Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm

Gardners, Pennsylvania
Family Farm

Orchard Country  Produce and Fruit Farm

At Orchard Country, farming isn't our job, it's our passion and our life. We are more than proud of our wonderful customers, who make themselves more like family. We love what we do, and we know you'll love it too!

Orchard Country Produce is a family-owned and operated, sustainable fruit and vegetable farm settled in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, in the Appalachian Foothills. We work diligently to provide fresh produce (vegetables, fruit, berries, meat, eggs, cheese) to those interested in a healthier lifestyle. We began as a wholesale grower for a neighboring farmer who took our produce to farmers markets in and around D.C. We later became interested in bringing our produce straight to the customers and began to sell directly to consumers at farmers markets. With a growing family of satisfied customers there came a growing demand for the great service and products we provide. Our variety is our customers' favorite aspect about our farm. Work on our farm includes raising beef, pork, poultry, baked goods, many fruits and vegetables, and even nuts and berries. Along with the farmers markets we attend, we also have a very strong CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program for those who are dissatisfied with imported and processed foods and would like a more healthy, better tasting, and personalized alternative delivered to a convenient drop-off point close to home or at a local farmers market.

Meeting the numerous happy customers at the markets is one of our favorite things to do. In fact, many of them have become friends. Our farming practices attest to nature being fine just the way it is, so we spray only to the minimum of necessity. Tree fruits are sprayed for their protection while all vegetables and berries are unsprayed.

We attend farmer's markets in Westminster, MD, Bethesda, MD, Alexandria, VA, Washington, DC, and Columbia, MD. We deliver CSAs to anywhere in the DC area as well as Gaithersburg and local deliveries in Gettysburg and Carlisle, PA as well.


Listing last updated on Jan 7, 2014

We have over 1400 fruit trees and 1000 blueberry, blackberry and raspberry bushes. We offer over 30 different varieties of apples. In addition to all of the regular vegetables, we also have fresh herbs. We provide jams and jellies made from our fruit and make apple cider every fall.

We have ground beef and steaks from our pasture-raised steers as well as eggs from our cage-free flock of chickens. We also offer 3-5 lb broiler chickens, 15-20 lb turkeys, and pork from our pasture-raised pigs.

Season:  June through October

Type:  single farm

Since:  2006

# of Shares:  400

Full Share:  Full share ~ $300.00/7 weeks. Three sessions of 7 weeks throughout the season.

1/2 Share:  Half share ~ $160.00/7 weeks. Three sessions of 7 weeks throughout the season. Personal Share ~ $90.00/7 weeks. Three sessions of 7 weeks throughout the season.

Work Req?  No

Schedule and Location:

Howard County East Columbia Public Library
Thursdays, 2pm - 6pm, May 9 - Nov. 14
6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD
The farmers market is located in the library parking lot

The DOT Farmer's Market
Tuesdays, 9am - 2pm, May 1 - Nov. 13
1200 New Jersey Ave SE Washington, DC.
The market is located at the intersection of 3rd and M street

Orchard Country Farm Market Stand @
National Geographic Society
Tuesdays, 9:30am - 1:30pm, May 1 - Nov. 13
1145 17th St NW, Washington DC
The farm market stand is located in the courtyard

Westminster Farmers Market
Saturdays, 8am - 12pm, May 25 - Nov. 16
Conway Parking lot on Rt 27 across from the High's Store in Westminster, MD

Orchard Country Farm Market Stand @
Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church
Saturdays, 9am - 1pm, May 4 - Nov. 16
9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814
The farm stand is located in the church parking lot

Orchard Country Farm Market Stand @
St Luke's Episcopal Church
8009 Fort Hunt Rd, Alexandria, VA 22308
Saturdays, 8am - 1pm, May 4 - Nov. 16
The farm stand is located in the church parking lot

Latest Reviews

We did a half-share all through spring-summer-fall in 2010, picking up at the DoT farmers market.

I've missed it ever since. The value was good and kept me on budget through a lean year with our young daughter.... [more]

We tried a CSA for the first time this year, based on the recommendation of friends who were already repeat customers of Orchard Country Produce. We chose the full 21 weeks, and a half share for the two of us.... [more]

This is my second year subscribing to the Orchard Country produce CSA. First and foremost, the produce (both fruit and vegetables) is fresh and delicious.... [more]

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