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Posted 10/13/2014 3:23pm by Gregg Keckler.

We will be at NGS on 17th Street in the Courtyard from 8 - 2:30

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

 

 

Vegetables

salad mix

kale

Swiss chard

CHERRY TOMATOES

green beans

red tomatoes

banana peppers

cabbage red and green

bell peppers

Sweet Corn!

Heirloom tomatoes

Mexican gherkins

hot peppers

spaghetti squash

butternut squash

eggplant

potatoes

snacking peppers

sweet potatoes

radicchio

green beans

Buttercup winter squash

pumpkins - LOTS

Jack-Be-little gourds - These are NOT vegetables!!!:)

cheese cake winter squash

broccoli

Brussel sprouts

cauliflower

 

 

 

Fruits

red raspberries

plums

Cortland apples

 Sun Crisp apples

blackberries

Bosc pears

Stayman Winesap Apples

Gala apples

prune plums!

Honey Crisp Apples

Sun Crisp apples

Braeburn apples

20 ounce apples

Fuji apples

Jonagold apples

Granny Smith Apples

Golden Delicious apples

Asian pears

 

 

 

  

 

Meat

 Pork

 Beef

Chicken whole

 

 

Baked goods

peach pies

Apple pies

Sweet Breads

cookies

yeast bread

 

Other items

jams and jellies

honey

Shagbark hickory syrup

OUR OWN Fresh eggs

Jack - be -Little gourds

Cheese from Whispering Brook Farm

 

Come out and stock up with good food!

 

Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm, Inc

www.orchardcountryproduce

 

 

 

 

 

Posted 10/13/2014 3:12pm by Gregg Keckler.

Dear Folks,

This week you will be able to pick off the table for your share.  Just bring back your boxes and also bring bags to put your items in.  You may choose any items - vegetables, fruit, baked goods, meat, eggs, cheese.

Do not forget that you will still have one more week of CSA pickup.  On October 25 we will be delivering your share to Suzanne Picard's house at: 4400 Bramber Street
  Kensington, PA 20895.  We will have everything in bags for you to take.

 

NEWS about the Extended Fall session for Cedar Lane folks!  Katie and Ryan Tuckey (our daughter and son-in-law) have a market stand at the Kentlands market on Saturday mornings.  They have offered to allow us to use their stand as a drop off spot for CSAs for the Extended Fall Session. 

 

Kentlands Main Street Pavilion
Kentlands
Gaithersburg , MD USA

301 Main Street, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878

 

I am not sure of the exact times of the market.  I can get back to you about that.  It is definitely Saturday mornings until possibly 2pm or thereabouts.

I realize for some this will not work out, but it is an options for others. I will include this drop off as an option for the Extended Fall season.

Let us know if you have any questions.

Gregg, Louise and Oliver Keckler

Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm, Inc

www.orchardcountryrproduce.com

Posted 10/13/2014 6:55am by Gregg Keckler.

We have LOTS, LOTS, LOTS of Honeycrisp apples, Braeburen, Granny Smith, and Suncrisp!

Honeycrisp apples are a sweet, crisp apple.

Granny Smith are a tart crisp apple.

Suncrisp are a tart, crisp apple.

Braeburn are a tart, crisp apple.

 

All of these apples make great eating apples.  They are also great for pies, crisps and baking ,as they will hold there shape very well.  DO NOT USE THEM FOR SAUCE!  They are too crisp for sauce.

If you want apples for sauce, please let us know.  We have excellent sauce apples as well for the same great deal!

DO NOT PLACE YOUR ORDER FOR THE APPLE SPECIAL ON THE STORE - email me and I will take your order.  The store can not give you the discount!

Keep  these apples  in mind if you are buying items for a school or organization.  These are delicious and we will give you a REAL DEAL!

There are approximately 40 apples to a half bushel - if you buy more them one half bushel we will sell them to you for $10 per half bushel.  Let me know via email if you want to buy some in quanity and I will order them for you. 

If you buy them from the store the normal price is $15 per half bushel.

Louise

Posted 10/13/2014 6:48am by Gregg Keckler.

Dear Folks,

The deadline to sign up for the Extended Fall season is October 25.  So if you have been procrastinating sign up now.   

 

This week's share will include:

Asian pears

Kale

Applesauce

Apple cider

Winter Squash - either spaghetti squash or buttercup

Mystery item

Mystery item

 

Personal shares:

Asian pears

Apple cider

Kale

Mystery item

 

Winter Squash - either spaghetti squash or buttercup

The Asian pears were just picked so they can sit for a while to soften up.

The applesauce is made with either Smokehouse or Rambo apples - no sugar added.  So you may sweeten as you like.  The jars are sealed so you do not need to use them immediately.  We do ask that when you are finished with the jar, please return it to us, we can sterilize them and reuse them.

  Remember you can freeze apple cider for later use.

The buttercup winter squash is either a green or a bright orange squash with a hard shell.  These are delicious baked with garlic and butter. 

Enjoy the great fall weather.  We are harvesting some very nice broccoli and cauliflower these days.  We are waiting anxiously for the first hard frost.  Although it will mean the end of the cherry tomatoes and eggplant it will mean that  we will begin to cut the Brussel Sprouts stalks!

I will be sending a separate email about the Apple specials!  YES - we are adding Granny Smith and Suncrisp  and Braeburn to the specials.  Be looking for the email!

Have a great week!

Gregg, Louise, and Oliver Keckler

Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm, Inc

www.orchardcountryproduce.com

 

Posted 10/8/2014 1:49pm by Gregg Keckler.

We have great apples!

We will be at the East Columbia Library on Cradle Rock Way Tomorrow from 2-6 pm! 

 

 

We will have these items available this week!

 

Vegetables

White potatoes

kale

Sweet onions

 Swiss chard

Zucchini

yellow wax beans

green beans

Sweet corn

broccoli

carrots

sweet banana peppers

bell peppers

egg plant

TOMATOES!!

cherry tomatoes

plum tomatoes

Red Norland potatoes

red and green cabbage

Hot peppers

snacking peppers

spaghetti squash

Butternut squash

Pumpkins

Buttercup Winter Squash

Cheesecake and Fairy tales

 Brussel Sprouts

 

 

 

Fruits

raspberries

plums -

Red Delicious apples

Golden Delicious Apples

watermelon

Jonagold apples

Gala Apples

blackberries

Honey Crisp Apples

Stayman Winesap Apples

Bosc pears

Asian pears

Seckel pears

Concord grapes

 

  

  

Meat

 Pork - We have chops!

 Beef

Chicken whole

beef bologna

 

 

Baked goods

peach pies

apple pies

Sweet Breads

cookies

 

Other items

jams and jellies

honey

Shagbark hickory syrup

Fresh eggs

Cheese from Whispering Brook Farm

 

Come out and stock up with good food!

 

Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm, Inc

www.orchardcountryproduce

 

 

 

 

 

Posted 10/8/2014 1:46pm by Gregg Keckler.

Dear Folks,

Unfortunately we have a scheduling problem for Saturday, October 25 at the Cedar Lane location.  Gregg will not be having a market there that day.  We have arranged to have the CSA shares located at Suzanne Picard's front porch which is right around the corner from the church.

Since October 25th would have been the last day of the CSA for the Fall session, there will be a pick off the table week on the Saturday before that - October 18th.

 

The market at Cedar Lane has not done well at all this year.  We have noticed that it has been dropping over the past several years.  We have tried to change the location, but we cannot find a place close that will allow us to set up.  So - we will not longer be continuing this market for the coming year.

Ideally we would love to turn the CSA's into a delivery drop-off on Fridays, but we need a location to do the drop-off.  If any of you either live in the area or maybe you could arrange a drop-off at your workplace (since it will be a Friday instead of Saturday)  please let us know.  We realize that some of you will just not be able to continue becasue of the logistics, we apologize for this and hope that since we will not have a farm stand in the area, yo will go to the market in Kentlands where our daughter, Katie Tuckey has a stand.

Let us know if you can think of any other viable ideas, we ware willing to try things.

This is the reason that I have disabled the Cedar lane location for the Extended Fall season.  if anyone has a close location that would be willing to have us do a drop-off for the Extended Fall season please let us know.  this will be a Wednesday delivery.  We are consolicdating all the deliveries to Wednesday for the Extended Fall season, since there are not as many folks in that season.

Thanks to all of yo who have supported us - some of you go all the way back to the Woodmont triangle Farmer's market we will be sorry to lose touch.

 

Gregg, Louise, and Oliver Keckler

Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm, Inc

www.orchardcountryproduce.com

Posted 10/6/2014 3:16pm by Gregg Keckler.

