Fall 2023 - Week 6
Hello Fall CSA Members!
We hope you all have had a wonderful Fall season so far! Your veggies have been growing beautifully and we have been able to give you more veggies than you paid for each week! This week alone, smalls will get +6.42% in value, mediums +15.13%, and larges +18.08%. WOW!
Try some celeriac root this week! See our harvest lists below for ideas on how to use it!😃
We did our garlic planting this week. There is something really satisfying about getting things planted for next year. 😁
🍁RFD Market style members! Please note that your pick up is 11:30a-12:30p starting this week!
First Night Festival
Celebrate the First Night of Hanukkah at Ahavah Farm. This special event will be hosted by Ahavah Community Initiative. 100% of every penny raised will be used to give free food to those in need right here in our community! Bring your Menorah for a special lighting ceremony. Try a freshly fried donut, or latke. Shop with our local vendors who offer handmade and home grown items. There will be activities for kids, a fire-pit, food trucks, and much more. Let's celebrate together for a great cause! https://www.ahavahfarm.com/event-details/first-night-festival
RFD Market Style pick up TIME CHANGE: 11:30a-12:30p is THIS WEEK!
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!
🌽Come on out and get your fresh veggies this week at our Farmers Market! We will be indoors to keep warm and a bounce house will be up for the smaller kiddos to play!
🌱🌱🌱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! email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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! Get your fresh veggies this Fall!😁
👍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 email@example.com 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!
What's in your bags this week?
Week 6: Nov 9th & Nov 10th
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!
Tatsoi- This is a very versatile green, equally suited to being served raw or lightly cooked. To make it easy, just use tatsoi anywhere you'd use spinach.
Mustard greens- Add these leafy greens to your diet by mixing mustard greens into a chopped salad or cook it like most leafy greens. The greens are high in Vitamin A, Vitamin K, B1, B2, B6, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E!
Garlic! -You will love our potent garlic for all of your soup, grilling and eating needs!
Celeriac root- a versatile, flavorful ingredient for soups, mashes, side dishes, and salads. It is a plentiful source of vitamins C and K, which can help support heart and bone health!
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.