Friday, August 18, 2017

Veteran Peaches

Sauvie Island Farms Veteran peaches will open on Saturday, August 19.
These peaches have ripen quicker than we thought they would, and they are ready to be picked.
The Rosa peaches are all picked out, we do have a few Hale-Haven peaches on the trees waiting to be picked.  We are open 8am-7pm.  
We will also be open as usual on Monday, August 21.
You are welcome to come out and view the sky from our farm fields.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017


Yep, it's happened--the ROSA peaches have ripen so quickly that many have dropped off the trees and are on the ground.  Good news is that there are still beautiful, sweet peaches on the trees.  These need to be picked quickly.

We will have both Hale- Haven and Rosa peaches for you to pick
for the rest of this week.
The u-pick price is $1.50 per lb, $1.25 if you pick over 15 lbs
and $1.00 per lb if you pick over 50 lbs.
You can also pick the 'windfalls' off the ground for only 75 cents per lb.

At the farm this week, we have Bodacious Sweet Corn 4/$1.  Green Beans and Pickling cucumbers for you to pick, $1.00 per lb, over 15 lbs the price is 75 cents per lb.  Also cabbage, kale, zucchini, yellow raspberries, Chester blackberries and the end of the season Blueberries.

Our u-cut dahlias suffered from the cold, frozen winter, wet spring and then the hot temperatures this past couple of months.  We do not have as many blooms as other years but some dahlias are ready to be cut. The zinnias, cosmos, amaranths, marigolds, and sunflowers are blooming and also ready to be cut.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

August on the farm

August is here and so are the RED HAVEN PEACHES  

It's time to pick sweet tree ripened peaches.  
We are opening the orchard on Thursday, August 3.

The Red Havens are an excellent fresh eating, canning and freezing peach.
They are classified a freestone, which means they are suppose to come off the pit easily.  If they are really ripe, they do come off nicely, but they can be a bit sticky sometimes.  Many people love the flavor and color of this peach, and it is worth the little bit of effort to get them into their canning jars or freezer bags.

Red Havens are for u-pick at $1.50 per lb, with discounts for large quantities.

We know it's hot this week and next, so come prepared with lots of water and sunscreen.

We are also picking:
Blue Crop and Liberty Blueberries
Saanich Raspberries - end of the season
Marionberries - more will ripen by next week

Pickling cukes
Green Beans