Well, this week was certainly a mess. Thank you all for understanding that the safety of our employees was and is a priority. If you have not received your share by the end of tonight we will be asking you to double up your orders this week or spread the number of extra veggies from your missing delivery over the next few weeks if that makes the amount more manageable. Please notify us in the notes section of this weeks' order. If you have ordered and paid for any extra specialty items. Please do not re-order them, but instead list them in the notes section of your order as well.
We would just like to thank all of our members for their understanding and support. We are able to concentrate to do what we love because of you all! We have such a rewarding experience working with all of you :)
Your Farm Staff
We are busy packing shares at the farm but it is a total mess down here. We will get as many shares as possible delivered today and tomorrow but please keep in mind that it is supposed to snow again tonight as well as tomorrow and our plans for catching up on Monday May be a fail as well since it looks like we may get hit again. Today- Clarksville , Baltimore City (Towson side) and possibly some of Catonsville is on route. I will keep everyone posted as we go. Thanks for your patience and support as our delivery drivers navigate through these nasty conditions. Safety First!
Well as everyone can see mother nature is "socking it to us" yet again ! Deliveries will be delayed this week. We are going to try and get down to the farm tomorrow to pack. I will be updating on Facebook when all of the shares go out but please just expect deliveries to be off this week.
Our TENTATIVE schedule is as follows...
Friday- Pack Shares, Towson
Saturday- Clarksville, Severna Park, Catonsville, Columbia, Possibly Ellicott City, Outer Howard County
Sunday- Essex/ Dundalk, Westminster
Monday- Bel Air/ White Marsh, Any remaining deliveries
*Please remember that we are going to have to plat this by ear due to the weather. All shares should be delivered by Monday. I will post frequently on our facebook page and update it when each route is on it's way. Thank you all for your support! Be safe out there :)
**Summer CSA 2014- Don't forget we are currently registering members for our Summer program. You can do so online :) Thanks again for your support.
Your Farm Staff
Well we really dodged a bullet with this weekends weather so far! Hopefully everyone has received their week 5 deliveries :) I wanted to mention that the kale and collards may look a little yellow... around they edges. They are not rotten but wind burned. This has been a unusually brutal winter so a lot of our greens have been burning from the ice cold wind. You can eat that part, or cut it off. It is totally up to you.
Also if anyone thinks that have been placing orders but have been receiving a box with "farm choice" on the label... this is because for some reason we did not get your order. If you place an order your box should come with a label with your name on the outside and your order from that week on the inside. If you receive a "farm choice" and you feel you placed an order there are a few things to check for:
1. Did you receive a confirmation email shortly after you placed your order? If not the order was not completed and therefore we did not get it. If you dod receive a confirmation email...
2. Did you place your order under a person's name that is on your membership? If so...
3. Did you place your order using the email we have on file for you? If yes...
4. Please email the farm letting them know what happened. The sooner the better so we can fix the issue and you can begin getting the orders you have placed. :) firstname.lastname@example.org
Past Due Balances:
We are trying to update our accounts for tax purposes.. tis the season! If you received an invoice for a past due balance please make a payment or email me to make arrangements or if you have any questions. Thanks :)
SUMMER/FALL CSA 2014 !!!
We have opened our registration for the Summer/Fall CSA 2014. We are still working on some pick up locations and will be posting them as they are confirmed. You can reserve your spot in the program by going under the CSA on our website. Please let me know if you have any questions. We will continue taking members until our program is at it's capacity and memberships are on a first come first serve basis. As always if you choose to pay in full there will be a 10% deduction.
Well we are now in the process of our Week 4 deliveries. The weather has handed us some brutal temperatures... waking up to 9 degree morning is never fun, but we are taking it day by day and burning a serious amount of diesel fuel at the farm to keep our cold storage crops and fresh picked veggies from freezing solid! This has been the coldest winter we have has in a very long time and even some of our crops that are suited for the colder months are having a hard time. (Collards, Kale, Brussels, Broc., Cauliflower etc.) The root veggies are doing well and each week we hope for a small break in the weather so we can pull them out of the ground.
I know it's hard to imagine Summer and warmer weather but we have been working non stop to organize our 2014 Summer CSA program. Keep an eye on our website for updates about sign up. The registration will be published today and you are welcome to reserve your spot in the Zahradka Farm CSA Program 2014.
*** Winter CSA Deliveries are on their way for this week. Thanks for your support !!!
I hope everyone has been safe in this snow! It is soooooo cold but things are moving along pretty well. If any of your veggies freeze in transit or after delivery just sit them on the counter to thaw. Don't wrap them in the plastic bags or the moisture may cause problems :0
Changes are below... Any other delivery updates will be posted to facebook in real time :)
Baltimore City Deliveries will be on Friday This week due to the weather.
Baltimore City/ Towson Side will be delivered on Saturday.
White Marsh Bel Air will be delivered in the evening on Thursday.
Invoices will be sent out within the next few days to be paid by Feb 1st. Pleae email me with any other questions. Thanks for your support and patience as we get through this chilly week!
Hello Catonsville 21228 Members :)
This week there was a problem with many of your orders online. I think I have resolved the issue for next week. In the mean time please feel free to email me your selections for this week unless you would like a farm choice. I really apologize for the inconvenience!
We Start Packing ON Thursday so please email me before then! Email your order to: email@example.com
Thanks for your support!
Thank you all for your patience this past week as we figured everything out with the new dleiveries. The first week is always complicated :) This week is going very well. THe weather has allowed us to get into the fields and pull our roots. Gross and muddy, yes... but not frozen! As always please keep an eye on our blog and facebook for updates throughout the week.
*If you ordered Challah bread this week, our system had a glitch and posted it with no price. Challah bread is $5 per loaf. As a result I am going to cancell all of the CHallah Bread orders and if you would like to buy a loaf, I will re-set the order form and leave it up through the end of today. I apologize for the inconvenience.
We still have a few spots remaining in the Winter program so if you know anyone who would be interested please let them know they will be able to sign up online. WOrd of mouth is what keeps us going and thanks to all of you we have nearly doubled in size since last year :)
Thank you all for your support!!!