Kuhn Orchards – Farmers Market Update [May] – Rhubarb and more!


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**********************************Spring 2011**********************************

2011 Farmers Market Schedule

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 at the 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

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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Hello Loyal Farmers Market Customer,

We are greatly looking forward to the 2011 Farm Market Season coming into full swing.  We had our first picking of strawberries this week, and they are fragrant and sweet!  So be sure to stop by and get your juicy strawberries for your Memorial Day Picnic!   We will probably have asparagus this weekend and next, so be sure to stop by and get your tender tips before they are all gone!
Our Vienna Farmers Market beside the Red Caboose on 131 Church St. NE will be closed Saturday, May 28th.  So if you had your heart set on visiting us, we would love to see you at one of our other markets.  And we’ll definitely see you the following Saturday, June 4th!
With the rainy spring that we have had, planting our veggies has been a challenging task with the saturated soil.  With the past few days of wonderful sunshine (yet humid and steamy!) we have been taking advantage and planting as fast as we can.  We laid plastic and irrigation for our 28 varieties of tomatoes (a total of 1,100 plants!), so start dreaming about those yummy summer-time BLTs.  You’ll be ready for them….trust us!
One thing we’d like to bring to your attention:  Last year we had a very early spring, therefore everything was ready to harvest early as well.  This year, the warm spring weather arrived a little later than norm.  So please be patient, as our fruits and vegetables will be harvested later than what you might remember from last year.  But if you check-in on our facebook site, we will be sure to keep you posted so you won’t miss-a-thing.
We would like to introduce a new employee to Kuhn Orchards.  Katy Clowney recently joined our team as the Farmers Market Coordinator.  Katy graduated from Gettysburg College, worked for Penn State Extension for 3 ½ years and conducted research in orchards, and then worked for 2 years for a large wholesale fruit grower and packer.  But Katy is not entirely new to Kuhn Orchards.  During her employment at Penn State Extension, she worked for us at Saturday markets in Vienna and in Washington, D.C.  Katy will be joining Mary Margaret at the 14th & U Street Farmers Market, until she gets her feet wet again, and then will probably be making the rounds at each market through the season.   So please be sure to say “hi” if you see a new face!

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


June at the Market
We will be wrapping up May and leading into June with….

  • Apple Cider– Our cider is pressed at a local mill (Kime’s) from a mixture of our own apples! There are no preservatives or sweeteners added, just pure apple juice.
  • Strawberries– Just picked and superbly sweet & juicy!
  • Asparagus– This will be our last weekend with Asparagus at market, so be sure to grab your tender “tips”!
  • Rhubarb– Try your hand at one of our Rhubarb recipes for your Memorial Day Picnic!  See our website for great recipes!
  • Radishes– Try our ‘Easter Egg’ and ‘French Breakfast’ varieties
  • Herbs:  Oregano, Catnip, Tarragon, Mint, and Thyme– after you start cooking with our fresh herbs, you’ll never look back
  • Fuji, Pink Lady, Goldrush and York Apples Crisp and Juicy from our CA Storage.
  • Canned Peaches– Our own ‘Summer Breeze’ peaches canned in light syrup.
  • Jams & Jellies Processed by a family friend from our own frozen fruit.
  • Dried Fuji Apples New this year!

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