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Posted 4/16/2020 5:47pm by Gregg Keckler.
 
 
Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm
 
Farm Stand
 
St Luke's Episcopal Church
Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria
 
Saturdays - 8 - 1 pm
 
 
 
 
What's at the stand this week! 
Fruit
 
 Fuji apples
Pink Lady apples
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vegetables
    potatoes - red and Yukon
kale
 cabbage
 Swiss Chard
spinach
Lettuce Mix
Spring onions
red clover sprouts
Radishes
Braising mixes
fresh garlic
 
 
 
Bedding plants
broccoli
lettuce
horseradish
herbs - lavender, dill, rosemary, oregano, sage, chive, thyme, lemon grass, parsley
 Early Girl Tomato plants
 
 
 
 
Our Own Farm Products
Honey
Sugar-free jams
Jams
Shagbark Hickory Syrup
brown eggs
 
 
Farm Fresh Meats
Beef (steaks, ground beef)
 
Pork
(grillers, kielbasa, breakfast links, chops, bacon)
 
 Whole Broiler Chickens
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm, Inc
717-486-4653
Gregg and Louise Keckler
 Oliver and Elisabeth Keckler
 Isabelle and Remington, too
 
 
 
 
Posted 4/16/2020 9:23am by Gregg Keckler.

Farm News!

Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm is still working even during these difficult times

We are growing some really good food this spring.  We are planting radishes every week. Snap peas, early green beans, and  tomatoes are in the ground. Broccoli, kale, lettuce and chard are almost ready to pick, as are the spring onions from the field.

We are still picking lettuce, spinach, chard, kale and radishes from the tunnels for the only farm stand that we have right now.

All the fruit looks very good.  Peaches and pears are in blossom.  Plums have set fruit.  All the berries are looking very nice-  Strawberries, blackberries, black and red raspberries, gooseberries and currants.

We are planting new blueberries bushes this year.  They will go in the ground as soon as we have a warm day to plant. 

Believe it not we picked our first asparagus and rhubarb the other day!

Markets

St Luke's on Fort Hunt Rd, Alexandria is open and doing business every Saturday from 8- 1pm.  Pre-orders are welcome, email us at ocp@orchardcountryproduce.com or call 717-486-4653 to place an order.

Fairfax Community Market in Fairfax is planning to open with pre-orders only on the first day - May 9.  You can get a price list from us for the opening day.  We will package your order and bring it to Fairfax on May 9 and you can pay there.  Let us know if you would like to get a price list for that market.       ocp@orchardcounrtyproduce.com

East Columbia Library Farm Stand will be opening on Thursday, May 14 in the parking lot from 12 noon -6 pm.  We will have items there to purchase from the stand and also a drive-through market as well for folks who would rather not get too close.  Folks can also pre-order items and we will have them for you to pick up on that day.  Let us know if you would like a list of items available for Thursday, May 14  ocp@orchardcountryproduce.com

Belle View Condos Farm Stand - Alexandria is set to open on Thursday, May 7 from 2 - 7 pm.  There will be items for sale on that day and also pre-orders will be available as well.  Let us know via email ocp@orchardcountryproduce.com or phone: 717-486-4653 if you would like to place an order.

At this time there is no Farm stand at National Geographic Society in DC.  Unfortunately with the government shut down, Gregg is not allowed to set up there.  We are working on a solution  before the beginning of the CSA on June 2.  Gregg will definitely be there to bring your CSA boxes on June 2. 

We have added a safety policy for Orchard Country Produce to our website.  I am including it here on this email so that you folks who have been part of our farm can understand what we are attempting to do to counter disease and encourage safety.

 

 

For Customers:

Do not shop if you are sick.

Choose with your eyes. Resist the urge to sort through any fresh produce. Touch only what you plan to purchase including baked goods and jar items.

Maintain a safe distance – 6 feet recommended

Wash your hands before you come. Cover coughs or sneezes in your elbow.

Limit your party to one person attending the market. If you must bring children, have them clasp their hands together to avoid touching.

Wash your reusable bags before the market. Never sit your reusable bag on a market table.

Refrain from touching or using your cell phone while shopping at the market.  

For Farmer:

Display signage on how to shop safely.

Use gloves and face mask if possible.

Use disinfectant on tables.

Space items and tables to give customers distance.

Regulate customers within tent space to 2-3 customers per 10 foot tent.

Form lines with proper distancing between customers.

No pets under tents or near tables.

Have items in bags or containers. Customers should not touch items.

Display clear prices for customers.

No samples.  

 Pre-orders

Customers can place orders:     

   before Wednesday for Thursday delivery

   before Friday for Saturday delivery   

   before Monday for Tuesday delivery

by emailing ocp@orchardcountryproduce.com or calling 717-486-4653 and leaving a message.

Orders will be prepared and pre-bagged and waiting for customer at the market.

Cash, checks or credit cards will be accepted at the market.

