Friday, July 14, 2017

Berries...

Sauvie Island Farms 
has lots of  berries to be harvested this week.
Red Raspberries-Tulameen, Saanich and Coho
Yellow Raspberries
Marionberries
Blueberries-Blue Crop

A few veggies are now ready:  Kale, Cabbage, Zucchini & Peas
and a variety of flowers are blooming in the u-cut flower garden.

We are waiting patiently for the first peach to ripen this season. 
The Early Red Havens have color on them, but they are still small and firm.
Check back in another week.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Sauvie Island Farms History

Some history…..
Sauvie Island Farms was established in 1966 by Jerry and Carol Egger, who started the first u-pick strawberries on Sauvie Island.
Jerry bought this farm from Carol’s father, Carl Keller, who had a dairy and turkey farm and also grew potatoes. 

Jerry and Carol grew pole beans, cucumbers & cabbage for Steinfeld's, sweet corn and other row crops and berries. They planted the peach orchard in 1975. 
For many years, Carol ran the u-pick business from the driveway of their home, especially when it was peach season.
Carol was the bookkeeper for the farm. Jerry and Carol’s four children worked on the farm in the u-pick and operating equipment.  Their son David became partners with his dad in 1984.  Jerry and Carol retired at the end of 1994, with David buying the farm from them beginning in 1995.  Jerry was also partners with his sister and brother in law at Sauvie Island Farms Market, which is now Krugers Farm Market.  Jerry loved to hunt ducks, geese and deer on this property, and he spent many of his retirement years operating tractors for David.


2017….
May 19, 2017 Carol was admitted to the hospital after having a few dizzy spells.  She was diagnosed with Stage 4 Pancreatic cancer, lived two more weeks, and passed away June 3, 2017.  This was an unexpected and sudden loss for our family.

June 14, 2017   Jerry was admitted to hospital with congestive heart failure, an ailment he has been dealing with for several years.  He passed away on June 20, 2017……just 17 days after his beloved Carol.  We believe he died from a ‘broken heart’. 

Jerry and Carol were married 60 years.  Partners in the farm business, partners in loving and supporting their 4 children & spouses, 13 grandchildren and 3 great grandsons, partners in life…and now death. 
Our family is reeling from the past 6 weeks of hospital stays, dealing with all that goes with end of life, and now the missing hole of losing both parents so quickly.

We are a family farm….many family members work here.  We are grieving this sudden loss of both parents.  We had put aside our farming duties...planting…weeding…mowing…to spend time with them during their last days. 

If things look different around the farm this year, it’s because things are different.

We are sad, we are adjusting to a new normal, and are mourning while trying to move on.  It has just been a week since Grandpa has been gone.

Jerry and Carol lived an idyllic life on Sauvie Island. They lived with integrity, faith, love and hope.
We, their children, will attempt to continue their legacy……
thank you for your patience and understanding, as we try to get back to work.


If you knew Jerry and Carol and would like to share a memory of them with the family, you can send an email to:  jcegger@live.com


Pick Your Own available this week:
Early Blue Blueberries
Tulameen and Saanich Raspberries
Yellow Raspberries
Cabbage & Kale
U-cut Flowers:  Shasta Daisies, Hydrangea, Lavender, Lilies, Baby's Breath.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

2017 Strawberries


Sauvie Island Farms will open for u-pick Strawberries on Thursday, June 8, 2017.
We have Hoods and Shuksans ripe and ready to pick.
We are open Monday-Saturday 8am-7pm.  Closed on Sunday.


Also the peonies are blooming.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Spring 2017 at Sauvie Island Farms

Around the farm this spring:
lots of standing water in the fields
tractors parked...not working...too wet
raspberries pruned and tied
blueberries blooming
peach trees blooming
strawberries blooming


2016 we started to pick strawberries on May 21st.
This year the strawberries are just blooming, 
 we should have ripe berries  in the next 3-4 weeks.
We will update our facebook page, website and this blog 
when we have an opening date for strawberry picking.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

U-Cut Christmas Trees

Sauvie Island Farms U-Cut Christmas Trees will open on 
Friday November 25, 10 am-5 pm.
We will continue to be open each day until December 21, 2016.   Closed on Sundays.

There are Douglas, Grand and Noble fir trees for you to cut, 
ranging in height from 3 feet up to 14+ feet.  
The Douglas fir are $4 per ft, Grand $5 per ft and Noble $6 per ft.

2016 Special:  Any tree over 9 feet-

discounted price:  
Douglas $35  Grand $45  Noble $55

Your tree can be shaken and baled for $2. and  we will provide twine for you to use to attach your tree to your car.  
We also have saws and carts for you to use while at the farm.  
Of course, you can bring your own saw if you like!

We also have three sizes of wreaths, garland, hot drinks and cookies.

Check our christmas tree page on www.sauvieislandfarms.com  for a tree coupon.

It's looking like a raining Oregon season this year, wear your rain boots and jackets and
enjoy time with your family cutting a Christmas tree!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

September at Sauvie Island Farms

It's September already.  Our farm was closed last week, waiting for more Chester Blackberries to ripen.  

We will be open Friday and Saturday, September 9th and 10th.  10am-5pm.

We do have sweet, easy to pick Chester Blackberries ripe and ready. 
Also a few Yellow Raspberries.
Sweet Corn, lots of peppers, zucchini, cabbage, kale, some cucumbers, several varieties of winter squash, pumpkins, and lots of herbs and flowers are ready to be picked at Sauvie Island Farms.

We will decide after this weekend if we will be open any other days in September.
Our season is slowly coming to an end. We appreciate your interest in our farm.


Thursday, August 25, 2016

Peach season is over

All of our peaches are off the trees at Sauvie Island Farms.  The peach season is over.

This week on the farm, we do have Chester Blackberries, yellow raspberries, sweet corn, 

zucchini, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, cucumbers, green beans, squash, peppers, 
and some already picked pears.  U-cut flowers are so beautiful this week, dahlias, zinnia, sunflowers, cosmos and more!

We are open thru August 27, 8am-7pm.
The farm will be closed the week of August 29-September 3 for a private family event.


If you need to cut flowers during the week that we are closed, call our farm line and we can
set up a time for you to come out.  We don't want you miss out on getting some of our beautiful flowers for your event!

After September 4th, we may have some ripe, red tomatoes, and we will determine our days and hours to be open for the rest of September.  


You can check our phone message line after September 4 for current farm info.
503-621-3988