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Posted 5/18/2018 4:16pm by Gregg Keckler.
Come out to the Farmer's market!
 
Come out tomorrow
Fairfax Community Market
10500 Page Ave. Fairfax, VA
from 8-1pm
 

 

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

 

 Fruit
Cameo  apples
Gold Rush apples
Fuji apples
 
 

 

Vegetables 
Baby Kale
Salad mix
spring onions
rhubarb
asparagus
arugala
mizuna
spinach
French Breakfast radishes
 
 
Cut Herbs
lovage
mint
sorrel
 
 

BEDDING PLANTS

flowers

herbs - parsley, cilantro, teas, rosemary, basil and more

vegetable plants - tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant, broccoli and more

 

 

  

Great Farm Products

Home grown Eggs from our chickens
Homemade jellies and jams from our fruits
HONEY
Shagbark Hickory Syrup
 
BAKED GOODS
Sweet breads - banana, zucchini
Cookies - oatmeal/Raisin, chocolate chip
pies - strawberry, cherry
Cheese from Whispering Brook Farm
 
 

 

 

 

 

 Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm
Posted 5/18/2018 4:13pm by Gregg Keckler.
Bedding Plants!
Flowers!
 
 
 
We have FRESH Broilers - just ready for the oven!
 
 May 19 
St Luke's Episcopal Church - Fort Hunt Rd
from 8-1 pm
 in Alexandria, VA

 

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

 

 Fruit
Gold Rush apples
Fuji apples
Cameo apples
 
 
 
Vegetables 
 
 LETTUCE MIX - LOTS!
Spring onions
Baby Kale
rhubarb
asparagus 
French Breakfast Radishes
spinach
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Bedding Plants
Flowers
Vegetables - tomatoes, peppers, and more
herbs - basil, cilantro, tea, parsley and more
 
 
 
Meat - our own home grown
Beef- steaks, ground beef, roasts
Pork- bacon, sausage, chops, steaks
Beef Butcher Bologna
 
 
 

 

 

Home Baked Goods

Raised Breads- Honey Oatmeal, Cinnamon, 
Dinner rolls and Burger rolls
Sweet Breads - zucchini, banana
Strawberry 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 5/16/2018 2:14pm by Gregg Keckler.
 
Great fruits and vegetables throughout the week! 
 
 
Belle View Town Center Farm Stand
 
1204 Belle View Blvd
Alexandria, VA
 Thursday, May 17
3 - 7 pm
 

 

  Come out and buy local farm products from the real farmer

                                           FRUIT

Fuji apples - sweet

Gold Rush apples - tart

Cameo apples - sweet

Nittany apples - Sweet

Rhubarb

 
 
 
 
Vegetables 
Baby Kale
 Arugala
salad mix
French radishes
Spring onions
Spinach
asparagus
 
 
 
 
 
Bedding plants
flowers - nasturtiums, marigolds, snap dragons and more
 
vegetables - tomatoes, zucchini, broccoli, cucumbers, peppers 
 
herbs - lavender, rosemary, thyme, sage, cilantro, parsley 
 
 
 
 
 
Meat - our own home grown
Beef- steaks, ground beef, roasts
Pork- bacon, sausage, chops, steaks
Beef Butcher Bologna,
            

Fresh Broiler Chickens 

 

Home Baked Goods

Raised Breads- Honey Oatmeal, Cinnamon, dinner rolls
Sweet Breads - zucchini, banana
 Pies- strawberry, cherry
 
  
 

 

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 5/16/2018 2:09pm by Gregg Keckler.
 
 
East Columbia Library Farm Stand
Cradle Rock Way
May 17 12-6 pm

 

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

 

 Fruit
Fuji apples - sweet
Gold Rush apples - tart 
Cameo apples - sweet
Nittany apples - sweet
RHUBARB
 
 
Vegetables 
arugala
Salad mix
French Breakfast radishes
asparagus
Spring onions
spinach
 
BEDDING PLANTS
herbs - rosemary, lavender, teas, basil, parsley and more
vegetables - tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, cucumbers, and more
flowers - nasturtiums, marigolds, columbine, impatiens and more
 
 
Meat - our own home grown
Beef- steaks, ground beef, roasts
Pork- bacon, sausage, chops, steaks
Beef Butcher Bologna
 
 
FRESH  WHOLE BROILER CHICKENS 

 

 

Home Baked Goods

Raised Breads- Honey Oatmeal, Cinnamon
Sweet Breads - zucchini, banana
Cookies- Chocolate chip, Oatmeal
strawberry 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 5/15/2018 4:42pm by Gregg Keckler.

