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January Farm News

Posted 1/3/2013 10:02am by Gregg Keckler.

Hello all,

We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year! We are excited to begin January with our final Winter Delivery on January 15th (if you are interested in participating for January and would like further information, please send an e-mail and we will add you to the e-mail list).

Well, we got several rounds of snow so far and it's been very cold here for the past few weeks.  Below are a few pictures taken around the farm recently that we thought you might enjoy. 

OCP in the Snow Pictured on the Left: Orchard Country Produce on Christmas Day.  We had a beautiful White Christmas.

Pictured on the Right: We had a bumper crop of pumpkins and canned most of them, but still had a lot that rotted before we could process them.  But that's okay, because on the farm, nothing is wasted...the cows absolutely loved the rotten pumpkins.
Cows eating Pumpkins

We've spent the last few days updating the website and preparing our CSA sign-up process for 2013.  We have an addition to the "Share Size" options in the CSA this year, which we are very excited about (see below)-you can also read more about our CSA here:

  • Over the years folks have told us that the Half share size was too much food for 1 person and they wished we had a smaller option.  So we've decided to add a new size this year, the "Personal" size will be the smallest share size and is suitable for 1-person households.

  • We are willing to add new pickups (Neighborhoods, Businesses, Residential Parks, etc.) in the D.C./Alexandria/Arlington and Gaithersburg, MD areas.  We require a minimum of 6 shares to establish a new delivery location.

We are still updating our “Testimonials” page on the website and adding reviews from customers on their experience with our farm- you can e-mail us any reviews and we will post them, or you can go to LocalHarvest.org and post on our profile (search for Orchard Country Produce, Gardners, PA).

We hope you have a great year in 2013!

Gregg, Louise, Sarah, Virginia, and Oliver Keckler  - Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm