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Posted 5/11/2020 2:39pm by Gregg Keckler.
After 10 years the Farm Stand in the Courtyard at National Geographic Society is closed indefinitely!
We are not going to be able to reopen.  We are sorry for the loss to all our loyal customers and friends. 
If you are in the area of any of our other farm stands, please stop in and get our fresh local farm fruits and vegetables.

Thanks for your support!
Nat Geo Farm Stand in the Courtyard
 
1145 17th Street Northwest
 
 
 
St Luke's Episcopal Church, Fort Hunt Rd, Alexandria, VA Saturdays 8-1pm
 
Fairfax Community Market - Page Ave, Fairfax, VA Saturdays 10-12noon pre-order only
 
Belle View Condos - Belle View Blvd, Alexandria, VA - Thursdays 2 - 7pm
 
East Columbia Library, CradleRock Way, Columbia, MD Thursdays 12noon-6pm
 

 

 

  Come out and buy local farm products from the real farmer

                                           FRUIT              

 Fuji apples

Pink Lady apples 

Rhubarb

 
Vegetables 
  potatoes
 kale
Swiss chard
cabbage
spinach
salad mix
spring onions
French Breakfast radishes
 
 
 
Meat - our own home grown
 
Pork- bacon, sausage, chops
 
 
 
Home Baked Goods
Raised Breads- Honey Oatmeal, Cinnamon bread, sourdough
 
Sweet Breads - banana
 
Cookies- Chocolate chip, Oatmeal
 
 

Great  Products

Home grown Eggs from our chickens
Homemade jellies and jams from our fruits
HONEY
Shagbark Hickory Syrup
 
 

 

 Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm
 
 
Gregg and Louise Keckler
Oliver and Lizzie Keckler and Isabelle and Remington, too
 
 
Posted 5/11/2020 2:06pm by Gregg Keckler.

Dear Folks,

   The Fairfax Market pre-order list is available now. 

Gregg will be there on Saturday between 10 am and 12 noon to deliver bags of pro-ordered items.

Please send an email ocp@orchardcountryproduce.com  I will send you a price list of items available for pre-order for Saturday.  We are asking folks to please order at least 15.00 worth of items to make the trip worthwhile for us in traveling and preparing orders.

Please consider coming out and supporting our farm on this Saturday in Fairfax.  Thank you so much.  Let me know via email if you have any questions.

We look forward to seeing you then.

Louise

Posted 5/7/2020 1:58pm by Gregg Keckler.
 
 
Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm
 
Farm Stand
 
St Luke's Episcopal Church
Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria
 
Saturdays - 8 - 1 pm
 
 
 
 
What's at the stand this week! 
Fruit
 
 Fuji apples
Pink Lady apples
Rhubarb 
 
 
 
 
 
Vegetables
    potatoes
kale
 cabbage
 Swiss Chard
spinach
Lettuce Mix
Spring onions
Radishes
fresh garlic
 
 
 
Bedding plants
broccoli
lettuce
herbs - lavender, dill, rosemary, oregano, sage, chive, thyme, lemon grass, parsley, basil, tarragon
 Red Tomato plants
Heirloom tomato plants
Bell pepper plants
bedding flowers - nasturtiums, four o'clocks, balsam
cucumber plants
eggplant
 
 
 
 
Our Own Farm Products
Honey
Sugar-free jams
Jams
Shagbark Hickory Syrup
brown eggs
 
 
Farm Fresh Meats
 
 
Pork
(grillers, kielbasa, breakfast links, chops, bacon)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm, Inc
717-486-4653
Gregg and Louise Keckler
 Oliver and Elisabeth Keckler
 Isabelle and Remington, too
 
 
 
 
Posted 5/7/2020 1:53pm by Gregg Keckler.

Dear Folks,

   The Fairfax Market opens on Saturday, May 9 for pro-order items only.  Gregg will be there on Saturday between 10 am and 12 noon to deliver bags of pro-ordered items.

Please send an email to us and I will send you a price list of items available for pre-order for Saturday.  We are asking folks to please order at least 15.00 worth of items to make the trip worthwhile for us in traveling and preparing orders.

Please consider coming out and supporting our farm on this Saturday in Fairfax.  Thank you so much.  Let me know via email if you have any questions.

We look forward to seeing you then.

Louise

Posted 5/6/2020 10:25am by Gregg Keckler.
 
Great fruits and vegetables throughout the week! 
 
