December 17th-19th 2018 – Satisfied Fields

With the end of the olive harvest season, we have replenished our supply of the incredible Ein Harod olive oil. But that’s not all! Last week Hillel came to personally bring us fresh Barnea olive oil and a completely new stock of almonds, chickpeas, teff seeds and honey from the kibbutz apiary. Plus, delicious  eucalyptus honey to add to the already outstanding selection of jujube, citrus, avocado and thistle honey.

Order Ein Harod’s amazing array of field crop and apiary products today via our order system.


And this is a perfect opportunity to remind you of the other excellent products you may order along with your vegetable boxes – all products of very special small manufacturers and farms from all over the country. You will find organic fruit; natural juices, ciders and jams; apple vinegar, olive oil, honey, date honey, almonds, dates, chickpeas and teff seeds, crackers, olives, tahini, coffee, cookies, chocolate, seasoning, flours, sour-dough breads, sprouts and goat dairy products.

Our website has a short description of each of the products and manufacturers. Read all about them and make your order via our order system.


Singing in the Rain

Over the past weeks we have been blessed with wonderful allotments of rain. The field has received a nice big rainfall at least once a week, satiating the earth and bringing joy to the vegetables and farmers. Around a week and a half ago, the rain began on Thursday at 9:00 am and did not stop until late afternoon on Sunday! To our great delight, the steady continuous rain was not too strong in its intensity. Despite minor flooding at the edges of the vegetable plots, we did not experience any major erosion, with most of the water joyfully absorbed into our very fertile soil.

Arriving at the field on Sunday, we discovered that we had to think twice before taking each step to work in the field. Our feet eventually pulled out, but our boots were deeply buried in the mud…

Subsequently, after several days in which the sun came up and dried up all the rain before another rainfall came last Thursday, we can now work peacefully in our field. This week, too, we are enjoying the wintery sun and happily awaiting the approaching rain.

In honor of these thrilling rains and to share the beauty with you, I asked Avraham, a loyal worker and a skilled photography enthusiast, to snap some photos of the after-rain field.  Thank you, Avraham!

Our drenched field (note the unused irrigation hose resting on the far-end, staring dumfounded at all this rain…)

After the tractor plows the soft earth, deep furrows form. Here’s a close-up of the new Chubeza Brown Canyon…

The moisture caused even our tractor to grow tiny sprouts in between the weights hanging on its front. What will be next?!

One last photo, taken before the downpours, but still – so beautiful I cannot resist. One of the reasons these raindrops make us so very happy: the healthy, fresh and vigorous growth of arugula sprouts in our field.

Wishing us all a wet season blessed with steady welcome rain and peaceful happy days.

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



Monday: Fennel, lettuce/arugula/mizuna, kohlrabi/beets, cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, cauliflower, spinach/totsoi/kale, coriander/parsley/dill, Swiss chard. Small boxes only: celery/ celeriac.

Large box, in addition: Broccoli/red or white cabbage, sweet potatoes/Jerusalem artichokes, leeks, radishes/baby radishes/turnips.

FRUIT BOXES:  Avocado, oranges, apples, bananas.

Wednesday: Fennel, lettuce/arugula/mizuna, kohlrabi/beets, cucumbers/peppers, tomatoes, carrots, cauliflower/broccoli, spinach/totsoi/kale, radishes/baby radishes/turnips, Swiss chard, celery/celeriac.

Large box, in addition: red or white cabbage, leeks, coriander/parsley/dill

FRUIT BOXES:  Avocado, oranges, apples, bananas.