July 2009 Kuhn Orchards Newsletter – Peaches

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July 2009


2009 Farmers Market Schedule

Fairfax – Van Dyck Park on Old Lee Highway
May 5 – October 27
8:00 AM – Noon

Crystal City – Crystal Dr. between 18th and 20th Streets
May 12 – October 27
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Oakton at the Oak Marr RECenter
May 6 – November 18
8:00 AM – Noon

Annandale – Wakefield Park, Braddock Rd.
May 6 – October 28
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Fairfax – Behind old Fairfax Co. Courthouse
May 2 – October 31
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Vienna – Beside the Red Caboose
May 2 – October 31
8:00 AM -Noon

Washington DC – 14th and U Street, NW
May 2 – November 22
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Lorton – VRE Parking Lot
May 3 – October 25
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM




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Hello Loyal Farmers Market Customer,

So we have one additional market for the 2009 season to introduce ….. Every Tuesday in Crystal City (Arlington), on Crystal Drive between 18th and 20th Streets from 3:00 to 7:00 PM!

The weather has finally become what we need for a good peach crop to develop; sunny, warm and dry.  After many weeks of unusually cool and wet weather, our orchards and fields are looking happy. In fact, we’re even starting to irrigate many of our fields and orchard blocks.

Harvest. Harvest. Harvest. Harvest. Harvest. Yeah, it’s that time of year when coordinating the harvest of so many fruits and vegetables takes almost all of our time. Especially because we are so dedicated to harvesting our produce at its peak ripeness and freshness. We may squeeze the same peach every day for a week before we decide they’re ready to pick. But that’s why our produce tastes so darn good!!! We pride ourselves on our dedication to quality, some may even say we’re obsessed with it!

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Markets are beginning to feel the mid-summer boost when there is a wide abundance of produce to choose from and all of our loyal customers return. We’re glad we’ve had time to catch up with you and make some new friends. Our apologies for getting this newsletter out late, but we have been busy!

David, Mary Margaret, and Sidney Kuhn

Sandy Lombardi and Rusty Lamb


At the Market


Peaches on Tree

It’s Peach Season!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

During the month of July, we will have the following available for sale:

* Peaches
 – In ripening order: Sentry, Redhaven, and Bellaire. Sweet as can be!!

* Apricots – Large, sweet ‘Hargrand’ and cute little ‘Harogem’ with pink cheeks

* Nectarines – Our first variety of “fuzzless peach” ripens mid-month

* Plums – Sweet ‘Methley’ (aka sugar plums) and yellow ‘Shiro’.

* White Peaches – Ready mid-month through August

* White Nectarines – Super sweet Arctic Star nectarines with solid white flesh

* Donut Peaches – Very end of the month and into August

* Blueberries – Throughout the month of July

* Blackberries – The season is just starting and will last all month long!

* Red Raspberries – The summer bearing varieties will changeover to our fall-bearing variety ‘Caroline’ for a steady supply until first frost

* Red Currants – Tart tiny red berries good for jelly, sauce or tarts

* Sauce Apples – Three green antique varieties, Lodi, Yellow Transparent, and Rambo are our favorites.

* Onions – Sweet white ‘Candy’ and spicy red ‘Mars’ varieties; plus a selection of petite Cippolini onions, perfect for roasting

* Shallots – The aristocrats of the onion family with a mild taste: our varieties include French Grey, French Red, Dutch Red and Dutch Yellow

* Baby Artichokes – Use these small tender crowns for sautéeing

* Fennel – A popular European vegetable with a mild licorice flavor. Great roasted!

* Cherry Tomatoes – Sweet orange ‘Sungold’, firm red ‘Juliet’ and rainbow mixes

* Herbs – Basil, Cilantro, Dill, Mint, Italian Flat Leaf Parsley

* Fresh Cut Flowers – Zinnias, Snapdragons, Sunflowers and others from Mary Margaret’s garden.

ApplesauceWe typically use Lodi or Yellow Transparent Apples, put choose the apple you prefer best!!apples 28

Wash and quarter apples. Remove seeds and stems. Place into stainless sauce pan with small amount of water. Place onto heat and watch until starting to bubble. Stir occasionally and be sure to add water (small amount at a time) so the apples do not stick to bottom of pan. When apples are soft, strain through a sieve or use a Victoria Strainer to remove skins and remaining seeds. Place back into a sauce pan and add sugar to suit your taste. You may want to add sugar in small amounts, stir and taste to make sure you have the sweetness you desire. Heat after sugar has been added. Take off heat and allow to cool before eating or putting into plastic freezer boxes.

For a sugar-free variation, use an apple with a strong flavor such as Honeycrisp, or use cider instead of water to cook apples down.

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July Special

Spend $20 or more and recieve a free Kuhn Orchards shopping bag!!!



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