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Posted 9/15/2014 6:20am 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

Red Beets

cucumbers

CHERRY TOMATOES

green beans

red tomatoes

banana peppers

cabbage red and green

bell peppers

Sweet Corn!

Heirloom tomatoes

okra

Mexican gherkins

hot peppers

spaghetti squash

butternut squash

eggplant

potatoes

snacking peppers

sweet potatoes

radicchio

 

 

Fresh cut herbs and flowers

basil

flowers

 

 

Fruits

red raspberries

peaches

plums

Summer Rambo apples

Nectarines

cantaloupe

Cortland apples

 Strawberry apples

Greening apples

Watermelon

blackberries

Yellow Bartlett pears

Red Gravenstein Apples

Gala apples

prune plums!

Honey Crisp Apples

Gala apples

Red Jonathan apples

Cox orange pippins

Liberty apples

Golden Delicious apples

 

 

  

 

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

Cheese from Whispering Brook Farm

 

Come out and stock up with good food!

 

Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm, Inc

www.orchardcountryproduce

 

 

 

 

 

Posted 9/12/2014 7:24pm 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

 zucchini

summer squash

red beets

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

 

 

 

Fruits

raspberries

peaches

plums

cantaloupe

canary melons

sugar cubes

watermelon

summer apples - William's pride

Ginger gold

Rambo apples

nectarines

Zestar Apples

Honey Crisp Apples

Gala Apples

Yellow bartlet pears

seckle pears

Jonagold apples

blackberries

 

 

 

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 9/12/2014 7:21pm 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

cucumbers

zucchini

Summer squash

Green beans

tomatoes

cherry tomatoes

yellow wax beans

lima beans

Sweet corn

heirloom tomatoes

plum tomatoes

garlic

spaghetti squash

Mexican Gerkins

butternut squash

carrots

Roma tomatoes

 

 

Fruits

raspberries

blueberries

plums

cantaloupe

Peaches

 nectarines

canary melons

sugar cubes

watermelon

nectarines

Zestar apples

Gala Apples

Rambo apples

Honey Crisp apples

yellow Bartlet pears

Seckle pears

Smokehouse apples

Jonagold apples

 

Meat

 Pork

 Beef

Chicken 

 

 

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

Blueberry pies

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 9/11/2014 6:01am by Gregg Keckler.

Folks,

Gregg was at the DC Department of Health yesterday and as you know, no one was there!  Since he was not able to make the delivery yesterday, he will be stopping by there on Friday, September 12 - tomorrow to make the delivery.

Have a great day! 

Louise

Posted 9/10/2014 2:27pm by Gregg Keckler.

Between now and the middle of September is PEAK season for fruits and vegetables.  Get them now!

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

WE HAVE PEACHES!

We have SWEET CORN!

We have Cantaloupe!

We will have these items available this week!

 

Vegetables

White potatoes

kale

Sweet onions

 Swiss chard

Red Beets

Summer Squash

Zucchini

Cucumbers

yellow wax beans

green beans

Sweet corn

broccoli

carrots

sweet banana peppers

bell peppers

egg plant

okra

TOMATOES!!

cherry tomatoes

plum tomatoes

Red Norland potatoes

red and green cabbage

Hot peppers

snacking peppers

spaghetti squash

Butternut squash

Mexican Gherkins

 

 

 

 

Fruits

raspberries

peaches  -Free Stone peaches are here!

plums - three varieties

cantaloupe

Rambo apples

William's Pride apples

watermelon

nectarines

Zestar apples

Ginger Gold apples

Smokehouse apples

Gala Apples

blackberries

strawberries

Honey Crisp Apples

Pears

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 9/8/2014 3:17pm 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

red beets

cherry tomatoes

red tomatoes

bell peppers

sweet corn!!!

 okra

Mexican gherkins

Spaghetti squash

Butternut squash

carrots

hot peppers

green beans

yellow beans

Roma Tomatoes

HOT peppers!

