Friday, August 23, 2013

Veteran Peaches are hanging on...literally!

The Veteran Peaches at Sauvie Island Farms
are still on the trees, waiting to be picked.
Yes, there are a lot on the ground .  It is such a
huge crop this year, we have picked many, some have

fallen off the trees, and there are so many more 
waiting to be picked. These peaches are excellent for canning and easy to work with.

Bartlett pears are ready also!

Lots of flowers for u-cut!

Chester Blackberries, sweet corn and lots of veggies
 are ready to harvest also!
We are open Monday-Saturday 8am-7pm.
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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

It's canning time!

The Veteran Peaches
are ripe and ready for your canning jars.
We have a HUGE crop of Veterans this year.  These peaches
are excellent for canning, the skins slip right off and they have an amazing flavor when canned.  If you haven't tried canning peaches before, this is the year to come out and pick some Veterans and give it a try.
This website gives you all the basic info you need to get started:
Mason jars are all the rage right's a great time to fill some up with sweet peaches!          

Sauvie Island Farms is open 
Monday-Saturday  8am-7pm
We also are picking Chester Blackberries, Blue Crop Blueberries,
lots of veggies and flowers!

Friday, August 9, 2013


The ROSA peaches are amazing this year!

The peach orchard at Sauvie Island Farms has produced a bumper crop of peaches.
The Rosa peaches are ready to be picked as well as the
Hale-Havens and in another week we will have ripe Veterans.  
With all the peaches ripening at the same time,
and the huge crop this year,
we need to get these peaches picked as soon as possible,
before they drop off the trees.
All of our peaches are excellent for canning or freezing.

On the farm we also have great Blue Crop blueberries, Chester blackberries
lots of veggies and flowers!
We are open Monday-Saturday  8am-7pm.
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Thursday, August 1, 2013

It's a bumper crop in the peach orchard!

We have an abundance of tree ripened peaches at Sauvie Island Farms this year.
Due to the warm spring, the peach buds just popped out
and have grown into beautiful sweet fruit.
The Red Haven Peaches are ready to be picked, and are enjoying the cooler weather today. 
With warmer weather coming our way again next week,
these peaches will fall off the trees if they are not picked soon.

Our trees are suffering a bit from the weight of the
large crop this year.  The peach orchard is 38 years old, which is
ancient for fruit trees. We have many broken
 branches due to the large amount of fruit. 

The peaches are sweet and juicy in spite of the condition of the trees.

Peaches are easy to freeze, make great preserves and pies!
This is what the farmer and I had for lunch today.
Cindy, our faithful 'u-pick lady' brought us a peach pie today.
She also made one for the kids that help at our farm!

This is the easy delicious recipe:
Peach Pie
4-5 cups peaches
9 inch unbaked pie crust
1 cup sugar
1/3 c margarine
1/3 cup flour
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Line a 9 inch pie plate with an unbaked pie crust.

Cream 1 cup sugar with margarine.
Add flour, a beaten egg and vanilla.

Peel and slice peaches.  Because the peaches discolor if
not covered at once,
have mixture ready to spread over the peaches the minute
 they are put in the crust.

Fill pie crust with peaches.
Spread mixture over sliced peaches.

Bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour.

Sauvie Island Farms is open Monday-Saturday 8am-7pm.

We also have blueberries, chester blackberries,
sweet corn, pickling cukes, dill, green beans, zucchini, kale, spinach, lettuce,
cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and sweet corn for you to pick this week.
Also beautiful sunflowers, dahlias, cosmos, zinnias, larkspur and more!

We are located 3 1/2 miles from the bridge on Sauvie Island Road
At the 2 mile marker, the road divides, stay to the left and continue on
for another mile and half.  We are on the right hand side of the road!
19818 NW Sauvie Island Road   Portland OR
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