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Posted 5/27/2014 5:48am 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.

CSA starts JUNE 3!

 

Vegetables

Fresh asparagus

spinach

Lettuce mix

baby kale

potatoes

spring onions

French radishes

 

Fruits

stored apples

rhubarb

 

Plants

bedding plants

herb plants

 

Meat

 Pork

 Beef

 

 

Baked goods

Strawberry/Rhubarb pies

Cherry 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 5/22/2014 12:42pm by Gregg Keckler.

Saturday Farmer's Market across from the high's Store in Westminster

We will have these items available this week!

The CSA will start June 5.

Vegetables

Fresh asparagus

spinach

onions

potatoes

spring onions

French radishes

Baby Kale

lettuce Mix (quantities limited)

 

Fruits

stored apples

Rhubarb

 

Plants

bedding plants

herb plants

 

Meat

 Pork

 Beef

 

 

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

Strawberry/Rhubarb pies

Cherry pies

Sweet Breads

cookies

yeast breads

rolls

sticky buns

cinnamon rolls

 

Other items

jams and jellies

honey

Shagbark hickory syrup

Fresh eggs

 

 

Come out and stock up with good food!

 

Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm, Inc

www.orchardcountryproduce

 

 

 

 

 

Posted 5/22/2014 12:39pm 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!

The CSA will start June 5.

Vegetables

Fresh asparagus

spinach

onions

potatoes

spring onions

French radishes

Baby kale

Lettuce Mix (limited quantities)

 

Fruits

stored apples

Rhubarb 

 

Plants

bedding plants

herb plants

 

Meat

 Pork

 Beef

  

 

Baked goods

Strawberry/Rhubarb pies

Cherry 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 5/21/2014 9:44am by Gregg Keckler.

 We will be at the East Columbia Library on Cradle Rock Way Tomorrow from 2-6 pm!  Sorry about the name problem last week.  I think I got it right now!

Be Patient - Strawberries will be here soon!

We will have these items available this week!

The CSA will start June 5.

Vegetables

Fresh asparagus

spinach

fresh garlic

Frozen broccoli and corn

Baby kale NEW

onions

potatoes

spring onions

French Radishes

 

Fruits

stored apples

Rhubarb

 

Plants

bedding plants

herb plants

 

Meat

 Pork

 Beef

 

 

Baked goods

Strawberry/Rhubarb pies

Cherry 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 5/19/2014 8:15am by Gregg Keckler.

 We will be at National Geographic Society in the Courtyard Tomorrow for the Farm Stand  

Come out and get fresh vegetables.  We will have these items available for sale.

CSA starts JUNE 3!

Vegetables

Fresh asparagus

spinach

fresh garlic

Frozen broccoli and corn

onions

potatoes

spring onions

French radishes

Baby kale

 

Fruits

stored apples

rhubarb

 

Plants

bedding plants

herb plants

 

Meat

 Pork

 Beef

 

 

Baked goods

Strawberry/Rhubarb pies

Sweet Breads

cookies

yeast breads

sticky buns and cake

 

 

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 5/14/2014 3:12pm by Gregg Keckler.

 We will be at the Fredrickson Library on Cradle Rock Way Tomorrow

We will have these items available this week!

The CSA will start June 5.

Vegetables

Fresh asparagus

spinach

fresh garlic

Frozen broccoli and corn

turnips

onions

potatoes

spring onions

French Radishes

 

Fruits

stored apples

Rhubarb

 

Plants

bedding plants

herb plants

 

Meat

 Pork

 Beef

 

 

Baked goods

Strawberry/Rhubarb pies

Cherry 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 5/8/2014 6:27pm 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!

The CSA will start June 5.

Vegetables

Fresh asparagus

spinach

fresh garlic

Frozen broccoli and corn

turnips

onions

potatoes

spring onions

radishes

rhubarb

 

Fruits

stored apples

 

Plants

bedding plants

herb plants

 

Meat

 Pork

 Beef

Chicken stock  

 

Baked goods

Strawberry/Rhubarb pies

Cherry 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 5/6/2014 8:36am by Gregg Keckler.

Dear Folks,

Spring is finally here!  We have been planting and planting and planting - everything from peas, kale, spinach, lettuce, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, radishes, spring onions, red beets...  You name the spring crop and it is in the ground.  The greenhouse is bursting with summer plants - tomatoes, cucumbers, basil, flowers, peppers, summer squash --- waiting to get out in the ground.  We usually begin to plant these out around May 15.  We are starting seeds for pumpkins and winter squash and continuous plantings of cucumbers and summer squash.

Our first batch of broilers are 3 weeks old and doing well.  This week we will be putting them out in the grass to grow and enjoy life.  The new pullets are beginning to lay well.  The eggs are a little small at first, but they will get bigger as time goes.  The old pullets are still laying and are enjoying their semi-retirement outside in our egg mobile.

 

 

All the Farm Stands and Farmer's Markets are beginning this month.

Don't forget to stop at one near you and buy some fresh fruits and vegetables from our farm.

If you haven't signed up yet for the CSA and are planning to - do it NOW!  The Early Bird Special will end on May 15th  The last day to sign up for the Spring session will be May 27.

I will be sending an email on May 27th to everyone who has signed up for the spring session to let you know specifics about the delivery/[pickup process.  The first delivery/pickup for the Spring session is the week of June 2-7th.

I am still working on composting and particularly putting the chickens to work turning it and adding to it.  I have also been experimenting using a combination of shredded paper and wood shaving for animal bedding (pigs) - trying to get a drier manure that can be used more quickly on the soil instead of having it sit in a pile and leach the good nutrients into the pile and not out on the fields and gardens.  I am still working on this.

I have enjoyed reading many articles from magazines and periodicals on soil content, nutrient value in feeds, and how to give back to the earth what we take from it to feed ourselves.  Wendell Berry's books on this subject has always been an inspiration!

If you have any questions about farming, vegetables, fruits, CSA or our particular plans, please let me know.  Check out our website www.orchardcountryproduce.com and our Facebook page

 

Gregg, Louise, Sarah, Virginia, and Oliver Keckler

Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm, Inc

www.orchardcountryproduce.com

 

 

Posted 5/3/2014 7:32am by Gregg Keckler.

We will be there!  We will be in the upper parking lot of the Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church for the first day of market today! 

  Come out and get fresh vegetables. 

The CSA will start on June 7th.

 

We will have these items available for sale

Vegetables

spinach

fresh garlic

Frozen corn and  broccoli

fresh asparagus

 

Fruits

stored apples

 

Plants

bedding plants

herb plants

 

Meat 

Pork 

Beef

Chicken stock

 

Baked goods

Strawberry Rhubarb pies

Cherry pies

Sweet Bread

 

 

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 4/30/2014 3:06pm by Gregg Keckler.

We will be there!  We will be in the parking lot of the East Fredrickson Library on Cradlerock Way.

  Come out and get fresh vegetables. 

The CSA will start on June 5th.

 

We will have these items available for sale

Vegetables

spinach

fresh garlic

Frozen Brussel sprouts and  broccoli

 

Fruits

stored apples

 

Plants

bedding plants

herb plants

 

Meat 

Pork 

Beef

Chicken stock

 

Baked goods

 

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