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Posted 6/3/2015 1:03pm by Gregg Keckler.

East Columbia Farmer's Market

at the East Columbia Library on Cradlerock Way

from 2-6 pm. 

 

 Rain or shine - We will be here to bring you fresh fruits and vegetables as they are picked!

Come out to check out the great spring vegetables and apples.  Say Hello to Virginia and let's start the new year right with great asparagus!

These are some of the items that we will have tomorrow at the market.

 

    We will have jellies, honey, Shagbark hickory syrup

 Fruit

apples

Rhubarb

STRAWBERRIES!!!

 

Vegetables 

French Radishes

 spring onions

Asparagus

Kale

lettuce

spinach

red beets in the bunch!

Swiss chard

Snow peas

Snap peas

kohlrabi

broccoli

 

Meat - our own home grown

beef

pork

chickens - whole

 

Bedding plants  --Special deals on all plants!!!!

herbs

flowers

vegetable plants

 

Bakery

Raised Breads - honey oatmeal bread

Sweet breads

cookies

Homemade strawberry - rhubarb pies

Cherry pies

 

Home grown eggs

Homemade jellies and jams

HONEY

Shagbark Hickory Syrup

 

Cheese from Whispering Brook Cheese Haus

 

 

 

Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow at the stand! 

 

Gregg, Louise, Oliver Keckler - Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm

www.orchardcountryproduce

 

 

 

 

Posted 6/1/2015 12:55pm by Gregg Keckler.

 

  National Geographic Society - Tuesday, June 2 from 9-2pm in the courtyard.

  We will have jellies, honey, Shagbark hickory syrup

 Fruit

apples

Rhubarb (Is this a Fruit?)

STRAWBERRIES

 

Vegetables 

French Radishes

 spring onions

Asparagus

Kale

lettuce

red beets with the tops

Swiss chard

 

HERBS

mint tea

 lovage

catnip

 

Meat - our own home grown

beef

pork

whole chickens

 

Bedding plants  SPECIAL DEALS!

herbs

flowers

vegetable plants

 

Bakery

Raised Breads

Sweet breads

cookies

Homemade strawberry-rhubarb pies

Cherry pies

 

Home grown eggs

Homemade jellies and jams

HONEY

Shagbark Hickory Syrup

 

Cheese from Whispering Brook Cheese Haus

 

 

 

Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow at the stand!  The asparagus is great!  The Pink  apples are still very sweet and crisp! 
The strawberries are sweet!

 

Gregg, Louise, Oliver Keckler - Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm

www.orchardcountryproduce

Posted 6/1/2015 12:53pm by Gregg Keckler.

 We will be at DOT for the Farmer's Market tomorrow from 10-2 pm  

Come out and get fresh vegetables.  We will have these items available for sale.

 

 

    We will have jellies, honey, Shagbark hickory syrup

 Fruit

apples

Rhubarb

STRAWBERRIES

 

Vegetables 

French Radishes

 spring onions

Asparagus

Kale

lettuce

spinach

red beets with the tops

 

 HERBS

mint tea

catnip

lovage

 

Meat - our own home grown

beef

pork

chickens - whole

 

Bedding plants  SPEACIAL DEALS

herbs

flowers

vegetable plants

 

Bakery

Raised Breads

Sweet breads

cookies

Homemade strawberry-rhubarb pies

Cherry pies

 

Home grown eggs

Homemade jellies and jams

HONEY

Shagbark Hickory Syrup

 

Cheese from Whispering Brook Cheese Haus

 

 

 

Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow at the stand!  The asparagus is great!  The Pink Lady apples are still very sweet and crisp!

 

Gregg, Louise, Oliver Keckler - Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm

www.orchardcountryproduce

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted 6/1/2015 12:44pm by Gregg Keckler.

Here is our tentative order of delivery for the Wednesday CSA.  Please be kind to Gregg (only for a few weeks:) until he gets the best route figured out.  We will attempt to keep to this schedule, but try to be understanding.  We do not yet know the traffic patterns for this time of day.  We have added several stops this year as well.

