Monday, July 28, 2008


Our first variety of tree ripened PEACHES are ready to pick. We will pick the Early Red Haven peaches beginning Monday, July 28th. This variety usually lasts about a week...and hopefully the Red Havens will ripen and we can continue to pick all six varieties of our peaches during the month of August! If you have been waiting for the juice of a tree ripen peach to drip down your is the time to come out to visit us at Sauvie Island Farms. On how to pick and handle peaches...and for some great recipes...check out this info from the Tri County Farm Fresh Produce Guide

Monday, July 21, 2008

berries, veggies & flowers

Sauvie Island Farms has Tualameen RASPBERRIES, Early Blue and Blue Crop BLUEBERRIES and MARIONBERRIES for you to pick this week...July 21-26. The berries are beautiful this year....large in size, sweet and plenty to pick!!! They are only $1.50 per lb.
We also have cabbage, 4 varieties of lettuce, green beans and broccoli for you to pick right from the fields where they are grown!!...can't get any fresher than that! Many flowers are starting to bloom in the u-cut flower garden also! Hope to see you this week on the farm!

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008


Our marionberries are RIPE!! We are now picking a trio of berries on the farm! This week we have ripe raspberries, blueberries & marionberries!! All of the berries are only $1.50 per lb when u pick your own!! We also have a beautiful variety of flowers blooming in the u-cut garden. Dahlias, zinnias, lavender, sunflowers and more!! We are still waiting for the green beans, peaches and corn.... always something to look forward to at Sauvie Island Farms!!!
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Monday, July 14, 2008

ripe and ready the week of july 14th

This week on the farm, we will have beautiful raspberries and blueberries for you to pick. These berries are loaded with sweet fruit ready to be picked. They are only $1.50 per lb when you pick them yourself. We also have fresh picked available each day, if you are not wanting to pick your own. We also have cabbage, lettuce and flowers this week. The marionberries are starting to ripen, we may be able to open them up for you to pick by the end of the week and the first of the peaches should be ready in 2 weeks. Most crops will be 2 weeks later than other years, due to the cold, wet early summer that we had. We also have more veggies planted for harvest this beans, zucchini, broccoli, cauliflower, sweet corn, cucumbers,peppers, tomatoes...!! As these ripen, we will let you know when they are available to pick.

Saturday, July 12, 2008


Someone at our u-pick asked for some recipes from us...the farmers. It is kind of the same story as the dentist's kids have bad teeth, the shoemaker's kids don't have we really eat what we grow?? Sometimes we only eat the fruit we grow fresh off the bushes. We actually think it tastes better outside. Once you bring the berries into the house, they don't taste as good and especially once you refrigerate them....forget about it. They aren't fresh anymore!!! Yes, I know, we are spoiled. (The farmer says, "HE loves cooked cobblers....!! and he wishes someone would cook one for him more often!") We do like to freeze our berries and use them in the winter. so....I have found that the best way to get a new recipe is to look on the internet!! (if I get brave, I may show you a picture of my recipe cupboard...yes, I said, cupboard. I don't just have a recipe box, I have a whole shelf in the cupboard FULL of unorganized recipes.) I have started keeping the recipes I like on OneNote on my computer! great.
Our 'home for the summer-college' daughter made a blueberry crisp for us last night. The recipe came right out of the Betty Crocker Cookbook! I also have found some great recipes from a few blogs that I visit regularly. I will share those with you....BUT be forewarned, if you are like me, once you start looking at these blogs you may get hooked!!!
Check these out: muffins....
blueberry smoothie...
yogurt cream & berries...
these recipes all use blueberries...of course, my favorite. Go to our on the 'LINKS' button. This will take you to some websites that have more great berry recipes.
Our family has the farmer's favorite peach cobbler recipe (which also works great with berries) and my sister-in-law makes awesome marionberry syrup. I will share these recipes with you in the future!!'s the cupboard

Sunday, July 6, 2008

blueberries, raspberries & cherries

This week we will continue to pick 'Early Blue' blueberries. The bushes are loaded with beautiful, sweet berries. We are also picking 'Tulameen' raspberries. This is the beginning of the raspberry season, there are ripe berries to pick now, and lots more to ripen. Both berries are just $1.50 per lb for u-pick. Most of the ripe least those that can be reached without a ladder...have been picked. The 'Royal Anne' cherries are not ripe yet, so we will have those for you in a week or so. We will get the too high to reach cherries picked this week and have them at the sales tent already picked for $2.00 per lb. Let us know if you would like to have some of these reserved for our farm line and leave a message!
We have cabbage and lettuce for u-pick this week. In the u-cut flowers, the shasta daisies are blooming, the lavender is opening up and some of our other perennials should start to bloom soon.

Friday, July 4, 2008

John Deere D

As the saying goes.... 'you can tell the men from the boys by the size of their toys'...or something like that. The men on the farm have a new toy this year! A 1944 John Deere D. I don't really know much about the tractor, except it looks nice, and to start it you have to spin a wheel....or something like that. We are using this new toy to pull a wagon which you can ride on out to the berry fields. No cars are allowed on the farm this year. So, you can walk to the fields, enjoy the view, and get some exercise OR you can ride on the wagon pulled by the tractor for just $1.00 per person. Family price of just $5.00. We hope you enjoy this new addition to our farm, as much as the men are!! And when you come out, I am sure they would be happy to explain how it works, if you are interested!
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I have been waiting a long time for fresh off the bush--blueberries!! They are my favorite....well...ok, I really like raspberries also!
This first variety-the Early Blues are loaded with beautiful, easy to pick ripe berries. We like to put blueberries in freezer bags for the winter. They are great in smoothies, pancakes, muffins or just as a snack.... right from the bag! And as you have heard...they are very healthful!

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