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Posted 8/31/2015 1:55pm by Gregg Keckler.

Dear Folks,

 This is the last week of the summer session.  If you would like to be sure to receive produce and fruit throughout the fall - SIGN UP NOW!  You can make membership updates by going to the website www.orchardcountryprdduce.com and update your membership for the fall.  The fall session begins next week, September 8 and runs through October 24.

We have enjoyed providing fruits and vegetables for you during the summer months.  We hope that you will consider us next year for your CSA.  We are planning great fall broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, lettuce, onions, roma tomatoes, peppers, green beans, winter squash - acorn, delicati butternut, pumpkins, sweet potatoes and of course apples and pears.

This week's shares will include:

Half and Full shares

watermelon

plums

sweet corn

tomatoes

hot peppers

kale

Spanish onions

 

Personal Shares:

plums

sweet corn

tomatoes

kale

green beans

 

The watermelon are seedless. They are incredible this year. 
Enjoy!

We have been enjoying the many plums and also the very good sweet corn.  We have a variety of hot peppers, habanero, cayenne, the Turkish hot.

Spanish onions are great cooking onions,  They are NOT sweet, but flavorful.  Use them in any cooking dish.  They hold up very well in stir fry or sauce or soup.

 

We are looking forward to seeing everyone this week. It is hard too believe that this is the end of August.  September is tomorrow!  Wow!  How time flies! 

Gregg, Louise, and Oliver Keckler

Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm, Inc

www.orchardcountryproduce.com

Posted 8/31/2015 1:41pm by Gregg Keckler.

Dear Folks,

This is the seventh week - the last week of the summer session. 

This is pick off the table week.  You must bring your own bag and pick your own share.

When you come to the stand - you can check the list to see if you are a personal, full or half share. 

Pick your share and check off your name. 

personal - $13

half - $22

Full - $44

You can choose anything on the stand, vegetables, fruits, meats, cheese, jelly, honey, flowers, baked goods -anything that is for sale!

WESTMINSTER PICK UP - if you would like to get any meat - chicken, pork or beef,  or cheese, please let us know by ordering from the store - so that we will be sure to bring it for you. 

If you have not signed up for the fall  session yet, Do it NOW!  Fall session starts next week and runs through October 24.

Looking forward to seeing everyone this week.

Gregg, Louise, and Oliver Keckler

Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm, Inc

www.orchardcountryproduce.com

Posted 8/28/2015 10:52am by Gregg Keckler.

Tomorrow August 29

Oliver will be at St Luke's Episcopal Church from 8 - 1 pm. 

  

Gregg will be at St. Mark's Episcopal Church on South King's Highway Alexandria on Saturdays from 8-1 pm

 

These are some of the items that we will have tomorrow at the market stands.

 

   

 Fruit

apples -Ginger Gold

apples - William's Pride

apples- Summer Rambo

apples- Zestar - Early Honey Crisp

plums

peaches

canteloupe

watermelon

nectarines

Pears - clap's Favorite and Yellow Bartlett

 

 

Vegetables 

Sweet onions

Kale

lettuce

red and white  potatoes

Swiss chard

Red Beets

cucumbers

zucchini

cabbage

bell peppers

Tomatoes - heirloom!!!

cherry tomatoes

Sweet Corn!

eggplant

spaghetti squash

 hot peppers

butternut squash

 

 

Meat - our own home grown

beef - WE HAVE STEAKS! Filets, NY strips, Rib steaks, sirloin, flat iron

Fresh chicken - just butchered reduced price $3.99/lb we need to clear out the freezers!

pork - We have chops and ham steak, bacon, breakfast links and 7 inch grillers

 

Bakery

Raised Breads - Honey Oatmeal and cinnamon bread and herb bread

cinnamon rolls

Sweet breads - pumpkin, zucchini, and apple

cookies

Homemade pies - blueberry pies

peach pies

 

Home grown eggs

Homemade jellies and jams

HONEY

Shagbark Hickory Syrup

 

Cheese from Whispering Brook Cheese Haus

 

 

 

Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow at the stand!

 

   

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

www.orchardcountryproduce

 

 

 

Posted 8/28/2015 10:50am by Gregg Keckler.

 

Come out to check out the vegetables and fruits. We have sweet corn!  .

These are some of the items that we will have tomorrow at the market.

 

   

 Fruit

apples -Summer Rambo

apples- William's Pride

Apples - ginger Gold

Apples - Zestar - Early Honey Crisp

pears - Clapp's favorite and yellow bartlett

Peaches!!

plums

cantaloupe

nectarines

watermelon

 

Vegetables 

 sweet corn!!

