Our Farm

Larkin and Mariah on a fieldBeing a plow-to-package grain farm means we do everything ourselves, working with nature each step of the way.

At Bluebird, our goal is to cultivate and mill the most irresistible, nutrient-rich grain we can, while leaving this land healthier for the next generation. For our family and staff, great taste, real nutrition and a thriving countryside go hand in hand—you simply don’t get one without the others.

Living soil best propagates life.
By keeping our fields nutritionally balanced and teeming with beneficial microbes, we reap highly nutritious grains. That means feeding, resting and otherwise caring for each and every inch of earth naturally, without compromise.

Planting and harvest
Our grains are grown in the Upper Methow Valley and irrigated with pure mountain water straight from the Pasayten Wilderness. We time tillage and planting for optimum seed germination and natural weed control. We cultivate our own seed to keep our pure, heirloom grain varieties strong and healthy. And after harvest, we incorporate our grain-straw back into the soil that it came from.

Wooden granaries
We condition our grains in custom-built, old-world wooden granaries, like our ancestors did before us. Any moisture in our grain is absorbed by their wood; that’s why mold and rot—and using chemicals to control them—are never an issue at Bluebird.

Milled to order

Bluebird flours are milled to order, so you get the freshest product available. It’s a difference you’ll taste in every bite of the pastas, breads, sweets and other foods you make with Bluebird grain.

Flax crop in one of our Mazama , WA. fields  © 2005 Bluebird Grain Farms
Our farm, Sam Lucy harvesting a Mazama field of Emmer