Farm News

We are pushing to get everything planted.  As you are probably aware everything was late because of the extremely cold weather in March and April.  Now we are doing spring work and planting at the same time.  We may even have green beans to sell before we have peas!

We were not sitting idle during those early months.  We planted new peach trees and new strawberry plants.  We cleaned up some old apple trees and burned the debris and prepared the field for a rest for the year before planting new trees next year.

We have been picking salad mix, radishes, and spring onions from the high tunnel as well as mizuna and even a few peas and spinach.  Now we are picking onions, spinach and some lettuce from the field.  We are seeding the last batch of tomatoes in the green house for  planting before July 4.  We are also planting winter squash and fall crops in the greenhouse already. 

The tomatoes, green beans, zucchini, squash, peppers and other small things are already in the ground for summer harvesting.  We are hoping to get the eggplant and okra in the ground this week.

Markets

Markets are starting up for the year.

Tuesdays

DOT at New Jersey Ave and Tingey St. SE 10-2pm

NGS  in the Courtyard at National Geographic NW 7:30 - 1:30pm

Thursdays

Belle View in Belle View Condos, Alexandria, VA 3 - 7 Pm

East Columbia Library behind the Library 12 - 6 pm

Saturdays

St Luke's Fort Hunt Rd, Alexandria, VA  8 - 1 pm

Fairfax Community Market - Page Ave, Fairfax, VA  8 - 1 pm

Westminster Farmer's Market - Rt. 27 across from the High's Store 8 - 12

 

The only markets which have not started yet are Woodlake and a new market location at Washington Farm United Methodist Church, Mount Vernon, VA

These markets will be starting on June 18.

 

CSA

Thanks to all who have signed up this year.  We have about 50 shares this year.  We are very excited about this number and hope that you will be pleased with the result.  Since everyone is picking up at market stands we do not need any logistic discussions for deliveries. 

GangPlank Marina will be delivered just before Oliver gets to DOT which is on Tuesday morning - probably before 8 am.

I will be sending a separate email to folks who are planning to pick up at Woodlake Towers.

Family News

Juan had a birthday!  He is 39!  He might be getting older, but he is a spry as ever.  He has to be to keep up with Oliver. 

Gregg and I had another grandchild since we last wrote.  Ginny and Dan had a little girl just this week!  They are doing well and very happy.  They are living in Granville, NY.  That is number 16 for us.  I think it is time for a break!  Gregg can barely remember their names much less their birthdays.

Enjoy the lovely spring weather!  Our wisteria was in full bloom just last week.  It smelled heavenly!  The lilacs are just coming out.  The blueberry bushes are loaded.  The tiniest currants and gooseberries are just starting to appear.  The apples are in blossom and plums and cherries have already set fruit.  The fruits are just ready to burst out in song!

 

Have a great day!

Gregg and Louise Keckler

Oliver and Elisabeth Keckler and Isabelle

Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm, Inc

Posted 5/14/2018 3:04pm by Gregg Keckler.
 
 DOT Farmers' Market
1200 New Jersey Ave SE Washington, DC. 
(The market itself is located on the Outdoor Plaza at New Jersey Ave and Tingey St. SE)
 Tuesday, May 15
10am - 2 pm

 

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

 

 Fruit
Gold Rush apples
Fuji apples
Cameo apples
Nittany apples
 
RHUBARB
 

 

Vegetables 
Baby Kale
spinach
asparagus
Spring onions
salad mix
mizuna
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meat - our own home grown
Beef- steaks, ground beef, roasts
Pork- bacon, sausage, chops
Beef Butcher Bologna
 

 

BEDDING PLANTS

vegetables

flowers

potted plants

hanging baskets

 

Home Baked Goods

Raised Breads- Honey Oatmeal, Cinnamon
Sweet Breads - zucchini, banana
Cookies- Chocolate chip, Oatmeal
strawberry pies, cherry pies
dinner rolls

 

 

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 5/14/2018 3:02pm by Gregg Keckler.
 
An Apple a DAY
Keeps the Doctor away!
 
