Monday, August 17, 2009

ahh...the joys and frustrations of farming

It will be an interesting week at Sauvie Island Farms.
We have finished harvesting all the Red Haven Peaches. They
are a favorite for flavor and juiciness...but not so easy to work with. So time to move on....THIS WEEK we are picking the ripe Hale-Havens and Rosa peaches. Both of these varieties are 'freestone', excellent for fresh eating and canning..and they come off the pits easily!! The frustrating issue this week will be that mold has developed on some of the ripest peaches during the damp, wet weather we had over the past few weeks. There are beautiful peaches to picked, if you can overlook those that are moldy. With the hotter weather we are getting this week, our peaches will ripen quickly and need to be harvested. We are keeping the peaches at a discounted price....only $1.00 per lb. Our next variety to ripen will be the Veteran peaches. They may be ripe by Saturday, or the first of next week. We will send out an update as these ripen!!
We also have delicious sweet corn, Chester blackberries, 'end of the season' blueberries, bartlett pears, cabbage, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, soy beans, slicing cucumbers and beautiful flowers.
Hope to see you this week on the farm.

1 comment:

Moira said...

really enjoyed picking peaches and blackberries today!

thank you!
-moira