Aley Chubeza #246, May 25th-27th 2015

The month of May is nearing its end. At the end of this week we will bill your cards for this month’s purchases and endeavor to have the billing updated by the beginning of next week. 

You may view your billing history in our Internet-based order system. It’s easy. Simply click the tab “דוח הזמנות ותשלומים” where the history of your payments and purchases is clearly displayed. Please make sure the bill is correct, or let us know of any necessary revisions. At the bottom of the bill, the words סה”כ לתשלום: 0 (total due: 0) should appear. If there is any number other than zero, this means we were unable to bill your card and would appreciate your contacting us. We always have our hands full, and we depend on you to inform us. Our thanks!

Reminder: The billing is two-part: one bill for vegetables & fruits you purchased over the past month (the produce that does not include VAT. The title of that bill is “תוצרת אורגנית”, organic produce). The second part is the bill for delivery and other purchases. (This bill does include VAT. The title of the bill is “delivery and other products.”)


Chag Sameach!

This week, in honor of the Festival of the First Fruits (Bikkurim) and the joy the new fruits bring, this newsletter will let you feast your eyes on some astounding colorful pictures and links that some of our readers were kind enough to send my way. And just in time to say “chag sameach!”

Two Dutch artists decided to slice up all sorts of food – vegetables, fruit, and even fish and meat – to precision-sliced 2.5 cm cubes, which they then displayed for a colorful array of exactness and beauty:

Additional photos of this fascinating, tasty display can be viewed here.

Below, artist Brittany Wright invites you into her kitchen, where she plays with food and arranges it into charming class photos:

And this is a link to more photos from the “Wright Kitchen”

Last but not least, my all-time favorite carrot photo, proving that all carrots were not created equal, and that like human beings, they come in all shapes and colors. Wow!

Wishing you all a happy harvest celebration and a very good week!

From all of us at Chubeza


What’s in This Week’s Boxes?

We remind you to remove the beautiful bunch of carrot greens from atop the carrots. Store the trimmed carrots (preferably in a sealed container) in the fridge to prevent rotting.

Monday: Zucchini, onions, Swiss chard, tomatoes, potatoes, carrots with greens, cucumbers/fakus, coriander/parsley/mint, lettuce, leeks. Small boxes only: spinach

Large box, in addition: Garlic/garlic chives, butternut squash, parsley root, beets

Wednesday: leeks/garlic chive, melon/butternut squash, New Zealand spinach, tomatoes, lettuce, zucchini, cucumber/fakus, carrots, nana/parsley/cilantro, potatoes, small boxes: Swiss chard

Large box, in addition: beets, parsley root, onions/garlic, cabbage.

And there’s more! You can add to your basket a wide, delectable range of additional products from fine small producers: flour, fruits, honey, dates, almonds, garbanzo beans, crackers, probiotic foods, dried fruits and leathers, olive oil, bakery products, pomegranate juice and goat dairy too! You can learn more about each producer on the Chubeza website. On our order system there’s a detailed listing of the products and their cost, you can make an order online now