 CSA:

Now might be the time to consider a CSA box of pre-boxed vegetables and fruit each week for either 12 weeks or 24 weeks beginning in June. Check out the CSA information on our website:  www.orchardcountryproduce

  Who handles your food?

At Orchard Country Produce that’s a short list!

We grow it, harvest it, wash it, and package it!

Gregg and Louise Keckler

Oliver and Lizzie Keckler

It’s Fresh and Safe!  

 

 

 

We hope that you are having a wonderful spring!  It has been most unusual! 

 

 

Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm, Inc

Gregg and Louise Keckler

Oliver and Lizzie Keckler - Isabelle and Remington, too

 

 

 

Posted 4/10/2020 1:28pm by Gregg Keckler.
 
 
Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm
 
Farm Stand
 
St Luke's Episcopal Church
Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria
 
Saturdays - 8 - 1 pm
 
 
 
 
What's at the stand this week! 
Fruit
 
 Fuji apples
Pink Lady apples
Rhubarb
 
 
 
 
 
Vegetables
    potatoes - red and Yukon
kale
 cabbage
 Swiss Chard
spinach
Lettuce Mix
Spring onions
red clover sprouts
Radishes
Braising mixes
asparagus
fresh garlic
 
 
 
Bedding plants
broccoli
lettuce
horseradish
herbs - lavender, dill, rosemary, oregano, sage
 
 
 
 
 
Our Own Farm Products
Honey
Sugar-free jams
Jams
Shagbark Hickory Syrup
brown eggs
 
 
Farm Fresh Meats
Beef (steaks, ground beef)
 
Pork
(grillers, kielbasa, breakfast links, chops, bacon)
 
 Whole Broiler Chickens
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm, Inc
717-486-4653
Gregg and Louise Keckler
 Oliver and Elisabeth Keckler
 Isabelle and Remington, too
 
 
 
 
Posted 4/3/2020 10:50am by Gregg Keckler.
FRESH BROILER CHICKENS
 
 
Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm
 
Farm Stand
 
St Luke's Episcopal Church
Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria
 
Saturdays - 8 - 1 pm
 
 
 
 
What's at the stand this week! 
Fruit
 
 Fuji apples
Pink Lady apples
 
 
 
 
 
Vegetables
    potatoes - red and Yukon
kale
 cabbage
 Swiss Chard
spinach
Lettuce Mix
Pac Choi
Spring onions
sprouts
Radishes
Braising mixes
 
 
 
Bedding plants
broccoli
lettuce
horseradish
 
 
 
Our Own Farm Products
Honey
Sugar-free jams
Jams
Shagbark Hickory Syrup
brown eggs
 
 
Farm Fresh Meats
Beef (steaks, ground beef)
 
Pork
(grillers, kielbasa, breakfast links, chops, bacon)
 
 Whole Broiler Chickens
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm, Inc
717-486-4653
Gregg and Louise Keckler
 Oliver and Elisabeth Keckler
 Isabelle and Remington, too
 
 
 
 
Posted 3/27/2020 1:02pm by Gregg Keckler.
FRESH BROILER CHICKENS
 
 
Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm
 
Farm Stand
 
St Luke's Episcopal Church
Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria
 
Saturdays - 8 - 1 pm
 
 
 
 
What's at the stand this week! 
Fruit
 
 Fuji apples
Gold Rush apples
Pink Lady apples
Bosc pears
 
 
FRESH APPLE CIDER!!
 
Vegetables
    potatoes - red and Yukon
kale
 cabbage
 Swiss Chard
spinach
Lettuce Mix
Pac Choi
Spring onions
sprouts
Radishes
Braising mixes
 
 
Our Own Farm Products
Honey
Sugar-free jams
Jams
Shagbark Hickory Syrup
brown eggs
 
 
Farm Fresh Meats
Beef (steaks, ground beef)
 
Pork
(grillers, kielbasa, breakfast links, chops, bacon)
 
 Whole Broiler Chickens
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm, Inc
717-486-4653
Gregg and Louise Keckler
 Oliver and Elisabeth Keckler
 Isabelle and Remington, too
 
 
 
 
Posted 3/20/2020 9:20am by Gregg Keckler.
FRESH BROILER CHICKENS
 
 
Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm
 
Farm Stand
 
St Luke's Episcopal Church
Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria
 
Saturdays - 8 - 1 pm
 
 
 
 
What's at the stand this week! 
Fruit
 
 Fuji apples
Gold Rush apples
Pink Lady apples
Bosc pears
 
 
FRESH APPLE CIDER!!
 
