Farm News: March Update

Excited for Spring? So are we!


Members Jack (left) and Cora (right) wear their SIO t-shirts with pride and hold on tight to their last winter squash of the season. They pick-up at the Lincoln Street Church site along with their mom Emily.

Late Winter on the Farm

It’s March, and with some lucky days of sun in February we have been able to get into the fields to turn in fall and winter sewn cover crops and make first passes for tillage in beds that will be planted into earliest this spring. Onions, leeks, and lettuces are busy setting roots in the comfort of greenhouse. While early mornings of harvest and packing up the truck with your shares are still couple months away, the farm is bursting with activity as we gear up for the busy and bountiful season ahead.

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Now is the time–Sign-up for 2013

Although it’s only the beginning of March, the first week of the season will be here before you know it. Sign-up now for the coming season before we fill up. Know someone that kept eyeing your share last year? Have a friend/neighbor/co-worker that missed out last year? Let friends, family and co-workers know about the joys of being an SIO CSA member now so they don’t miss out again, and if they mention your name in their sign-up form comments then we’ll send you a $5 gift card to Food Front Cooperative Grocery. Food Front has been a long time customer of SIO, purchasing a variety of our crops throughout the season. In just the last year we harvested and delivered over 2,900 heads of lettuce and 250 pounds fennel to our friends at Food Front, and with their commitment to quality local producers and a delicious products we look forward to years of working together in the future.

Toast the Farm with Cory Schreiber!

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Join the Sauvie Island Center on Tuesday, March 12th as they raise a glass in celebration of farm-based education. Renowned chef Cory Schreiber and his students from The International  Culinary School at The Art Institute of Portland will prepare hors d’ oeuvres inspired byDishing Up Oregon, a collectionof recipes celebrating Oregon’s farm-to-table flavors. Cookbook author Ashley Gartland will discuss the featured recipes.  Best of all, we’ll pair these tasty morsels with Cooper Mountain‘s certified organic and biodynamic wines. Tickets start at just $25.
Toast the Farm! A benefit for the Sauvie Island Center
Sharp Restaurant at
The International Culinary School, 1122 NW Davis Street
Tuesday, March 12th
5:30 to 7:30 pm
TicketsTickets are $40 with a signed copy of  Dishing Up Oregon or $25 without the book. Ticket prices increase to $45/$30 begining Monday, March 11th.Hors d’ouevres, wine and beer are included in the ticket price.
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Save the Date: Come Join Us for the Spring Farm Tour & Potluck

Join us Saturday, May 18st to kick-off the season with a tour of the farm and a CSA Community Potluck. This event is from 11am to 2pm. Tours of the farm will happen at 11am & 1pm and we will share a potluck lunch at noon. Bring your family, friends, kids, neighbors, and anyone you think would enjoy a day on the farm, and don’t forget to bring a potluck dish to share. The farm fields are located at 13615 NW Howell Park Rd, just a mile past the Sauvie Island Bridge.

Calling all CSA Containers!!

Do you have any black CSA container laying around your house, office or car? You are not alone, so get it off your chest and let us know. We are happy to figure out a way to get it out of your way and back onto the farm.


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