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October Farmer Notes

October Farmer Notes

From a late start to Fall, we’ve gone right to an early beginning of winter in scarcely 3 weeks’ time!  My, a faster change I do not recall here in the North Cascades.  Yet, I had the feeling, after months on end of high pressure, that we might be  “living on borrowed time”. Indeed. The… Continued

Cranberry Walnut Einkorn Energy Bars

Cranberry Walnut Einkorn Energy Bars

  Yield 12  bars Need a whole grain, homemade, grab-and-go breakfast? These chewy bars have plenty of protein thanks to Greek yogurt, walnuts, and fiber from the whole grain einkorn flour to keep you full and satisfied all morning long.  Ingredients 1/2 cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt 1/3 cup brown sugar (packed) 1/3 cup… Continued

Farms to Neighbors: the Methow Conservancy's pandemic response to local food supply and demand

Farms to Neighbors: the Methow Conservancy’s pandemic response to local food supply and demand

by Ashley Lodato, Bluebird Grain Farms staff writer photos courtesy of Alyssa Jumars and Red Shed It doesn’t always happen, but when demand and supply are aligned, it’s a collective win. When the COVID crisis hit the United States, several things happened simultaneously in Methow Valley food systems. First, The Cove, the Methow Valley’s food… Continued

Farro Pasta

Farro Pasta

Yield 4 Servings Ingredients 1 1/2 cups Emmer Flour 1/4  cup semolina for work surface 1 tablespoon water 1/2 teaspoon of fine salt 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 large eggs, beaten Method In a food processor, combine Emmer flour and salt and process for 5 seconds. Separately, combine eggs, water, and oil. With the machine… Continued