Kuhn Orchards – Fresh Fruit & Veggies – Farmers Market Update [late October]



Farm News from Kuhn Orchards


Late October 2011



–      Apples….great for fresh eating, baking, and cooking

–      Bulk Red & Candy Onions are Available, as are Shallots

–      Become a Kuhn Orchards’ Winter CSA member today!!

–      Markets are Concluding…where can you continue to purchase Kuhn Orchards fruit?

–      October at the Market

–      Like us on Facebook

–      Complete list of Kuhn Orchards Farmers Markets



Hello Loyal Farmers Market Customer,


We just want to touch base with everyone to let you know about some end-of-the-season specials since Farmers Markets will soon be coming to an end for the 2011 season.


If you are looking to stock-up on apples and would like to order a half bushel of apples or Bartlett pears, we will happily accept your order(s).  (If you are wondering how much a half bush

el is…the wooden crates that we display in are half bushels.)


All of our apples will store well in your refrigerator, however, we have a number of apples that are exceptional in storage:  Fuji, York, Braeburn, Stayman, Gold Rush, and Pink Lady (which we haven’t harvested yet, but hopefully we will have the Pink Lady in the next week or so).


Buying a half bushel of apples might be a little intimidating to some, but apples are great for salads, cooking, baking, or just eating out of hand.  And since the apples will keep, the pressure is off to consume them quickly.  Try any one of these recipes, or Google ‘apple recipes’ to find a new fall favorite for you and your family!!

Apple Cake

Butternut Squash & Apple Soup

Chestnut Soup

Harvest Cake

Pear, Apple, and Cranberry Crisp (from FoodNetwork.com)

Waldorf Salad

Prosciutto-Wrapped Pork Loin with Roasted Apples (from Epicurious.com)

Apple Gingerbread Cobbler

Sausage, Dried Cranberries, and Apple Stuffing (Thanksgiving is around the corner!) (from FoodNetwork.com)

Jewish Apple Cake
Apple Sauce

Baked Apples (from Epicurious.com)

Or…Instead of handing out sweet treats to your trick-o-treaters, hand out a Kid Size Gala to every neighborhood ghoul and goblin!


We had a large harvest of onions, and still have plenty available, so we will also start bringing bags of our Red and Candy Onions to market.  The bags are about 3 ½ pounds of onions and will be $5.00 per bag.  We will also be bringing bags of shallots and they are 1 pound per bag and are also $5.00 per bag.


Or, if you would like to place an order for a half bushel box of Red and/or Candy Onions, please call the office (717-334-2722), send us an email (sidkuhnorch@gmail.com) or place the order with a Kuhn Orchards employee at market.  The half bushel boxes of onions are $22.00 each.


There is still room to become a member of the Kuhn Orchards Winter CSA!!  We had originally stated the registration deadline is the end of October, but we will accept applications through November 10th.  There had been a number of folks who have expressed that they may not want a particular item in their CSA box, for instance, cider.  If there is an item in the CSA box that is causing you reservations, please speak to a Kuhn Orchards Market Employee.  We are open to substitutions.


We will be delivering boxes of fruit, cider, veggies, and more to CSA members.  The pick-up locations are at the Red Caboose Parking Lot (131 Church St. NE, Vienna, VA  22180) and in the St. Augustine Catholic School and Church parking lot (next to 1914 V Street, Washington, D.C.  20009).  CSA members can pick-up their box of produce every other Saturday morning between the hours of 9:00am and noon.  The first day for the CSA for members picking-up in Vienna is Saturday, November 12th and in Washington, D.C. is Saturday, November 26th.  There is more information on our website, as well as the application.


We look forward to seeing you at market!!



David, Mary Margaret, and Sidney Kuhn
Sandy Lombardi, Katy Clowney, Rusty Lamb, Steve Donaldson



Markets Ending in October

Tueday, October 25th

Fairfax Farmers Market

Wednesday, October 26th
Annandale Farmers Market
NoMA Farmers Market

Saturday, October 29th

Fairfax Farmers Market
Vienna Farmers Market

Where You Can Continue Buying Kuhn Orchards Produce in November??

Crystal City Farmers Market:  the last day of market is November 22nd

Tuesdays (3:00 – 7:00pm) on Crystal Drive between 18th & 20th Streets
Oakton Farmers Market:  the last day of market is November 16th

Wednesdays (8:00am – noon) at the OakMarr RECenter on Jermantown Road
14 & U Street Farmers Market:  the last day of market is November 19th

Saturdays (9:00am – 1:00pm) in front of the Reeves Center
Lorton Farmers Market:  the last day of market is November 6th

Sundays (9:00am – 1:00pm) at the VRE Parking Lot on Lorton Station Road




October at the Market….

…the air is crisp and fresh…

…and so are our apples!!










Kids Gala



Northern Spy – Very short supply!  Get them quick or contact us for a special order.




Asian & Bartlett Pears

Quince – limited quantities


Red Raspberries

Day Neutral Strawberries



Red & Candy Onions




Heirloom Tomatoes

Cherry Tomatoes


Gourds & Mini Pumpkins

Butternut Squash

Kabocha Squash

Delicata Squash

Acorn Squash

Decorative and Cooking Pumpkins


Herb Bunches


Canned Peaches

Dried Apples

Jellies — we have a wide array of new varieties of jams and jellies

Fresh Pressed Cider

Farmer Bouquets



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2011 Farmers Market Schedule


Click here

to see a map of the Farmers Markets that

Kuhn Orchards attends in the

Northern Virginia/Washington, D.C. area.  

Please recommend us to a friend!

Fairfax – Van Dyck Park on Old Lee Highway
May 2 – October 25
8:00 AM – Noon

Crystal City – Crystal Drive between 18th & 20th Streets
May 3 – November 25
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM


Oakton – Oak Marr RECenter, 3200 Jermantown Rd.
May 4 – November 16
8:00 AM -Noon
Annandale – Wakefield Park, 8100 Braddock Rd. 
May 4 – October 26
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

NoMA – 1200 First Street NE (First & M Streets, NE) 
June 1 – October 26
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM


Petworth – 9th St. NW, between Upshur and Taylor Streets
May 20 – September 30
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Fairfax – Behind the old Fairfax County Courthouse, 10500 Main St.
May 7 – October 29
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Vienna – Beside the Red Caboose – 131 Church St. NE
May 7 – October 29
8:00 AM – Noon

Washington DC – 14th and U Street, NW
May 7 – November 19
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Lorton – Lorton VRE Parking Lot, 8990 Lorton Station Road
May 1 – November 6
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

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