Our products are sown, grown, harvested, and sun cured with care and milled to order on our farm in the Methow Valley in northern Washington so you can enjoy the most delicious plow-to-package grain money can buy.
Einkorn is an ancient grain powerhouse that brings conviction to your meal. It’s easy to cook; just simmer it in stock or water for 25-30 minutes covered, strain, and prepare hot or cold. It’s delicious in grain salads, soups, and pilafs, or try it as an ancient grain substitute for brown rice or quinoa. Einka® is Bluebird Grain Farms own brand of einkorn products- our Einka® einkorn is always organically produced, grown by our team of family farmers in eastern Washington, and 100% whole grain (never pearled) for maximum nutrient density.
Like emmer and spelt, einkorn is a type of farro; an Italian term for “ancient hulled wheat.” It is a petite whole grain berry; rich in protein, phosphorus, vitamin B6, potassium, antioxidants and amino acids. It contains natural carotenoids that are commonly found in vegetables. Einkorn has a low gluten content which is reflective of its simple chromosome count of 14. Many people with gluten sensitivities can easily digest einkorn with no allergic effects (it does contain some gluten so is not suitable for people with Celiac Disease).
Recipe by: Acacia Zambrana for Bluebird Grain Farms Serves 4-6, Preparation Time: 35 Minutes This is an excellent side dish for any kind of grilled or roasted meat, or any Mediterranean inspired meal. It could even be the base of a delicious grain bowl with some chickpeas and tzatziki or hummus and roasted… Continued
The mercury is finally above 20 and Spring Equinox is here. Alas, the birds are the reminder that daylight grows and, true enough, daytime now runs 6 to 6. Ahh, the bird…. What a wacky winter for birds. I know this has been the “Farmer Notes” theme season-long but I can’t help myself! We had… Continued
Recipe Serves 6-8 Ingredients: 1 cup Emmer farro 2 cups sweet potatoes, diced in 1-inch cubes 1 cup sweet onion, diced 2 large cloves garlic, finely diced 1 large bunch of spinach, chopped & steamed (or 10 oz. package of frozen spinach- thawed) 2 cups of milk 6 eggs, whisked with 1 tablespoon of… Continued