Friday, July 22, 2011

Green Beans and Pickling Cukes ready to pick at Sauvie Island Farms

The first of our green beans and pickling cukes are ready  now for you to pick at Sauvie Island Farms.  The beans are young and tender, the cukes are small size.  Both are only $1.00 per lb for u-pick.  Raspberries and blueberries are plentiful and easy to pick. Just a few marions have started to ripen.  Dahlias are blooming.  The peaches are still about a week away from being ripe. Hope to see you soon on the farm enjoying the sunshine!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Blueberry Buckle Muffins {Re dux}

I posted this recipe here in July 2009....and just thought it was time to bring attention back to it. Blueberries are in season and plentiful!! And this is the best blueberry muffin recipe I have come across. If you didn't try it two years ago, you really should try it this year! Its really that good!

Blueberry Buckle Muffins
1/2 cup butter, divided
1 cup sugar, divided
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cup flour, divided
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 cups blueberries
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
In bowl, cream 1/4 cup soften butter and 3/4 cup sugar. Add eggs & vanilla, mix well. Combine 2 cups flour, baking powder & salt: add to eggs alternating with buttermilk. Mix well. Toss berries in 1/4 cup flour: fold into batter. Pour into muffin cups. For topping, combine 1/4 cup flour, brown sugar, 1/4 cup sugar, cinnamon & 1/4 cup cold butter until it resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over batter. Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes. 12 servings

Friday, July 15, 2011

Raspberries and Blueberries at Sauvie Island FarmsBoth of these berries are easy to pick and the bushes are loaded with sweet fruit.

Raspberries and Blueberries are $1.75 per lb u-pick.

Already picked are $24/flat, $13/half flat and $2.50/pint.

We are starting the u-pick cherries on Friday for $2 per lb.

There are a few veggies ready for you to harvest...cabbage, lettuce, spinach & small zucchini.

Come out to the farm and ride the tractor pulled wagon out to the berry fields!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Berries on the farm

Sauvie Island Farms...Blueberries

We have started picking the Early Blues this week. It looks like a great crop of blueberries this year. Not all are ripe, so be selective when picking! The blues and raspberries are $1.75 per lb.
Sauvie Island Farms... Raspberries

It's the beginning of the season for raspberries. There are a few ripe berries ready to be picked and a lot that will be ripe in a week or so. If you want a taste of raspberry and are willing to look for only the ripest, you can find some nice sweet fruit. Hint: lift up the vines and look inside for the ripe ones, if the berry is pulling away from the core as in the close up picture above, it is ready to be picked. If you have to pull on a raspberry to get it off the vine, it is not ready.:) With each sunny day, more and more of these berries will ripen.

A few veggies are also ready this week....cabbage, spinach and lettuce.
The shasta daisies are blooming & a few dahlias.

It's the end of the season from strawberries. We have some sweet, but small berries in the Hood patch, if you want to hunt around for them!