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Posted 7/11/2016 2:02pm by Gregg Keckler.
DOT Farmers' Market
 
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
 Tuesday, July 12

 

  Come out and buy local farm products from the real farmer!

 

 Fruit
Apples
Gooseberries
Blueberries
Sweet Cherries
Sour Cherries -
red raspberries -
Red currants
peaches
Nectarines - -New

 

Vegetables 
 Spring onions
Kale
Lettuce Mix
Sugar snap peas
Red beets with tops
Zucchini 
Swiss Chard
Many varieties summer squash
English shell peas
Cucumbers -
cabbage-
kohlrabi-
tomatoes-
cherry tomatoes
red and Yukon potatoes-
Garlic -
Sweet corn --New
 
 
 
Herbs
mint tea
Basil -  
Dill --New
 
 
Meat - our own home grown
Beef- steaks, ground beef, roasts
Pork- bacon, sausage, chops, steaks
Beef Butcher Bologna
Chicken - our own fresh broilers

 

 

Home Baked Goods

Raised Breads- Honey Oatmeal, Cinnamon
Sweet Breads - zucchini, banana
Cookies- Chocolate chip, Oatmeal
Blueberry Pies
Cherry Pies

 

 

Great Farm Products

Home grown Eggs from our chickens
Homemade jellies and jams from our fruits
HONEY
Shagbark Hickory Syrup
 
Cheese from Whispering Brook Cheese Haus

 

 

 

 

 

 Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm
Posted 7/11/2016 2:00pm by Gregg Keckler.
Nat Geo Farm Stand in the Courtyard
1145 17th Street Northwest
 Tuesday, July 12

 

  Come out and buy local farm products from the real farmer!

 

 Fruit
Apples
Sweet Cherries
Blueberries
Gooseberries
Sour cherries-
Red Currants --
Peaches - -
Red Raspberries
Nectarines - - New

 

Vegetables 
 Spring onions
Kale
Lettuce Mix
Sorrel
Sugar snap peas
Red beets with tops 
Zucchini 
Cherry tomatoes
Swiss Chard
English shell peas
Many varieties of summer squash
Kohlrabi
cucumbers
tomatoes
cabbage
garlic
red and Yukon potatoes 
 
 
 
Herbs
basil--
Mint tea
Dill --- New
 
 
 
Meat - our own home grown
Beef- steaks, ground beef, roasts
Pork- bacon, sausage, chops, steaks
Beef Butcher Bologna
Chicken - fresh broilers our own home grown!

 

 

 

Home Baked Goods

Raised Breads- Honey Oatmeal, Cinnamon
Sweet Breads - zucchini, banana
Cookies- Chocolate chip, Oatmeal
Blueberry Pies
Cherry Pies

 

Great Farm Products

Home grown Eggs from our chickens
Homemade jellies and jams from our fruits
HONEY
Shagbark Hickory Syrup
 
Cheese from Whispering Brook Cheese Haus

 

 

 

 

 

 Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm
Posted 7/11/2016 10:06am by Gregg Keckler.
Summer CSA session begins July 19 
Sign up now!
This is the last week to sign up for the summer session
 
Week 7
 
This is week 7- so it is pick-off-the-table week.  This is the week that you can create your own share.  Come to the stand and bring your own bags. 
Full shares can pick $44
half shares - $22
personal shares - $13
You can choose anything: meats, cheese, fruit, vegetables, baked goods - anything.  If there were things that you wished we had given in the shares now is the time to get it for yourself!
 
Sign up now for the summer session.  Go to the website and check your membership status to see if you are signed up for the summer.
 
We have enjoyed having you participate in our CSA for the spring session.  It has been the most challenging year for fruit since we began the CSA in 2006.
 
 The summer session should be better.  We have lots of cantaloupe, watermelon, and apples.  We also are getting some great tasting peaches - even if they are not pretty. Plums will be few and far between this year.  We may have some prune plums in September.  There will be pears and grapes in the fall.
 
We are glad that you joined us and if you will not be signing up for the summer, we hope that you will keep us in mind for the fall session or next year.  Have a great summer!
 
 
The store is open! We have new items added to the store each week.  You can add these to your share at any time.   You can pay for these as you go with a credit card or you can choose to wait until the end of the session and get a 4% discount by sending a check.
 
 
If you have any questions, please let us know. 
 
Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm, Inc
Posted 7/11/2016 9:55am by Gregg Keckler.
Summer CSA session begins July 19 
Sign up now!
This is the last week to sign up for the summer session
 
 
What's in the box?
 
Week 7
Spring, 2016
 
half and full shares
summer squash
cucumbers
Swiss Chard
new potatoes
mystery vegetable
mystery fruit
"Hail-kissed" peaches
 
 
Personal shares
Swiss Chard
new potatoes
cucumbers
mystery vegetable
"Hail-kissed" peaches
 
 
Hail - kissed peaches are not a new variety.  They are peaches that were bombarded with hail several weeks ago and now they are ready to eat, but they aren't the prettiest peaches.  They taste great, but are pock-marked from the hail.
 
