Thursday, August 20, 2015

It's just mid August...

Usually during the middle of August we are picking sweet peaches from our orchard.  This year, it's a different story.  All of the peaches at Sauvie Island Farms have been harvested. Peach season is over. Blueberries are finished for this year also.  All our crops have been at least two weeks early this summer, which means they all have come to an early end.

On this farm, we do have beautiful Bartlett Pears, it's a great crop this year.  The pears are picked firm off the trees, and then you let them ripen and soften up at home. 

Chester blackberries and yellow raspberries are available for picking also!

Sweet Corn, pickling cukes, green beans, zucchini, kale, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, slicing & lemon cukes, bell peppers & assortment of hot peppers, tomatoes and eggplant 
are also ripe and ready to be picked this week!  
Beautiful dahlias, sunflowers, zinnias, cosmos, statice are blooming in our u-cut flower garden, lots of dill, cilantro, basil, rosemary and more in the herb garden!!

We are open Monday-Saturday 8am-7pm.  Closed sundays.

Thursday, August 13, 2015


The next couple of days may be your last chance this season to pick tree ripened peaches at 
Sauvie Island Farms.
We  have beautiful peaches on the trees, but the end will come quickly.  There are a few trees with sweet Hale-Haven, lots of Veteran peaches still waiting to be picked, and we will start to pick our Elberta peaches Friday.  We do not have many Elberta trees, they usually get picked off in a couple of days.  If you haven't picked peaches this year....don't miss out.  With the hot weather we have had, the peaches are extra sweet and delicious this year.  Also easy to work with, they come right off the pit and the skins slip off easily.   For the most current peach picking info, call 503-621-3988.  

Bartlett Pears are ready to pick also.  Pears are picked firm off the trees and then ripen up at home. $1.00 per lb.  Pick over 15 lbs, the price drops to 75 cents per lb.
Chester Blackberries and yellow raspberries available for u-pick, $2.00/lb.  
Blueberry season is over.

There are lots of veggies ready to be picked in the next couple of days also.
Sweet corn 4/$1.00, pickling cukes, cauliflower, broccoli, kale, cabbage, bell peppers & hot peppers, eggplant, slicing cukes, zucchini.

Gorgeous flowers blooming and ready to be cut, also cilantro, basil, dill, rosemary and few more herbs.!
Hope to see you this week on the farm!  We are open Monday-Saturday 8am-7pm

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Veteran Peaches

It's time to get your canning supplies ready!  
The Veteran Peaches are ripe and ready to be picked at 
Sauvie Island Farms.
The trees are full of beautiful, sweet fruit.  This variety is so easy to work with, the skins slip off and the peach comes easily off the pit.  They are excellent for freezing and canning.  The flavor is sweet and delicious this year!  We will begin picking the Veterans on Thursday, August 6.  We usually pick this variety for 10 days, so don't wait.  It's time to store up some yummy peaches for the winter months!  Pick your own Chester blackberries, blueberries, yellow raspberries, sweet corn, peppers, cabbage, kale, zucchini, broccoli, eggplant, pickling cukes, dill, flowers & herbs are also available at the farm!