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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

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

The Bird's Eye View: Customer Profile

The Bird’s Eye View: Customer Profile

by Ashley Lodato Bluebird Grain Farms staff writer When I call Bob Bird and introduce myself he commands me to “Say it like an Italian!” Startled, I introduce myself again, this time with the proper accents and flourish, “Mi chiamo Ashley Lo-DAH-to!” My name is Ashley Lodato. Then he starts rattling away to me in rapid-fire Italian.… Continued

March 2017 News and Announcements

March 2017 News and Announcements

Spring is here! Bluebirds are returning and the snow is melting away, so we’re thinking about farming. Before we enter the whirlwind of field preparation and spring planting, we like to take time to reflect and give thanks for our family, friends, and customers. Thank you to everyone who makes Bluebird the amazing business it… Continued

February 2017 Farmer Notes

February 2017 Farmer Notes

By now you readers may know I tend to gauge the season by birds. At present, chickadees have shifted to their more springy song. At least they’ve shifted octaves and I’m calling it “springy.” That said, to date I’ve yet to hear or see the redwing blackbirds down at the pond?? Without fail, regardless of… Continued

Saboteur Bakery

Saboteur Bakery

by Ashley Lodato, Bluebird Grain Farms staff writer Bremerton is abuzz about Saboteur Bakery, as evidenced by social media posts singing the praises of Saboteur’s brioche sucré, swooning over its ham and cheese croissants, and driving two hours to procure some of its panettone. “I can’t believe it,” says owner and baker Matt Tinder. “People are… Continued

January 2017 News and Announcements

January 2017 News and Announcements

Happy New Year! We are excited to dive into another year of growing and processing our organic whole grains. There’s always something new to be learned in farming, and we’re looking forward to applying our knowledge gleaned from the 2016 growing season. This is an especially important year for all of us to push forward on… Continued

A Century of Bread from Sandholt Bakery

A Century of Bread from Sandholt Bakery

by Bluebird Grain Farms writer Ashley Lodato If you’ve been looking for an excuse to visit Reykjavík, Iceland, Sandholt Bakery is the answer. It might seem like a long way to travel for a crusty sourdough loaf or a flaky Danish, but add in the bakery’s nearly 100-year history and you’ve got an educational opportunity on… Continued

November 2016 News and Announcements

November 2016 News and Announcements

We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! This is a holiday that we savor here at Bluebird. Our field work is (mostly) finished but the granary and packaging room are humming, so this day of reflection, rest, and giving thanks comes at the perfect time. Of course, we also all love to cook and this… Continued

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