 

The Wyoming - before 9:00 am

BlueLabs- 9:00 -10:00

Peace Corps 9:00 - 10:00

NEA - 10:00 - 11:00

AWEA - 10:00 - 11:00

 

CSPI - 10:00 - 11:00

 

Smith Group - 11:15 - 11:45

Columbia Plaza - 11:15 - 11:45

Navy League Building - 12 noon-12:30

CannonDesign - 12 noon - 12:30

HOK - 12:15 - 12:30

International Baccalaureate - 1:00 - 1:30

JBS - 1:30 -2:00

 

It would be great if it would be this simple - just put places and times on a paper and let it happen.  Inevitably this will not work.  I hate to be a pessimist, but  .....

Let me know if you need any clarification about these times.

 

Louise

 

Posted 6/1/2015 11:10am by Gregg Keckler.

Dear Folks,

This week's shares will include:

Half Shares:

Rhubarb

Strawberries

spinach

kale

asparagus

lettuce mix

spring onions

 

 

Personal Shares

Rhubarb

Strawberries

lettuce mix

kale

asparagus

 

The rhubarb is great!  I love it stewed.  It is especially good with strawberries for a little sweetness.  It also makes great muffins.

Enjoy the spinach.  With the warm weather it will not be here for long.

We have lots of kale - use it in stir fry, add a leaf or two to anything that you are juicing for added nutrition. 

The asparagus is especially good grilled. 

Our lettuce mix is our own blend.  We have buttercup, mizuna, romaine, oak leaf, green crispy, and many more.  The lettuce patch looks like a water color picture!  (Although it does have a few weeds, as well)  Enjoy these throughout the week. 

The spring onions are great.  Use the whole thing, the bulbs and the green tops - great in stirfry, salads, and on sandwiches.

 

THE ONLINE STORE IS OPEN!

If you would like to order any extra items to add to your share - you can go to the online store anytime throughout the week and add things.  We will try to get your items to you on the week that you order, but sometimes we mess up so we will deliver them on the following week. 

You can order and pay with a credit card right away or you can save 4% by sending a check for the amount. 

If you have any questions about the store or the items in your share or about your delivery, please let me know and I will be happy to answer your questions.

Gregg, Louise and Oliver Keckler

www.orchardcountryproduce.com

 

Posted 5/29/2015 2:45pm by Gregg Keckler.

Tomorrow May 30

Oliver will be at St Luke's Episcopal Church from 8 - 1 pm. 

 

Come out to check out the great spring vegetables and strawberries.  

 

Gregg will be at St. Mark's Episcopal Church on South King's Highway Alexandria on Saturdays from 8-1 pm

 

These are some of the items that we will have tomorrow at the market stnands.

 

    We will have jellies, honey, Shagbark hickory syrup

 Fruit

apples

Rhubarb

Strawberries

 

Vegetables 

French Radishes

China Rose radishes

 spring onions

Asparagus

Kale

lettuce

spinach

Swiss chard

 

 

Meat - our own home grown

beef

Fresh chicken - just butchered on Thursday!

pork

 

Bedding plants -  Special deals on all Plants!!!

herbs

flowers

vegetable plants

 

Bakery

Raised Breads

Sweet breads

cookies

Homemade strawberry/rhubarb pies

Cherry pies

 

Home grown eggs

Homemade jellies and jams

HONEY

Shagbark Hickory Syrup

 

Cheese from Whispering Brook Cheese Haus

 

 

 

Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow at the stand!  The asparagus is great!  The Pink Lady apples are still very sweet and crisp!

Strawberries are SWEET!!

 

Gregg, Louise, Oliver Keckler - Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm

www.orchardcountryproduce

 

 

 

Posted 5/29/2015 8:35am by Gregg Keckler.

