SIO Wins 2012 Local Hero Award, Thank You
Sauvie Island Organics is proud to announce that we were awarded the EdiblePortland’s 2012 Local Hero Award for the Farm category. Edible Portland’s Local Hero Award recognizes outstanding members of our regional food community who are setting high standards with their environmental and social practices, high quality, economic impact, and commitment to building a robust food system in the Pacific Northwest. Edible Portland solicits nominations from its readers, and through an open voting process, the community selects the winners. This year, more than 2,000 community members cast their votes! We are honored to receive this award and send out thanks to the Portland community for voting SIO as your Local Hero.
What’s Sprouting Up at SIO?
The SIO greenhouse is bursting forth with spring seedlings. These will be some of the first vegetables you’ll be enjoying in your early CSA shares. Brian, longtime SIO employee and this season’ Greenhouse Manager has been busy seeding trays for starts since the first week of February. With the help of returning SIO farmer, Peter, they have seeded the seasons’ first parsley, fennel, onions, shallots, scallions, broccoli, head lettuce and kale. Throughout March they will be seeding celery, chard, cabbage, joi choi, peppers, eggplant, as well as more fennel, broccoli, and head lettuce. “Everything looks really happy and healthy, “ reports Brian. Weather permitting, we expect to begin transplanting out into the fields by the third week of March. Broccoli, fennel and head lettuce will be the first to go in, followed by kale in early April. We hope you are looking forward to your spring shares as much as we are enjoying growing them for you.
Save the Date: Come Join Us for the Spring Farm Tour & Potluck
Join us Saturday, May 19st 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.