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Posted 5/1/2019 12:09pm by Gregg Keckler.
 
Great fruits and vegetables throughout the week! 
 
 
Belle View Town Center Farm Stand
 
1204 Belle View Blvd
Alexandria, VA
 Thursday, May 2
3 - 7 pm
 

 

  Come out and buy local farm products from the real farmer

                                           FRUIT

Gold Rush apples - tart

 

Cameo apples - sweet

Rhubarb

 

 
 
 
 
Vegetables 
 red beets
  Potatoes
 
 FRESH salad mix
radishes
Baby Swiss chard
 Fresh Asparagus
Spinach
 
 
 
 
 
Bedding plants
flowers - nasturtiums, balsam, Four O'clocks, Cleome, dahlias
 
vegetables - tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, broccoli, lettuce, cucumbers
 
herbs - thyme, basil, cilantro, parsley, rosemary, sage, lavender
 
 
 
 
 
Meat - our own home grown
Beef- steaks, ground beef, roasts
Pork- bacon, sausage, chops, steaks, keilbasa
 
            

Fresh Broiler Chickens 

 

Home Baked Goods

Raised Breads- Honey Oatmeal, Cinnamon, dinner rolls
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 4/29/2019 1:47pm by Gregg Keckler.
 
Nat Geo Farm Stand in the Courtyard
 
1145 17th Street Northwest
 Tuesday, April 30
7:30 am - 2 pm  
 

 

  Come out and buy local farm products from the real farmer

                                           FRUIT                            

 Gold Rush apples

Cameo apples 

 

 
Vegetables 
red beets
fingerling potatoes
sweet potatoes
 Fresh Spinach
Baby Swiss chard
Baby kale
Fresh lettuce
Parsley
potatoes
carrots
sprouts
 Fresh asparagus
 
 
 
Bedding Plants and Flowers 
 
 nasturtiums
balsam
cloeme
parsley
thyme
basil
rosemary
lavender
cilantro
chive
broccoli
lettuce
tomatoes
peppers
teas
perennials
 
 
 
 
 
Meat - our own home grown
Beef- steaks, ground beef, roasts
Pork- bacon, sausage, chops, steaks
 
Whole broiler chickens
 
 
Home Baked Goods
Raised Breads- Honey Oatmeal, Cinnamon bread
Dinner rolls
Sweet Breads - banana
Shoofly muffins
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
Posted 4/26/2019 9:26am by Gregg Keckler.
Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm
 
Farm Stand
 
St Luke's Episcopal Church
Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria
 
Saturdays - 8 - 1 pm
 
Fruit
 
     Cameo apples
 Sun Gold apples
Natural apple cider
 
 
Vegetables
 
Sweet Potatoes 
red beets
Carrots 
Fresh spinach
 
Fresh Lettuce
radishes
sprouts
parsley
rhubarb 
Fresh baby kale
Fresh baby chard
Fresh asparagus
 
Bedding Plants
 Potted lettuce
Flowers - nasturtiums, balsam, cleome
tomato plants
pepper plants
 herbs- basil, thyme, rosemary, sage, parsley, lavender
 
 
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)
 
Chickens- whole broilers
 
Baked Goods
 
 Honey Oatmeal Bread
Cinnamon Bread
 Banana Bread
Dinner Rolls
 
 
Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm, Inc
717-486-4653
Gregg and Louise Keckler
 Oliver and Elisabeth Keckler
and Isabelle, too
 
 
 
 
Posted 4/25/2019 5:39pm by Gregg Keckler.
Twirly Top Farm Stand
 
 Saturday, April 20
9am - 1pm  
 

 

  Come out and buy local farm products from a local farmer

                                           FRUIT         

 

Gold Rush apples

Cameo apples 

 

 

 
Vegetables 
 
Fingerling potatoes
 Fresh Spinach
Baby Swiss chard
Fresh lettuce
Carrots
Radishes
Asparagus
 
