Aley Chubeza #86 – October 3rd-5th 2011

Changes in deliveries during the holiday season:

– Deliveries as usual this week, Monday and Wednesday

– Next week: Monday, October 10th: Delivery as usual. Wednesday deliveries will be moved to Tuesday, October 11th.

– During Chol HaMoed, there will be no deliveries, i.e. you will not be receiving boxes on Monday and Wednesday, the 17th and 19th of October.

For all who receive bi-weekly boxes, Chol HaMoed will create a three-week gap. Even if you weren’t scheduled to receive a box during the week of Chol Hamoed, your delivery will be postponed a week. If you wish to change delivery dates to prevent this gap, please contact me a.s.a.p.

If you wish to increase your vegetable boxes before Sukkot, please let me know as soon as possible.

Open Day at Chubeza: In keeping with our twice-yearly tradition, we invite you for a “pilgrimage” to Chubeza to celebrate our Open Day.

The Sukkot Open Day will take place on Tuesday, October 18th, the 20th of Tishrei (fifth day of Chol HaMoed), between 11:00-16:00. The Open Day gives us a chance to meet, tour the field, and nibble on vegetables and other delicacies. Children have their own tailor-made tours, designed for little feet and curious minds, plus activities and a vast space to run around and loosen up.  (So can the adults…)

Driving instructions are on our website under “About Us.” Please make sure you check it out before heading our way.

Come one, come all! We look forward to seeing you all!



We’re still in the season’s greetings mode, and this week I’m delighted to present some of Chubeza’s talented vegetables who wish to send you their very own greetings for the New Year:

May your boots be made for walking, as well as for peacefully standing in place,

May you dance the night away (preferably in tandem)

And even when things get a little tangled up…

May you find a way to see clearly now…

And grasp the whole picture.

Above all, may you have an eggs-tra egg-citing New Year!

(What came first—the chicken or the eggplant?)

Wishing you a sweet, fresh and delectable year, from the vegetables, the people, the clods of earth, the insects and all other partners in Chubeza!


WHAT’S IN THE FIRST BOXES OF 5772? Monday: Arugula, yard-long beans or cowpeas (lubia), beets, Swiss chard, eggplant, tomatoes, cucumbers, parsley, pumpkin, potatoes, corn In the large box, in addition: butternut squash, okra, white savory Wednesday: Arugula, yard-long beans or cowpeas (lubia) or okra, Swiss chard or kale, eggplant or beets, tomatoes, cucumbers, lemon verbena or white savory, pumpkin, potatoes, corn, carrots In the large box, in addition: butternut squash, cilantro, small radishes And there’s more! You can add to your basket a wide, delectable range of additional products from fine small producers: granola and cookies, flour, sprouts, goat dairies, fruits, honey, crackers, probiotic foods, sesame butter and dried fruits and leathers too! You can learn more about each producer on the Chubeza website. The attached order form includes a detailed listing of the products and their cost. Fill it out, and send it back to us soon.