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Posted 6/20/2016 11:21am by Gregg Keckler.
What's in the box?
 
Week 4
Spring, 2016
 
half and full shares
snow peas
sugar snap peas
lettuce
spinach
radishes
mystery item
sweet cherries
 
 
Personal shares
sugar snap peas
snow peas
kale
sweet cherries
lettuce
 
 
The sugar snap peas and snow peas are delicious!  They are edible pod so you can eat them right from the field or you can lightly sauté them or steam them.  We are having a lot of lettuce this year especially with the cooler temperatures so eat lots of greens.  Have some spinach with your salad or have spinach lightly sautéed with garlic scapes for a delicious side dish. 
 
We are finally getting radishes in quantity.  They are very late this year.  Use in salads or eat them are they are with salt! 
 
You will be getting a mystery item again this week.  We have added this feature in order to give a little of this and a little of that.  So be prepared to be surprised!
 
We are also only giving one fruit to the half and full shares this week.  The fruit is not cooperating with our needs this year.   We are giving all of the half and full shares a rain check for an extra fruit later during the session.  By July hopefully we will have a more abundant supply.
 
 
 
 
The store is open!
 
If you have any questions, please let us know. 
 
Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm, Inc
Posted 6/20/2016 9:30am by Gregg Keckler.
Woodlake Towers Farm Stand
June 21 - GRAND OPENING
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 - Last week
Blueberries - New
Sweet Cherries - New
Gooseberries - NEW

 

Vegetables 
French Radishes
China Rose Radishes
 Spring onions
Kale
Lettuce Mix
Sorrel
Spinach
Snow peas
Sugar snap peas
Red beets with tops 
Zucchini 
Cherry tomatoes
Swiss Chard 
English shell peas - NEW
many varieties of summer squash - NEW
broccoli
Garlic scapes
 
 
 
Herbs
Lovage
Mint tea
 
 
 
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!

 

Bedding Plants

Flowers

Vegetables

Herbs

Hanging Baskets

 

 

Home Baked Goods

Raised Breads- Honey Oatmeal, Cinnamon
Sweet Breads - pumpkin, banana
Cookies- Chocolate chip, Oatmeal
Strawberry Rhubarb 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 6/17/2016 1:16pm by Gregg Keckler.
Come out tomorrow
June 18
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
Strawberries
Sweet Cherries - New

 

Vegetables 
French Radishes
China Rose Radishes
 Spring onions
Asparagus
Kale
Lettuce Mix
Spinach
Red Beets with tops
Snow peas
Sugar snap peas
Garlic scapes
zucchini
broccoli
Yellow squash - New
Cauliflower - New
Swiss Chard - 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
Strawberry Rhubarb 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 6/17/2016 1:12pm by Gregg Keckler.
 
Come out tomorrow
Westminster Farmer's Market
June 18

 

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

 

 Fruit
Apples
Rhubarb
Strawberries
Sweet Cherries - NEW

 

Vegetables 
French Radishes
China Rose Radishes
 Spring onions
Asparagus
Kale
Lettuce Mix
Red Beets with tops
Spinach
Sugar snap peas
snow peas
zucchini
garlic scapes
broccoli
cauliflower - New
yellow squash-New
kohlrabi-New
 
 
 
Meat - our own home grown
Beef- ground beef
Beef Butcher Bologna
 
 
 
Herbs
Lovage
Mint tea
sorrel

 

 

 

 

Home Baked Goods

Raised Breads- Honey Oatmeal, Cinnamon
Sweet Breads - pumpkin, banana
Cookies- Chocolate chip, Oatmeal
Strawberry Rhubarb Pies
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 6/16/2016 6:07am by Gregg Keckler.
 
East Columbia Library Farm Stand
6600 Cradlerock Way
June 16 1-6 pm

 

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

We have Strawberries and they are SWEET!