Kale

lettuce

red beets

Swiss chard

zucchini

cucumbers

tomatoes - heirloom

cherry tomatoes

sweet onions

peppers

 okra

cabbage

butternut squash

spaghetti squash

 

 

Meat - our own home grown

beef -  We have beef bologna!

 

 

Bakery

Raised Breads - honey oatmeal bread and cinnamon bread

 

Sweet breads -pumpkin, and apple, zucchini

cookies

Homemade pies - blueberry pies

peach pies

 

Home grown eggs

Homemade jellies and jams

HONEY

Shagbark Hickory Syrup

 

 

 

 

Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow at the stand! 

 

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

www.orchardcountryproduce

Posted 8/26/2015 12:16pm by Gregg Keckler.

East Columbia Farmer's Market

East Columbia Library

Cradlerock Way

2-6 pm. 

 

 Rain or heat!! - We will be here to bring you fresh fruits and vegetables as they are picked!

 

 

Come out to check out the great vegetables and berries. 

These are some of the items that we will have at the market.

 

   

 Fruit

 red raspberries-

PEACHES

Wickson plums

Red Heart plums

Black Amber plums

Ginger Gold apples

Summer Rambo apples

William's Pride apples

nectarines

blackberries

cantaloupes

watermelon

Zestar apples

Yellow Bartlett pears

 

 

 

Vegetables 

 Kale

red beets

Swiss chard

zucchini

cucumbers

 red and green cabbage

Heirloom tomatoes

cherry tomatoes

bell peppers

sweet peppers

Sweet corn - bi-color

spaghetti squash

eggplant

red shallots

sweet Candy onions

red potatoes

 white potatoes

lettuce mix

garlic

Mexican Gherkins

butternut squash

green beans

hot peppers

Roma tomatoes - time for sauce!

 

 

Meat - our own home grown

beef - We have steaks - rib steaks, NY strip, sirloin, filets !

 

pork- We have chops, fresh ham steaks, 7 in grillers and breakfast links

chickens - whole  Reduced price $3.99/lb!!!

 

 

Bakery

Raised Breads - honey oatmeal bread

 

Sweet breads -  apple and zucchini - Pumpkin Bread

cookies

Homemade Pies

Peachy pies

blueberry pies

 

Home grown eggs

Homemade jellies and jams

HONEY

Shagbark Hickory Syrup

 

Cheese from Whispering Brook Cheese Haus

 

 

 

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the stand! 

 

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

www.orchardcountryproduce

 

 

 

 

Posted 8/24/2015 11:03am by Gregg Keckler.

 

  National Geographic Society - Tuesday, August 25 from 9-2pm in the courtyard.

  We will have jellies, honey, Shagbark hickory syrup

 Fruit

Wickson plums

Red heart plums

peaches

Castleton  plums

blackberries

red raspberries

nectarines

 cantaloupes

Watermelon

Ginger Gold apples

Zestar Apples

Rambo apples

Yellow Bartlet pears

 

 

Vegetables 

 Kale

lettuce

red beets

Swiss chard

sweet candy onions

okra

cucumbers

zucchini

sweet corn!

tomatoes

red potatoes

 cherry tomatoes

eggplant

red shallots

cabbage

bell peppers

spaghetti squash

Mexican Sour Gherkins

hot cherry peppers

mild sweet peppers

butternut squash

green beans

 

 

HERBS

mint tea

catnip

lovage

parsley

 

Meat - our own home grown

beef - we have steaks!

pork - we have chops!

whole chicken - $3.99/lb

 

 

Bakery

Raised Breads - honey oatmeal

Sweet breads

cookies

peach pies

blueberry pies

 

Home grown eggs

Homemade jellies and jams

HONEY

Shagbark Hickory Syrup

 

Cheese from Whispering Brook Cheese Haus

 

 

 

Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow at the stand! 

 

 

 

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

www.orchardcountryproduce

Posted 8/24/2015 11:01am 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.

 

 

  

 Fruit

Peaches 

plums - Wickson, Black amber, Red heart, Castleton

nectarines

cantaloupes

watermelon

blackberries

red raspberries

Ginger Gold apples

 Summer Rambo apples

Zestar apples

 Yellow barlett pears

 

Vegetables 

 Kale

lettuce

red beets

Swiss chard

tomatoes

cherry tomatoes

zucchini

red potatoes

cucumbers

sweet corn!

mild peppers

bell peppers

eggplant

spaghetti squash

okra

cooking onions

red shallots

garlic

Mexican sour gherkins

butternut squash

green beans

 

 

 

 

 HERBS

mint tea

parsley

lovage

 

Meat - our own home grown

beef - We have steaks!

pork - We have chops!

chickens - whole $3.99/ lb

 

 

Bakery

Sweet breads

cookies

peach pies

blueberry pies

 

Home grown eggs

Homemade jellies and jams

HONEY

Shagbark Hickory Syrup

 

Cheese from Whispering Brook Cheese Haus

 

 

Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow at the stand! 

