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"I’ve loved everything about Zilke’s, from the folks who run the operation to the real food I purchase from the day they opened the stand."

- Carol S. 

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Best salsa n corn around. Love the great friendly service I get and fresh produce. Thanks!

- Anne H. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Kitchen + Cooking

Do you offer gluten free or any other special diet options?


Our meal kits are prepared in a facility that handles gluten as well as all major food allergens: milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybeans. We do offer recipes that are adjusted to certain allergens, but we do not offer a full menu fitting to specific allergies or diets, aside from vegetarian. Our Gluten-Friendly recipes are prepared in the same facility as our other meals, and may not be suitable for those diagnosed with celiac disease. We list all ingredients and allergens in our recipes. Even though we continuously do our very best to avoid any cross-contamination, we cannot guarantee against it. Additionally, as we work with what’s in season that can easily change in supply and demand, we sometimes need to replace ingredients at the last minute. If you have any questions about a specific ingredient or product, we are happy to give you further information. You can reach us by email at info@zilkefarmkitchen.com or by phone at (734) 508-7034.




What pantry staples and equipment will I need in my home kitchen?


You'll need some basics like oil, salt, and pepper. We let you know what you'll need before you order, which we'll send to you with your email. We occasionally call for butter and broth as an optional recipe item.
To finish meals, you’ll need basic pots and pans, knife, cooking spoon, spatula, ladle, measuring cups, and spoons. Meal Kits designed for Instant Pots are clearly identified and available only as add-on or swap kits.




How soon do I need to use the Meal Kits? When do they expire?


We utilize fresh ingredients in all our preparations, and depending on the vegetable, can maintain excellent quality in ideal storage conditions for 4 to 7 days. Each item we prepare will be labeled with a “best by” date. Frozen items are best used within 60-90 days.




Do you offer vegetarian options?


Yes, we offer a mix of vegetarian and omnivore options in our online store.




Where do you source your ingredients?


We are intentional about sourcing local products as much as possible. In the summer, our own farm supplies most of our vegetables, and in the cooler months, we rely on Frog Holler, an Ann Arbor distributor, for fresh vegetables.





Rosie Online Ordering

What if I'm unable to pick up my order?


We will hold your order - just give us a call at 734-405-9320 to let us know when you'll be by.




Do I pay online or at pickup?


Or all orders, you will enter payment details online. A hold is placed on your card when you order, but your card is not charged until delivery or pickup.




Do you deliver?


We are delivering to a limited number of zip codes in Milan, Ann Arbor, Saline, and Ypsilanti to launch this new service. Let us know if you would be interested in having your home address added to our delivery routes.




Can I change my order after submitting it?


Unfortunately, once you submit your order, you cannot make changes.Before submitting your order, please check your cart to make sure that you have everything you need!




Can I order by phone?


We are unable to take phone orders at this time.




Do I have to sign up for a subscription like before?


No, our new eCommerce platform allows you to order anything on our site at any time.




Do you require a minimum purchase?


Yes, we have set minimum purchases of $25.




What kinds of things can I buy online?


We are offering our 30-minute meal kits, ready-to-heat meals, fresh salads, and more. Our menu will rotate seasonally like always!




I’m interested in having you cater an event for me. Do you cater?


Yes, we would love to talk with you about your event! Send us an email at orders@zilkefarmkitchen.com and we’ll follow up with you!




Who do I contact with more questions?


Rosie has a 24-hour customer support team ready to answer your questions about our little store here in Milan! It’s one of the reasons we selected Rosie as our partner in building our new eCommerce store. Click on the Help bubble in the bottom right corner to be connected! You can also email us at orders@zilkefarmkitchen.com with questions.




Can I use SNAP to purchase Zilke items?


Rosie is working on adding SNAP functionality to their services, and we hope to include that as soon as it's ready!




Is the store front on Dexter Street going to open again?


No, it is open only for curbside pickups on selected days.




Will you carry fruits and vegetables from the Farmstand on the new eCommerce site?


Yes, we look forward to offering home delivery of Michigan fruits and vegetables when they are in season. We can’t wait, either!





Visiting the Farm

What type of payments does the farmstand accept?


We accept cash, credit, debit, Prescription for Health tokens, SNAP, and Double UP Food Bucks.




When do you open?


We generally open for the season around the middle of June, about the time strawberries are in season. At times, the self-serve station is open for those times we aren't open with staff.





Covid Safety

Covid and Food Safety Precautions


We follow all CDC and State of Michigan guidelines in our Farm and Kitchen to keep you and us safe. Our Farm conducts yearly Food Safety trainings for all staff, and has a Produce Safety Plan in place to address risks on the farm that could impact food safety, with written protocols and records of the strategies we employ to keep everyone safe. In 2020, we redesigned the farmstand to reduce the number of customers in the store and implemented several additional safety strategies, including plexiglass shields, gloves when handling money, and to-your-car delivery. Our Kitchen is licensed by the Washtenaw County Health Department and is inspected twice each year. We of course follow all the "regular" food safety guidelines every day, and during COVID have implemented extra precautions to keep our employees and customers safe such as contact-less curbside delivery and use of masks.





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