 

 

 

 

 

Fruits

red raspberries

Honey Crisp apples

Gala apples

peaches

plums

cantaloupe

strawberries

watermelon

blackberries

nectarines

Red Gravenstien apples

Rambo apples

Smokehouse apples

Zestar apples

prune plums

 

Cut herbs

Basil 

 

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 9/8/2014 3:14pm 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

Sorrel

Swiss chard

Red Beets

cucumbers

CHERRY TOMATOES

green beans

red tomatoes

banana peppers

cabbage red and green

bell peppers

Sweet Corn!

Heirloom tomatoes

okra

Mexican gherkins

hot peppers

spaghetti squash

butternut squash

eggplant

potatoes

snacking peppers

 

 

Fresh cut herbs and flowers

basil

flowers

 

 

Fruits

red raspberries

peaches

plums

Summer Rambo apples

Nectarines

cantaloupe

William's Pride apples

 Strawberry apples

Zestar Apples

Watermelon

blackberries

Yellow Bartlett pears

Red Gravenstein Apples

Gala apples

prune plums!

Honey Crisp Apples

Gala apples

 

 

  

 

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

Cheese from Whispering Brook Farm

 

Come out and stock up with good food!

 

Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm, Inc

www.orchardcountryproduce

 

 

 

 

 

Posted 9/8/2014 3:12pm by Gregg Keckler.

Dear Folks,

Sorry this email is so late.  I have had to readjust my personal schedule for the fall. So do not be alarmed if the emails do not get out as promptly as before.

 

I will be sending out emails for folks who owe money as the week goes by, so please send a check or go to the website and pay your bill.  Thanks.

We are picking apples, apples, apples.  We are still picking cherry tomatoes and Mexican Gherkins.

Here is this week's shares:

Watermelon

Cantaloupes

Honey Crisp apples

Cherry tomatoes

Potatoes

 Mexican gherkins

Sweet Candy Onions

 

Personal shares:

Watermelon

Honey Crisp apples

Potatoes

Mexican gherkins

cherry tomatoes

We have had a great year of watermelons.  I just eat a couple bites of the BEST watermelon so far this year.  Enjoy these watermelons now during the last weeks of summer. 

We have also had some good cantaloupes this year.  Oliver and Juan picked these this morning. 

The Honey Crisp apples are fresh picked.  We had an amazing year of these with 20 bins picked and at least 10 more bins on the trees.  These apples are very crisp and have a sweet-tart taste. 

We are still picking cherry tomatoes.  Tomatoes are coming to a close - savour each bite! 

Julie has been picking Mexican gherkins all day.  These are great little cucumbers.  Their nickname is "Barbie's Watermelons".  They are delicious sliced in half with salt and vinegar.  They are also good in cold salads.  You can also just pop them in your month for a quick snack.

Have a great week.

  We assume that if you are getting this email you are expecting to get a CSA share this week.  Let me know if this is not correct.  Sorry about the mistake in emails sent this morning.  I accidently sent the Friday and Saturday deliveries an email that was only supposed to go to the Wednesday folks.  This is truly a case where the right hand does not know what the left hand is doing:)

Let us know if you have any questions. 

Gregg, Louise, and Oliver Keckler

Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm, Inc.

www.orchardcountryproduce.com

Posted 9/8/2014 5:55am 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

Suburban Hospital

77H Apartments

Local Delivery ( We will deliver to your house)

 

Your share will be delivered to the designated spot.  Please contact the coordinator for your delivery site to find out where that spot is.  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 these shares on Friday.  Gettysburg area will be on the way down to DC.  Carlisle will be in the afternoon

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. WE ARE GOING ON A TRUST BASIS HERE!  We are delivering the extra items with the trust that you will pay for them at the end of the spring session. We do not have a way for you to pay with paypal for these items ahead of time because of the per pound prices not being exact.  We also hate to have folks pre-paid for someting and then find out that we ran out of these and can not deliver.  So we ask you to send a check at the end of the session.  I will keep a running total and send you an email of the amount due.  The store will be open by Saturday, May 31 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, Sarah, Virginia, and Oliver Keckler

Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm, Inc

www.orchardcountryproduce.com

Posted 9/8/2014 5:53am by Gregg Keckler.

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

The East Columbia Library on September 11

You should come to the stand and give your name.  Oliver 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 Saturday, May 31 for delivery next Tuesday.  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