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Yield: 4-6 servings | Prep: 30 minutes

The allspice notes of Bow Hill’s Organic Heirloom Pickled Blueberries meld seamlessly with the orange and fennel in this ancient grain salad. Farro harks from the tombs of Egypt and meets the modern-day pickled blueberry! Close neighbors to Bow Hill, Samish Bay Cheese, provide their signature Ladysmith Cheese to keep it all in the Washington.


1 ½ cups Bluebird whole grain emmer or einkorn farro

½ cup organic pickled heirloom Blueberries

2 oranges, supremed and reserving juice

2 cups thinly sliced fennel (about 1 medium bulb)

¼ pound Samish Bay Ladysmith cheese (or substitute ricotta salata)

¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped

For the Vinaigrette

¼ cup of orange juice

3 tablespoons white wine or champagne vinegar

¼ cup olive oil


Cook the farro in a pot of boiling, salted water until tender. Time will vary depending on the variety of farro used. Drain well.

Slice the fennel 1/16th of an inch thick with a mandolin. Whisk all vinaigrette ingredients together.

Assemble the salad by combining all of the ingredients and vinaigrette. Fold in the orange supremes and cheese last to help ensure that they hold their shape. Salt to taste.

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