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Posted 8/15/2016 12:51pm by Gregg Keckler.
DOT Farmers' Market
 
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
 Tuesday, August 16

 

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

 

 Fruit
Washington Strawberry Apples
Early Gold Aples
Summer Rambo apples
 Zestar apples -NEW
Blueberries  - last week
red raspberries -
peaches
Nectarines -
Blackberries
Cantaloupes -
Watermelons - seeded and seedless

 

Vegetables 
 Kale
Lettuce Mix 
Red beets
Zucchini 
Swiss Chard
Cucumbers -
cabbage-
kohlrabi-
tomatoes-
cherry tomatoes
red and Yukon potatoes-
Garlic -
Sweet corn --
Green beans
carrots
okra
eggplant
bell peppers
sweet banana peppers
spaghetti squash
hot peppers -
heirloom tomatoes
 
 
Herbs
mint tea
Basil -  
Dill
 
 
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
Peach 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 8/15/2016 12:49pm by Gregg Keckler.
River Towers Farm Stand
6621 Wakefield Dr, Alexandria
3:30 - 7 pm
 Tuesday, August 16

 

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

 

 Fruit
 Washington Strawberry Apples
Early Gold apples
Summer Rambo apples
Zestar apples - NEW
Blueberries - last week
Peaches -
Nectarines -
Blackberries
Cantaloupes -
Watermelons seeded and seedless

 

Vegetables 
 Kale
Lettuce Mix
Zucchini
Red beets
Swiss Chard
Kohlrabi -
cucumbers -
Cherry tomatoes
tomatoes
carrots-
Sweet Corn -
cabbage
sweet onions
red and Yukon Gold potatoes
garlic
leeks -
green beans-
okra
eggplant
spaghetti squash
hot peppers -
 
 
 
 
 
 
Herbs
Mint tea
Basil -
Dill - -
 
 
 
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
Peach 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 8/15/2016 12:47pm by Gregg Keckler.
Nat Geo Farm Stand in the Courtyard
1145 17th Street Northwest
 Tuesday, August 16

 

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

 

 Fruit
Washington Strawberry apples - heirloom
Early Gold apples
Summer Rambo apple
Zestar apples - NEW
Blueberries - last week
Peaches - -
Red Raspberries
Nectarines - -
Blackberries
Cantaloupes -
Watermelon - seeded and seedless

 

Vegetables 
Kale
Lettuce Mix
Sorrel
Red beets
Zucchini 
Cherry tomatoes
Swiss Chard
Many varieties of summer squash
Kohlrabi
cucumbers
tomatoes
cabbage
garlic
red and Yukon potatoes
 carrots
Green beans
okra
eggplant
bell peppers
sweet banana peppers
fennel
spaghetti squash
heirloom tomatoes -
hot peppers -
 
 
 
 
 
Herbs
basil--
Mint tea
Dill ---
 
 
 
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
Peach 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 8/15/2016 10:20am by Gregg Keckler.
 
What's in the box?
 
Week 5
Summer, 2016
 
half and full shares
mystery vegetable
green beans
sweet corn
cherry tomatoes
large tomatoes
 Zestar apples
cantaloupe
 
 
Personal shares
cherry tomatoes
large tomatoes
sweet corn
cucumbers
Zestar apples
 
We have tomatoes - Lots of them right now!  If you wanted to get some great heirloom tomatoes or you want to make salsa, or sauce, or canning tomatoes, check out the second tomatoes in our store.  If you want anything special with tomatoes, send an email and we can probably do it for you!
I have updated the store with many new items, hot peppers, beans, eggplant, watermelon and others.  Check it out!
 
The Zestar apples are the fore-runner to Honey Crisp apples which should be here in a couple weeks.  These are great eating apples and will remind you that fall is on the way.
 
If you are not signed up for the fall session, now is the time to consider it. 
 
We are planting broccoli and cauliflower this week for harvest in October.  We have a great apple year and will have cider by the beginning of October. The red tomatoes should be here until the end of September and the Roma tomatoes even longer if there is no killing frost.  The Bartlett pears are harvested beginning at the end of next week.  We are looking for a great fall session.  Of course there will be great sweet potatoes and winter squash. 
 
You can check your status by going to the website and updating your membership for the fall.  If you have trouble just send me an email and I can help you with it. 
 
Have a great week!  I know many of you are on vacation or going on vacation for the end of the summer.  Enjoy and relax.  Notice the wonderful weather.  The clouds lately have been beautiful!
 
 
 
 
 
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 8/12/2016 2:02pm by Gregg Keckler.
 
Come out tomorrow
Westminster Farmer's Market
August 13

 

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

 

 Fruit
Apples - Early Gold
Apples -William's Pride-
Apples - Washington Strawberry Apples -
Apples - Summer Rambo 
Blueberries
Blackberries
Peaches
Nectarines 
cantaloupe
Watermelons

 

Vegetables 
 Spring onions
Kale
Lettuce Mix
Red Beets
zucchini
yellow squash-
kohlrabi
Other odd summer squash -
cucumbers-
green cabbage
Red cabbage-
Swiss chard
white and red potatoes- 
Cherry tomatoes-
red tomatoes -  
Sweet Corn-
bell peppers
sweet banana peppers -
Heirloom tomatoes -
carrots
spaghetti squash
eggplant
okra
hot peppers -
 
 
 
Meat - our own home grown
Beef- ground beef
Beef Butcher Bologna
 
 
 
 
Herbs
basil -
dill -

 

 

 

 

Home Baked Goods

Raised Breads- Honey Oatmeal, Cinnamon
Sweet Breads - zucchini, banana
Cookies- Chocolate chip, Oatmeal
BlueberryPies
Peach  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 8/12/2016 2:00pm by Gregg Keckler.
Come out tomorrow
August 13
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 - Early Gold -
apples - Ginger Gold
Washington Strawberry apples  -
Apples - Summer Rambo - New
Blueberries-
Blackberries -
Peaches- 
Nectarines -
Cantaloupe - many varieties
Watermelons -new and old varieties
Check out the Charleston! Great Watermelon!

