September 16th-18th 2019 – How sweet it is to be loved by you…

NEW YEARS 5780 – CHANGES IN CHUBEZA DELIVERY SCHEDULES:

DURING THE WEEK OF ROSH HASHANAH:

  • There will be no Monday deliveries (We will be unable to deliver a vegetable box this week to some of you.)

Deliveries to Rechovot, Nez Tziona, Rishon Lezion, Mazkeret Batya, Gush Etzion, Jerusalem, Kfar Bin Nun and in certain neighborhoods in Tel Aviv will be moved to Thursday October 3. An email message as well as SMS message will be sent to all those whose Monday delivery will be transferred to Thursday during that week.

  • Wednesday deliveries will take place on Thursday October 3.

DURING THE WEEK OF YOM KIPPUR:

  • Monday deliveries as usual on October 7.
  • Wednesday deliveries will take place on Thursday October 10.

DURING THE WEEK OF CHIL HAMOED SUKKOT, THERE WILL BE NO DELIVERIES, i.e. no deliveries on Monday October 14 or Wednesday October 16.

DURING THE WEEK OF SIMCHAT TORAH:

  • The Monday delivery will be transferred to Tuesday October 22.
  • Wednesday delivery (October 23) will take place as usual.

DURING THE WEEK FOLLOWING SUKKOT AND SIMCHAT TORAH, ROUTINE DELIVERY RETURNS!

Those who wish to increase the size and/or contents of your pre-holiday box, please inform us as soon as possible.

OPEN DAY:

In keeping with our twice-yearly tradition, we invite you for a Chol HaMoed “pilgrimage” to Chubeza’s field to celebrate our Open Day.
This year’s festive Sukkot Open Day will take place on Thursday, October 17, the 18th of Tishrei (third day of Chol HaMoed) from 12:00 noon – 5:00 PM.

The Open Day gives us a chance to meet, tour the field, and nosh on vegetables and other delicacies. Children have their own tailor-made tours designed for little feet and curious minds, plus special activities and a vast space to run around and loosen up. (Open to adults as well…)

Driving instructions are on our website under “Contact Us.” Please make sure you check this before heading our way.

Chag Sameach and Shana Tova to all of you from all of us. We look forward to seeing you all!

In the spirit of the upcoming New Year, here’s some great new offers from our associates:

  • Ilana and Davidi have released the English version of their amazing “Shana Bagina” Calendar-Farmer’s Almanac. From this week, you can order it from the Chubeza Order System!
  • Didi and Shira, producers of prize-winning “Tene Yarok” olive oil from Rotem, are offering a very special sale on their entire line of oil. Each variety is now available at the reduced price of 46 NIS per bottle! And – you may now purchase their high-quality oil in 2 and 4-liter cans.
  • Kibbutz Naot Smadar has developed new additional flavors for their delectable, healthy (and we mean healthy…) snacks: date with cocoa beans and date with goji berries! Order single packages to sample these delicacies. And, their incredible olives are now available in small 180 ml. jars that make perfect holiday gifts to delight the heart and the palate!

All of these products and a treasure of distinctive others as well are available for purchase and delivery in your boxes via the Chubeza Order System.

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Ain’t She Sweet?!

Though she’s frequented our boxes for several weeks now, she actually started out with us four months ago (perhaps more). For our part, we’ve been at her side observing the various stages of her growth and snapping shots for her fashion model portfolio. So, this week’s Newsletter is devoted to giving you a glossy look at our glamorous redheaded friend – the sweet potato (aka yam).

Growing sweet potatoes is a lesson in faith, imagination and hope. This is how it works:

In the beginning of May we received a package from Oded of Moshav Yesha, which we opened to find this treasure:

“Well, hey there, Georgia!” we greeted our sweet potato, and happily placed the cuttings into the pre-dug mounds we’d prepared in the ground, separated from one another by 15 centimeters. Here’s how it looked like when we were done:

And close up:

A few days later, we started to notice tiny little leaves growing on those branches, and then, lo and behold – this is the scene just one week later:

Remember that naked branch? Look how well dressed she  is now!

Then, the young seedlings begin stretching out their beautiful arms, on their way to a bountiful future:

Only two weeks later, the field looks like a sea of green, with densely assembled leaves, branches and a vibrant, verdant carpet of blooms:

Posing up close:

…and zooming in even closer: look at these gorgeous little flowers, with their characteristic Convolvulaceae family purple hue at the center. The sweet potato is practically the only edible plant in this extended family that includes such decorative and wild plants as the morning glory and the bindweed.

In a neighboring bed, a wild cousin comes to visit (there’s one in every family…), extending his arms and beautiful white flowers which have an intoxicating scent. Take a whiff (and FYI – place them on your nose and inhale. They’ll stick right to it!):

And underneath this green carpet, silently and surely, the sweet potato plant sends out roots which thicken to store within them nutrients for wintertime. Four months after we first began the process, we start checking out what’s happening underground. If needed, we turn off the irrigation, causing the sweet potatoes to grow just a little more, and begin pulling out the luscious orange roots.

Bon appetite to you all! May we enjoy a week of faith, imagination, hope and deliciousness!

Alon, Bat Ami, Dror, Orin, Yochai and the entire Chubeza team

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WHAT’S IN THIS WEEK’S BOXES?

Monday: Potatoes, red bell peppers, sweet potatoes, eggplant, cucumbers, tomatoes, lubia Thai yard-long beans, slice of pumpkin, lettuce, parsley/coriander. Small boxes only: leeks.

Large box, in addition: Cherry tomatoes, okra/Iraqi lubia, New Zealand spinach/Swiss chard, corn.

FRUIT BOXES: Mango, pomegranates, grapes. Small boxes: Pears. Large boxes: Peaches

Wednesday: Potatoes, red bell peppers, sweet potatoes, eggplant, cucumbers, tomatoes, lubia Thai yard-long beans, slice of pumpkin, lettuce, parsley/coriander. Small boxes only: leeks.

Large box, in addition: Cherry tomatoes, okra/Iraqi lubia, New Zealand spinach/Swiss chard, corn.

FRUIT BOXES: Mango, pomegranates, grapes. Small boxes: Bananas. Large boxes: Kubo