 

 Fruit
Apples
Rhubarb
Strawberries
Sweet Cherries (a few)

 

Vegetables 
French Radishes
China Rose Radishes
 Spring onions
Asparagus
Kale
Lettuce Mix
Spinach
Snow Peas
Sugar Snap Peas
Red beets with tops
zucchini
yellow squash
 
 
 
Meat - our own home grown
Beef- steaks, ground beef, roasts
Pork- bacon, sausage, chops, steaks
Beef Butcher Bologna
Fresh Broiler Chickens
 
Herbs
lovage
mint tea
sorrel

 

Bedding Plants

Flowers

Vegetables

Herbs

Hanging baskets

 

 

Home Baked Goods

Raised Breads- Honey Oatmeal, Cinnamon
Sweet Breads - pumpkin, banana
Cookies- Chocolate chip, Oatmeal
Strawberry Rhubarb 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 6/13/2016 12:39pm by Gregg Keckler.
DOT Farmers' Market
 
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
 Tuesday, June 14
 

 

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

 

 Fruit
Apples
Rhubarb
Strawberries -

 

Vegetables 
French Radishes
China Rose Radishes
 Spring onions
Asparagus
Kale
Lettuce Mix
Spinach
snow peas
Sugar snap peas-
Red beets with tops-
Zucchini - New
Swiss Chard - New
Garlic Scapes - 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

 

Bedding Plants

Flowers

Vegetables

Herbs

 

 

Home Baked Goods

Raised Breads- Honey Oatmeal, Cinnamon
Sweet Breads - pumpkin, banana
Cookies- Chocolate chip, Oatmeal
Strawberry Rhubarb 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 6/13/2016 12:37pm by Gregg Keckler.
Nat Geo Farm Stand in the Courtyard
1145 17th Street Northwest
 Tuesday, June 14

 

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

 

 Fruit
Apples
Rhubarb
Strawberries

 

Vegetables 
French Radishes
China Rose Radishes
 Spring onions
Asparagus ( Last week)
Kale
Lettuce Mix
Sorrel
Spinach
Snow peas
Sugar snap peas
Red beets with tops 
Zucchini 
Cherry tomatoes - NEW
Swiss Chard - NEW 
 
 
Herbs
Lovage
Mint tea
 
 
 
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!

 

Bedding Plants

Flowers

Vegetables

Herbs

Hanging Baskets

 

 

Home Baked Goods

Raised Breads- Honey Oatmeal, Cinnamon
Sweet Breads - pumpkin, banana
Cookies- Chocolate chip, Oatmeal
Strawberry Rhubarb 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 6/10/2016 3:53pm by Gregg Keckler.
Come out tomorrow
June 11
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
Strawberries

 

Vegetables 
French Radishes
China Rose Radishes
 Spring onions
Asparagus
Kale
Lettuce Mix
Spinach
Red Beets with tops
Snow peas
Sugar snap peas
Garlic scapes
zucchini
 
 
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
Strawberry Rhubarb 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 6/10/2016 3:50pm by Gregg Keckler.
 
Come out tomorrow
Westminster Farmer's Market
June 11

 

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

 

 Fruit
Apples
Rhubarb
Strawberries

 

Vegetables 
French Radishes
China Rose Radishes
 Spring onions
Asparagus
Kale
Lettuce Mix
Red Beets with tops
Spinach
Sugar snap peas
snow peas
zucchini
 
 
Meat - our own home grown
Beef- ground beef
Beef Butcher Bologna
 
 
 
Herbs
Lovage
Mint tea
sorrel

 

 

 

 

Home Baked Goods

Raised Breads- Honey Oatmeal, Cinnamon
Sweet Breads - pumpkin, banana
Cookies- Chocolate chip, Oatmeal
Strawberry Rhubarb 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 6/8/2016 3:25pm by Gregg Keckler.
 
East Columbia Library Farm Stand
6600 Cradlerock Way
June 9 1-6 pm

 

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

We have Strawberries and they are SWEET!

 

 Fruit
Apples
Rhubarb
Strawberries

 

Vegetables 
French Radishes
China Rose Radishes
 Spring onions
Asparagus
Kale
Lettuce Mix
Spinach
Snow Peas
Sugar Snap Peas
Red beets with tops
zucchini
 
 
 
Meat - our own home grown
Beef- steaks, ground beef, roasts
Pork- bacon, sausage, chops, steaks
Beef Butcher Bologna
Fresh Broiler Chickens
 
Herbs
lovage
mint tea
sorrel

 

Bedding Plants

Flowers

Vegetables

Herbs

Hanging baskets

 

 

Home Baked Goods

Raised Breads- Honey Oatmeal, Cinnamon
Sweet Breads - pumpkin, banana
Cookies- Chocolate chip, Oatmeal
Strawberry Rhubarb 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