Spring is in the Air
It’s that exciting time of year. Cherry and plum trees around Portland and Sauvie Island are in full bloom. Bees are buzzing. Onion, shallot, scallion, fennel, chard, kale, broccoli and lettuce starts are warming and stretching their roots in the greenhouse. Carrots, radish, Japanese turnips, and beet seeds are trying to break through the soft spring soil with their first leaves of the season and say hello to sun and rain. The farm is busy with life, and the our seasonal crew is back a few days a week to help with seeding and irrigation in the green house, preparing greenhouses and equipment for the coming season, weeding in the fields, potting up plants starts, and much more.
Now is the time–Sign-up for 2014
Although it’s only the end 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 ? 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 voucher for a free loaf of bread from Grand Central Bakery in Portland, OR. Grand Central has been a long time customer of SIO, purchasing a variety of our crops throughout the season. If you’re ever in one of their local bakery/cafe locations May-December just ask what SIO produce is on the menu.
Save the Date: Come Join Us for the Spring Farm Tour & Potluck
Join us Saturday, May 17st 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 containers laying around your house, office or car? You are not alone, so get it off your chest and let us know. We are charged a fee by the company we rent them from for each container that is not returned, so please please please search your house, garage, trunk, and porch for any containers. We are happy to figure out a way to get it out of your way and back onto the farm.