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September Farmer Notes 2016

September Farmer Notes 2016

The hot days of August faded fast with September’s arrival, which was ushered in by a bit of moisture and 40 degree nights. Not exactly the change one likes to see when beginning grain harvest, yet I recall it is not uncommon for September to begin rehearsing fall “fits”. The swallows are long gone and… Continued

September 2016 News and Announcements

September 2016 News and Announcements

The harvest is on! Autumn is a crazy yet satisfying time for farmers- there’s much work to do, but we finally get to see the fruits (seeds, actually) of our labors during the spring and summer.  The crops look great this year- we are yielding above average in almost every field, and the grain is… Continued

Customer Profile: Avery Ruzicka of Manresa Bread

Customer Profile: Avery Ruzicka of Manresa Bread

by Ashley Lodato, Bluebird Grain Farms staff writer Like many a good foodie, Avery Ruzicka fell in love with food in France. “I come from a family that enjoyed cooking and respected food,” the North Carolina native explains,” but when I lived abroad I learned how much amazing food there is in the world. In France I… Continued

July 2016 News and Announcements

July 2016 News and Announcements

Ancient grain promotion this week via our online store!  When it’s hot out, there’s no better way to enjoy whole grain farro than by combining it with seasonal vegetables and serving at room temperature with a delightful dressing. A perfect dinner or side-dish, and it doesn’t heat up the kitchen!  To celebrate, we’re running a 15%… Continued

Customer Profile: Cereal Box Bakery

Customer Profile: Cereal Box Bakery

Are you looking for a place to buy a loaf of Einka bread? Or Emmer shortbread cookies? If so, you need to check out Cereal Box Bakery, a new micro-bakery in Seattle.  Started by Rob Salvino, Cereal Box features many of our flours in its bread and baked goods. Rob has a long history with Bluebird… Continued

March News and Annoucments

March News and Annoucments

Farmer Fisher Chef Connection is this Monday, March 21st. We will have three representatives from Bluebird there to promote our farm products.  Brad Halm-Bluebird mill-right, Sam Lucy- owner, and Dr. Chet Woodside-#1 Bluebird fan, will all be attending this event to network with chefs and buyers. We are proud to report that we have been to… Continued

Customer Profile: Breaking Bread with Sarah Brown

Customer Profile: Breaking Bread with Sarah Brown

by Ashley Lodato “Mine is a family of food lovers,” says Carlton, Washington baker Sarah Brown. “We love to cook and enjoy meals together.” When Sarah visited her grandparents, she remembers several different types of sourdough breads, stinky cheeses, and homemade jams sitting on their counters. As her grandfather put her on the bus for… Continued

Good Tidings to All

Good Tidings to All

Good tidings to you this holiday season. Thank you for your continued support of our our family farm business. As you have heard many times before,  we could not do this without you! We wish you a warm holiday season filled with great local foods, family and friendship.  We will leave you with this sweet solstice… Continued

November News and Annoumcements

November News and Annoumcements

Holiday Open Houses & Granary Tours  We always enjoy our tours, it gives us opportunity to connect with the people that support our business.  We have a couple of open house and granary tours scheduled in the next month: Saturday November 28th 10-12 pm *Tour starts at 10 and lasts 1/2 hour Saturday December 5th… Continued

Customer Profile: Balsamroot Bakery and Cafe

Customer Profile: Balsamroot Bakery and Cafe

by Ashley Lodato When Heather Ostenson won the Douglas County Wheat Wives’ Junior Baking Queen award at the county fair as a 10-year-old, little did she suspect that one day she would be the owner and chief baker at her own bakery. It’s not surprising, however, that despite a first career in industrial design and civil… Continued

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