 
 
 
Bedding Plants and Flowers 
 
 Nasturtiums
Balsam
Cloemone
Parsley
Cilantro
Chive
Broccoli
Basil
Thai Basil
Thyme
Tomato plants
Pepper plants
and more
 
 
 
 
Home Baked Goods
Raised Breads- Honey Oatmeal, Cinnamon bread
Sweet Breads - banana
Shoofly muffins
Fresh Apple Pie
 
  
 
 
 

Great  Products

Home grown Eggs from our chickens
Homemade jellies and jams from our fruits
HONEY
 
 
 
  
 Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm
Posted 4/22/2019 5:52pm by Gregg Keckler.
 
Nat Geo Farm Stand in the Courtyard
 
1145 17th Street Northwest
 Tuesday, April 23
7:30 am - 2 pm  
 

 

  Come out and buy local farm products from the real farmer

                                           FRUIT                            

 Gold Rush apples

Cameo apples 

 

 
Vegetables 
red beets
fingerling potatoes
sweet potatoes
 Fresh Spinach
Baby Swiss chard
Baby kale
Fresh lettuce
Parsley
potatoes
carrots
sprouts
asparagus
 
 
 
Bedding Plants and Flowers 
 
 nasturtiums
balsam
parsley
thyme
basil
rosemary
lavender
cilantro
chive
broccoli
lettuce
tomatoes
peppers
teas
perennials
 
 
 
 
 
Meat - our own home grown
Beef- steaks, ground beef, roasts
Pork- bacon, sausage, chops, steaks
 
Whole broiler chickens
 
 
Home Baked Goods
Raised Breads- Honey Oatmeal, Cinnamon bread
Dinner rolls
Sweet Breads - banana
Shoofly muffins
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
Posted 4/19/2019 4:17pm by Gregg Keckler.
Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm
 
Farm Stand
 
St Luke's Episcopal Church
Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria
 
Saturdays - 8 - 1 pm
 
Fruit
 
     Fuji apples
Cameo apples
 
Natural apple cider
 
 
Vegetables
 
SWEET POTATOES
 
red beets
Carrots 
Fresh spinach
 
Fresh Lettuce
radishes
sprouts
parsley
 
Fresh baby kale
Fresh baby chard
 
Bedding Plants
 Potted lettuce
Flowers
early vegetables
 
 
 
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)
 
Chickens- whole broilers
 
Baked Goods
 
 Honey Oatmeal Bread
Cinnamon Bread
 Banana Bread
Dinner Rolls
 
 
Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm, Inc
717-486-4653
Gregg and Louise Keckler
 Oliver and Elisabeth Keckler
and Isabelle, too
 
 
 
 
Posted 4/18/2019 9:51am by Gregg Keckler.
Twirly Top Farm Stand
 
 Saturday, April 20
9am - 1pm  
 

 Opening Day

  Come out and buy local farm products from a local farmer

                                           FRUIT                        

 

Fuji apples

Gold Rush apples

Cameo apples 

 

 
Vegetables 
 
Fingerling potatoes
 Fresh Spinach
Baby Swiss chard
Fresh lettuce
Carrots
 
 
 
 
Bedding Plants and Flowers 
 
 Nasturtiums
Balsam
Parsley
Cilantro
Chive
Broccoli
and more
 
 
 
 
Home Baked Goods
Raised Breads- Honey Oatmeal, Cinnamon bread
Sweet Breads - banana
Shoofly muffins
Fresh Apple Pie
 
  
 
 
 

Great  Products

Home grown Eggs from our chickens
Homemade jellies and jams from our fruits
HONEY
 
 
 
  
 Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm
Posted 4/15/2019 3:48pm by Gregg Keckler.
 
