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Lake Chelan Artisan Bakery: Customer Profile

Lake Chelan Artisan Bakery: Customer Profile

by Ashley Lodato, Bluebird Grain Farms staff writer On a foggy day last February after skiing the Echo Ridge Loppett, my kids and I stopped at the Lake Chelan Artisan Bakery (LCAB) to fuel ourselves up for the drive home. My friend, the owner and chief baker of LCAB, Lindsay Evans, was not at the bakery… Continued

Blackberry Pie with Ancient Grain Crust

Blackberry Pie with Ancient Grain Crust

Ingredients: Pie Crust- yields 2 crusts 1 1/2 cup Einka® (einkorn) Flour 1 1/2 cup Pasayten Hard White Whole Wheat Flour 1 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons sugar (optional) 1 cup (2 sticks) chilled butter, cut into small pieces 6 tablespoons ice water Filling: 2 pints of fresh blackberries, approximately 1.5 lbs. 1/2 cup sugar 3… Continued

July 2017 Farmer Notes

July 2017 Farmer Notes

  Glory be… we’re having an ole’ fashioned summer here in the Methow. Which means nothing but high pressure: Days in the 80’s and 90’s, zero precipitation, on and off wind, very “stable weather.” This is not something we take for granted. Although working day after day in the intense sun and afternoon heat is… Continued

July 2017 News and Announcements

July 2017 News and Announcements

The heat of summer is on! The rush of spring planting is over and now we’re waiting and watching as the emmer and einkorn head out and start to ripen.  Of course, we’re still busy with irrigation, fertility management, and keeping the granary running, but we do fortunately get a little respite before harvest season… Continued

Emmer Farro Caprese Salad

Emmer Farro Caprese Salad

Recipe developed for Bluebird Grain Farms by Acacia Larson.  This is a quick recipe (especially if you have some leftover farro in the fridge) for a delicious, refreshing farro salad. Perfect for a mid-summer dinner! To Cook the Farro: (Makes 2 cups cooked farro) 1 Cup Bluebird Grain Farms Organic Whole Grain Emmer Farro 3 Cups water… Continued

June 2017 Farmer Notes

June 2017 Farmer Notes

That fast it seems a couple months have passed since I last wrote Farmer Notes. By golly, it is true! I last wrote in late April when we were just getting rolling on the fields and here we are in the last week of June. Ahh, sweet, sweet June. Seldom a month that disappoints! What… Continued

Rocking Horse Bakery: Customer Profile

Rocking Horse Bakery: Customer Profile

by Ashley Lodato staff writer, Bluebird Grain Farms Fewer work days start earlier than those of a baker, and the bakers at Winthrop’s Rocking Horse Bakery are no exception. In order to stack the cases with yeasted loaves like the Stehekin Seeded bread or the Sawtooth Sourdough, those working the ovens need to begin by… Continued

Chocolate Einkorn Crepes with Fresh Strawberries

Chocolate Einkorn Crepes with Fresh Strawberries

    By Bluebird Grain Farms This summer treat makes a great breakfast or dessert! Servings: 12 Crepes Ingredients: 3/4 cup Bluebird Organic Einka Flour 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon salt 4 large eggs 1 cup whole milk 1 1/4 cup water 4 tablespoons melted butter Safflower oil, for skillet Topping: 1 cup… Continued

May 2017 News and Announcements

May 2017 News and Announcements

Spring is (finally) heating up here in the Methow Valley! We spent April and early May tiptoeing around rainstorms that (mostly) kept our fields a little to wet to work. We were able to plant a little emmer in our Barron fields, but now the sun is out and the race is on to get… Continued

Meatloaf with a Split Farro Punch!

Meatloaf with a Split Farro Punch!

    Split farro adds a whole grain punch to this delectable meatloaf. Its amazing ability to absorb flavors make it an ideal filling pair with the onions, Italian seasoning, and ground beef.  Try split farro in your favorite meatball or vegetarian burger patty recipe! Ingredients: 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil (plus extra for the pan)… Continued

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