 
 
Nat Geo Farm Stand in the Courtyard
 
1145 17th Street Northwest
 Tuesday, MAY 15
7:30 am - 1:30 pm  
 

 

  Come out and buy local farm products from the real farmer

                                           FRUIT                             

Gold Rush apples

Fuji apples

Cameo apples

Nittany apples

rhubarb 

  
 
Vegetables 
 Salad Mix
spring onions
mizuna
Baby kale
Spinach
asparagus
 
 
 
  Bedding Plants
Herbs
flowers
vegetables
 
 
 
 
Meat - our own home grown
Beef- steaks, ground beef, roasts
Pork- bacon, sausage, chops, steaks
Beef Butcher Bologna
 
We have FRESH Broilers!
 
         

 

 

Home Baked Goods

Raised Breads- Honey Oatmeal, Cinnamon bread, wheat bread, sourdough bread, dinner rolls
Sweet Breads - zucchini, banana
Cookies- Chocolate chip, Oatmeal
 Pies- strawberry, cherry
 
 
 
 

 

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 5/11/2018 4:40pm by Gregg Keckler.
Come out to the Farmer's market!
 
Come out tomorrow
Fairfax Community Market
10500 Page Ave. Fairfax, VA
from 8-1pm
 

 

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

 

 Fruit
Cameo  apples
Gold Rush apples
Pink Lady apples
Fuji apples
Nittany apples
 

 

Vegetables 
Baby Kale
Salad mix
spring onions
rhubarb
asparagus
arugala
mizuna
 
 

BEDDING PLANTS

flowers

herbs - parsley, cilantro, teas, rosemary, basil and more

vegetable plants - tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant, broccoli and more

 

 

  

Great Farm Products

Home grown Eggs from our chickens
Homemade jellies and jams from our fruits
HONEY
Shagbark Hickory Syrup
 
BAKED GOODS
Sweet breads - banana, zucchini
Cookies - oatmeal/Raisin, chocolate chip
pies - strawberry, cherry
Cheese from Whispering Brook Farm
 
 

 

 

 

 

 Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm
Posted 5/11/2018 4:34pm by Gregg Keckler.
Bedding Plants!
Flowers!
 
 
 
We have FRESH Broilers - just ready for the oven!
 
 May 12 
St Luke's Episcopal Church - Fort Hunt Rd
from 8-1 pm
 in Alexandria, VA

 

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

 

 Fruit
Gold Rush apples
Fuji apples
Cameo apples
Pink Lady apples - crisp, tart
Nittany apples - sweet
 
 
Vegetables 
 
 LETTUCE MIX - LOTS!
Spring onions
Baby Kale
rhubarb
asparagus 
Sunchokes
 
 
 
 
 
 Bedding Plants
Flowers
Vegetables - tomatoes, peppers, and more
herbs - basil, cilantro, tea, parsley and more
 
 
 
Meat - our own home grown
Beef- steaks, ground beef, roasts
Pork- bacon, sausage, chops, steaks
Beef Butcher Bologna
 
 
 

 

 

Home Baked Goods

Raised Breads- Honey Oatmeal, Cinnamon, 
Dinner rolls and Burger rolls
Sweet Breads - zucchini, banana
Strawberry 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 5/9/2018 11:52am by Gregg Keckler.
 
 
East Columbia Library Farm Stand
Cradle Rock Way
May 10 12-6 pm

 

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

 

 Fruit
Fuji apples - sweet
Gold Rush apples - tart 
Cameo apples - sweet
Nittany apples - sweet
RHUBARB
 
 
Vegetables 
red beets
Sweet onions
garlic
arugala
Salad mix
French Breakfast radishes
asparagus
Spring onions
 
BEDDING PLANTS
herbs - rosemary, lavender, teas, basil, parsley and more
vegetables - tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, cucumbers, and more
flowers - nasturtiums, marigolds, columbine, impatiens and more
 
 
Meat - our own home grown
Beef- steaks, ground beef, roasts
Pork- bacon, sausage, chops, steaks
Beef Butcher Bologna
 
 
FRESH  WHOLE BROILER CHICKENS 

 

 

Home Baked Goods

Raised Breads- Honey Oatmeal, Cinnamon
Sweet Breads - zucchini, banana
Cookies- Chocolate chip, Oatmeal
strawberry 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