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Posted 7/1/2016 3:10pm by Gregg Keckler.
Come out tomorrow
July 2
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
Rhubarb
Sweet Cherries - Last week
Sour Cherries -
Blueberries-
Red raspberries -
Gooseberries
Peaches- New
Black Raspberries-  New

 

Vegetables 
 Spring onions
Kale
Lettuce Mix
Red Beets with tops
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 -- New
kohlrabi
Garlic -- 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 -- New

Dill -- New

 

 

Home Baked Goods

Raised Breads- Honey Oatmeal, Cinnamon
Sweet Breads - pumpkin, 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 7/1/2016 3:05pm by Gregg Keckler.
 
Come out tomorrow
Westminster Farmer's Market
July 2

 

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

 

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

 

Vegetables 
 Spring onions
Kale
Lettuce Mix
Red Beets with tops
Sugar snap peas
zucchini
yellow squash-
kohlrabi
English shell peas in the shell and shelled -
Other odd summer squash -
cucumbers-
green cabbage -
Swiss chard
white and red potatoes- New
Cherry tomatoes- New
red tomatoes -  New
 
 
 
Meat - our own home grown
Beef- ground beef
Beef Butcher Bologna
Fresh whole chicken - just butchered - $3.99/lb
 
 
 
Herbs
Lovage
Mint tea
sorrel
basil - New
dill - New

 

 

 

 

Home Baked Goods

Raised Breads- Honey Oatmeal, Cinnamon
Sweet Breads - pumpkin, 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 6/29/2016 4:18pm by Gregg Keckler.
 
East Columbia Library Farm Stand
6600 Cradlerock Way
June 30 1-6 pm

 

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

 

 

 Fruit
Apples
Rhubarb
Sweet Cherries
Blueberries 
Sour Cherries 
Red raspberries - New
Black Raspberries- New
Gooseberries- New
 
Vegetables 
French Radishes
 Spring onions
Kale
Lettuce Mix
Spinach
Snow Peas
Sugar Snap Peas
Red beets with tops
zucchini
yellow squash
English shell peas -
cucumbers -
Other varieties of summer squash
Swiss chard
Garlic - New
Cabbage - New
Kohlrabi- New
tomatoes - New
Cherry tomatoes - New
 
 
 
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 6/27/2016 12:07pm by Gregg Keckler.
Woodlake Towers Farm Stand
June 28
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
Strawberries
Blueberries
Sweet Cherries 
Gooseberries  
Red Raspberries - New
Black Raspberries - New
Sour cherries - New
 
 
Vegetables 
French Radishes
 Spring onions
Kale
Lettuce Mix
Sorrel
Snow peas
Sugar snap peas
Red beets with tops 
Zucchini 
Cherry tomatoes
Swiss Chard 
English shell peas
many varieties of summer squash
Cucumbers - New
Kohlrabi - New
 
 
 
Herbs
Lovage
Mint tea
basil - 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
 
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 6/27/2016 12:03pm by Gregg Keckler.
River Towers Farm Stand
6621 Wakefield Dr, Alexandria
3:30 - 7 pm
 Tuesday, June 28

 

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

 

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

 

Vegetables 
French Radishes
 Spring onions
Kale
Lettuce Mix
Sorrel
Sugar snap peas
Zucchini
Red beets with tops
English Shell peas
Many varieties of summer squash
Swiss Chard
Kohlrabi - New
cucumbers - New
 
 
 
 
 
Herbs
Lovage
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 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 6/27/2016 11:57am by Gregg Keckler.
Nat Geo Farm Stand in the Courtyard
1145 17th Street Northwest
 Tuesday, June 28

 

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

 

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

 

Vegetables 
French Radishes
 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 - New
kohlrabi - New
 
 
 
Herbs
Lovage
Mint tea
basil - 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 6/27/2016 11:53am by Gregg Keckler.
DOT Farmers' Market
 
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
 Tuesday, June 28
 

 

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

 

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

 

Vegetables 
French Radishes
 Spring onions
Kale
Lettuce Mix
Sugar snap peas
Red beets with tops
Zucchini 
Swiss Chard
Many varieties summer squash
English shell peas
Cucumbers - New
cabbage- New
kohlrabi- New
tomatoes- New
cherry tomatoes - New
 
 
 
Herbs
sorrelsorrel
mint tea
lovage
 
 
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 6/27/2016 9:37am by Gregg Keckler.
Summer CSA session begins July 19 sign up now!
 
What's in the box?
 
Week 5
Spring, 2016
 
half and full shares
English shell peas
sugar snap peas
lettuce
new potatoes
summer squash
mystery fruit
blueberries
 
 
Personal shares
sugar snap peas
English shell peas
basil
summer squash
mystery fruit
 
 
We still have a good many sugar snap peas.  Oliver, Julie and Juan are picking them right now!  We also are giving English shell peas.  These you must shell out.  Do not eat the pods, just the peas. 
We have a lot of different summer squash this year.  We have the usual zucchini and yellow squash.  We also have the scalloped sunburst and Mediterranean.  We also have eight ball and one ball squash.  You could get any of these choices!  Be surprised.  These are all summer squash as you can use them interchangeably in your recipes. 
We are digging red potatoes and Yukon gold.  These are new potatoes - great boiled with butter or sour cream! 
  
We are also only giving a mystery fruit this week.  We have some sweet cherries left, a few sour cherries coming in as well as raspberries, but not enough of any one fruit for everyone so again be surprised! 
 
We are getting our great blueberries in.  I made several batches of blueberry muffins already.  Oliver and Gregg eat them like candy! 
 
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.
We just butchered the last batch of broilers on Thursday, so get these while they last!
 
If you have any questions, please let us know. 
 
Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm, Inc
Posted 6/24/2016 3:38pm by Gregg Keckler.
Come out tomorrow
June 25
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
Rhubarb
Sweet Cherries
Sour Cherries - New
Blueberries- New
Red raspberries - New
Gooseberries - New

 

Vegetables 
French Radishes
 Spring onions
Kale
Lettuce Mix
Spinach
Red Beets with tops
Snow peas
Sugar snap peas
Garlic scapes
zucchini
Yellow squash 
 Swiss Chard -
cherry tomatoes - New
Tomatoes- New
Other odd summer squash -New
cucumbers - New
English shell peas - in the pod and hulled - 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!

 

Bedding Plants

Flowers

Vegetables

Herbs

Hanging Baskets

 

Herbs

lovage

Mint tea

 

 

Home Baked Goods

Raised Breads- Honey Oatmeal, Cinnamon
Sweet Breads - pumpkin, 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 6/24/2016 3:32pm by Gregg Keckler.
 
Come out tomorrow
Westminster Farmer's Market
June 25

 

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

 

 Fruit
Apples
Rhubarb
Sweet Cherries
Blueberries - New
Gooseberries - New
Sour cherries - New
Red Raspberries - New

 

Vegetables 
French Radishes
 Spring onions
Kale
Lettuce Mix
Red Beets with tops
Spinach
Sugar snap peas
snow peas
zucchini
garlic scapes
yellow squash-
kohlrabi
English shell peas in the shell and shelled - New
Other odd summer squash - New
cucumbers- New
green cabbage - New
 
 
 
Meat - our own home grown
Beef- ground beef
Beef Butcher Bologna
Fresh whole chicken - just butchered - $3.99/lb
 
 
 
Herbs
Lovage
Mint tea
sorrel

 

 

 

 

Home Baked Goods

Raised Breads- Honey Oatmeal, Cinnamon
Sweet Breads - pumpkin, 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