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Summer CSA Details :)

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 :)

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