 
Belle View Town Center Farm Stand
 
1204 Belle View Blvd
Alexandria, VA
 Thursday, May 7
3 - 7 pm
 

 

  Come out and buy local farm products from the real farmer

                                           FRUIT

Pink Lady  apples - tart

 

Fuji apples - sweet

Rhubarb

 

 
 
 
 
Vegetables 
   Potatoes
 cabbage
 FRESH salad mix
 French breakfast radishes
Swiss chard
 Fresh Asparagus
Spinach
Kale
spring onions
fresh garlic
 
 
 
 
Bedding plants
flowers - nasturtiums, balsam, Four O'clocks, dahlias
 
vegetables - tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, peppers, broccoli, lettuce, cucumbers
 
herbs - thyme, basil, cilantro, parsley, rosemary, sage, lavender, tarragon, lemon grass, chive
 
 
 
 
 
Meat - our own home grown
Beef-
Pork- bacon, sausage, chops, keilbasa
 
            

 

Home Baked Goods

Raised Breads- Honey Oatmeal, Cinnamon
Sweet Breads - banana
   
 

 

Great  Products

Home grown Eggs from our chickens
Homemade jellies and jams from our fruits
HONEY
Shagbark Hickory Syrup
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm
Posted 5/4/2020 8:04am by Gregg Keckler.

Dear Folks,

 The East Columbia Library Farm Stand will be opening on Thursday, May 14.  We will have all the necessary distance requirements in place so that customers will be able to shop safely and  we will also have a drive through option available for shoppers.

I will send an email several days before the market day so that you can pre-order from that list if you like and you can pay Gregg at the market with cash, check or credit card.

If you know any friends who would like to get on our email list, please have them send me an email.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Please come out and support our local farm during this unusual time.

Louise

 

Posted 4/30/2020 3:43pm by Gregg Keckler.
 
 
Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm
 
Farm Stand
 
St Luke's Episcopal Church
Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria
 
Saturdays - 8 - 1 pm
 
 
 
 
What's at the stand this week! 
Fruit
 
 Fuji apples
Pink Lady apples
Rhubarb 
 
 
 
 
 
Vegetables
    potatoes
kale
 cabbage
 Swiss Chard
spinach
Lettuce Mix
Spring onions
Radishes
Braising mixes
fresh garlic
 
 
 
Bedding plants
broccoli
lettuce
herbs - lavender, dill, rosemary, oregano, sage, chive, thyme, lemon grass, parsley, basil, tarragon
 Red Tomato plants
Heirloom tomato plants
Bell pepper plants
bedding flowers
cucumber plants
 
 
 
 
Our Own Farm Products
Honey
Sugar-free jams
Jams
Shagbark Hickory Syrup
brown eggs
 
 
Farm Fresh Meats
Beef (steaks, ground beef)
 
Pork
(grillers, kielbasa, breakfast links, chops, bacon)
 
 Whole Broiler Chickens
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm, Inc
717-486-4653
Gregg and Louise Keckler
 Oliver and Elisabeth Keckler
 Isabelle and Remington, too
 
 
 
 
Posted 4/23/2020 12:00pm by Gregg Keckler.
 
 
Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm
 
Farm Stand
 
St Luke's Episcopal Church
Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria
 
Saturdays - 8 - 1 pm
 
 
 
 
What's at the stand this week! 
Fruit
 
 Fuji apples
Pink Lady apples
Rhubarb 
 
 
 
 
 
Vegetables
    potatoes - red and Yukon
kale
 cabbage
 Swiss Chard
spinach
Lettuce Mix
Spring onions
red clover sprouts
Radishes
Braising mixes
fresh garlic
 
 
 
Bedding plants
broccoli
lettuce
horseradish
herbs - lavender, dill, rosemary, oregano, sage, chive, thyme, lemon grass, parsley, basil
 Early Girl Tomato plants
 
 
 
 
Our Own Farm Products
Honey
Sugar-free jams
Jams
Shagbark Hickory Syrup
brown eggs
 
 
Farm Fresh Meats
Beef (steaks, ground beef)
 
Pork
(grillers, kielbasa, breakfast links, chops, bacon)
 
 Whole Broiler Chickens
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm, Inc
717-486-4653
Gregg and Louise Keckler
 Oliver and Elisabeth Keckler
 Isabelle and Remington, too
 
 
 
 
Posted 4/16/2020 5:47pm by Gregg Keckler.
 
 
Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm
 
Farm Stand
 
St Luke's Episcopal Church
Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria
 
Saturdays - 8 - 1 pm
 
 
 
 
What's at the stand this week! 
Fruit
 
 Fuji apples
Pink Lady apples
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vegetables
    potatoes - red and Yukon
kale
 cabbage
 Swiss Chard
spinach
Lettuce Mix
Spring onions
red clover sprouts
Radishes
Braising mixes
fresh garlic
 
 
 
Bedding plants
broccoli
lettuce
horseradish
herbs - lavender, dill, rosemary, oregano, sage, chive, thyme, lemon grass, parsley
 Early Girl Tomato plants
 
 
 
 
Our Own Farm Products
Honey
Sugar-free jams
Jams
Shagbark Hickory Syrup
brown eggs
 
 
Farm Fresh Meats
Beef (steaks, ground beef)
 
Pork
(grillers, kielbasa, breakfast links, chops, bacon)
 
 Whole Broiler Chickens
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm, Inc
717-486-4653
Gregg and Louise Keckler
 Oliver and Elisabeth Keckler
 Isabelle and Remington, too
 
 
 
 
Posted 4/16/2020 9:23am by Gregg Keckler.