 

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

www.orchardcountryproduce

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted 8/24/2015 9:44am by Gregg Keckler.

Dear Folks,

 Now is the time to sign up for the fall session if you have not done so yet.  The summer is flying!

This week';s shares will include:

Full and half shares:

Cantaloupes

Yellow Bartlett pears

spaghetti squash

tomatoes

 sweet Candy onions

leeks

Swiss chard

cucumber

 

Personal shares:

Cantaloupe

spaghetti squash

Swiss chard

cucumber

bell pepper

 

Folks who won the cantaloupe from last week - that we forgot to include in your shares.

Lawerence

Fleming

Josef

 Knight

You will NOT get two cantaloupes unless you request it, We will  include another great fruit!

 

Enjoy the great fruits and vegetables - the tomatoes- especially the heirloom tomatoes are waning. 

We have great plums and the early sweet apple - Zestar available on the store.  Check out the store if you need any additional items.  Everything that we have available is farm fresh and picked and packaged just for you.  Keep us in mind.

Leeks are great for seasoning stir fry, grilled vegetables, soups.
Give them a try.

 

Have a Great Week!

Gregg, Louise and Oliver Keckler

Orchard Country produce and Fruit Farm, Inc

www.orchardcountryproduce.com

 

Posted 8/21/2015 3:14pm by Gregg Keckler.

Tomorrow August 22

Oliver will be at St Luke's Episcopal Church from 8 - 1 pm. 

  

Gregg will be at St. Mark's Episcopal Church on South King's Highway Alexandria on Saturdays from 8-1 pm

 

These are some of the items that we will have tomorrow at the market stands.

 

   

 Fruit

apples -Ginger Gold

apples - William's Pride

apples- Summer Rambo

apples- Zestar - Early Honey Crisp

plums

peaches

canteloupe

watermelon

nectarines

 

 

Vegetables 

Sweet onions

Kale

lettuce

red and white  potatoes

Swiss chard

Red Beets

cucumbers

zucchini

cabbage

bell peppers

Tomatoes - heirloom!!!

cherry tomatoes

Sweet Corn!

eggplant

spaghetti squash

 hot peppers

pickling cucumbers

butternut squash

 

 

Meat - our own home grown

beef - WE HAVE STEAKS! Filets, NY strips, Rib steaks, sirloin, flat iron

Fresh chicken - just butchered reduced price $3.99/lb we need to clear out the freezers!

pork - We have chops and ham steak, bacon, breakfast links and 7 inch grillers

 

Bakery

Raised Breads - Honey Oatmeal and cinnamon bread and herb bread

cinnamon rolls

Sweet breads - pumpkin, zucchini, and apple

cookies

Homemade pies - blueberry pies

peach pies

 

Home grown eggs

Homemade jellies and jams

HONEY

Shagbark Hickory Syrup

 

Cheese from Whispering Brook Cheese Haus

 

 

 

Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow at the stand!

 

   

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

www.orchardcountryproduce

 

 

 

Posted 8/21/2015 3:12pm by Gregg Keckler.

 

We have a lot of tomatoes.   If you are interested in half bushels of second tomatoes or peaches, please let us know. 

Come out to check out the vegetables and fruits. We have sweet corn!  .

These are some of the items that we will have tomorrow at the market.

 

   

 Fruit

apples -Summer Rambo

apples- William's Pride

Apples - ginger Gold

Apples - Zestar - Early Honey Crisp

pears - Clapp's favorite and yellow bartlett

Peaches!!

plums

cantaloupe

nectarines

watermelon

 

Vegetables 

 sweet corn!!

Kale

lettuce

red beets

Swiss chard

zucchini

cucumbers

tomatoes - heirloom

cherry tomatoes

sweet onions

peppers

pickling cucumbers

 okra

cabbage

butternut squash

spaghetti squash

 

 

Meat - our own home grown

beef -  We have beef bologna!

 

 

Bakery

Raised Breads - honey oatmeal bread and cinnamon bread

 

Sweet breads -pumpkin, and apple, zucchini

cookies

Homemade pies - blueberry pies

peach pies

 

Home grown eggs

Homemade jellies and jams

HONEY

Shagbark Hickory Syrup

 

 

 

 

Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow at the stand! 

 

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

www.orchardcountryproduce