Vegetables
    potatoes - red and Yukon
kale
 cabbage
 Swiss Chard
spinach
Lettuce Mix
Pac Choi
Spring onions
sprouts
 
 
 
Our Own Farm Products
Honey
Sugar-free jams
Jams
Shagbark Hickory Syrup
brown eggs
 
 
Farm Fresh Meats
Beef (steaks, ground beef)
 
Pork
(grillers, kielbasa, breakfast links, chops, bacon)
 
 Whole Broiler Chickens
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm, Inc
717-486-4653
Gregg and Louise Keckler
 Oliver and Elisabeth Keckler
 Isabelle and Remington, too
 
 
 
 
Posted 3/16/2020 7:38am by Gregg Keckler.
 ATTENTION:
No Farm Stand @NGS in the Courtyard until After April 1.
Sorry about this, but with so many businesses closing in DC, we have decided to close the Farm Stand for a few weeks.  We will keep you informed when we reopen!
Thanks for your support!
Nat Geo Farm Stand in the Courtyard
 
1145 17th Street Northwest
 Tuesday, March 17
7:30 am - 2 pm  
 

 

  Come out and buy local farm products from the real farmer

                                           FRUIT              

 Fuji apples

Gold Rush apples

Cameo apples 

Pink Lady apples 

Bosc pears

 

Fresh apple cider

 

 

 
Vegetables 
  potatoes
 kale
Swiss chard
Pac Choi
cabbage
carrots
spinach
salad mix
onions
 turnips
spring onions
 
 
 
 
Meat - our own home grown
 
Pork- bacon, sausage, chops, ribs
Chicken - whole broilers
 
 
 
Home Baked Goods
Raised Breads- Honey Oatmeal, Cinnamon bread, sourdough
 
Sweet Breads - banana
 
Cookies- Chocolate chip, Oatmeal
 
  
 
 
 

Great  Products

Home grown Eggs from our chickens
Homemade jellies and jams from our fruits
HONEY
Shagbark Hickory Syrup
 
 
 
 

 

 

 Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm
Posted 3/13/2020 11:37am by Gregg Keckler.
FRESH BROILER CHICKENS
 
 
Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm
 
Farm Stand
 
St Luke's Episcopal Church
Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria
 
Saturdays - 8 - 1 pm
 
 
 
 
What's at the stand this week! 
Fruit
 
 Fuji apples
Gold Rush apples
Pink Lady apples
Bosc pears
 
 
FRESH APPLE CIDER!!
 
Vegetables
    potatoes - red and Yukon
kale
 cabbage
 Swiss Chard
spinach
Lettuce Mix
Pac Choi
Spring onions
 
 
 
Our Own Farm Products
Honey
Sugar-free jams
Jams
Shagbark Hickory Syrup
brown eggs
 
 
Farm Fresh Meats
Beef (steaks, ground beef)
 
Pork
(grillers, kielbasa, breakfast links, chops, bacon)
 
 Whole Broiler Chickens
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm, Inc
717-486-4653
Gregg and Louise Keckler
 Oliver and Elisabeth Keckler
 Isabelle and Remington, too
 
 
 
 
Posted 3/9/2020 3:02pm by Gregg Keckler.
 
Nat Geo Farm Stand in the Courtyard
 
1145 17th Street Northwest
 Tuesday, March 10
7:30 am - 2 pm  
 

 

  Come out and buy local farm products from the real farmer

                                           FRUIT              

 Fuji apples

Gold Rush apples

Cameo apples 

Pink Lady apples 

Bosc pears

 

Fresh apple cider

 

 

 
Vegetables 
  potatoes
 kale
Swiss chard
Pac Choi
cabbage
carrots
spinach
salad mix
onions
 turnips
spring onions
 
 
 
 
Meat - our own home grown
 
Pork- bacon, sausage, chops, ribs
Chicken - whole broilers
 
 
 
Home Baked Goods
Raised Breads- Honey Oatmeal, Cinnamon bread, sourdough
 
Sweet Breads - banana
 
Cookies- Chocolate chip, Oatmeal
 
  
 
 
 

Great  Products

Home grown Eggs from our chickens
Homemade jellies and jams from our fruits
HONEY
Shagbark Hickory Syrup
 
 
 
 

 

 

 Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm
Posted 3/6/2020 10:23am by Gregg Keckler.
FRESH BROILER CHICKENS
 
 
Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm
 
Farm Stand
 
St Luke's Episcopal Church
Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria
 
Saturdays - 8 - 1 pm
 
 
 
 
What's at the stand this week! 
Fruit
 
 Fuji apples
Gold Rush apples
Pink Lady apples
Bosc pears
 
 
FRESH APPLE CIDER!!
 
Vegetables
    potatoes - red and Yukon
kale
 cabbage
Butternut squash
Acorn squash
 Swiss Chard
carrots
spinach
Lettuce Mix
Pac Choi
Spring onions
 
 
 
Our Own Farm Products
Honey
Sugar-free jams
Jams
Shagbark Hickory Syrup
brown eggs
 
 
Farm Fresh Meats
Beef (steaks, ground beef)
 
Pork
(grillers, kielbasa, breakfast links, chops, bacon)
 
 Whole Broiler Chickens
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm, Inc
717-486-4653
Gregg and Louise Keckler
 Oliver and Elisabeth Keckler
 Isabelle and Remington, too