Farm News!

Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm is still working even during these difficult times

We are growing some really good food this spring.  We are planting radishes every week. Snap peas, early green beans, and  tomatoes are in the ground. Broccoli, kale, lettuce and chard are almost ready to pick, as are the spring onions from the field.

We are still picking lettuce, spinach, chard, kale and radishes from the tunnels for the only farm stand that we have right now.

All the fruit looks very good.  Peaches and pears are in blossom.  Plums have set fruit.  All the berries are looking very nice-  Strawberries, blackberries, black and red raspberries, gooseberries and currants.

We are planting new blueberries bushes this year.  They will go in the ground as soon as we have a warm day to plant. 

Believe it not we picked our first asparagus and rhubarb the other day!

Markets

St Luke's on Fort Hunt Rd, Alexandria is open and doing business every Saturday from 8- 1pm.  Pre-orders are welcome, email us at ocp@orchardcountryproduce.com or call 717-486-4653 to place an order.

Fairfax Community Market in Fairfax is planning to open with pre-orders only on the first day - May 9.  You can get a price list from us for the opening day.  We will package your order and bring it to Fairfax on May 9 and you can pay there.  Let us know if you would like to get a price list for that market.       ocp@orchardcounrtyproduce.com

East Columbia Library Farm Stand will be opening on Thursday, May 14 in the parking lot from 12 noon -6 pm.  We will have items there to purchase from the stand and also a drive-through market as well for folks who would rather not get too close.  Folks can also pre-order items and we will have them for you to pick up on that day.  Let us know if you would like a list of items available for Thursday, May 14  ocp@orchardcountryproduce.com

Belle View Condos Farm Stand - Alexandria is set to open on Thursday, May 7 from 2 - 7 pm.  There will be items for sale on that day and also pre-orders will be available as well.  Let us know via email ocp@orchardcountryproduce.com or phone: 717-486-4653 if you would like to place an order.

At this time there is no Farm stand at National Geographic Society in DC.  Unfortunately with the government shut down, Gregg is not allowed to set up there.  We are working on a solution  before the beginning of the CSA on June 2.  Gregg will definitely be there to bring your CSA boxes on June 2. 

We have added a safety policy for Orchard Country Produce to our website.  I am including it here on this email so that you folks who have been part of our farm can understand what we are attempting to do to counter disease and encourage safety.

 

 

For Customers:

Do not shop if you are sick.

Choose with your eyes. Resist the urge to sort through any fresh produce. Touch only what you plan to purchase including baked goods and jar items.

Maintain a safe distance – 6 feet recommended

Wash your hands before you come. Cover coughs or sneezes in your elbow.

Limit your party to one person attending the market. If you must bring children, have them clasp their hands together to avoid touching.

Wash your reusable bags before the market. Never sit your reusable bag on a market table.

Refrain from touching or using your cell phone while shopping at the market.  

For Farmer:

Display signage on how to shop safely.

Use gloves and face mask if possible.

Use disinfectant on tables.

Space items and tables to give customers distance.

Regulate customers within tent space to 2-3 customers per 10 foot tent.

Form lines with proper distancing between customers.

No pets under tents or near tables.

Have items in bags or containers. Customers should not touch items.

Display clear prices for customers.

No samples.  

 Pre-orders

Customers can place orders:     

   before Wednesday for Thursday delivery

   before Friday for Saturday delivery   

   before Monday for Tuesday delivery

by emailing ocp@orchardcountryproduce.com or calling 717-486-4653 and leaving a message.

Orders will be prepared and pre-bagged and waiting for customer at the market.

Cash, checks or credit cards will be accepted at the market.

 CSA:

Now might be the time to consider a CSA box of pre-boxed vegetables and fruit each week for either 12 weeks or 24 weeks beginning in June. Check out the CSA information on our website:  www.orchardcountryproduce

  Who handles your food?

At Orchard Country Produce that’s a short list!

We grow it, harvest it, wash it, and package it!

Gregg and Louise Keckler

Oliver and Lizzie Keckler

It’s Fresh and Safe!  

 

 

 

We hope that you are having a wonderful spring!  It has been most unusual! 

 

 

Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm, Inc

Gregg and Louise Keckler

Oliver and Lizzie Keckler - Isabelle and Remington, too