Fall 2023 - Week 5
Hello Fall CSA Members!
🌱We have another beautiful week of veggies for you! It has been a very good Fall season here at the farm and we are enjoying the warmer temps this week as are the plants!
🍁We have some important schedule changes coming up so please make note of those dates and times below!
💡Keep your Eyes out for details about our special Holiday Market before Thanksgiving!💡
RFD Market Style pick up TIME CHANGE: 11:30a-12:30p!
If you are a Market style member at Ranch Foods Direct, your pick up time is changing in two weeks on November 10th. If you cannot make the new pick up time, we can either switch you to another location or switch you to a traditional style share for a more flexible pick up time.
RFD TRADITIONAL MEMBERS- your shares do not change except for extending times. You will be able to pick up Fridays 11:30a-6:00p.
💡💡💡Bring a Friend and check out our indoor Ahavah Community Market this Fall season! Friday 10AM-1PM at Ahavah Farm (7545 Log Rd, Peyton) during our CSA pick ups!
🌽We will be offering FREE zipline rides this week at the Farmers Market! Come out and bring the kiddos for some fun!
🌱🌱🌱We have a spaces for vendors in our Fall INDOOR community Market, so please apply if you would like to join us for the Markets or Festivals! firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did You KNOW?!!
We accept EBT for a CSA share for 50% our regular prices!
If you or someone you know would like a SNAP share, please email Jessie at email@example.com.
We still have Fall EBT shares available!
YOU WILL NOT BE PAYING EBT ON THE WEBSITE! Payment will be once a month at your pick up location.
💡💡💡Don't forget that we sell extras every week! 😁
👍We Take SNAP!
Use your EBT card for your extra veggies and receive 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 Ahavah Farm LLC or by credit card or regular debit cards via Square!!!
Ahavah Community Initiative is the most important part of Ahavah Farm!
We are dedicated to providing and getting nourishing foods to the people who need it the most!
The need for healthy and pure food is higher than ever!
The GIVE! campaign is going to be running all of November and your donation will be matched!
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 struggling families in our community!
Did You Know?
You've seen our hashtag, and trademark, #LocalSustainablePure, but do you know what that means?
The Bible, in Isaiah 42:6, commands Jews to be "lights unto the nations," (לְאוֹר גּוֹיִם) to our family, that's a practical calling, and it's perhaps the biggest reason we do what we do.
We are far from perfect, holy Tzadikkim, but that doesn't keep us from our desire to serve you, our community to the best of our ability, and to have you come along side us in serving as many in our community as possible.
This is what Local-Sustainable-Pure(TM) means to us and how these values reflect our desire to serve you:
Love Local: Located, right here, near Colorado Springs, you are our community and we want to serve you through classes, events, outreach, donations and more.
Love Sustainable / Regenerative: Regenerative environmental stewardship, guided by biodynamic principles to care for our earth, our animals and our environment in a local, direct and meaningful way.
Love Pure: Without chemicals and without compromise, our food is literally the purest you can find - Period! We also consider purity to tie everything we do together: in business, in intention and in how we grow!
We know we arent perfect in fulfilling these values perfectly every time, and if we fail, which we will, we hope you will come along side us, help us and support us in the mission we intend to dedicate ourselves to.
Isaiah 42:6 וַיֹּאמֶר, נָקֵל מִהְיוֹתְךָ לִי עֶבֶד, לְהָקִים אֶת-שִׁבְטֵי יַעֲקֹב, ונצירי וּנְצוּרֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל לְהָשִׁיב; וּנְתַתִּיךָ לְאוֹר גּוֹיִם, לִהְיוֹת יְשׁוּעָתִי עַד-קְצֵה הָאָרֶץ.
'It is too small a thing that you should be only My servant to raise up the tribes of Yaakov and to restore the children of Yisrael; I will also make you to be a guiding light unto the nations, that My salvation may be spread to the ends of the earth.'
What's in your bags this week?
Week 5: Nov 2nd & Nov 3rd
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 and lettuce mixes! Great for everything from salads to sandwiches and lettuce wraps!
Garlic! -You will love our potent garlic for all of your soup, grilling and eating needs!
Celeriac Greens- use them in place of celery stalks, as a garnish, pickled in vinegar, in soups/stews, and more. The key is to cut off the stems/leaves immediately before storing.
Onions- Our delicious onion varieties add flavor and texture to soups, salsas, curries, and sauces. They can also act as toppers for entrees like chili and burgers.
Leeks- These add sweet, oniony flavor to soups, stews, pastas, and more!
Beets- You can use cooked beets in salads, to make hummus or to blend into smoothies. They can be diced for slaw, quartered for a grain bowl or mashed to make a dip or spread.
Darkibor Kale- The triple curled, rich green leaves of this top-quality variety are mild, juicy-sweet and tender: a perfect choice for vitamin-rich, garden fresh kale salads, kale “chips”.
Fennel- Fennel has long been used as a flavoring agent, a scent, and an insect repellent, as well as an herbal remedy for poisoning and stomach conditions. It has also been used as a stimulant to promote milk flow in breast-feeding mothers. The leaves can be chopped and used to flavor salads, dressings, marinades and sauces. They tend to have a slightly more citrusy flavor than the base.
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.
Swiss Chard- Chard is high in many antioxidants and can be steamed or sauteed, and it's great in soups, stews, casseroles, frittatas and quiches. Young leaves can be eaten raw in salads. Chard always has green leaves, but the stalks can be a variety of colors.
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 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.