What’s in our box this week, and some messages for the holiday period, 13-15 September, 2010

News for the New Year:

Tishrei Holidays Delivery Schedule:

*This week, between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, deliveries will take place as usual.

*The week of Sukkot: Monday, September 20th –Deliveries as usual. Wednesday deliveries will be moved up to Tuesday, September 21st .

*Chol HaMoed: No delivery.  There will be no boxes on 27.9  and 29.9. Those who receive deliveries every two weeks will have a longer gap between boxes over Chol HaMoed. If you wish to change your delivery dates to prevent the lapse, please let me know as soon as possible. Those who wish to expand their boxes for the holidays, please advise ASAP

Open Farm Day

Once again, we are pleased to invite our clientele and friends to take part in a Chubeza Sukkot tradition, a personal “pilgrimage” to our Open Day in the field. This year the festivities are scheduled to take place on Monday, September 27, the 19 of Tishrei (fourth day of Chol Hamoed), between 11:00 AM -4:00 PM. To those of you who haven’t yet attended, the Open Day provides a chance to meet, tour the fields, and nosh on vegetables and other delicacies. We have special activities for the children, including tours designed for little feet and curious minds, arts and crafts, exercises and a wide-open space to run free. Please see updated directions to the farm.

With our best wishes for a Chag Sameach and a blessed New Year,  from all of us to all of you. We look forward to welcoming you to Chubeza and greeting you in person!


On the night before Rosh Hashana, I gave birth to our third daughter, Talya. In her honor I am taking a break from Newsletter writing this week. We will meet again next week with our annual pre-Sukkot “agricultural introspection.”

And a special message from the Chubeza team: Mazal tov Bat-Ami! May Talya be blessed with 120 happy, healthy, inquisitive and exciting years. And may you and your family enjoy many more s’machot always! ______________________________________________

In This Week’s Boxes: cucumbers – welcome back!!!!

Monday: pumpkin, cherry tomatoes, yard-long beans or cowpea (lubia), Swiss chard, cucumbers, tomatoes, dill or basil, lettuce, red bell peppers, potatoes, corn.

In the large box, in addition: okra, eggplants, scallions

Wednesday: pumpkin, lettuce, basil or cilantro or dill, corn, yard long bean, red bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, popcorn, potatoes, cucumbers or tomatoes – small boxes only.

In the large box, in addition: okra or cowpea (lubia), eggplant or butternut squash, Swiss chard, onions