡💡Come check out Ahavah Community Market every Friday 11a-1p at Ahavah Farm!
We have some awesome vendors as well as some amazing veggies, plant starts and microgreens for sale each week. 🪴
🥚🦆🥚🦆🥚We have Duck Eggs!!! Israel and Eliana will have their duck eggs at the pick up locations Thursdays and Fridays! Be sure to grab some at your pick up and support these two awesome kiddos!
We still have Summer CSA shares available! Summer is our longest season so please ask about our payment plans/pay later options!
Get yours today! ahavahfarm.com/csa
You can Help Struggling Families in Our Community!
Use our QR code or the link below, Bring a Buck to your pick up location, or add Ahavah Community Initiative to your King Sooper's Shopper's Card Rewards. Every little bit will make a big difference to feed Colorado Families.
💡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 6: May 11th & 12th
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 lettuce! We have gorgeous head lettuce! Great for everything from salads to sandwiches and lettuce wraps!
Radishes- Radishes are most often served raw, halved and sprinkled with salt, shaved into salads, layered over butter-smeared baguettes, or shredded into slaws. They also can be marinated with olive oil and lemon and mint for a refreshing salad, and they can be pickled with a classic vinegar-sugar-salt mix.
Arugula- You can use arugula just like you would other leafy greens, especially when you want a spicy bite. Try it on top of pizzas, in your salad, pasta, or soups and sauces. It makes a particularly delicious pesto!
Garlic Scapes- Finely sliced, scapes can be used just the same as garlic cloves, such as sautéed with vegetables, puréed into pesto and hummus, or roasted with meats and vegetables.
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!
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!
Chives- Since chives have a milder flavor, they're perfect to add to soups, dips, mashed or baked potatoes, fish, seafood dishes and omelets. Heat destroys their delicate flavor, so add chives to dishes at the last minute. To maximize their taste, thinly slice, chop or snip with kitchen shears before using.
Scallions- Top off soup, bake them into quick biscuits, tuck them into sandwiches, bake them into loaves of bread, etc. The possibilities are endless!
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😲!
Carrots- The best carrots around! You will be amazed by how much flavor our carrots pack. Many of our members have commented that they cannot go back to store-bought after tasting our pure, beyond organic, spring carrots!
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
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.