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Posted 11/15/2016 7:39pm by George Zahradka.
Hello!
My name is Lacey and I am the packing manager here at the Z Farm CSA! I am reaching out to all of our members to let you know that we still have Turkeys available for purchase for the holidays! Turkey sizes to choose from are medium or large. Last year our birds ranged from 18lbs to 44lbs. We process in a certified, open air facility. All turkeys are free-range and hormone free. We charge $3.50 a pound for each bird. All totals are to be calculated and invoices emailed by this Friday evening. 
If you decide to purchase a turkey you can choose a home delivery or farm stand pick up. Home deliveries will be delivered on Monday the 21st or Tuesday the 22nd. Farm stand pick up is this Sunday from 8:30 to 4pm and is encouraged. If you pick up at the farm stand, then we will give you one specialty item for free! 
For the first time ever, the Z Farm is offering a Thanksgiving holiday delivery. We are offering a Medium share of 6 items for $50 or a Large share of 12 items for $75. This can be a farm pick up or home delivery as well. The same offer applies for the farm stand and specialty items. Home deliveries can also purchase the specialty items online when they place their holiday order.
 
PLEASE RESPOND TO zfarmwholesale@gmail.com
 
I hope you are interested in one of these great offers! Happy Holidays!
 
Thank you
Lacey
Z Farm Wholesale Manager
Posted 9/21/2016 6:19am by George Zahradka.
Hello All Roger's Forge Summer/Fall 2016 Members!
We have decided to deliver the CSA shares to your door each week for the remainder of the Summer/Fall Season. We will be delivering your share on Thursday afternoon every week. You do not need to be home in order to receive your share. This has been a very difficult year for our farm and we are very short staffed. We truly appreciate your support! Thank you:)
Libby & George

*Starting this week Rogers's Forge Will Be Delivered Thursday Door to Door

Posted 9/20/2016 7:07pm by George Zahradka.
Hello All East Point member! Starting this week we will be delivering your shares on Thursday instead of dropping them off at the market. This will hopefully much more convenient for all of you and due to short staffing we will be unable to spare a staff member to sit at the East Point market for the entire market period. Without your share being available for pick up the entire time we feel it is unfair to you guys! We will be delivering your shares this Thursday and continue until the end of the season. You do not need to be home. We will drop the share right at your door. This has been a very difficult year for our farm and we truly appreciate your support! Thank you all again:)

Libby & George

Posted 8/14/2016 10:00am by George Zahradka.

Winter CSA (14 Weeks)

 January -April

Our Winter CSA is very similar to the summer version. It includes all produce from our farm as well as fruit from other small farms we work with. The Colder months however to bring a whole different variety of crop all together! Greens, Cauliforous Veggies, Root veggies etc. Each basket is meant to feed average families of various sizes, for the entire week in produce and fruit.

During our Winter Program You Will Pre-Order Your Share Every Week:

*Orders must be placed every Monday between 6am-12am. If you fail to place your order in time, this week's pre-order store will be shut down and we will assume you would like  to receive a farmer's choice. THERE CAN BE NO EXCEPTIONS! (We are harvesting in often freezing weather and are on a strict schedule during this time of year. Thank you for understanding.) If you do not wish to receive your share any particular week please place an order anyway and in the notes section specify that you do not want a delivery. We will then fill your share and donate it to a needy family.

*Don't forget... if you order an item that needs to be kept cool, place a cooler outside for us to deposit it in. (That includes meat and even frozen veggies.)

*If you would like to order extra items that you HAVE NOT pre-ordered like bread, eggs, meat etc.available goose from what is available, Make your selection and we will include them in your share delivery this week. The cost will be added to your CSA balance and an invoice will go out each month. If you choose to check out with paypal you will be asked to pay immediately.



- Small Share: 6 items:

Choose 6 items from the order form on the website on the CSA dropdown menu. You may choose to add more than one of each item when you are checking out in your shopping cart.                         

(Example: 2 onions, 1 bunch kale, 2 frozen fajita peppers, and oranges)

 

- Medium Share: 8 Items

Choose 10 items from the order form on the website on the CSA dropdown menu. You may choose to add more than one of each item when you are checking out in your shopping cart.