The cucumbers have a bit of scab on them.  It is from the wet weather.  This proves that we do not spray our vegetables!
 
Mysteries are truly mysteries.  We do not even know what you will be getting until we bring it in from the field and figure out if there is enough.  So it will be a surprise to you and to us!
 
 
We have enjoyed having you all participate in our spring CSA session.  I believe that this has been the most difficult year for fruit in the spring that we have know since we started the CSA in 2006.
The summer should get easier, although there will not be many plums this year; at least not until possibly September with the prune plums.
It looks like a good apple year and plenty of watermelon and cantaloupe.
 
 
If you are will not be joining us for the summer session.  Have a great summer and consider the CSA for the fall or next year! 
 
You can always visit one of our market stands if you are in the vicinity.
 
Sign up now for the summer session.  Go to the website and check your membership status to see if you are signed up for the summer.
 
 
 
 
The store is open! We have new items added to the store each week.  You can add these to your share at any time.   You can pay for these as you go with a credit card or you can choose to wait until the end of the session and get a 4% discount by sending a check.
 
 
If you have any questions, please let us know. 
 
Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm, Inc
Posted 7/8/2016 7:08pm by Gregg Keckler.
Come out tomorrow
July 9
St Luke's Episcopal Church - Fort Hunt Rd
or
Bush Hill Presbyterian Church - Fraconia Rd
from 8-1 pm
Both in Alexandria, VA

 

  Come out and buy local farm products from the real farmer!

 

 Fruit
Apples - Cameo
Apples - Lodi- New
Sweet Cherries -
Sour Cherries -
Blueberries-
Red raspberries -
Gooseberries
Peaches- 
Black Raspberries-  
Nectarines - New

 

Vegetables 
 Spring onions
Kale
Lettuce Mix
Red Beets
Sugar snap peas
zucchini
Yellow squash 
 Swiss Chard -
cherry tomatoes -
Tomatoes
Other odd summer squash
cucumbers -
English shell peas - in the pod and hulled
green cabbage
red Cabbage -  New
kohlrabi
Garlic --
Green beans - New
Sweet corn - New
 
 
 
Meat - our own home grown
Beef- steaks, ground beef, roasts
Pork- bacon, sausage, chops, steaks
Beef Butcher Bologna
New Chicken Broilers - just butchered - Get them for the grill!

 

 

Herbs

lovage

Mint tea

Basil --

Dill -

 

 

Home Baked Goods

Raised Breads- Honey Oatmeal, Cinnamon
Sweet Breads - zucchini, banana
Cookies- Chocolate chip, Oatmeal
Blueberry Pies
Cherry Pies

 

 

Great Farm Products

Home grown Eggs from our chickens
Homemade Jellies and Jams from our fruits
HONEY
Shagbark Hickory Syrup
 
Cheese from Whispering Brook Cheese Haus

 

 

 

 

 

 Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm
Posted 7/8/2016 7:04pm by Gregg Keckler.
 
Come out tomorrow
Westminster Farmer's Market
July 9

 

  Come out and buy local farm products from the real farmer!

 

 Fruit
Apples - Cameo
Apples - Lodi- New
Sweet Cherries - last week 
Blueberries
Gooseberries
Sour cherries
Red Raspberries
Black Raspberries
Peaches
Nectarines -- New

 

Vegetables 
 Spring onions
Kale
Lettuce Mix
Red Beets
Sugar snap peas
zucchini
yellow squash-
kohlrabi
English shell peas in the shell and shelled -
Other odd summer squash -
cucumbers-
green cabbage
Red cabbage-New
Swiss chard
white and red potatoes- 
Cherry tomatoes-
red tomatoes -  
Sweet Corn-New
 
 
 
Meat - our own home grown
Beef- ground beef
Beef Butcher Bologna
 
 
 
 
Herbs
Lovage
Mint tea
sorrel
basil -
dill -

 

 

 

 

Home Baked Goods

Raised Breads- Honey Oatmeal, Cinnamon
Sweet Breads - zucchini, banana
Cookies- Chocolate chip, Oatmeal
BlueberryPies
Cherry Pies

 

 

Great Farm 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 7/6/2016 3:38pm by Gregg Keckler.
 
East Columbia Library Farm Stand
6600 Cradlerock Way
July 7 1-6 pm

 

  Come out and buy local farm products from the real  farmer!

 

 

 Fruit
Apples - Cameo
Apples -Lodi - New
Rhubarb
Blueberries 
Sour Cherries 
Red raspberries -
Black Raspberries-
Gooseberries-
 
Vegetables 
 Spring onions
Kale
Lettuce Mix
Sugar Snap Peas
Red beets with tops
zucchini
yellow squash
English shell peas -
cucumbers -
Other varieties of summer squash
Swiss chard
Garlic -
Cabbage -
Kohlrabi-
tomatoes -
Cherry tomatoes -
 
 
 
Meat - our own home grown
Beef- steaks, ground beef, roasts
Pork- bacon, sausage, chops, steaks
Beef Butcher Bologna
Fresh Broiler Chickens
 
Herbs
mint tea
 

 

 

Home Baked Goods

Raised Breads- Honey Oatmeal, Cinnamon
Sweet Breads - zucchini,  banana
Cookies- Chocolate chip, Oatmeal
Blueberry Pies
Cherry Pies

 

Great Farm Products

Home grown Eggs from our chickens
Homemade jellies and jams from our fruits
HONEY
Shagbark Hickory Syrup
 
Cheese from Whispering Brook Cheese Haus

 

 

 

 

 

 Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm
Posted 7/4/2016 12:41pm by Gregg Keckler.
Woodlake Towers Farm Stand
July 5
Tuesdays - 3:30 -7 pm

3100 S. Manchester
Falls Church, VA 22044
 
What's at the stand this week?

