A Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program is a way for you, the customer, to purchase a variety of different products from our farm. This program allows you to buy shares of produce, meat, chicken, and eggs. By participating in a CSA you get the same quality products we sell in our store, at a discounted price. The CSA program is designed to help the farmer and customer build a relationship and allows the farmer to grow and expand their farm while providing the customer with the weekly harvest from the farm.
By Participating in one of our many CSA programs, you are helping support your local farmers and in return getting a product that you know and can see exactly where it comes from. Our CSA program provides you with the freshest food for you and your family, in addition to giving you a variety of different foods that you can explore and learn to cook. Last but not least, our CSA program gives you nothing short of a huge variety of meats, eggs, fruits, and vegetables, allowing you and your family to maintain healthy eating habits.
We currently offer the following CSA programs:
Stop by our farm on our scheduled pick-up days to see exactly where your CSA comes from. By coming to the farm you are also able to purchase any of the other products that we have to offer that might not necessarily be in your CSA that week.
Many of our customers have expressed interest in our CSA program, however they were not able to come to the farm to pick up their share for various reasons. Because of this, all of us at Zekiah Farms3 have decided to add a delivery service to our CSA program so that all of our customers are able to enjoy our CSA programs. This service is available for all of our CSA programs. Please select this delivery option on your CSA form if you would like to take advantage of this new option.
The Meat CSAs are for six months with rolling sign up and monthly distribution.
Zekiah Farms3 offers a variety of high quality meats from our livestock that are free of added hormones, steroids, and antibiotics. The animals are raised on a natural diet of pasture, hay, and grain to meet their nutritional needs.
Our animals are lovingly raised with daily hands on attention. Happy, healthy animals make tastier meat.
The meats are flash-frozen and vacuum-sealed to maintain its freshness and flavor. Nitrate / nitrite free options hotdogs and smoked products.
Zekiah Farms3 choice of beef and pork; receiving a mix of steaks, burger, roast, sausage, hot dogs, BBQ, etc.
Black Angus Dry Aged Beef for a more flavorful and tender eating experience. Pound for pound you’re getting more beef, not water weight.
Heritage Pork with prefect marbling producing mouthwatering pork you will love.
We offer two types of Meat CSAs:
When participating in the meat CSA, customers will receive a variety of different cuts of meat each month.
The chicken CSA will work much like the meat share receiving approximately 10 lbs / month which will rotate through the different cuts and whole chickens. Half share option is a bimonthly distribution.
Example of items in Chicken CSA:
· chicken whole
· chicken bone-in thighs
· chicken boneless thighs
· chicken breast boneless
· chicken drumsticks
· chicken leg quarters
· chicken party wings
· chicken breast tenderloins
· chicken wings
· chicken ground
· chicken sausage breakfast links
· chicken sausage grillers
· chicken 6 oz patties
· chicken minute steak
The chicken CSA will run for 6 months with monthly distribution. Many of our customers often pair this CSA with the meat CSA to ensure that they receive the largest variety of products we have to offer.
All of our chickens are free range. Free range chickens have 24/7 access to food, water, and grass. By free ranging chickens, it allows the birds to maintain healthier lifestyles and have more livable space than chickens that are raised on poultry farms.
Available seasonally with weekly distribution.
The Vegetable share will include a variety of seasonal Southern Maryland vegetables, herbs, and fruit; each hand picked for you. The exact selection and quantity of vegetables depends on the nature of each season.
Our vegetable CSA is packed full of fresh produce. This CSA will have different items and quantities depending on the time of the year and what produce is in season.
Vacation deferral: summer is for family time and adventure, so we built in two weeks for your vacation time. Defer any two (2) of your share distributions; minimum of week notice required.
All of the vegetables offered in this CSA is hand picked, local, Southern Maryland produce. By having local produce in our CSA, you are supporting local, Southern Maryland farmers while enjoying produce that you know exactly where it comes from.
Summer Vegetable Share: starts sometime in May / beginning of June (depends on mother nature) – September (approx.16 boxes). Early the quantities tend to be smaller with a focus on cool season veggies and as the weather warms the variety and quantity increase. We try to provide fruit each week.
Nov till April, with 8 weeks built in for holidays, slow regrowth, and or bad weather (around 16 boxes). One size share offered for the winter season. Cost: $510 for the full season
Weekly pick up: members will be able to pick up their weekly share at the farm store or curbside. Home delivery is available for a fee of $10/delivery to help cover cost of fuel and manpower.
The Vegetable share will include a variety of seasonal Southern Maryland winter vegetables hand-picked for you. The exact selection and amount of vegetable depends on the nature of season and weather. You may also receive Zekiah Farms3 Honey and canned goods to supplement.
Types of items:
o Mustard greens
o Collard greens
o Winter squashes
o Sweet Potatoes
o Swiss Chard
o Bok Choy
No matter the answer, we have plenty of eggs for our CSA here at Zekiah Farms3. This CSA includes a dozen of our eggs from our naturally raised hens. All of our hens are allowed free range of the farm during the day, ensuring that they receive plenty of exercise and fresh air. In return, they produce large brown and white eggs with excellent flavor to fill your share order.
Sync with the vegetable CSA and receive one dozen weekly for 16 weeks or meat CSA for 26 weeks.
This CSA has a weekly pickup.
Egg CSA choose either full share 1 dozen per week or half share 1 dozen bi weekly.
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