 

-Large Share: 12 items

Choose 14 items from the order form each week. This is very large share and is great for the veggie lovers everywhere!

 

* We deliver share orders to your home or office. (Keep in mind we DO NOT alternate delivery locations so that we don't cause problems with the set delivery route. If you are not available one week to receive your share, we will donate your share to a family in need.)

*If a delivery is missed because of inclement weather we offer 1 free week in our Summer CSA (Beginning in June) for every week missed in the Winter Program. If you are not interested in making your missed deliveries up we will graciously donate them to families who are in need.

*As always we first accept Summer/Fall members into the winter program and there is a 10% deduction at check out for paying in full. (We ask that anyone interested sign up as soon as possible due to the nature of preparation for this program)

Posted 5/31/2016 9:14pm by George Zahradka.

 Get Ready For The Z Farm Summer C.S.A.

Welcome, All Returning and New CSA Members!!! We are gearing up for the start of the Brand New Summer/Fall 2016 C.S.A. Season! We are still accepting applications for our program and will do so until we meet our maximum; So sign up online today :) *Below is a list of drop off locations and times as well as any special instructions per location according to the day of pick up:

The East Point Farmers Market (Wednesday 10-2pm Starting June 8th) 7839 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224 (This pick up is located at the East Point Mall Farmers Market and is a market style drop off. Upon arrival members should sign in and proceed to choose their share size worth of veggies from what is available on our tables. Amounts of each item vary from week to week. Don't forget to bring a box or bag to collect your veggies .  

The Crofton Farmer's Market (Wednesday 3-7pm Starting June 8th) Crofton Country Club 1691 Crofton Pkwy Crofton, MD 21114 (This pick up is located at the Crofton Farmer's Market Farmers Market and is a market style drop off. Upon arrival members should sign in and proceed to choose their share size worth of veggies from what is available on our tables. Amounts of each item vary from week to week. Don't forget to bring a box or bag to collect your veggies)  

John Hopkins Hospital (Thursday 10-1pm Starting June 9th) 601 N Caroline St. Baltimore, MD (This pick up is located at the John Hopkins Farmers Market and is a market style drop off. Upon arrival members should sign in and proceed to choose their share size worth of veggies from what is available on our tables. Amounts of each item vary from week to week. Don't forget to bring a box or bag to collect your veggies)  

Burleigh Manor Middle School (Centennial) (Thursday 4-6:30 Starting June 9th) 4200 Centennial Ln, Ellicott City, MD 21042 (This pick up location is in the parking lot of the Burleigh Manor Middle School and is a market style pick up. Upon arrival members should sign in and proceed to choose their share size worth of veggies from what is available on our tables. Amounts of each item vary from week to week. Don't forget to bring a box or bag to collect your veggies)

Clarksville Middle School (Thursday 4-6:30pm Starting June 9th) 6535 Trotter Road, Clarksville, MD 21029 (This pick up location is in the parking lot of the Clarksville Middle School and is a market style pick up. Upon arrival members should sign in and proceed to choose their share size worth of veggies from what is available on our tables. Amounts of each item vary from week to week. Don't forget to bring a box or bag to collect your veggies) Franklin Square

Hospital Loading Dock (Thursday 7:30am-12pm Starting June 9th) 9000 Franklin Square Dr, Baltimore, MD 21237 (This drop off is a packed box style. Members will place their orders on our website every Monday and we will pick, pack and deliver the boxed orders labeled with members' names that Thursday . C.S.A. shares should be picked up in the loading dock area. *more specific directions/map to come. Please leave your used boxes from the previous week to be picked up.)

Medstar Corporate Whitemarsh Offices 8010 Corporate Drive Suite J/ Nottingham Md. (Thursday 9am-Close Of business. First Drop Off June 9th) (This drop off is a packed box style. Members will place their orders on our website every Monday and we will pick, pack and deliver the boxed orders labeled with members' names to the 4th floor of the building that Thursday. Please leave your used boxes from the previous week to be picked up)

Brown Advisory:(building employees only) (Thursday 10-1pm/ Boxes Dropped Off Starting June 9th) 901 S Bond St #400, Baltimore, MD 21231 (This drop off is a packed box style. Members will place their orders on our website every Monday and we will pick, pack and deliver the boxed orders labeled with members' names to the 4th floor of the building that Thursday. Please leave your used boxes from the previous week to be picked up)

