This Week’s Share
|Beets||3 pounds||1 1/2 pounds|
|Carrots||2 pounds||1 pound|
|Collard Greens||2 bundles||1 bundle|
|Fennel||2 bulbs||1 bulb|
|Lettuce||2 heads||1 head|
|Onions, Cortland Yellow||4 each||2 each|
|Sweet Peppers, Stocky Red & Stocky Gold Roasters||10 each||5 each|
|Winter Squash, Acorn||2 each||1 each|
- Lettuce: Apologies for misleading you last week, but our endless summer allowed for us to pull one more harvest of head lettuce for your shares this week. This is the last time for a true lettuce this season, and this time it’s for real.
- Sweet Peppers: The sweet peppers in your share this week are the Stocky Red and Stocky Gold Roasters. They are sweet and crisp with thinner walls making them great for roasting (as the name indicates).
Join SIO for our Winter Storage Share
After many years of requests, Sauvie Island Organics is now selling a limited number of Winter Storage Shares! We have conducted several years of variety trials, storage evaluations, taste tests, and now we are finally ready to invite you to share in the bounty of the farm from mid-December 2014 until early March 2015. We carefully create each share so you can enjoy delicious, hearty winter boxes with an exciting array of flavors, textures, and colors to keep a smile on your face and inviting smells in your kitchen all winter long. We will deliver every other week for 14 weeks, to several drop sites conveniently located around Portland.
Many of the storage crops will be harvested in the late fall, when cool, wet weather and crisp nights bring out their natural sweetness, making for some of the most excellent eats of the entire year! In addition to our favorite staple varieties we have been trialing rare, heirloom, and lesser known types of old favorites from around the world, so you can look forward to yellow French carrots, delectable German Butterball potatoes, savory Dutch Red shallots, nutty Japanese Kabocha winter squash, juicy heirloom Kohlrabi, crispy Daikon radishes, and more. We love these unusual varieties and we know you will too. Most of the varieties we are growing for the Winter CSA are attentively selected and bred by local seed producers from the PNW, so you can feel great supporting these excellent small family businesses and helping to maintain genetic diversity when you sign up! Details below:
Number of Deliveries: 7 (spanning 14 weeks)
Price: $610 (one share size)
The Bounty: beets, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, celeriac, chicories, garlic, herbs, kohlrabi, leeks, onions, parsnips, *potatoes, pie pumpkins, daikon radishes, shallots & numerous varieties of winter squash
Quantity: approximately 35 pounds per delivery
Week of December 15 & 29, January 12 & 26, February 9 & 23 and March 9
- N/NE: Grand Central Bakery 721 N Fremont
- SE: Grand Central Bakery at 2230 SE Hawthorne
- SW: Food Front Co-op on SW Capitol Highway
- NW: The Farm 13615 NW Howell Park Rd
- Other locations to be announced
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will sign you up for this exciting new option.
Checks can be mailed to: SIO, 20233 NW Sauvie Island Rd. Portland, OR 97231
or Call the office 503-621-6921 to pay by Credit Card
*Several of our potato varieties will be coming from transitional acreage (acreage that we are now growing on organically but had been farmed conventionally within the past 3 years).
Farm to City: A Benefit for the Sauvie Island Center
Join our friends at the Sauvie Island Center for their annual fall harvest tasting and benefit event. The event is this Thursday, October 9th on the Rooftop of Earth Advantage, 623 SW Oak Street, downtown Portland. Proceeds will benefit the Sauvie Island Center. Ticket price is $35 and includes entrance to the rooftop event and heavy appetizers. Local beer, wine and cider will be available for purchase. For more information and to purchase tickets visit http://www.sauvieislandcenter.org/events/farm-to-city/.
It’s Pepper Roasting Season! Buy Bulk Roasting Peppers from SIO
Similar to tomatoes this season, we’ve often been asked if we have any sweet peppers available in bulk for roasting and preserving for the off season. Well, finally this season the answer is yes! We will be offering 10lb boxes of our Stocky Red Roaster and Stocky Gold Roaster sweet peppers for pick-up at the farm only, and will be setting up orders for pick-up this coming weekend (October 10-12). The red and gold varieties we are offering for bulk boxes are a bit smaller and have thinner walls making them well suited for all your roasting and preserving needs.
- $25 for 10lb box of Roasting Peppers (choose all red, all gold, or a mix)
To pick-up your order this weekend at the farm please order by 12pm (noon) Thursday 10/9. All orders will be available for pick-up at the farm 12pm (Noon) Friday 10/10 through 5pm Sunday 10/12. To place an order email the farm at email@example.com with your name, number of 10lb boxes you’d like. You will receive an email confirming your order and directions for how to pick-up from the farm. Please invite your non-CSA member friends, neighbors, and co-workers to take advantage of this opportunity and get in on some of the SIO bounty as well.