Next week we celebrate Purim, a holiday whose very essence is confusion, turnabouts, chaos, balagan…. The saying goes, “Not every day is Purim,” but in a sense for us here in Chubeza’s fields, every day of this last winter has indeed been Purim. The weather has swung from hot and dry days to freezing and raging storms, the mercury has careened from almost zero to almost 30 degrees, and the rain gauge has overflowed its banks with nonstop rain or dried up in zero humidity. This period is very, very strange, and the unexpected reigns. We and the veggies find ourselves in an ongoing struggle to adapt to this V’nahafochu muddle.
With uncanny timing, our Chubeza website also decided to capsize over these last few weeks. These past few days, it has been completely down. The issues that arose there were bigger than we thought, brewing complications so daunting that we decided to solve them by creating a new, clean website. We are working tirelessly behind the scenes to bring it back to life. We remind you that our Order System is an independent entity, independent of the website, and has continued to work well all this time, never missing a beat. You are welcome to make orders there at : https://chubeza.easyfarm.co.il/In the midst of the chaos, next week we will greet the Purim holiday with a smile and great joy. In keeping with the holiday spirit, we too are creating a mild state of confusion for you regarding our upcoming delivery schedule: Monday deliveries will be moved back to Sunday, March 5th. The Order System will close this Friday at 8 AM. Orders for sprouts and mushrooms will already close on Thursday at 3:00 PM. Wednesday deliveries will be moved forward to Thursday, March 9thThe Order System will close on Wednesday at 9:00 AM. Next week there will be no bread baking. (We told you there’s a balagan!) May all revolutions, upheavals, confusion and chaos remain solely within the boundaries of Purim, enabling us to speedily return to balance, stability and peace! Happy Purim from all of us at Chubeza!!!
WHAT’S IN THIS WEEK’S BOXES? Monday: Fresh white or purple onions, cabbage, broccoli, beets/green garlic/leeks/scallions, carrots, garden peas or snow peas/green fava beans/sweet potatoes, parsley/coriander/dill, cauliflower, tomatoes, cucumbers, celeriac/parsley root. Large box, in addition: Potatoes, lettuce/kale/Swiss chard/chubeza greens/spinach/arugula, daikon/turnips/baby radishes. FRUIT BOXES:  Oranges/pomelas, apples/strawberries, avocados, bananas, clementinas. Wednesday: Fresh white or purple onions/scallions, cabbage, broccoli, beets/green garlic/leeks, carrots, green fava beans, potatoes/sweet potatoes, cauliflower, tomatoes, cucumbers, celeriac/parsley root. Large box, in addition: Daikon/turnips/baby radishes, parsley/coriander/dill, garden peas or snow peas FRUIT BOXES:  Oranges/pomelas, apples/strawberries, avocados, bananas, clementinas. And there’s more! You can add to your basket a wide, delectable range of additional products from fine small producers: flour, sprouts, honey, dates, almonds, garbanzo beans, crackers, raw probiotic foods, dried fruits and leathers, olive oil, sourdough breads, gluten free breads, granola, natural juices, herbal teas, cider and jams, apple vinegar, dates silan and healthy fruit snacks, tachini, honey candy, spices and goat dairy too! On our order system there’s a detailed listing of the products and their cost, you can make an order online now!