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Posted 12/21/2018 10:55am by Gregg Keckler.
Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm
 
Farm Stand
 
St Luke's Episcopal Church
Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria
 
Saturdays - 8 - 1 pm
 
Fruit
 
   Pink Lady apples
 Granny Smith apples
 Fuji apples
York apples
Cameo apples
 
Natural apple cider
 
 
Vegetables
onions (sweet) 
 
SWEET POTATOES
(red, white, purple, orange)
 
Potatoes (Yukon Gold, Red Norland)
 
cabbage
red beets
Diakon radishes
 
Winter squash
(Acorn, Butternut, Honeynut Butternut, Kiri, Delicati, cheesecake)
 
Brussels sprouts
cauliflower
Rutabagas
Fresh Salad mix
Fresh Spinach
Fresh baby kale
Fresh Swiss chard
 
 
 
 
Our Own Farm Products
Honey
Prepared horseradish
Sugar-free jams
Jams
Shagbark Hickory Syrup
brown eggs
 
Farm Fresh Meats
Beef (steaks, ground beef)
 
Pork
(grillers, kielbasa, breakfast links, chops, bacon)
HAMS and ROASTS
 
Chickens- whole broilers - Just Ready!!!
 
 
 
 
Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm, Inc
717-486-4653
Gregg and Louise Keckler
 Oliver and Elisabeth Keckler
and Isabelle, too
 
 
 
 
Posted 12/17/2018 2:08pm by Gregg Keckler.
 This is the last market until January 8
Have a very nice Holiday!
 
Nat Geo Farm Stand in the Courtyard
 
1145 17th Street Northwest
 Tuesday, December 18
7:30 am - 1:30 pm  
 

 

  Come out and buy local farm products from the real farmer

                                           FRUIT                             

York apples

Pink lady apples

Fuji apples

Granny Smith apples

Cameo apples

 

Natural apple cider

 

 

 
Vegetables 
kale
red beets
red potatoes
sweet onions
garlic
Yukon Gold potatoes
fingerling potatoes
Spaghetti squash
Delicata squash
Honeynut butternut squash
butternut squash
acorn squash
Posted 12/14/2018 10:54am by Gregg Keckler.
Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm
 
Farm Stand
 
St Luke's Episcopal Church
Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria
 
Saturdays - 8 - 1 pm
 
Fruit
 
   Pink Lady apples
 Granny Smith apples
 Fuji apples
York apples
Cameo apples
 
Natural apple cider
 
 
Vegetables
Kale
 
onions (sweet) 
 
SWEET POTATOES
(red, white, purple, orange)
 
Potatoes (Yukon Gold, Red Norland)
 
cabbage
red beets
Diakon radishes
 
Winter squash
(Acorn, Butternut, Honeynut Butternut, Kiri, Delicati, cheesecake)
 
Brussels sprouts
cauliflower
Rutabagas
Fresh Salad mix
Fresh Spinach
Fresh radishes
Fresh Swiss chard
 
 
 
 
Our Own Farm Products
Honey
Prepared horseradish
Sugar-free jams
Jams
Shagbark Hickory Syrup
brown eggs
 
Farm Fresh Meats
Beef (steaks, ground beef)
 
Pork
(grillers, kielbasa, breakfast links, chops, bacon)
HAMS and ROASTS
 
Chickens- whole broilers - Just Ready!!!
 
 
 
 
Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm, Inc
717-486-4653
Gregg and Louise Keckler
 Oliver and Elisabeth Keckler
and Isabelle, too
 
 
 
 
Posted 12/14/2018 10:51am by Gregg Keckler.

 

Market News

Two Markets open throughout the winter months

Check out these two farm Stands for good fresh produce and apples and CIDER during December, January, February and March.

St Luke's Farm Stand - Fort Hunt Rd, Alexandria, VA

Every Saturday - 8 - 1 pm

 

NGS Farm Stand in the Courtyard on 16th St NW

Every Tuesday - 7:30am - 2:00pm

This market ends February 26 and will resume in the spring.