Nat Geo Farm Stand in the Courtyard
 
1145 17th Street Northwest
 Tuesday, April 16
7:30 am - 2 pm  
 

 

  Come out and buy local farm products from the real farmer

                                           FRUIT                            

 

Fuji apples

Gold Rush apples

Cameo apples 

 

 
Vegetables 
red beets
sweet onions
fingerling potatoes
sweet potatoes
Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm
 
Farm Stand
 
St Luke's Episcopal Church
Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria
 
Saturdays - 8 - 1 pm
 
Fruit
 
     Fuji apples
Cameo apples
 
Natural apple cider
 
 
Vegetables
onions (sweet) 
 
SWEET POTATOES
 
red beets
Carrots 
Fresh spinach
 
Fresh Lettuce
radishes
sprouts
parsley
 
Fresh baby kale
Fresh baby chard
 
Bedding Plants
 Potted lettuce
Flowers
early vegetables
 
 
 
Our Own Farm Products
Honey
Sugar-free jams
Jams
Shagbark Hickory Syrup
brown eggs
Dried apple schnitz!
 
Farm Fresh Meats
Beef (steaks, ground beef)
 
Pork
(grillers, kielbasa, breakfast links, chops, bacon)
 
Chickens- whole broilers
 
Baked Goods
 
 Honey Oatmeal Bread
Cinnamon Bread
 Banana Bread
 
 
Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm, Inc
717-486-4653
Gregg and Louise Keckler
 Oliver and Elisabeth Keckler
and Isabelle, too
 
 
 
 
Posted 4/11/2019 9:11am by Gregg Keckler.

Spring has sprung and we are busy!

 We are selling many bedding plants again this year including peppers, herbs, tomatoes, broccoli, eggplant, flowers, and lettuce. 

We seeded in the green house: tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, cantaloupe, beans, cabbage, broccoli, many herbs and flowers for the field as soon as we can safely get them in the ground. 

We are planting  peas, lettuce, spinach, radishes, Swiss chard, kale, broccoli, red beets, green onions in the field.  Much of it is under rowcover right now because of the chance of cold weather in the evenings.

We are excited about this year's planting and harvest.  We have made some changes in our scheduling and practices which we think will be a big improvement over past years. 

We are harvesting now  lettuce, spinach, some radishes and onions from the high tunnel as well as baby chard and kale.

 

We are pruning all the trees and berries as well and preparing for the biggest year yet of strawberries in the spring.  We are hoping to have a pick-your-own patch here on the farm.  We will let you know when that will be.  So far everything looks good for a harvest.

We are managing the layers, hogs, and broilers.  We will be getting a new batch of broilers to raise out next week.

 

Markets

St Luke's is open NOW - check out Saturdays - 8 - 1 pm

NGS in the Courtyard is open NOW - check out Tuesdays 7:30 - 2 pm

NEW - Twirly Top Farm Stand will be open  Saturdays -April 20 - 9 - 2pm

DOT Farm Stand will open Tuesdays - May 7  - 9-2pm

East Columbia Library will open Thursdays - May 9  - 12 noon - 6 pm

Belle View Farm Stand will open Thursdays, May 9 - 3 - 7 pm

Fairfax Community Market will open Saturday - May 11  - 8 - 1 pm

Check out one of these locations to see some great fresh spring vegetables!

 

CSA

We are still taking CSA subscriptions for 2019.  CSA starts the week of June 4!

$638 for a full season fruit and vegetable share. (24weeks)

$324 for a half season fruit and vegetable share. (12 Weeks)

add $60 for half dozen eggs each week

add $120 for a dozen eggs each week

Let us know if you have any questions about the CSA

We have information on the website - www.orchardcountryproduce

Family news

We (Gregg and Louise) had another grandchild arrive on April first.  Misael Keckler.  He is the youngest child of Stuart and Tamara (She makes all the breads for the markets.) Number 17 and counting!

 

Looking forward to seeing everyone again this year

 

Gregg and Louise Keckler

Oliver and Elisabeth Keckler and Isabelle, too

www.orchardcountryproduce

ocp@orchardcountryproduce.com

717-486-4653