 

  Come out and buy local farm products from A real farmer!

 

 Fruit
Apples
Rhubarb
Blueberries
Sweet Cherries 
Gooseberries  
Red Raspberries -
Black raspberries
Sour cherries -
currants
Peaches- New 
 
Vegetables 
 Spring onions
Kale
Lettuce Mix
Sugar snap peas
Red beets with tops 
Zucchini 
Cherry tomatoes
Swiss Chard 
English shell peas
many varieties of summer squash
Cucumbers -
Kohlrabi -
tomatoes
red and Yukon potatoes
Garlic -New 
 
 
 
Herbs
Lovage
Mint tea
basil
 
 
 
Meat - our own home grown
Beef- steaks, ground beef, roasts
Pork- bacon, sausage, chops, steaks
Beef Butcher Bologna
Chicken - fresh broilers our own home grown!

 

 

Home Baked Goods

Raised Breads- Honey Oatmeal, Cinnamon
Sweet Breads - Zucchini, banana
Cookies- Chocolate chip, Oatmeal
Blueberry Pies
Cherry Pies

 

Great Farm Products

Home grown Eggs from our chickens
Homemade jellies and jams from our fruits
HONEY
Shagbark Hickory Syrup
 
Cheese from Whispering Brook Cheese Haus
 
Our spraying techniques - We do not spray vegetables unless we sense a dire need.  We will let you know if we do spray them.  We do not spray any berries.  We do spray fruit trees i.e.  apples, cherries, plums, etc.  Please ask us if you have any questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm
Posted 7/4/2016 12:38pm by Gregg Keckler.
River Towers Farm Stand
6621 Wakefield Dr, Alexandria
3:30 - 7 pm
 Tuesday, July 5

 

  Come out and buy local farm products from the real farmer!

 

 Fruit
Apples
Rhubarb
Sweet Cherries
Gooseberries
Blueberries
red Raspberries -
Black raspberries -
Sour cherries -
currants
Peaches -New 

 

Vegetables 
 Spring onions
Kale
Lettuce Mix
Sugar snap peas
Zucchini
Red beets with tops
English Shell peas
Many varieties of summer squash
Swiss Chard
Kohlrabi -
cucumbers -
Cherry tomatoes
tomatoes
carrots
 
 
 
 
 
 
Herbs
Mint tea
Basil -
 
 
 
Meat - our own home grown
Beef- steaks, ground beef, roasts
Pork- bacon, sausage, chops, steaks
Beef Butcher Bologna
Chicken - our own broilers fresh

 

FLOWERS 

cut zinnias by the bunch

 

Home Baked Goods

Raised Breads- Honey Oatmeal, Cinnamon
Sweet Breads - zucchini, banana
Cookies- Chocolate chip, Oatmeal
Blueberry Pies
Cherry Pies

 

Great Farm Products

Home grown Eggs from our chickens
Homemade jellies and jams from our fruits
HONEY
Shagbark Hickory Syrup
 
Cheese from Whispering Brook Cheese Haus

 

 

 

 

 

 Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm
Posted 7/4/2016 12:35pm by Gregg Keckler.
DOT Farmers' Market
 
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
 Tuesday, July 5

 

  Come out and buy local farm products from the real farmer!

 

 Fruit
Apples
Rhubarb
Gooseberries
Blueberries
Sweet Cherries
Sour Cherries -
Black raspberries -
Red currants
peaches -New

 

Vegetables 
 Spring onions
Kale
Lettuce Mix
Sugar snap peas
Red beets with tops
Zucchini 
Swiss Chard
Many varieties summer squash
English shell peas
Cucumbers -
cabbage-
kohlrabi-
tomatoes-
cherry tomatoes
red and Yukon potatoes-
Garlic -New
 
 
 
Herbs
mint tea
Basil -  New
 
 
Meat - our own home grown
Beef- steaks, ground beef, roasts
Pork- bacon, sausage, chops, steaks
Beef Butcher Bologna
Chicken - our own fresh broilers

 

 

Home Baked Goods

Raised Breads- Honey Oatmeal, Cinnamon
Sweet Breads - zucchini, banana
Cookies- Chocolate chip, Oatmeal
Blueberry Pies
Cherry Pies

 

 

Great Farm Products

Home grown Eggs from our chickens
Homemade jellies and jams from our fruits
HONEY
Shagbark Hickory Syrup
 
Cheese from Whispering Brook Cheese Haus

 

 

 

 

 

 Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm