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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

 

 

 

 

 

Posted 10/6/2014 6:25am 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.

 

 

Vegetables

summer squash

kale

cucumbers

cabbage

Swiss chard

garlic

cabbage

cherry tomatoes

red tomatoes

bell peppers

sweet corn!!!

 Mexican gherkins

Spaghetti squash

Butternut squash

carrots

hot peppers

green beans

yellow beans

HOT peppers!

sweet potatoes

broccoli

Brussel sprouts

Snacking peppers!  These are delicious - eat them like candy!!!

potatoes

Delicata Winter Squash

PUMPKINS!

Gourds!  These are not a vegetable:)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fruits

red raspberries

Honey Crisp apples

Gala apples

plums

watermelon

blackberries

prune plums

Sun Crisp apples

Asian pears

Golden Delicious Apples

Stayman Winesap apples

Granny Smith apples

Golden delicious apples

Apple cider - THE BEST!!!!

  

 

Meat

 Pork

 Beef

Whole chickens

 

 

Baked goods

Blueberry pies

apple pies

peach pies

Sweet Breads

cookies

 

Other items

jams and jellies

honey

Shagbark hickory syrup

OUR OWN 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 10/3/2014 5:44pm by Gregg Keckler.

 Saturday Farm Stands!

St Luke's Episcopal Church on Fort Hunt Rd, Alexandria, VA from 8-1pm

 

Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church  on Cedar Lane, Bethesda from 9-1pm

We will have these items available this week!

 

Vegetables

cucumbers

Mexican gerkins

sweet onions

yellow wax beans

 kale

salad Mix

Swiss chard

cabbage

green beans

tomatoes  

cherry tomatoes

lima beans

Sweet banana peppers

Garlic

eggplant

Sweet Corn

Hot peppers

carrots

bell peppers

butternut squash

spaghetti squash

pumpkins

gourds

buttercup Winter Sqaush

Delicati Winter Squash

cheesecake and fairy Tale pumpkins

 

 

 

Fruits

raspberries

plums

watermelon

Jonagold

Golden Deliciou

Heirloom apples

Honey Crisp Apples

Gala Apples

Yellow bartlet pears

seckle pears

blackberries

Stayman Winesap apples

Famouse snow apples

Bosc pears

Concord Grapes

 

 

 

Meat

 Pork

 Beef

 Whole Chickens   

  

 

Baked goods

Blueberry pies

Peach pies

apple pies

Sweet Breads

 

Teas and other herb greens

 mint tea

lemon blam

basil

sage

 

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 10/3/2014 5:42pm by Gregg Keckler.

Saturday Farmer's Market across from the High's Store in Westminster

We will have these items available this week!

 

Vegetables

cucumbers

sweet onions

Kale

salad Mix 

cabbage

red beets

Swiss chard

Green beans

tomatoes

cherry tomatoes

yellow wax beans

lima beans

Sweet corn

heirloom tomatoes

plum tomatoes

garlic

spaghetti squash

Mexican Gerkins

butternut squash

carrots

Pumpkins

Gourds

Buttercup winter squash

Delicata Winter Squash

 

 

Fruits

raspberries

plums

watermelon

Gala Apples

Honey Crisp apples

yellow Bartlet pears

Seckle pears

Jonagold apples

Jonathan apples

Golden delicious

Apple cider!!!!

Stayman Winesap Apples

Famouse Snow apples

Bosc pears

 

Meat

 Pork

 Beef

Chicken 

 

 

Baked goods  at Tamara's stand - She will be next to us!

Peach pies

Apple pies

Sweet Breads

cookies

yeast breads

rolls

sticky buns

cinnamon rolls

 

Other items

jams and jellies

honey

Shagbark hickory syrup

Fresh eggs

bunches of tea ( great for making a cold pitcher of summer tea)

 

 

 

Come out and stock up with good food!

 

Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm, Inc

www.orchardcountryproduce

 

 

 

 

 

Posted 10/1/2014 1:58pm 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

nectarines

Jonagold apples

Cox Orange pippins

Gala Apples

blackberries

Honey Crisp Apples

Pears

Stayman Winesap Apples

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meat

 Pork - We have chops!

 Beef

Chicken whole

beef bologna

 

 

Baked goods

Blueberries pies

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 9/29/2014 1:51pm 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.

 

 

Vegetables

summer squash

zucchini

salad mix

kale

cucumbers

cabbage

Swiss chard

garlic

cabbage

cherry tomatoes

red tomatoes

bell peppers

sweet corn!!!

 Mexican gherkins

Spaghetti squash

Butternut squash

carrots

hot peppers

green beans

yellow beans

HOT peppers!

sweet potatoes

broccoli

Brussel sprouts

 

 

 

 

 

Fruits

red raspberries

Honey Crisp apples

Gala apples

plums

watermelon

blackberries

prune plums

Greening apples

Asian pears

Golden Delicious Apples

Stayman Winesap apples

Gala apples

Golden delicious apples

Apple cider

  

 

Meat

 Pork

 Beef

Whole chickens

 

 

Baked goods

Blueberry pies

apple pies

peach pies

Sweet Breads

cookies

 

Other items

jams and jellies

honey

Shagbark hickory syrup

OUR OWN 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 9/29/2014 1:48pm 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

zucchini

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

Jack-Be-little gourds

cheese cake winter squash

broccoli

Brussel sprouts

 

 

Fresh cut herbs and flowers

basil

flowers

 

 

Fruits

red raspberries

plums

Cortland apples

 Greening apples

Watermelon

blackberries

Yellow Bartlett pears

Stayman Winesap Apples

Gala apples

prune plums!

Honey Crisp Apples

Red Jonathan apples

Cox orange pippins

Liberty 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

 

 

 

 

 

Posted 9/29/2014 6:51am 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 9/29/2014 6:32am by Gregg Keckler.

Dear Folks,

 

This week's shares will include:

Apple cider

Mystery item

Sugar Baby Watermelon - seeded

Spaghetti squash

Sweet Candy Onion

Honeycrisp apples

Mystery item

Personal shares:

Apple cider

Spaghetti squash

Sugar baby seeded watermelon

Honeycrisp appless

 Mystery item

 

The mystery items will not be a mystery to you when you see them, it is just that we are not sure that we have enough of any one item to make it through the entire week.  Do not worry we will make sure that each stop gets everything, just not in the same week.  The Sugar Baby watermelons are  small seeded melons - very sweet.

  Spaghetti squash is definitely the most popular winter squash.  You can boil it in a pot of water or you can microwave it whole - try it for 10 minuets and keep checking to see if you can put a fork through the shell.  When you can put a fork through the shell, it is done.  Take it out of the water or the microwave and carefully cut it in half.  It will be very hot. 
Scope the seeds out of the center.  Use a fork to flake up the flesh (the spaghetti).  We usually add salt, butter and garlic and eat it like that.  Some folks use it as spaghetti noodles with tomato sauce, either way it is very good.

 

The store is open.  I will continue to update items as they become available or go out of season.

Last week's nectarines were very soft and I thought they were good, but Gregg said that he thought some of them were mealy.  I guess it is a matter of taste.  I hope you thought as I did, if not we apologize if you were disappointed.  They were picked last week, but they were the last ones of the season. So....

I just wanted to thank the folks who have already signed up for the Extended Fall session which will begin on October 27 and run through the week of November 17.  I appreciated your confidence in our farm and your enjoyment of the Fall produce.  You can go to the website and sign up.  When you get to the first page - you will be asked to choose a season - scroll down and choose the Extended Fall Session.

We hope that you have a wonderfull week.

Gregg, Louise, and Oliver Keckler

 Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm

www.orchardcountryproduce.com