CSA and Farm Sales

All CSA information has been updated on the website for the 2019 season. We are now taking new subscriptions.  All prices will remain the same as last year.  We have changed a few pick up locations.  We have added a home pick up location for folks in our area. 

We are also adding farm sales directly from the farm. Call 717-486-4653 if you would like to make the trip for any fresh farm products over the winter or even in the summer.  We have also added a farm stand in our local area - at the Twirley Top on Route 34 in Gardners beginning in May.

Farm Fresh Winter Gardens

We have some very good winter greens including spinach, salad mix, kale, Swiss chard in the high tunnel.  We also have fresh radishes and field grown turnips and rutabagas.  We still have stored winter squash and pumpkins as well as great red beets and sweet potatoes!

We have several varieties of apples and good cider.

 

Meats

We just butchered 7! hogs - so we have lots of kielbasa, many varieties of sausage grillers and breakfast links as well as roasts and hams and chops.

We butchered 100 chickens a couple of weeks ago and we have about 100 that will be ready by the end of January. 

Eggs, Jams and Honey

We have lots!  

Farming News

We have been making a lot of needed repairs to the tractors - new tires, brakes, PTO repairs.  We are also doing some extension renovations to the high tunnel to give us a more trustworthy water supply.

We are hoping and planning to grow more early spring crops for March, April and May plus early summer crops.  We have a good size strawberry patch which, Lord-willing, will be producing this spring.  So all berry pickers - we will be open for pick-your-own berries this year.

Health Concerns

Don't forget!

Fresh vegetables will give you the nutrients that your body needs to fight off the winter diseases.  Vitamins are OK, but the best nutrients come from the soil.

 

 

 

 

We wish everyone a wonderful holiday.  Enjoy your family and friends!  Even when things do not go exactly great - as in 2018 growing season - God is Good.

Gregg and Louise Keckler

Oliver and Elisabeth Keckler and Isabelle

www.orchardcountryproduce

ocp@orchardcountryproduce.com

717-486-4653

1410 Goodyear Rd

Gardners, PA 17324

Posted 12/10/2018 2:48pm by Gregg Keckler.
 
 
Nat Geo Farm Stand in the Courtyard
 
1145 17th Street Northwest
 Tuesday, December 11
7:30 am - 1:30 pm  
 

 

  Come out and buy local farm products from the real farmer

                                           FRUIT                             

York apples

Pink lady apples

Fuji apples

Granny Smith apples

Cameo apples

 

Natural apple cider

 

 

 
Vegetables 
kale
red beets
red potatoes
sweet onions
garlic
Yukon Gold potatoes
fingerling potatoes
Spaghetti squash
Delicata squash
Honeynut butternut squash
butternut squash
acorn squash
cheesecake squash<
Posted 12/7/2018 3:39pm by Gregg Keckler.
Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm
 
Farm Stand
 
St Luke's Episcopal Church
Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria
 
Saturdays - 8 - 1 pm
 
Fruit
 
 Nittany apples
  Pink Lady apples
 Granny Smith apples
 Fuji apples
York apples
Cameo apples
 
Natural apple cider
 
 
Vegetables
Kale
 
onions ( sweet and Spanish)
 
 
SWEET POTATOES
(red, white, purple, orange)
 
Potatoes (Yukon Gold, Red Norland)
 
cabbage
red beets
Diakon radishes
 
Winter squash
(Acorn, Butternut, Honeynut Butternut, Kiri, Delicati, cheesecake)
 
Brussels sprouts
cauliflower
Rutabagas
Fresh Salad mix
Fresh Spinach
 
 
 
 
Our Own Farm Products
Honey
Prepared horseradish
Sugar-free jams
Jams
Shagbark Hickory Syrup
brown eggs
 
Farm Fresh Meats
Beef (steaks, ground beef)
 
Pork
(grillers, kielbasa, breakfast links, chops, bacon)
 
Chickens- whole broilers - Just Ready!!!
 
 
 
 
Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm, Inc
717-486-4653
Gregg and Louise Keckler
 Oliver and Elisabeth Keckler
and Isabelle, too
 
 
 
 
Posted 12/3/2018 2:53pm by Gregg Keckler.
 