Venable:(building employees only) (Thursday 10-1pm/ Boxes Dropped Off Starting June 9th) 750 E Pratt St #900 Baltimore, MD  (This drop off is a packed box style. Members will place their orders on our website every Monday and we will pick, pack and deliver the boxed orders labeled with members' names. Please leave your used boxes from the previous week to be picked up)  

Brown Advisory (Thursday 10-1pm/ Boxes Dropped Off Starting June 9th) (This drop off is a packed box style. Members will place their orders on our website every Monday and we will pick, pack and deliver the boxed orders labeled with members' names and dropped off inside the school. Please leave your used boxes from the previous week to be picked up.)

The CAN Company 2400 Boston St. (Thursday 10-1pm/ Boxes Dropped off Starting June 9th) (This drop off is a packed box style. Members will place their orders on our website every Monday and we will pick, pack and deliver the boxed orders labeled with members' names and dropped off inside the school. Please leave your used boxes from the previous week to be picked up.)

Millennial Media 2400 Boston Street (Thursday 10-1/ Boxes Dropped Off. First Delivery June 9th) (This drop off is a packed box style. Members will place their orders on our website every Monday and we will pick, pack and deliver the boxed orders labeled with members' names and dropped off inside the school. Please leave your used boxes from the previous week to be picked up.)

The Impact HUB 10 E. North Ave, Baltimore (Thursday 10-1pm/ Boxes Dropped Off. First delivery June 9th) (This drop off is a packed box style. Members will place their orders on our website every Monday and we will pick, pack and deliver the boxed orders labeled with members' names and dropped off inside the school. Please leave your used boxes from the previous week to be picked up.)

Watson Hall (Catonsville)  5820 Edmondson Ave, Catonsville, MD 21228 Starts Thursday June 11th - November 19th 12pm-3pm (This drop off is a packed box style. Members will place their orders on our website every Monday and we will pick, pack and deliver the boxed orders labeled with members' names and dropped off inside the school. Please leave your used boxes from the previous week to be picked up.)

Victoria Falls Resort Club (Laurel) 13701 Belle Chasse Blvd. Laurel, Md. 20707 Starts Thursday June 11th - November 19th 1pm-4pm (This drop off is a "packed box" style. Members will place their orders on our website every Monday and we will pick, pack and deliver the bagged orders labeled with members' names and dropped off inside Club House.)

Colonnade At Kentland (Gaithersburg)  23 Arch Pl, Gaithersburg, MD 20878 Starts Thursday June 11th- November 19th 2pm-5pm (This drop off is a packed box style. Members will place their orders on our website every Monday and we will pick, pack and deliver the boxed orders labeled with members' names to your door. Please leave your used boxes from the previous week to be picked up. You do not need to be home to receive your veggies.)

Maple Lawn (Clarksville) Starts Thursday June 11th - November 19th 3pm-6pm (This drop off is a packed box style. Members will place their orders on our website every Monday and we will pick, pack and deliver the boxed orders labeled with members' names to your door. Please leave your used boxes from the previous week to be picked up. You do not need to be home to receive your veggies.)

Bonnie Branch (Ellicott City) 5106 Bonnie Branch Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043 Starts Thursday June 11th - November 19th 4pm-7pm (This drop off is a packed box style. Members will place their orders on our website every Monday and we will pick, pack and deliver the boxed orders labeled with members' names. Please leave your used boxes from the previous week to be picked up.)

Rogers Forge Tot Lot (Towson) 1300 Overbrook Rd in Idelwylde Starts Friday June 12th - November  20th 5pm-7:30pm  (This drop off is a packed box style. Members will place their orders on our website every Monday and we will pick, pack and deliver the boxed orders labeled with members' names. Please leave your used boxes from the previous week to be collected.)

Severna Park Farmers Market Park and ride lot on Jones Station  Road and Ritchie Hwy (Route 2) in Severna Park, Maryland Starts Saturday June 13th - November 21st 8:30am-11:30am (This pick up is located at the Severna Park Farmers Market and is a market style drop off. Upon arrival members should sign in and proceed to choose their share size worth of veggies from what is available on our tables. Amounts of each item vary from week to week. Don't forget to bring a box or bag to collect your veggies.)

