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December Farmer Notes

And another year has come to pass.  At times it is easy to think it has all been a blur, yet if/when one can find time to reflect and can begin piecing the year back together a bit at a time well, the pieces can easily fill up a year. Winter should be this time… Continued

Chef Profile: Executive Chef Dolan Lane of Portland, Oregon’s Red Star Tavern

by Ashley Lodato Bluebird Grain Farms staff writer photos by Aubrie Pick With a resume that includes culinary leadership at restaurants named for the Pacific Northwest’s most renowned explorers, Executive Chef Dolan Lane might be mistaken for a man who favors hardtack and pemmican. After all, the namesakes of Portland restaurants Clarklewis and Meriwether’s survived… Continued

Bluebird Farm Chili

Serves: 8 Ingredients: 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped 2 lb. ground beef 1 cup split emmer farro* 1/4 cup chili powder 1 tbsp. cumin 2 tbsp. tomato paste 2 tbsp. paprika 2 tsp. kosher salt, plus more to taste 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped 2 (28-oz.) cans diced tomatoes with liquid… Continued

November Farmer Notes

  “ The desolate, deserted trees,      The faded earth, the heavy sky,” Oh, I can’t help but quote Robert Frost’s My November Guest when one of my absolute favorite months settles in.  Indeed the trees are bare, and skies have turned heavy here right around the year’s earlier Thanksgiving.  This, however, only after weeks and… Continued