The Zahradka Farm Hello All CSA Members! Due to the Threat of Nast weather, t he Clarksville CSA drop off Location is going to be cancelled tonight. If our Clarksville members would like we have another pick up at the Same time at the Burleigh Manor Middle school tonight that you are welcome to grab your veggies from.
The Zahradka Farm Burleigh Manor/ Centennial will be happening from 4pm-6:30m today as scheduled and we are bring extra veggies so that our Clarksville members will have the option of picking up t here instead this week or adding items to their following shares throughout the rest of the season to make up. (Burleigh Manor Middle School has a covering over where we set up so it will be a more suitable option in the rain)
*An option for any CSA member is to pick up at the farm as an alternate location. We are open Tuesday-Sunday. Just email us in advance to let us know. Thanks for understanding the safety of our staff and members comes first!!!
*Also our rule of thumb is: If for some reason we can not do a drop off you can double up the following week on produce or spread the extra items over a few weeks if you would like. We are the ONLY CSA in Md. That offers that option! We just don't want you to miss out:)
Please Join Us For ...
THE ZAHRADKA FARM FALL FESTIVAL!!!
2300 Golupski Road
Baltimore, Md. 21221
***Three Weekends in October ( SAT. 11th & SUN. 12th ) ( SAT. 18th & SUN. 19th ) ( SAT. 25 & SUN. 26th ) ***
* fun activities for kids * awesome variety in our pumpkin patch * cute photo ops * delicious, local, homemade food and goodies * come see our critters at farm in our petting area * hayrides *outdoor fun for all
HAPPY FALL Y'ALL !!!
Update!!! The Zahradka Farm Fall Festival time is set...
11am-4pm Saturday and Sunday Three Weekends in October, starting this weekend!!!
***Weather update*** This weekend looks like it may be a little messy. The farm will still be open and our pumpkin patch is inside our green house so it will be nice and dry We will still have pumpkin decorating! Our farm stand is full of fall goodies as well. Most of our other activities are outdoors so they most likely will be postponed until the next two weekends. We look forward to seeing all of you! Thanks for your support!!!
We Are opening the registration for the Winter CSA program. You can sign up right online to receive a weekly box of fresh and local veggies at your doorstep from January - April 2015. During a time of year when farmer's markets and local produce are scarce we offer veggies grown right on our farm along with citrus shipped in from a small farm in Florida IN SEASON. Your box will be delivered to your home or office. No need to pick up. We are one of the only programs in the state of Md. that offers a Winter CSA with veggies actually grown on the farm delivering them and we are proud of it!
We offer 3 three sizes this year. Small(6 items), Medium (10 items) and due to popular demand, Large (14 items).
Along with the Winter CSA we are offering a special one time delivery for the Holidays. We offered this for the first time last year and it was a huge success!!!
Please feel free to email me with any questions. We will close the sign up when we reach 300 members. That is our Max capacity for this year:( so if you are planning to sign up, please do so ASAP. We offer two payment options as usual (Monthly installments or payment in full for the 10% discount).
Thanks for your support!
Libby, George and Farm Staff
HELP WANTED!!! :) We are looking for produce packers and delivery drivers for Thursdays 9am-5pm Now-November. You would arrive at the farm at 9am, help pack produce in boxes and deliver said boxes. Must have a a valid license. We are also looking for Winter CSA Employees for the same job description Wed.-Saturday. If anyone is interested please message me or email the farm at: email@example.com Spread the word! Thanks everyone :)
The Summer has flown by and we are now half way through our Summer/Fall CSA. I hope everyone has been enjoying the goodies you have received thus far! A quick note about the corn:
Just to remind everyone... our corn is 100% non GMO and has not been sprayed thus far. With corn this natural you should expect a few bugs now and again. It appears the black birds are enjoying this Non GMO crop as well so if you find the tip of a few ears are mushy or the husk is torn up a bit at the tip this is because those pesky birds have been picking at it. NO WORRIES! Please just cut the end off. The corn is delicious so please don't mistake those type of defects for it being rotten :)
We have opened sign up for our Winter 2015 Home/Office Delivery to our current members only. We have very limited space in the winter program so we wanted our Summer Members to have first dibs. If you are interested please sign up online right away. The same financing applies as with the Summer program. You can pay in full for a 10% discount or feel free to choose the four monthly installment plan. On September 15th we will open sign up to the public.
We have three sizes in our winter program this year as we have has many requests in the previous years to make an extra big share for our large families as super veggie lovers!!! Our winter program offers "to your door" produce delivery each week full of fresh local veggies during a time of year where farmer's markets are scarce and many farmers take advantage of the off season to take a breather! We also bring in In Season citrus each week from a small farm in Florida and it is amazing! Along with veggies we offer a great selections of meats and other specialty items. Please feel free to email the farm with any questions!
We are looking forward to an awesome remainder of the Summer/Fall Program as we begin to plant and prepare for the upcoming Winter season! Thanks for all of your support!!!! Our members make our career possible!
Here we are in week 9! Time flies when your having fun huh?
Tomatoes are in!!! And they are everywhere :) We grow 47 different varieties of tomatoes throughout the year and we love every one of them! All of our tomatoes are yummy but our favorites are the Heirloom varieties. Please keep in mind, the Heirlooms are pretty fragile and do not have a long shelf life, that is why they are considered a delicacy!!!
Another new variety of veggie that is ready to be harvested are our sweet peppers. Many people don't realize that sweet peppers are just a ripe green peppers. There are loads of varieties but when they ripen they all become sweet. There is a fine line between ripe and rotting which is why you often see prices on those sweety pies sky rocket in the stores and farmer's markets. It is really hard to grow these peppers to maturity without fungicides and pesticides to keep them form being eaten and rotting on the vine. We DO NOT spray any other the above on our peppers so you can expect every now and again finding a pepper with a black spot on it. This is not harmful, just cut it out and enjoy the rest.
Sweet Corn! Yum Yum Yum :) We grow a Bi Color Variety of sweet corn on our farm and no other! Our corn has not been sprayed and is 100% non GMO. This means you may find that an occasional pest has gotten a hold of it. Along with that, there is the additional expense. The seed for this type of corn is over double in cost and we loose more at the hands of mother nature due to the fact that we do not spray and specific genes are not built into corn to protect it from bugs and weed killer etc. We consider our corn some of the best you will ever eat... but we are corn snobs ;)
Invoices: If you chose the payment option for your share as opposed the pay in full option, invoices were sent out via email last week. Your payments should paid using paypal or sent by check to:
Z Farm CSA, 20 Flaxleaf Court, Baltimore, Md. 21221
Payments should be received by This Friday August 1st. If there are any questions or concerns please email me at Thezahradkafarm@yahoo.com. Thank you all for your support!!!
Libby & FARM STAFF