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Posted 10/23/2019 1:43pm by Gregg Keckler.
 
Great fruits and vegetables throughout the week! 
 
 
Belle View Town Center Farm Stand
 
1204 Belle View Blvd
Alexandria, VA
 Thursday, October 24
2 - 7 pm
 

 

  Come out and buy local farm products from the real farmer

                                           FRUIT

 

 

red raspberries

 

Nittany apples

 Stayman Winesap apples

 Fuji apples

Crimson Crisp apples

Honey Crisp apples

Bosc pears

 

Apple Cider

 

 
 
 
 
Vegetables 
         Kale
sweet onions
sweet onions
spaghetti squash
 Delicata squash
honey Nut Butternut squash
garlic
potatoes
sweet potatoes
acorn squash
 butternut squash
salad mix
arugula
 
broccoli
Brussels sprouts
carrots
Swiss chard
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meat - our own home grown
 
Pork- bacon, sausage, chops, steaks, keilbasa
 
      

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 10/23/2019 1:30pm by Gregg Keckler.
 
 
East Columbia Library Farm Stand
Cradle Rock Way
October 24 12-5 pm

 

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

 

 Fruit
   
red raspberries
 
Honey Crisp apples
Crimson Crisp apples
Granny Smith apples
Fuji apples
Nittany apples
Stayman Winesap apples
Bosc pears
 
Apple Cider
 
 
 
Vegetables 
 
  kale
 sweet onions
potatoes
garlic
Delicata squash
Spaghetti squash
Honey Nut Butternut squash
Salad Mix
sweet potatoes
arugala
butternut squash
acorn squash
 swiss chard
Red beets
broccoli
 Brussels sprouts
carrots
pumpkins
 
 
 
 
 
 Meat - our own home grown
 
Pork- bacon, sausage, chops, kielbasa, bratwurst
 
 
 

Home Baked Goods

Raised Breads- Honey Oatmeal, Cinnamon
Sweet Breads -  pumpkin
 

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 10/21/2019 1:03pm by Gregg Keckler.
 
Nat Geo Farm Stand in the Courtyard
 
1145 17th Street Northwest
 Tuesday, October 22
7:30 am - 2 pm  
 

 

  Come out and buy local farm products from the real farmer

                                           FRUIT              

 Stayman Winesap apples

red raspberries

Nittany apples

Fuji apples

Honey Crisp apples

York apples

Crimson Crisp apples

Bosc pears

 

 

 

 

 

Fresh apple cider

 

 

 
Vegetables 
 garlic
 potatoes
sweet onions
red tomatoes
 kale
Lettuce mix
spaghetti squash
Delicata squash
honey nut Butternut squash
Arugala
sweet potatoes
Butternut squash
Brussels Sprouts
Broccoli
Swiss chard
Pac Choi
cabbage
Neck pumpkins
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meat - our own home grown
Beef- steaks, ground beef, roasts
Pork- bacon, sausage, chops, steaks
 
 
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 10/18/2019 2:22pm by Gregg Keckler.

Fall is here and it has been a great year!

 Market sales have all been up this year!  Thanks to everyone for supporting us at each farm market and farm stand.

We are still seeding: in the green house: lettuce, pac choi, radishes. red beets, arugala and small turnips for the high tunnel so that we will have fresh crops for winter and early spring markets. 

We are building  a new high tunnel right now!  We are excited about this new project.  This new tunnel will give us more room to grow winter crops and it will also give us a covered area to grow more of the wonderful cherry tomatoes that all the customers rave about at each market.

We are harvesting now : lettuce, spinach, radishes, arugula, green beans, broccoli, Swiss chard, carrots, beets, zucchini, Brussels Sprouts,  raspberries, and kale.

WE have Stored for the Winter:  onions, cabbage, carrots, beets, winter squash, pumpkins, potatoes, sweet potatoes, and apples.

 

We are cleaning all the black plastic out of the fields; pulling tomato stakes; seeding cover crops on all open ground; mowing everything; pruning blackberries and gooseberries; weeding strawberries.

We are managing the layers, hogs, and broilers.  We will be butchering a batch of broilers in two weeks.

 

Markets

St Luke's  open NOW -  Saturdays - 8 - 1 pm

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

East Columbia Library open NOW -Thursdays -  12 noon - 6 pm

Belle View Farm Stand  open NOW - Thursdays - 3 - 7 pm

 

Fairfax Community Market open until October 26- Saturdays - 8 - 1 pm

Check out one of these locations to see some great fresh fall vegetables and GOOD Apple Cider!

 

We had a great year for many fruits including:  strawberries, peaches, blueberries and raspberries.  The black raspberries did very well for the first year.

We had great vegetables as well

lettuce -every week until August and  every week since September 1

zucchini - every week since Memorial Day

Cucumbers - every week since Memorial Day

Green beans - Wow! every week since July 12

garlic - sold more garlic so far than we ever have in any one year!

Sweet potatoes - huge!  the largest so far - 7 lbs for one sweet potato

Cherry tomatoes - the sweetest and the best we ever had!

The list could go on and on.  It has been a great year!

 

Family news

We (Gregg and Louise) had a couple more grandchildren arrive.  19 and still counting!

On May 28  Lucinda Shedd was born to Virginia and Dan.  Those of you at Westminster and Columbia will remember our daughter, Virginia. 

On September 18  Remington Keckler was born to Oliver and Lizzie.  Everyone knows Oliver! 

