Monday, July 30, 2012

Red Haven Peaches

It's time!!  The orchard at Sauvie Island Farms is full of beautiful tree ripen Red Haven Peaches.  We have a great crop this year, but they won't last long.  These peaches are perfect for fresh eating, freezing, canning and jams.  Pick Your Own for $1.50/ lb.  If you pick over 15 lbs, the price drops to $1.25/lb and over 50 lbs, the price is just $1.00/lb.  The Red Haven season should last a week to 10 days.  We do have 4 more varieties of peaches to ripen after the Red Haven, so should have peaches all of August!!
We also have beautiful Tulameen Raspberries, Blue Crop Blueberries and Marionberries this week for you to pick!  And lots of beans, pickling cucumbers, zucchini, peas, broccoli, cauliflower & cabbage.  Also beautiful flowers in the u-cut garden!
Hope to see you soon on the farm!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


This week at Sauvie Island Farms, Raspberries, Blueberries and Marionberries are ripe and ready to be picked!  
We have been enjoying the blueberries in our home this week.
Rustic Blueberry really is "as simple as pie".
   For the Crust:
   1/4 cup flour
   1/2 teaspoon salt
   1 tablespoon sugar
   1/2 cup cold butter
   1/8-1/4 cup ice water 
   For Pie Filling:
   2 cups blueberries
   1/2 cup sugar
   1-2 Tablespoons flour
   1 Tablespoon lemon juice
   For the Crust:
   1.  In medium bowl, mix flour, salt and sugar.
   2.  Chop or grate cold butter into small pieces and add 
        to flour mixture.
   3.  Cut butter into flour using pastry blender until
        mixture looks like sand.
   4.  Slowly add water and mix using fork until mixture holds together.
   5.  Pat and form into a ball.
   6.  Flour work surface and roll out crust two inches larger than pie pan.
   7.  Place crust in the pie pan.
   For Filling:
    8.  Combine berries, sugar, flour and lemon juice in large bowl.
   To Make Pie:
    9.  Add berries to pie crust.
   10.  Fold edges of crust over filling, creasing as needed.
   11.  Wet finger with a little water to seal crease in crust ( this helps to keep them folded when baking)
   12.  Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes or until filling is    bubbling.
   13.  Serve warm with ice cream!
To Make this recipe even quicker, you can use refrigerated pie crust, roll it out a bit, so it's larger than your pie pan.

Blueberry Jam.  Just follow the instructions that come with the pectin.

Blueberries are also so easy to freeze!
Raspberries and Marionberries are next on the agenda!  What are you doing with the berries
that you pick at Sauvie Island Farms?