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Posted 1/10/2020 1:15pm by Gregg Keckler.
FRESH BROILER CHICKENS
 
 
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
Gold Rush apples
Pink Lady apples
 
 
FRESH APPLE CIDER!!
 
Vegetables
    potatoes - red and Yukon
kale
Delicata squash
 Sweet potatoes
Brussels Sprouts
cabbage
Butternut squash
Acorn squash
 Swiss Chard
carrots
spinach
Lettuce Mix
Pac Choi
 
 
 
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
 
Baked Goods
 
 Honey Oatmeal Bread
Cinnamon Bread
pumpkin Bread
 
 
 
Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm, Inc
717-486-4653
Gregg and Louise Keckler
 Oliver and Elisabeth Keckler
 Isabelle and Remmington, too
 
 
 
 
Posted 1/7/2020 6:14am by Gregg Keckler.
We are SORRY!
The truck broke down in Frederick and Gregg is trying to limp home!
We will see you next week, January 14! 
Nat Geo Farm Stand in the Courtyard
 
1145 17th Street Northwest
 Tuesday, January 7
7:30 am - 2 pm  
 

 

  Come out and buy local farm products from the real farmer

                                           FRUIT              

 Fuji apples

York apples

Gold Rush apples

Cameo apples 

Pink Lady apples 

 

Fresh apple cider

 

 

 
Vegetables 
 garlic
 potatoes
 kale
spaghetti squash
Delicata squash
honey nut Butternut squash
sweet potatoes
Butternut squash
Brussels Sprouts
Swiss chard
Pac Choi
cabbage
Neck pumpkins
carrots
spinach
salad mix
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meat - our own home grown
 
Pork- bacon, sausage, chops, ribs
Chicken - whole broilers
 
 
 
Home Baked Goods
Raised Breads- Honey Oatmeal, Cinnamon bread
 
Sweet Breads - pumpkin
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 1/6/2020 2:48pm by Gregg Keckler.
 
Nat Geo Farm Stand in the Courtyard
 
1145 17th Street Northwest
 Tuesday, January 7
7:30 am - 2 pm  
 

 

  Come out and buy local farm products from the real farmer

                                           FRUIT              

 Fuji apples

York apples

Gold Rush apples

Cameo apples 

Pink Lady apples 

 

Fresh apple cider

 

 

 
Vegetables 
 garlic
 potatoes
 kale
spaghetti squash
Delicata squash
honey nut Butternut squash
sweet potatoes
Butternut squash
Brussels Sprouts
Swiss chard
Pac Choi
cabbage
Neck pumpkins
carrots
spinach
salad mix
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meat - our own home grown
 
Pork- bacon, sausage, chops, ribs
Chicken - whole broilers
 
 
 
Home Baked Goods
Raised Breads- Honey Oatmeal, Cinnamon bread
 
Sweet Breads - pumpkin
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 1/3/2020 2:59pm by Gregg Keckler.

New CSA for 2020!

We are ready to launch the 2020 CSA.  The prices are remaining the same as last year.

1st session - 12 weeks

June 1 - August 22  

Cost - $324  Add $60 for a dozen eggs/week                 

                   Add $36 for one-half dozen eggs week/week

2nd session - 12 weeks

August 24 - November 14  

Cost - $324  Add $60 for 1 dozen eggs/week

                   Add $36 for one-half dozen/week

 

OR

Sign up for both sessions and SAVE!

June 1 - November 14 - 24 weeks

Cost -$638  Add $120 for 1 dozen eggs/week

                  Add $72 for one-half dozen eggs/week

 

These are discounted prices and will be good until February 29.  After that the discounts will disappear! So sign up now! 

We are grateful for all who have been part of our CSA in the last couple of years.  We have taken a much more laid back approach to the CSA.  We believe the quality and quanity of the fruits and vegetables have improved greatly, but we have not been as communicative, mainly because we are really busy growing and planting!

 

If you wish to sign up for the CSA, just send us a note with your name and email and desired pick up location along with a check.  We will send you a confirmation email when we receive your note.  If you would like to do a payment plan, please send a check for $200 with your information and I will contact you via email to set up your plan.

  Let us know if you have any questions.  We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Farm News

We have finished the second high tunnel.  We are planting it with lettuce, radishes, beets and spinach for the spring.  We are picking lettuce, spinach, Swiss chard, and kale from the first high tunnel.

  We have a batch of broilers that are 7 weeks old and another batch that are 2 weeks old.  We will be taking 4 - 6 hogs to the butcher in January.  If  anyone would like to buy any bulk pork and half hog, please send an email or go to the markets to see Oliver and Gregg.

We are pruning raspberries, putting straw on strawberries, pruning fruit trees, mowing, cleaning up and mucking barns, composting and spreading compost on the fields as weather permits.  We are also getting needed repairs done to tractors and trucks and equipment.

 

Market News

Winter markets

St Luke's Episcopal Church, Saturdays for 8 am - 1 pm

National Geographic Society in the Courtyard- Tuesdays from 7:30am - 2:00pm (closed in February)

 

Markets for the Main season in 2020

Tuesdays - NGS in the Courtyard

Tuesdays - St Luke's Episcopal Church, Fort Hunt Rd, Alexandria, VA

 

Thursdays - East Columbia Library, Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD

Thursdays - Belle View Condos, Belle View Blvd, Alexandria, VA

 

Saturdays - Fairfax Community Market, Fairfax, VA

Saturdays - St Luke's Episcopal Church, Fort Hunt Rd, Alexandria, VA

 

Have a wonderful winter!  We are enjoying the winter birds - juncos, cardinals, blue jays, finches, nuthatches, titmice, and lots of woodpeckers!

