Messages November 4th-6th 2013

November November comes, And November goes With the last red berries And the first white snows, With night coming early And dawn coming late, And ice in the bucket And frost by the gate. The fires burn And the kettles sing, And earth sinks to rest Until next spring. ~ Elizabeth Coatsworth

While the rest of the northern hemisphere readies their kindling wood, here in these parts at the onset of November and the lunar month of Kislev, we had a very short first-rain-of-the-season on Friday. Here’s hoping this was a Heavenly “trial run” to pave the way for stronger, more frequent blessed showers.

On the Chubeza scene we are swamped with work, so today we have only a few messages:

This weekend we billed your cards for October purchases. The billing is three-part: one bill for vegetables, fruits and dates which you purchased over the past month (Of course, if you only received vegetables, you will only be billed for vegetables. Not fruit or dates…) The second part is the bill for delivery, which includes VAT, and the third is for extra non-Chubeza products you purchased through our Internet order system.

We would like to remind you that you are now able to 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!


At times like this, with the heavy burdens of labor that the end of the month brings, I am always glad for friends like Eli. Somehow his advice is always timely and accurately relates to my current agonies: backache, stiff neck, tired fingers, general fatigue. I decided to share with you this manual he wrote (in Hebrew). May we have a happy, healthy week!

Alon, Bat Ami and the Chubeza team


The price of tomatoes remains quite high this week. Since tomatoes are no longer growing in our field during this season, and we must supplement our supply with tomatoes purchased from other organic hothouses. This week your boxes will contain a smaller quantity of the red beauties. We hope for the speedy return of reasonable tomato prices.


Monday: Parsley/dill, pumpkin, tomatoes, tot soi/kale, turnips/daikon, lettuce,    cucumbers, spinach/New Zealand spinach, carrots, sweet potatoes. Small boxes only: green beans

In the large box, in addition: Beets, bell peppers, arugula, eggplants/lubia

Wednesday: daikon radish / small radish / turnip, lettuce, cucumbers, cauliflower / broccoli, cilantro / parsley, sweet potatoes, carrots, kale / spinach, arugula / tatsoi, green beans / green black eye peas (lubia) / Jerusalem artichoke, tomatoes.

In the large box, in addition: red beets, a slice of pumpkin, leeks / eggplants

And there’s more! You can add to your basket a wide, delectable range of additional products from fine small producers: flour, sprouts, fruits, honey, dates, almonds, crackers, probiotic foods, dried fruits and leathers, olive oil and bakery products 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!