I just enabled the turkeys on the store.  You can go to the store www.orchardcountryproduce and order your turkey now.  The deadline to order is November 8th.  you can pay when you order or you can wait until you pick up to pay.  All the information is right there except - - - please write on the notes what date you would like to pick up.

For example:  you want an 11 lb turkey to be delivered to NGS Farm Stand, please let us know whether you want it on November 11, November, 18, or November 25.

 or:  You want an 8 lb turkey to be delivered on Wednesdays at Flats 130.  Please indicate whether you want it on November 12, or November 19.

I hope that this makes sense.  Let me know if you have any questions.

I have just updated the store - check it out!

Louise Keckler - Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm, Inc

 

Posted 10/6/2014 6:46am by Gregg Keckler.

We have LOTS, LOTS, LOTS of Honeycrisp apples.

Keep  them in mind if you are buying items for a school or organization.  These are delicious and we will give you a REAL DEAL!

There are approximately 40 apples to a half bushel - if you buy more them one half bushel we will sell them to you for $10 per half bushel.  Let me know via email if you want to buy some in quanity and I will order them for you. 

If you buy them from the store the normal price is $15 per half bushel.

Louise

Posted 10/6/2014 6:44am by Gregg Keckler.

Dear Folks,

If you have not paid up for the Fall session - the current one - please do it NOW!  Thanks!  I will be sending emails out this week to encourage you to get it done! 

This week's shares will include:

Sweet Potatoes

yummy snacking peppers

Jonagold Apples

apple cider

Delicata Winter Squash

eggplant

Mystery item

 

Personal shares:

Sweet potatoes

Yummy snacking peppers

Jonagold Apples

 Delicata Winter Squash

eggplant

Mystery items

These snacking peppers are delicious!  You can eat them as a snack, no cutting, no cooking - GREAT! and very sweet, with not burping!

Jonagold apples are sweet and very good.  Enjoy all the apples - This is their season!

Apple Cider AGAIN!!! Yes.  Please remember that you can freeze cider.  Just pour off a bit at the top of the container and freeze the rest.  Think of how good it will be on a special evening during the winter! hot cider with cinnamon sticks!

The Delicata Winter Squash are shaped like a small football.  They are great cut in half, scope out the seeds and roasted.  Add you own seasons either sweet - honey and butter or savory garlic, salt and butter.

We LOVE eggplant.  I like to fry it.  That may not be the most popular method any more with all the health - consciousness - it is GREAT!  I peel the eggplant - slice it and soak it in salt water.  Then after about 20 minutes I drain it; dip in egg, coat it with flour and fry it in oil.  It is wonderful!  IF there are any left overs I will make  lasagna  and use the fried eggplant instead of the noodles.  My family really enjoys it!

I will be sending out an email about the Honey crisp special again.  We still have  LOTS of them.

Enjoy the Fall weather.  Have a great week! 

Gregg, Louise, and Oliver Keckler

Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm

www.orchardcountryproduce.com

Posted 10/6/2014 6:28am by Gregg Keckler.

 We will be at NGS on 17th Street in the Courtyard from 8 - 2:30

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

 

 

Vegetables

summer squash

salad mix

kale

Swiss chard

cucumbers

CHERRY TOMATOES

green beans

red tomatoes

banana peppers

cabbage red and green

bell peppers

Sweet Corn!

Heirloom tomatoes

Mexican gherkins

hot peppers

spaghetti squash

butternut squash

eggplant

potatoes

snacking peppers

sweet potatoes

radicchio

green beans

Buttercup winter squash

pumpkins - LOTS

Jack-Be-little gourds - These are NOT vegetables!!!:)

cheese cake winter squash

broccoli

Brussel sprouts

 

 

 

Fruits

red raspberries

plums

Cortland apples

 Sun Crisp apples

Watermelon

blackberries

Bosc pears

Stayman Winesap Apples

Gala apples

prune plums!

Honey Crisp Apples

Red Jonathan apples

Jonagold apples

Granny Smith Apples

Golden Delicious apples

Asian pears

 

 

 

  

 

Meat

 Pork

 Beef

Chicken whole

 

 

Baked goods

Blueberry pies

peach pies

Apple pies

Sweet Breads

cookies

yeast bread

 

Other items

jams and jellies

honey

Shagbark hickory syrup

OUR OWN Fresh eggs

Jack - be -Little gourds

Cheese from Whispering Brook Farm

 

Come out and stock up with good food!

 

Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm, Inc

www.orchardcountryproduce