 
Nat Geo Farm Stand in the Courtyard
 
1145 17th Street Northwest
 Tuesday, December 4
7:30 am - 1:30 pm  
 

 

  Come out and buy local farm products from the real farmer

                                           FRUIT                             

York apples

Pink lady apples

Nittany apples

Fuji apples

Granny Smith apples

Cameo apples

 

Natural apple cider

 

 

 
Vegetables 
kale
red beets
red potatoes
sweet onions
garlic
Yukon Gold potatoes
fingerling potatoes
Spaghetti squash
Delicata squash
Honeynut butternut squash
butternut squash
acorn squash
cheesecake squash
Posted 11/30/2018 3:10pm by Gregg Keckler.
Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm
 
Farm Stand
 
St Luke's Episcopal Church
Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria
 
Saturdays - 8 - 1 pm
 
Fruit
 
Stayman apples
 Nittany apples
  Pink Lady apples
 Granny Smith apples
 Fuji apples
York apples
Cameo apples
 
Natural apple cider
 
 
Vegetables
Kale
 
onions ( sweet and Spanish)
 
 
SWEET POTATOES
(red, white, purple, orange)
 
Potatoes (Yukon Gold, Red Norland)
 
cabbage
red beets
Diakon radishes
 
Winter squash
(Acorn, Butternut, Honeynut Butternut, Kiri, Delicati, cheesecake)
 
Brussels sprouts
cauliflower
Rutabagas
Fresh Salad mix
Fresh Spinach
 
 
 
 
Our Own Farm Products
Honey
Prepared horseradish
Sugar-free jams
Jams
Shagbark Hickory Syrup
brown eggs
 
Farm Fresh Meats
Beef (steaks, ground beef)
 
Pork
(grillers, kielbasa, breakfast links, chops, bacon)
 
Chickens- whole broilers - Just Ready!!!
 
 
 
 
Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm, Inc
717-486-4653
Gregg and Louise Keckler
 Oliver and Elisabeth Keckler
and Isabelle, too
 
 
 
 
Posted 11/19/2018 2:25pm by Gregg Keckler.
 
 
Nat Geo Farm Stand in the Courtyard
 
1145 17th Street Northwest
 Tuesday, November 20
7:30 am - 1:30 pm  
 

 

  Come out and buy local farm products from the real farmer

                                           FRUIT                             

York apples

Bosc pears

Pink lady apples

Stayman apples

Nittany apples

Fuji apples

Granny Smith apples

Cameo apples

Qunice

Natural apple cider

 

 

 
Vegetables 
kale
red beets
red potatoes
sweet onions
garlic
Yukon Gold potatoes
fingerling potatoes
Spaghetti squash
Delicata squash
Honeynut butternut squash
butternut squash
acorn squash
Posted 11/16/2018 3:14pm by Gregg Keckler.
Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm
 
Farm Stand
 
St Luke's Episcopal Church
Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria
 
Saturdays - 8 - 1 pm
 
Fruit
 
Stayman apples
 Nittany apples
  Pink Lady apples
 Granny Smith apples
 Fuji apples
York apples
Cameo apples
Quince
Bosc pears
Natural apple cider
 
 
Vegetables
Kale
Swiss chard
 
onions ( sweet and Spanish)
 
 
SWEET POTATOES
(red, white, purple, orange)
 
Potatoes (Yukon Gold, Red Norland)
 
cabbage
red beets
Diakon radishes
 
Winter squash
(Acorn, Butternut, Honeynut Butternut, Kiri, Delicati, cheesecake)
Broccoli
Brussels sprouts
cauliflower
 
 
Our Own Farm Products
Honey
Prepared horseradish
Sugar-free jams
Jams
Shagbark Hickory Syrup
brown eggs
 
Farm Fresh Meats
Beef (steaks, ground beef)
 
Pork
(grillers, kielbasa, breakfast links, chops)
 
Chickens- whole broilers - Just Ready!!!
Turkeys for Thanksgiving
 
 
 
Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm, Inc
717-486-4653
Gregg and Louise Keckler
 Oliver and Elisabeth Keckler
and Isabelle, too