Dear 2018 CSA Members,
We want to say THANK YOU for joining our CSA for 2018. We want you to know that without YOU, we could never make the impact (both socially and environmentally) that WE are – and it is so important that you know, sincerely, that each and every one of you are making a difference with the dollars you trust us with!
There are so many good reasons to join a Community Supported Agriculture program.
Joining Ahavah Farm’s CSA is about relationships, environmental stewardship and about “really” supporting local. It’s also about the food, and as a member of Ahavah Farm you will never, EVER, have to worry about whether we grow our own food or whether it is grown with chemicals etc. You can always be assured that your food is literally the absolute purest food you will ever eat. We go way beyond all organic standards and go way beyond simple sustainability as well. Our food is grown without chemicals, without pesticides, without tractors, without excessive water, without GMO varieties…and without fertilizers (of any kind – organic or otherwise!). The only thing we put on our crops are water, compost and home-made biological ammendments (from manures, weeds and fermented vegetables etc.).
Your eggs come from heritage-only breeds and they are raised in a completely natural state without the aid of lights, heat, culling, debeaking or forced molting etc. We allow our chickens to roam completely free on our land and they are protected by their coops at night. They are fed hundreds of lbs of produce and weeds on a weekly basis and their diets are supplemented with certified Organic soy-free feed.
All of your food will be grown using 100% renewable energy (solar power) which runs our entire farm and home. All of the packaging that your food comes in, whether it is a bag or a box will be compostable and / or biodegradable packaging. In addition to the above mentioned, 20% of everything we grow goes to charity, all of our CSA’s and our market booth sales are all “Pay-What-You-Can-Afford,” and our family along with help from some of you have donated $10,000 worth CSA’s to people in need, this year alone!
So when YOU support Ahavah Farm, and the best way to do that is through the CSA, YOU are supporting all of OUR initiatives as well as all of OUR educational programs, composting program, OUR non-profit “Ahavah Community Initiative” and OUR agro-ecological projects.
Whether it is a good year or bad, YOU can feel positive about the decision YOU made to be a part of the change that is occurring in this community – and NONE OF IT COULD HAPPEN WITHOUT YOU!
SO, THANK YOU!
Thank YOU so much for supporting not only YOUR local farm, our employees and our family, but the community beyond YOUR farm and beyond yourselves and thank YOU for allowing US to continue to make a difference through and by YOUR support!
We love you and cherish your relationships and your trust in us. We don’t promise that this will be a perfect year, we can’t control everything, but we can promise that we will work harder than any other farm at ensuring that the things that ARE in our control are taken care of and that the planning, preparation and our workmanship is above reproach, open to accountability and transparent to all.\
The Camire FaRmily: Yosef, Havah, Asher, Aiden, Israel, Eliana, Ovadya
And our staff: Josh, Sarah, Andrew, Hailey, Tracy, Kelly and Gretchen.
And our interns: Mark, Charles, Dan and Will