The Green Onion Grocery (Hamilton) 5500 Harford RoadBaltimore, MD 21214 Starts Saturday June 12th 1-5pm (This drop off is a packed box style. Members will place their orders on our website every Monday and we will pick, pack and deliver the boxed orders labeled with members' names to the inside store front of the Green Onion Grocery. Please leave your used boxes from the previous week to be collected.)

Farm Stand (Essex) 2300 Golupski Rd. Essex, Md. 21221 Starts Saturday June 12th 9am-4pm (This pick up location is in the parking lot of the Burleigh Manor Middle School and is a market style pick up. Upon arrival members should sign in and proceed to choose their share size worth of veggies from what is available on our tables. Amounts of each item vary from week to week. If you are looking for something you don't see please ask! We may have it in the color or may be able to go into the field and pick it :) We also offer many extra items including farm fresh eggs and meat that you can purchase on site. Don't forget to bring a box or bag to collect your veggies)

The Baltimore City Farmer's Market and Bazaar (Baltimore City) E Saratoga St, Baltimore, MD Starts June12th 8am-10am (This pick up is located at the Farmer's Market in the main circular parking lot at The Baltimore City Farmers Market And Bazaar and is a market style drop off. Upon arrival members should sign in and proceed to choose their share size worth of veggies from what is available on our tables. Amounts of each item vary from week to week. For this drop off particularly, it is important to arrive as early as possible. Not only is parking hard to find but there is a much more extensive variety of veggies to choose from in the morning. Don't forget to bring a box or bag to collect your veggies)

The Catonsville Farmer Market 730 Frederick Rd, Catonsville, MD 21228 Starts June 12th 10:30qm-12:30pm (This pick up is located at the Farmer's Market in the main circular parking lot at The Catonsville Farmers Market and is a market style drop off. Upon arrival members should sign in and proceed to choose their share size worth of veggies from what is available on our tables. Amounts of each item vary from week to week. Don't forget to bring a box or bag to collect your veggies)

Garden Of Eden CSA (Oakland Mills, Columbia) Oakland Mills High School: 9410 Kilimanjaro Rd, Columbia, MD 21045 Starts June 12th 10:45am-12:30pm (This drop off is a packed box style. Members will place their orders on our website every Monday and we will pick, pack and deliver the boxed orders labeled with members' names. Please leave your used boxes from the previous week to be collected.)

From our farm to your family, We would like to thank all of our members for their dedication and support! Without all of you we could not continue fro year to year. The expense and risk of farming now days makes being small farmer look pretty unattractive. But due to the success of our C.S.A. program we have been able to live our dream and continue the work of our family for four generations.

***Below are some instructions and tips for making your season successful... and down right fun! Thanks again.*** *Read This, if your pick up location is a PACKED BOX STYLE: ( Every Monday before delivery you can place an order on our website under the CSA tab. You may order your veggies but also have the option of buying extra goodies which you can payoff right online and will be delivered with your share.  *You will know your order is being placed correctly if you receive a confirmation email from our farm. If you do not, please email the farm right away.

*If you purchase something and pay with paypal you will be redirected to our website before completing your order. If you are not redirected than most likely your order was not finalized.

*If you forget to place an order or choose not to, we will pack a FARM CHOICE so that you don't miss out. There is no wiggle room when it comes to the order process because we are on a very tight schedule. (On Sunday George (the farmer) checks the fields for what looks ready and gives me a list. I then post the available veggies on our website Monday and begin accepting orders. The store is then shut down and I begin to process and print them out. I then compile a master list for George and all of us begin to harvest on Wednesday. On Thursday morning we begin to pack and deliver all of your shares.)

*Please take notice of the NOTES section of your order. The notes section is a great way to get information to me before we pack your share. Any comments are questions are welcome and we can comment easily in return on your order sheet. No Billing questions please! You can email me those:)

*I am only in the office on Mondays and Tuesdays. I am at the farm for the rest of the week. Please be patient with my response time as I am a "jack of all trades" around here!

