Friday, July 31, 2015

Rosa Peaches

It is hot!  
Sauvie Island Farms is open during these hot days. Monday-Saturday 8am-7pm.
Peaches are ripening quickly with this weather.  We are picking Rosa Peaches now. These are a great flavored peach, easy to work with and there are plenty to pick right now. If you are waiting for the Veteran peaches, they are ripening quickly also, and may be ready by the end of next week.
Do not wait to get your peaches this year.  They will not be around much longer.
Chester blackberries are sweet, and easy to pick off the thorn less vines.  Bluecrop Blueberries still available, they also won't last much longer.  Yellow raspberries have ripened up again.
Sweet corn, cabbage, zucchini, kale, eggplant, peppers, cucumbers, broccoli, available for upick also.
Beautiful flowers and u-cut herbs.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Peaches, Berries, Sweet Corn, Veggies, Flowers & more!

It's seems everything has ripened and is ready to pick here at Sauvie Island Farms.
Red Haven Peaches are beautiful, sweet and ready to be picked now!  
They won't last much longer.
We also have started picking Sweet Corn,- bi-color and Bodacious are available!
Blue Crop blueberries are sweet, large and plentiful!! Easy to pick.
Chester blackberries are ripening more each day, with many more to come.
Marions are finishing up, just a few left on the vines.
We are still picking red raspberries, they are not as plentiful but nice berries are still waiting to be picked.  They will come to an end soon.
Yellow raspberries need a few more days to ripen, and then we will have a good amount to pick again.
Veggies that are available for u-pick are green beans, pickling cukes, zucchini, cabbage, lettuce, peas, broccoli, cauliflower, eggplant, peppers, kale and sweet corn.
All our flowers are blooming now also!  So many varieties and colors.
Last weekend our sweet Elisa got married.  She helped us on the farm working at the upick for several summers during her high school and college years.  She is a local island girl, and now a registered nurse and wife!  We are so happy that she used flowers from our farm for her wedding!  
Congrats to Elisa & Brandt.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Red Haven Peaches

Sauvie Island Farms 
Pick Your Own Red Haven Peaches
 will open Wednesday, July 15.  

The crop looks excellent this year, the trees are loaded with beautiful sweet fruit.  This variety is great for fresh eating and many people freeze and can the Red Havens.  
Red Havens are classified as a 'freestone' peach, but the pit can cling a bit.

 Be selective as you pick the peaches as all are not ripe yet.  
If you do pick a few 'green' peaches, set them out, single layer, not touching each other, away from the sun, and they will ripen in a couple of days.  
Our Red Haven season usually lasts 10 days but this year everything is NOT don't wait.  It's time to come out and pick some sweet tree ripened peaches!  
Prices are the same as they have been for the past several years:  
$1.50 per lb.  
over 15 lbs  $1.25 per lb 
over 50 lbs  $1.00 per lb

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Early Red Haven Peaches are GONE.

The Early Red Haven Peaches at 
Sauvie Island Farms 
have all been harvested.
Thanks to all of you who came out over the past two days and picked our first peach variety of the season.  The Red Haven Peaches need a few more days to tree ripened.  We will let you
know when we can begin picking them. We will not have peaches on Saturday, July 11.

The trees in our peach orchard are celebrating their 40th birthday this year.  This is extremely old for a peach tree, and we have been impressed over the past few years in how they keep producing beautiful, sweet fruit.
When you come out to the orchard you will see that we have replanted baby trees between the old guys.  It will be a couple more years before they are mature enough for a good crop. Some of our older trees have limbs breaking, and you can tell by their shape that they have endured a lot of weigh over the years.  Please be respectful of the trees, do not climb them or pull on the branches.  Thanks!!

Today on the farm we are picking beautiful Blue Crop blueberries, marionberries, 
raspberries, lots of veggies and flowers.  There are hundreds of sunflowers blooming!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

first peach of the season

We will begin picking our Early Red Haven Peaches on Thursday, July 9th.
This is the first variety to ripen on the farm.  
Coming soon--The Red Havens are ripening nicely and we should have a great crop for you to pick in another couple of weeks.  

Berries on the farm:
Raspberries are slowing down. There are still nice berries to pick for now.  They won't last much longer.
Yellow raspberries need a little more time to ripen up.  They will continue for a few more weeks.
Blue Crop Blueberries are loaded with ripe, sweet fruit, excellenting picking.
Marionberries continue to ripe, nice berries to pick now, and more to come.

Veggies:  Green beans, pickling cukes, dill, zucchini, kale, spinach, lettuce, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower.

Sunflowers are bursting open, there are hundreds ready to be cut!! 
Also dahlias, daisies, cosmos, bachelor buttons, glads, echinachia, zinnias, amaranthus, herbs, and more!!

Thursday, July 2, 2015


Sauvie Island Farms will be open on July 4th from 8am-5pm.  
We are closing early so our helpers can spend the evening with their families.

We are also having a SALE!!  
Since it is the 7th month of the year..aka July.  
We are discounting our flats of 
Early Blue Blueberries
 to only $20 each.  
(regular price is $27.00--you save $7.00)
This will  give you the opportunity to
pick up 10 lbs of blueberries 
for the same price as picking them yourself.  
We are saving you some time in the hot sun 
and doing the work for you!!!  
If you want large over 5 flats, 
please call ahead and let us know what you need.  503-621-3988.

This sale is for FRIDAY and SATURDAY only-July 3rd & 4th. 
  3+4=7.  Oh, how that works out to be 7 also :).  

 Red & yellow raspberries, blueberries, & marionberries are plentiful for u-pick.
We will  have fresh picked flats of raspberries and marions each day for $27.00 each.

Pickling cukes, dill, green beans, lettuce, cabbage, kale, 
spinach, zucchini, broccoli & cauliflower are all ready to harvest.

Flowers are blooming!!  Sunflowers, daisies, glads, lavender, zinnias, cosmos, 
bachelor buttons, dahlia and more!!