If you are getting this email you are on our list to get a share at:

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

St Mark's Episcopal Church - South King's Highway, Alexandria

Westminster Farmer's Market

You should come to the stand and give your name.  Gregg will be at St. Mark's,  I will be at Westminster; and Oliver at St Luke's.  You share will be in a box.  DO NOT TRASH OR RECYCLE THE BOXES OR ANY ITEMS INSIDE!   Please bring the box and all rubber bands, cartons, etc back the next week and trade in the empty box for a full one.  There will be a check off list at the stand, be sure to check off your name showing that you picked up your box.

 

If you cannot come for any reason, please arrange to have someone else come to pick up your share for you.  We are not able to give double shares or add extra weeks.  If you let us know ahead of time, you can donate your share to the DC Soup kitchen if you will not be able to pick up. 

You may choose to change your pick up spot within the same week that you are missing if this would help you plan your schedule.  For example:  If you normally pick up on Tuesdays at DOT and you will be out of town that day, you can send us an email and pick up your share at St Luke's on Saturday.  You must choose a site that is open to the public, usually one of the farm stands or Farmer'' markets.  We have them listed on our website.  www.orchardcountryproduce.com

 

Extras:   We do offer extras that you can purchase in addition to your regular share.  These items will be listed on the online store on the website.  You can go to the store and order items that will be included in addition to your share.  You can pick these up at the stands and pay for them when you pick up.  The store will be open by Monday, June 1 for delivery next Saturday.  The items that are sold by the pound will be weighed out and priced at the stand.

 

Each Monday I will send an email  with the listing of the items that will be in your share that week.  We try very hard to keep to this list, but occasionally we do have to substitute when things do not work out.  If you have any questions about what something is or how to use it, do not hesitate to send me an email and ask.  I will answer your questions as promptly as possible. 

 

Thank you for joining us this year for a great harvest.  We are looking forward to meeting everyone again.  We love what we do and we hope that you will love it too!

 

Gregg, Louise, Sarah, Virginia, and Oliver Keckler

Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm, Inc

www.orchardcountryproduce.com

Posted 5/29/2015 8:30am by Gregg Keckler.

If you are getting this email you are on our list to get a share at:

River Park

Gangplank Marina

Senate Square Towers

Flats 130

Hamilton House

77H Apartments

Local Delivery Gettysburg (Friday)

Local Delivery Carlisle  (Wednesday)

11408 Newport Mill Road, Silver Spring, MD 20902 (Back Porch)

10681 Weymouth Street, Bethesda MD (residence)

2800 Woodley Road northwest, DC 20008 (apartment building)

 

 

Gregg will create an approximate delivery schedule by Monday, June 1.  I will let everyone know this schedule when we have it finalized.

Your share will be delivered to the designated spot.  Check at the main desk.  It  will be in a cardboard box.  DO NOT TRASH OR RECYCLE THE BOX OR ANY ITEMS INSIDE!   Please bring the box and all rubber bands, cartons, etc back the next week and trade in the empty box for a full one.  Please return all boxes to the designated spot before the second delivery.

 LOCAL DELIVERIES- We will deliver Gettysburg area on Friday morning on the way down to DC.  Carlisle will be Wednesday morning.

If you cannot pick up for any reason, please arrange to have someone else pick up your share for you.  We are not able to give double shares or add extra weeks.  If you let us know ahead of time, you can donate your share to the DC Soup kitchen if you will not be able to pick up. 

You may choose to change your pick up spot within the same week that you are missing if this would help you plan your schedule.  For example:  If you normally pick up on Tuesdays at DOT and you will be out of town that day, you can send us an email and pick up your share at St Luke's on Saturday.  You must choose a site that is open to the public, usually one of the farm stands or Farmer'' markets.  We have them listed on our website.  www.orchardcountryproduce.com

 

Extras:   We do offer extras that you can purchase in addition to your regular share.  These items will be listed on the online store on the website.  You can go to the store and order items that will be included in addition to your share. You will be able to go to the store and order and pay with a credit card or  I will keep a running total and send you an email of the amount due at the end of the 7 weeks.  The store will be open by Monday, June 1 for delivery next Friday. 

