Happy 2014 from SIO
Show Your SIO Spirit–Sign-up for the Upcoming Season
It’s hard to believe we’ve entered a new year (and are halfway through January), but that means we that much closer to the beginning of the coming season. For those of you already longing for fresh spring greens, crisp radishes, and pungent green garlic you can sign up for your share of the 2014 season now. Complete and submit the Community Farm Agreement at http://sauvieislandorganics.com/join.php and send in your $100 deposit to secure your spot.
Mail deposits & payments to:
Sauvie Island Organics LLC.
20233 NW Sauvie Island Rd
Portland, OR 97231
Or call us in the office 503.621.6921 to pay over the phone by credit card.
We look forward to growing for you in 2014!
Still Wanting More SIO this Winter? Find us at the Hillsdale Farmers Market
Come find SIO at the Hillsdale Farmers Market this Sunday 1/19 from 10am-2pm. This is our fourth (and likely our last) appearance at the Hillsdale Farmers Market this winter, and we’d love to seem some familiar faces under our tent. We will have Red Beets, Celery Root, Green Kohlrabi, Delicata Winter Squash, Parsnips, and Yukon Gold Potatoes for sale.
The Hillsdale is held in the Wilson High-Rieke Elementary parking lot, 1405 SW Vermont St. Parking is available at the north entrance located at the intersection of SW Capitol Hwy and SW Sunset Blvd.
A Much Needed Expansion
Here at SIO winter is a time for us to rest up, plan for the coming season, and make improvements to our systems to ensure an even better season than the last. Each of the past several winters we’ve added capacity to our unheated greenhouse space, and well we’re doing it again folks.
This January we began construction on an additional 20ft x 78ft unheated greenhouse that will feature roll-up sides for manual temperature and humidity control, automated overhead irrigation system, and raised tables for the plant starts. In the photo above our wonderful Field Assistant, Aaron, is at the south end of the metal framing for the new greenhouse. This new space will be used for hardening off greenhouse start before they are transplanted into the field.
Behind the new structure (in the photo) you can see our current heated green house space, which will be attached to the new unheated space space. In the right of the photo you also see our other two unheated hoop house spaces, one built in the winter of 2012 and the other in the winter of 2013. With the addition of the new unheated greenhouse space it opens up our hoop houses, previously used for hardening off, for a variety of early spring planting and fall season extension possibilities.