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September Farmer Notes

September Farmer Notes

We are a couple of days past the autumn equinox as I write these notes, and finally, we got a shower last evening! This is noteworthy because I believe it has been 3 months since we’ve had significant rain and our drought rolls on. Up here in the Rendezvous, we’ve also been frost-free for 6… Continued

Raspberry-Thyme Einkorn Muffins

Raspberry-Thyme Einkorn Muffins

Recipe yields 10-12 Muffins Ingredients: 2 ½ cup einkorn flour or einkorn baking mix ½ cup brown sugar ½ cup white sugar 2 teaspoon baking powder (omit if using einkorn baking mix) ½ teaspoon cinnamon ¼ teaspoon allspice ¼ teaspoon salt (omit if using salted butter) 1 ¼ cup frozen raspberries 2 teaspoons flour for… Continued

August Farmer Notes

August Farmer Notes

  And there lay this lovely note tucked under a hand-made scythe alongside my combine when I arrived to check on our Pasayten hard white wheat field. The note read:  “Farmer Sam, Wishing you and all at Bluebird Grains Farm a bountiful and successful harvest! Here’s a piece of the valley history for you to… Continued

Change agent Amy Halloran

Change agent Amy Halloran

by Ashley Lodato Bluebird Grain Farms staff writer photos courtesy of Amy Halloran Food activist Amy Halloran has a story to tell–many of them, in fact. When Halloran was a little girl, she learned that the easiest way to connect with her father was to tell him a story when he got home from work.… Continued

July Farmer Notes

July Farmer Notes

Despite the 9 hour absence from their mother, the swallow chicks lived!  Their chirps grew needier and louder for days following my hasty return to “home base” with the John Deere a month ago and continued for a couple of weeks.  Then, that fast, they fledged – leaving a streak of gone-by regurgitation on the… Continued

A note from our Summer Intern

A note from our Summer Intern

Hi, my name is Frances, I am a senior in high school, and I was an intern at Bluebird Farms this July. I am interested in plant sciences and sustainable food systems and am very inspired by the work the Bluebird Farms does. I definitely learned a lot over the two weeks, from soil health and… Continued

June Farmer Notes

June Farmer Notes

June, sweet June indeed.  I can think of a few sweeter than this June.  Although it comes as some sort of irony in the midst of COVID, weather-wise I can’t think of a finer spring than this in the 27 years now I’ve been fortunate enough to call the Methow home.  The typical dry April… Continued

Customer Profile: Amy Sandidge of A Red Spatula

Customer Profile: Amy Sandidge of A Red Spatula

by Ashley Lodato Bluebird Grain Farms staff writer Photo Credits: Amy Sandidge The kitchen of food blogger and culinary photographer Amy Sandidge is exactly the kitchen you want to enter when you have a hankering for a snack. Feel like a ham and cheese pocket or some laminated pasta with edible flowers? Or is your… Continued

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