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May 2018 News and Announcements

May 2018 News and Announcements

May is always a busy month for us at Bluebird, but we have been loving the beautiful wildflowers and steady soil moisture in our fields. Our thoughts go out to those who have been adversely affected by the recent flooding in eastern Okanogan County. Thank you to all who work hard to keep our communities… Continued

Customer Profile: Grampy Pat's (Almost Famous) Sourdough

Customer Profile: Grampy Pat’s (Almost Famous) Sourdough

by Ashley Lodato Bluebird Grain Farms staff writer They say some things are so addictive you can get hooked on your very first try. Patrick Jeannette (aka “Grampy Pat”) had this experience the first time he sampled a true Alaskan sourdough bread, and he’s had nary a sourdough-free day since. Growing up in the Los… Continued

March 2018 News and Announcements

March 2018 News and Announcements

It’s now “officially” spring and we are excited to get to work on field preparation and planting! The snow is melting out quickly, but fortunately the soil is soaking it right up (we should have good soil moisture for seeding in a few months). It is still too wet to work in the fields so… Continued

Customer Profile: the Mazama Store

Customer Profile: the Mazama Store

by Ashley Lodato Bluebird Grain Farms staff writer For Mazama Store owner Missy LeDuc, it’s all about keeping things fresh and lively. From the produce to the pastries to the housewares to even the employees themselves, everything and everyone in the iconic Mazama cafe and general store seems to be infused with an internal bit… Continued

January 2018 Farmer Notes

January 2018 Farmer Notes

We begin a New Year here at Bluebird with new snow, some rain, a big thaw, freeze, new snow…just like January! Juncos and chickadees are thick at the feeder and just yesterday the waxwings returned to our elderberry bush.  We’ve a pair of bald eagles hanging around; various owls and I watched with admiration as… Continued

January 2018 News and Announcements

January 2018 News and Announcements

2018 is trucking along here at Bluebird Grain Farms- we are thankful for a great year of farming in 2017 and are already thinking ahead to working the soil this coming spring! In the meantime, we are  busy cleaning and packaging grains here at the granary and also taking some time to get outside and… Continued

Customer Profile: Executive Chef Michael Molitor of Ecliptic Brewing

Customer Profile: Executive Chef Michael Molitor of Ecliptic Brewing

by Ashley Lodato, Bluebird Grain Farms staff writer photos courtesy of Michael Molitor & Ecliptic Brewing It’s fitting that Bluebird is featuring Ecliptic Brewing on this first full day of winter. The Portland brewery and pub unites Oregon craft brewing icon John Harris’s two passions: brewing and astronomy. The centerpiece of the pub is a massive… Continued

Customer Profile: Chef Dave Miller of Portage Bay Cafe

Customer Profile: Chef Dave Miller of Portage Bay Cafe

by Ashley Lodato, Bluebird Grain Farms staff writer photos courtesy of Portage Bay Cafe Chef Dave Miller of Portage Bay Cafe has jokingly commented that in his family, his career choices were entering the service or restaurant work. He’s only half joking. “I’m the first male in my family not to join the military in… Continued

September 2017 News and Announcements

September 2017 News and Announcements

Fall is here, both officially and weather-wise, and we are excited!  The cool temperatures have been a welcome relief to the heat of the summer, and the mountains look beautiful with their first dusting of snow. We have a little harvesting left to do at the Big Valley fields, so we’re hoping major precipitation holds… Continued

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