 

 

 

Gregg and Louise Keckler

Oliver and Elisabeth Keckler and Isabelle and Remington, too

www.orchardcountryproduce

ocp@orchardcountryproduce.com

717-486-4653

Posted 10/18/2019 1:40pm 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
 
 red raspberries
Honey Crisp apples
Fuji apples
York apples
Crimson Crisp apples
Stayman Winesap apples
Nittany apples
 
Bosc pears
 
FRESH APPLE CIDER!!
 
Vegetables
 zucchini
 red tomatoes
 onions
 potatoes - red and Yukon
spaghetti squash
kale
Delicata squash
Salad Mix
Honey Nut Butternut squash
French Breakfast Radishes
Fresh beets
Sweet potatoes
Arugala
Brussels Sprouts
cabbage
Butternut squash
Acorn squash
Broccoli
 
 
 
 
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)
 
 
Baked Goods
 
 Honey Oatmeal Bread
Cinnamon Bread
 Zucchini Bread
 
 
 
Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm, Inc
717-486-4653
Gregg and Louise Keckler
 Oliver and Elisabeth Keckler
and Isabelle, too
 
 
 
 
Posted 10/18/2019 1:38pm by Gregg Keckler.
Come out to the Farmer's market!
 
Come out tomorrow
Fairfax Community Market
10500 Page Ave. Fairfax, VA
from 8-1pm
 
Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm, Inc
 

 

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

 

 Fruit
 
 Crimson Crisp apples
red raspberries
Honey Crisp apples
yellow Delicious apples
Stayman Winesap apples
Nittany apples
Fuji apples
York apples
 
Bosc pears
Fresh apple Cider! 
 

 

Vegetables 
 Kale
 onions
 zucchini
green beans
red tomatoes
potatoes
Egyptian Spinach
spaghetti squash
 Delicata squash
Honey Nut Butternut squash
Lettuce mix
sweet potatoes
beets
arugala
Acorn squash
butternut squash
assorted Winter squash
Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
 
 
 

 

 

  

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 10/16/2019 4:35pm by Gregg Keckler.
 
Great fruits and vegetables throughout the week! 
 
 
Belle View Town Center Farm Stand
 
1204 Belle View Blvd
Alexandria, VA
 Thursday, October 17
2 - 7 pm
 

 

  Come out and buy local farm products from the real farmer

                                           FRUIT

 

black raspberries

red raspberries

 

Nittany apples

 Stayman Winesap apples

 Fuji apples

Crimson Crisp apples

Honey Crisp apples

Bosc pears

 

Apple Cider

 

 
 
 
 
Vegetables 
         Kale
sweet onions
red tomatoes
sweet onions
spaghetti squash
 Delicata squash
honey Nut Butternut squash
garlic
potatoes
sweet potatoes
acorn squash
 butternut squash
salad mix
arugala
green beans
broccoli
Brussels sprouts
carrots
Swiss chard
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meat - our own home grown
 
Pork- bacon, sausage, chops, steaks, keilbasa
 
      

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 10/16/2019 4:32pm by Gregg Keckler.
 
 
East Columbia Library Farm Stand
Cradle Rock Way
October 17 12-5 pm

 

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

 

 Fruit
   
red raspberries
 
Honey Crisp apples
Crimson Crisp apples
Granny Smith apples
Fuji apples
Nittany apples
Stayman Winesap apples
Bosc pears
 
Apple Cider
 
 
 
Vegetables 
 
  kale
red tomatoes
 sweet onions
potatoes
garlic
Delicata squash
Spaghetti squash
Honey Nut Butternut squash
Salad Mix
sweet potatoes
arugala
butternut squash
acorn squash
 swiss chard
Red beets
green beans
broccoli
 Brussels sprouts
carrots
pumpkins
 
 
 
 
 
 Meat - our own home grown
 
Pork- bacon, sausage, chops, kielbasa, bratwurst
 
 
 

Home Baked Goods

Raised Breads- Honey Oatmeal, Cinnamon
Sweet Breads -  banana
 

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 10/14/2019 3:06pm by Gregg Keckler.
 
Nat Geo Farm Stand in the Courtyard
 
1145 17th Street Northwest
 Tuesday, October 15
7:30 am - 2 pm  
 

 

  Come out and buy local farm products from the real farmer

                                           FRUIT              

 Stayman Winesap apples

black raspberries

red raspberries

Nittany apples

Fuji apples

Honey Crisp apples

York apples

 

Crimson Crisp apples

Bosc pears

 

 

Fresh apple cider

 

 

 
Vegetables 
 
  zucchini
cucumbers
garlic
green beans
 potatoes
sweet onions
red tomatoes
 kale
Lettuce mix
spaghetti squash
Delicata squash
honey nut Butternut squash
Arugala
sweet potatoes
Butternut squash
Brussels Sprouts
Broccoli
Swiss chard
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meat - our own home grown
Beef- steaks, ground beef, roasts
Pork- bacon, sausage, chops, steaks
 
 
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 10/11/2019 4:16pm 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
 
 red raspberries
Honey Crisp apples
Fuji apples
York apples
Crimson Crisp apples
Stayman Winesap apples
 Honey Crisp apples
FRESH APPLE CIDER!!
 
Vegetables
 cucumbers
zucchini
 red tomatoes
Sweet onions
 potatoes - red and Yukon
spaghetti squash
kale
Delicata squash
Salad Mix
Honey Nut Butternut squash
French Breakfast Radishes
Fresh beets
Sweet potatoes
Arugala
Brussels Sprouts
cabbage
Butternut squash
Acorn squash
 
 
 
 
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)
 
 
Baked Goods
 
 Honey Oatmeal Bread
Cinnamon Bread
 Zucchini Bread
 
 
 
Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm, Inc
717-486-4653
Gregg and Louise Keckler
 Oliver and Elisabeth Keckler
and Isabelle, too