 

Gregg and Louise Keckler

1410 Goodyear Rd

717-486-4653

 

Oliver and Elisabeth Keckler

Isabelle and Remmington, too!

877 Myerstown Rd

717-448-9997

Posted 1/3/2020 2:06pm by Gregg Keckler.
FRESH BROILER CHICKENS
 
 
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
York apples
Gold Rush apples
Pink Lady apples
 
 
FRESH APPLE CIDER!!
 
Vegetables
    potatoes - red and Yukon
spaghetti squash
kale
Delicata squash
Honey Nut Butternut squash
 beets
Sweet potatoes
Brussels Sprouts
cabbage
Butternut squash
Acorn squash
 Swiss Chard
carrots
spinach
Lettuce Mix
Pac Choi
 
 
 
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
 
Baked Goods
 
 Honey Oatmeal Bread
Cinnamon Bread
pumpkin Bread
 
 
 
Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm, Inc
717-486-4653
Gregg and Louise Keckler
 Oliver and Elisabeth Keckler
 Isabelle and Remmington, too
 
 
 
 
Posted 12/27/2019 10:03am by Gregg Keckler.
FRESH BROILER CHICKENS
 
 
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
York apples
Gold Rush apples
Pink Lady apples
 
 
FRESH APPLE CIDER!!
 
Vegetables
    potatoes - red and Yukon
spaghetti squash
kale
Delicata squash
Honey Nut Butternut squash
 beets
Sweet potatoes
Brussels Sprouts
cabbage
Butternut squash
Acorn squash
 Swiss Chard
carrots
spinach
Lettuce Mix
Pac Choi
 
 
 
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
 
Baked Goods
 
 Honey Oatmeal Bread
Cinnamon Bread
pumpkin Bread
 
 
 
Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm, Inc
717-486-4653
Gregg and Louise Keckler
 Oliver and Elisabeth Keckler
 Isabelle and Remmington, too
 
 
 
 
Posted 12/20/2019 3:06pm by Gregg Keckler.
FRESH BROILER CHICKENS
 
 
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
York apples
Gold Rush apples
Pink Lady apples
 
 
FRESH APPLE CIDER!!
 
Vegetables
    potatoes - red and Yukon
spaghetti squash
kale
Delicata squash
Honey Nut Butternut squash
 beets
Sweet potatoes
Brussels Sprouts
cabbage
Butternut squash
Acorn squash
 Swiss Chard
turnips
carrots
spinach
Lettuce Mix
Pac Choi
 
 
 
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
 
Baked Goods
 
 Honey Oatmeal Bread
Cinnamon Bread
pumpkin Bread
 
 
 
Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm, Inc
717-486-4653
Gregg and Louise Keckler
 Oliver and Elisabeth Keckler
 Isabelle and Remmington, too
 
 
 
 
Posted 12/16/2019 10:19am by Gregg Keckler.
Come out Tomorrow - December 17
Next Market Date - January 7, 2020
Nat Geo Farm Stand in the Courtyard
 
1145 17th Street Northwest
 Tuesday, December 17
7:30 am - 2 pm  
 

 

  Come out and buy local farm products from the real farmer

                                           FRUIT              

 Nittany apples

Fuji apples

York apples

Gold Rush apples

Cameo apples 

Pink Lady apples 

 

Fresh apple cider

 

 

 
Vegetables 
 garlic
 potatoes
 kale
spaghetti squash
Delicata squash
honey nut Butternut squash
sweet potatoes
Butternut squash
Brussels Sprouts
Swiss chard
Pac Choi
cabbage
Neck pumpkins
carrots
red beets
spinach
salad mix
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meat - our own home grown
 
Pork- bacon, sausage, chops, ribs
Chicken - whole broilers
 
 
 
Home Baked Goods
Raised Breads- Honey Oatmeal, Cinnamon bread
 
Sweet Breads - pumpkin
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 12/13/2019 2:34pm by Gregg Keckler.
FRESH BROILER CHICKENS
 
 
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
York apples
Gold Rush apples
Pink Lady apples
 
 
FRESH APPLE CIDER!!
 
Vegetables
    potatoes - red and Yukon
spaghetti squash
kale
Delicata squash
Honey Nut Butternut squash
 beets
Sweet potatoes
Brussels Sprouts
cabbage
Butternut squash
Acorn squash
 Swiss Chard
turnips
carrots
spinach
Lettuce Mix
Pac Choi
 
 
 
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
 
Baked Goods
 
 Honey Oatmeal Bread
Cinnamon Bread
pumpkin Bread
 
 
 
Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm, Inc
717-486-4653
Gregg and Louise Keckler
 Oliver and Elisabeth Keckler
and Isabelle, too
 
 
 
 
Posted 12/9/2019 12:45pm by Gregg Keckler.
We have Fresh Whole Broilers! 
Nat Geo Farm Stand in the Courtyard
 
1145 17th Street Northwest
 Tuesday, December 10
7:30 am - 2 pm  
 

 

  Come out and buy local farm products from the real farmer

                                           FRUIT              

 Nittany apples

Fuji apples

York apples

Gold Rush apples

Cameo apples

 

Pink Lady apples

 

 

Fresh apple cider

 

 

 
Vegetables 
 garlic
 potatoes
 kale
spaghetti squash
Delicata squash
honey nut Butternut squash
sweet potatoes
Butternut squash
Brussels Sprouts
Swiss chard
Pac Choi
cabbage
Neck pumpkins
cauliflower
carrots
red beets
spinach
salad mix
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meat - our own home grown
 
Pork- bacon, sausage, chops, steaks
Chicken - whole broilers
 
 
 
Home Baked Goods
Raised Breads- Honey Oatmeal, Cinnamon bread
Dinner rolls
Sweet Breads - pumpkin
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