*Please DO NOT bring any type of payment to pick up or leave it in your box etc. You can email to request and invoice with a link to paypal or feel free to send any payments to: The Z Farm CSA 20 Flaxleaf Court Essex, Md. 21221

*If you will be out of town and can not pick up your share or find someone else to pick it up for you, we ask that you notify the farm a least a week in advance. You then have the option to donate your share to a needy family or add extra items to the following pick ups until you have made up for your missing items.  If you don't make it to pick up, we automatically donate your share to less fortunate folks and they very much appreciate it. 

*If we do not make it to pick up... like if there is a bad storm, or there is a car accident. Any type of situation beyond our control we will let you add items to your following weeks shares until you make up for the missing veggies. This situation doesn't happen often but we are the ONLY CSA that offers this. And we are proud of it!

*Read This, if your pick up is a MARKET STYLE: (Every week our "Market Style" members arrive at their pick up location on their designated day, sign in with our staff and begin to choose their veggies from the selection we have on the tables. Our staff is very friendly and knowledgable so feel free to ask them any questions that you might have.)

*Please DO NOT bring any type of payment to pick up. You can email to request and invoice with a link to paypal or feel free to send any payments to: The Z Farm CSA 20 Flaxleaf Court Essex, Md. 21221

*We ask that you bring a bag and(or) box to your location to pick up your veggies. We sometimes bring extra bags if you forget;)

*There are sometimes restrictions on amounts of any one item you may be aloud to choose. This is to keep from running out of any particular item. When in doubt just ask a member of our staff.

*As a member of a market style pick up, there is no need to place an order each week for veggies. We wouldn't see it even if you did lol! However, our market style members may still order specialty items under the CSA tab on our website. They can be paid for using paypal or the balance will be added to your membership and I will invoice monthly. 

*I am only in the office on Mondays and Tuesdays. I am at the farm for the rest of the week. Please be patient with my response time as I am a "jack of all trades" around here!

*If you will be out of town and can not pick up your share or find someone else to pick it up for you, we ask that you notify the farm a least a week in advance. You then have the option to donate your share to a needy family or add extra items to the following pick ups until you have made up for your missing items.  If you don't make it to pick up, we automatically donate your share to less fortunate folks and they very much appreciate it. 

*If we do not make it to pick up... like if there is a bad storm, or there is a car accident. Any type of situation beyond our control we will let you add items to your following weeks shares until you make up for the missing veggies. This situation doesn't happen often but we are the ONLY CSA that offers this. And we are proud of it!

We are very excited about this year! We have a great staff and amazing C.S.A. Members! This year we have many new C.S.A. Drop off sites as well :)

Posted 2/21/2016 1:49pm by George Zahradka.

Below are the Summer CSA Pick Up Location so far! To create your own location we require a 10 member minimum. Please email us with any question. Thanks for your support :)

zfarmcsa@gmail.com (or) visit www.TheZahradkaFarm.com

 

East Point Farmers Market: Wednesday (Time TBA)

Crofton Farmer's Market: Wednesday (Time TBA)

Elliott City Location TBA: Thursday (Time 4:00pm-6:30pm)

Clarksville Location TBA: Thursday (Time 4:00pm-6:30PM)

Venable: Thursday (Time TBA)

The HUB: Thursday (Time TBA)

Millenial Media: Thursday (Time TBA)

The CAN Company: Thursday (Time TBA)

Rogers Forge Tot Lot: Friday (Time 5pm-6:30pm)

The Green Onion Grocery in Hamilton: Saturday (Time 1:00pm-4pm or close of the store)

The Farm Stand In Essex: Saturday (1:00pm-4:00pm *These location times are flexible)

The Severna Park Farmer's Market: Saturday (8:00am-11:00am)

The Catonsville Farmer's Market: Sunday (11:00am-1:00pm)

The Downtown Farmer's Market and Bazaar: Sunday (8:00am-11:00am)

Columbia Location TBA: Sunday (Time TBA)

Posted 2/2/2016 10:52pm by George Zahradka.

HI FOLKS!!!

Our Website is under construction but keep and eye out for the NEW Summer CSA sign up to be OPEN ! Thanks For Your Support :)

Libby & George

Turkeys LAST CALLNovember 9th, 2017

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