 

Each Monday I will send an email  with the listing of the items that will be in your share that week.  We try very hard to keep to this list, but occasionally we do have to substitute when things do not work out.  If you have any questions about what something is or how to use it, do not hesitate to send me an email and ask.  I will answer your questions as promptly as possible. 

 

Thank you for joining us this year for a great harvest.  We are looking forward to meeting everyone again.  We love what we do and we hope that you will love it too!

 

Gregg, Louise, Virginia, and Oliver Keckler

Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm, Inc

www.orchardcountryproduce.com

Posted 5/29/2015 8:06am by Gregg Keckler.

If you are getting this email you are on our list to get a share at:

The East Columbia Library on June 4

You should come to the stand and give your name.  Virigina will get your share.  It will be in a cooler.  DO NOT TRASH OR RECYCLE THE BOXES OR ANY ITEMS INSIDE!   Please bring the box and all rubber bands, cartons, etc back the next week and trade in the empty box for a full one.  There will be a check off list at the stand, be sure to check off your name showing that you picked up your box.

 

If you cannot come for any reason, please arrange to have someone else come to pick up your share for you.  We are not able to give double shares or add extra weeks.  If you let us know ahead of time, you can donate your share to the DC Soup kitchen if you will not be able to pick up. 

You may choose to change your pick up spot within the same week that you are missing if this would help you plan your schedule.  For example:  If you normally pick up on Tuesdays at DOT and you will be out of town that day, you can send us an email and pick up your share at St Luke's on Saturday.  You must choose a site that is open to the public, usually one of the farm stands or Farmer'' markets.  We have them listed on our website.  www.orchardcountryproduce.com

 

Extras:   We do offer extras that you can purchase in addition to your regular share.  These items will be listed on the online store on the website.  You can go to the store and order items that will be included in addition to your share.  You can pick these up at the stands and pay for them when you pick up.  The store will be open by Monday, June 1 for delivery next Thursday.  The items that are sold by the pound will be weighed out and priced at the stand.

 

Each Monday I will send an email  with the listing of the items that will be in your share that week.  We try very hard to keep to this list, but occasionally we do have to substitute when things do not work out.  If you have any questions about what something is or how to use it, do not hesitate to send me an email and ask.  I will answer your questions as promptly as possible. 

 

Thank you for joining us this year for a great harvest.  We are looking forward to meeting everyone again.  We love what we do and we hope that you will love it too!

 

Gregg, Louise, Virginia, and Oliver Keckler

Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm, Inc

www.orchardcountryproduce.com

Posted 5/27/2015 9:52am by Gregg Keckler.

East Columbia Farmer's Market

at the East Columbia Library on Cradlerock Way

from 2-6 pm. 

 

 Rain or shine - We will be here to bring you fresh fruits and vegetables as they are picked!

Come out to check out the great spring vegetables and apples.  Say Hello to Virginia and let's start the new year right with great asparagus!

These are some of the items that we will have tomorrow at the market.

 

    We will have jellies, honey, Shagbark hickory syrup

 Fruit

apples

Rhubarb

STRAWBERRIES!!!

 

Vegetables 

French Radishes

China Rose radishes

 spring onions

Asparagus

Kale

lettuce

spinach

red beets in the bunch!

Swiss chard

 

Meat - our own home grown

beef

pork

 

Bedding plants  --Special deals on all plants!!!!

herbs

flowers

vegetable plants

 

Bakery

Raised Breads  honey oatmeal bread and rye

Sweet breads

cookies

Homemade strawberry - rhubarb pies

Cherry pies

 

Home grown eggs

Homemade jellies and jams

HONEY

Shagbark Hickory Syrup

 

Cheese from Whispering Brook Cheese Haus

 

 

 

Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow at the stand! 

 

Gregg, Louise, Oliver Keckler - Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm

www.orchardcountryproduce