Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Berries...and Peaches

First, I must apologize for not posting an update here over the past few weeks. 

There are several ways to get our 'farm fresh ripe and ready' information. 
Our website has a list of the crops that are ready to be picked.  www.sauvieislandfarms.com

We update our phone message line whenever we have something new to pick, or when we are finished with a crop.  It usually is updated twice a week. Call  503-621-3988.  
You can also leave us a message on this line.

Check out our facebook page.   https://www.facebook.com/sauvieislandfarms/  
You can also message us on facebook messenger.

And we have instagram where you can tag us using  #sauvieislandfarms  
We love to see your photos from the farm.


This is what is ripe and ready at Sauvie Island Farms this week.

Red Raspberries- Tulameen, Saanich and Coho.  The quantities are not as heavy as they were a week or two ago, but there are still more to ripen and we will let you keep picking them as long as they are there.  The hot weather next week may do them in.

Yellow Raspberries- these are ripening nicely, and you can find a handful here and there.

Marionberries- Last week was the prime week for marions,  but like the raspberries there are more to ripen, there just aren't as many as there were at the beginning.  They won't last much longer either.

Blueberries-Blue Crop  Lots of sweet berries to be picked in the blueberry patch.  
The Liberty variety should be ready to pick next week.

All of the berries are $2.50 per lb. for u-pick

Veggies - Green beans, pickling cukes, slicing cukes, kale, cabbage, swiss chard, broccoli, cauliflower, beets, leeks, spinach, lettuce.  Sweet corn is not ready yet, a couple more weeks.


Peaches-Red Haven.  We will open the orchard for the first picking on 
Friday, July 20th.  
For those of you who have been around and know that our first peach to ripen is the Early Red Haven, you may be wondering what is going on.  We had a frost this past winter when the Early Reds were blooming, this damaged the blossoms resulting in no fruit.  We also had some frost damage in the Red Havens, so there are some trees in the lower part of the orchard that do not have any peaches.  
We will have a small crop of Red Havens this year.  
We are opening the orchard now to get the ripest of the peaches picked.  Not all the peaches on every tree will be ready to pick.  If the peach does not want to come off the branch easily, it needs to be left to ripen a bit more.  If you do pick a firm peach, it will ripen up on your kitchen counter within a day or two.  
We will have the orchard open for picking on Friday and Saturday this week.  
Check our phone line on Monday morning if you can't come this week.. we may have to close for more to ripen.


Peaches prices:  1-10 lbs $2.00 lb ~ 11-30 lbs $1.50 lb ~ 31-49 $1.25 lb ~ 50+lbs $1.00 lb.
We offer a discount to the home canners who purchase larger quanities. 

One more thing...
We have been struggling for the past few years about what to do about those who like to have a
'peach picnic' in the orchard.  We request that you purchase the peaches before eating them.  It has become a big issue for us.  If you see others who are eating and not purchasing first, could you remind them nicely that they really should pay for the peaches before eating them.
Thanks.

Flowers- we have lots of flowers this week with more to come in the next couple of weeks.  The dahlias have started to bloom and a few of the sunflowers.

Coming later this season ~ Sweet Corn, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, watermelon, pears.






Friday, June 15, 2018

Blueberries

 Early Blue blueberries are ripe and ready to pick at Sauvie Island Farms.
$2.50 per lb for u-pick.

We also still have nice Hood and Shuksan strawberries.  They are easy to pick and sweet. This may be the last weekend for strawberries. We are hoping to pick into next week, but the predicted hot weather may cause them to finish up quickly.

Young spinach, kale and swiss chard are ready for harvest.

Shasta daisies, hydrangea, hollyhock, lilies and lavender are blooming in the u-cut gardens.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Strawberries at Sauvie Island Farms

Hood and Shuksan Strawberries are ripening quickly.  Lots of beautiful, sweet berries need to be picked this week.  We are in the peak of strawberry season, it won't last much longer.  The strawberry patch is loaded with sweet fruit.  Come out soon!! 


We have a young patch of spinach that you can pick in this week.  There are lots of veggies growing for harvest in several more weeks.

Also waiting for more flowers to bloom.  Most of the peonies have been cut, or have bloomed.

We have noticed some blueberries starting to turn color, and a few raspberries trying red.  It will be a couple of weeks before these berries are ripe and ready to pick.

We had an early start to strawberry season this year.  Thanks to all who have come out to pick these Oregon beauties.  We are looking forward to a good harvest season this summer.

Our hours are Monday-Saturday 8am-7pm  Closed Sundays.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

2018 Hood Strawberries

Opening day for the 2018 season at 
Sauvie Island Farms is Friday, May 25

Pick Your Own Hood Strawberries are 
$2 per lb.  
We will also have fresh picked 10 lb flats available each day for $28.  

U-cut peonies are blooming, also lupine, pinks, phlox & a few herbs are ready to cut.

This is the beginning of our strawberry season so the quantity is not huge yet, but there are a lot of green berries which will ripen up over the next couple of weeks.   
We plan to be open Friday and Saturday (we are always closed on Sundays).  We will update our farm info line if we need to close down for a few days to let more berries ripen. Check our message at 503-621-3988 before heading out Monday, just to make sure we are open.  
Our hours are 8am-7pm Monday-Saturday.  
We are located on Sauvie Island.  When you cross over the bridge continue straight for 3 1/2 miles.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

2017 Christmas Trees

Sauvie Island Farms opens for u-cut Christmas trees on Friday, November 24th.  Open 10am-5pm

We have Douglas, Grand and Noble fir trees for you to cut.  
We provide saws and carts for you to use while on the farm. We have a tree shaker and baler and will provide string if needed to tie the tree to your car.   3 sizes of wreaths, garland, hot drinks, cookies and honey available for purchase. 
Open Monday-Saturday, closed Sundays, 
thru December 20th 2017.
Check our website  www.sauvieislandfarms.com and click on the christmas tree link for a discount coupon.




Friday, August 18, 2017

Veteran Peaches

Sauvie Island Farms Veteran peaches will open on Saturday, August 19.
These peaches have ripen quicker than we thought they would, and they are ready to be picked.
The Rosa peaches are all picked out, we do have a few Hale-Haven peaches on the trees waiting to be picked.  We are open 8am-7pm.  
We will also be open as usual on Monday, August 21.
You are welcome to come out and view the sky from our farm fields.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Peaches

Yep, it's happened--the ROSA peaches have ripen so quickly that many have dropped off the trees and are on the ground.  Good news is that there are still beautiful, sweet peaches on the trees.  These need to be picked quickly.

We will have both Hale- Haven and Rosa peaches for you to pick
for the rest of this week.
The u-pick price is $1.50 per lb, $1.25 if you pick over 15 lbs
and $1.00 per lb if you pick over 50 lbs.
You can also pick the 'windfalls' off the ground for only 75 cents per lb.

At the farm this week, we have Bodacious Sweet Corn 4/$1.  Green Beans and Pickling cucumbers for you to pick, $1.00 per lb, over 15 lbs the price is 75 cents per lb.  Also cabbage, kale, zucchini, yellow raspberries, Chester blackberries and the end of the season Blueberries.

Our u-cut dahlias suffered from the cold, frozen winter, wet spring and then the hot temperatures this past couple of months.  We do not have as many blooms as other years but some dahlias are ready to be cut. The zinnias, cosmos, amaranths, marigolds, and sunflowers are blooming and also ready to be cut.