 

Vegetables 
 Kale
Lettuce Mix
Red Beets
zucchini
Yellow squash 
 Swiss Chard -
cherry tomatoes -
Tomatoes
Heirloom tomatoes
Other odd summer squash
cucumbers -
green cabbage
red Cabbage -
kohlrabi
Garlic --
Green beans - 
Sweet corn - 
carrots
Red Shallot
Bell peppers-
Sweet banana peppers-
spaghetti squash
eggplant
hot peppers
Yellow wax beans,
Dragon tongue beans
 
 
 
 
 
Meat - our own home grown
Beef- steaks, ground beef, roasts
Pork- bacon, sausage, chops, steaks
Beef Butcher Bologna
 Chicken Broilers -

 

 

Herbs

Basil --

Dill -

 

 

Home Baked Goods

Raised Breads- Honey Oatmeal, Cinnamon
Sweet Breads - zucchini, banana
Cookies- Chocolate chip, Oatmeal
Blueberry Pies
Peach 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 8/10/2016 3:22pm by Gregg Keckler.
 
East Columbia Library Farm Stand
6600 Cradlerock Way
August 11 1-6 pm

 

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

 

 

 Fruit
Apples - Early Gold -
Blueberries - last week 
Red raspberries -
peaches
nectarines
blackberries
cantaloupe
watermelon
 
 
Vegetables 
Kale
Red beets
zucchini
yellow squash
cucumbers -
Other varieties of summer squash
Swiss chard
Garlic -
Cabbage -
Kohlrabi-
tomatoes -
Cherry tomatoes -
green beans
Sweet corn
eggplant
Sweet onions-
okra
carrots
spaghetti squash
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meat - our own home grown
Beef- steaks, ground beef, roasts
Pork- bacon, sausage, chops, steaks
Beef Butcher Bologna
Fresh Broiler Chickens
 
Herbs
mint tea
basil
dill
 

 

 

Home Baked Goods

Raised Breads- Honey Oatmeal, Cinnamon
Sweet Breads - zucchini,  banana
Cookies- Chocolate chip, Oatmeal
Blueberry Pies
Peach 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 8/8/2016 2:21pm by Gregg Keckler.
DOT Farmers' Market
 
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
 Tuesday, August 9

 

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

 

 Fruit
Washington Strawberry Apples
Early Gold Aples
Blueberries  - last week
red raspberries -
peaches
Nectarines -
Blackberries
Cantaloupes -
Watermelons - seeded and seedless

 

Vegetables 
 Kale
Lettuce Mix 
Red beets
Zucchini 
Swiss Chard
Many varieties summer squash
Cucumbers -
cabbage-
kohlrabi-
tomatoes-
cherry tomatoes
red and Yukon potatoes-
Garlic -
Sweet corn --
Green beans
carrots
okra
eggplant
bell peppers
sweet banana peppers
spaghetti squash
hot peppers - NEW
 
 
Herbs
mint tea
Basil -  
Dill
 
 
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
Peach 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 8/8/2016 2:19pm by Gregg Keckler.
Woodlake Towers Farm Stand
August 9
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
Early Gold Apples
Washington Strawberry Apples
Blueberries - last week 
Peaches-
Nectarines -
blackberries
Cantaloupes -
Watermelons - seeded and seedless - New
 
 
Vegetables 
Kale
Lettuce Mix
Red beets
Zucchini 
Cherry tomatoes
Swiss Chard 
many varieties of summer squash
Cucumbers -
Kohlrabi -
tomatoes
red and Yukon potatoes
Garlic
Sweet onions -
Sweet corn --
Carrots -
Green beans-
okra
eggplant
spaghetti squash -
hot peppers - New
Heirloom tomatoes - lots!!!
 
 
 
Herbs
Mint tea
basil
Dill
 
 
 
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
peach 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 8/8/2016 2:16pm by Gregg Keckler.
River Towers Farm Stand
6621 Wakefield Dr, Alexandria
3:30 - 7 pm
 Tuesday, August 9

 

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

 

 Fruit
 Washington Strawberry Apples
Early Gold apples
Blueberries - last week
Peaches -
Nectarines -
Blackberries
Cantaloupes -
Watermelons seeded and seedless

 

Vegetables 
 Kale
Lettuce Mix
Zucchini
Red beets
Many varieties of summer squash
Swiss Chard
Kohlrabi -
cucumbers -
Cherry tomatoes
tomatoes
carrots-
Sweet Corn -
cabbage
sweet onions
red and Yukon Gold potatoes
garlic
leeks -
green beans-
okra
eggplant
spaghetti squash
hot peppers - New
 
 
 
 
 
 
Herbs
Mint tea
Basil -
Dill - -
 
 
 
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
Peach 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