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Bluebird Expansion Project

Bluebird Expansion Project

After several years of planning and many gentle nudges from our Bluebird community, we are delighted to announce that we have broken ground on our new processing facility. Our new building will be located just off of Highway 20 between Winthrop and Twisp (about 5 miles south of our current location) on our 32 acres… Continued

August Farmer Notes

August Farmer Notes

Wow!  The request I wrote at the end of my last notes was for those displaced by our July fires to be back in their homes with no lives lost. This hope for our valley here was one hundred percent granted!  Mother Nature just never ceases to amaze. We couldn’t have had a more drastic… Continued

Customer Profile: Jim Dixon of Wellspent Market

Customer Profile: Jim Dixon of Wellspent Market

by Ashley Lodato, Bluebird Grain Farms staff writers Those who know Portland, OR’s Wellspent Market owner Jim Dixon, those who have heard him expound upon the virtues of really good olive oil, may be surprised to learn that for a time in his life, he bought his olive oil at Costco. “I considered myself a… Continued

July Farmer Notes

July Farmer Notes

The smoke has even the birds off-kilter in my estimation.  Truth to tell,  I’ve heard evening songs in the middle of these shrouded days.  As was somewhat feared, if not expected, our little valley is on fire again.  The heavy heat came early, back in late June, and has run head-long into the hot month… Continued

Einkorn with Clams and Zucchini

Einkorn with Clams and Zucchini

Serves 4 Ingredients 1 cup  Bluebird’s whole grain einkorn Salt and pepper 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 3/4  cup finely chopped shallots 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 pound zucchini, cut into ½-inch dice 1/2  cup white wine 1/2  cup heavy cream 3 pounds manila or other small clams 1/4 cup chopped parsley 2 tablespoons chopped… Continued

June Farmer Notes

June Farmer Notes

There is a bird I’ve yet to identify that wakes me each day at dawn even before the natty house wrens set to chatting.  I am awake. I am of the sort that once awake to birdsong and gathering light I seldom go back to not being awake. Just past the Summer Solstice, wake-up time… Continued

Episode 4: Seed, Listen to our Farm Direct Podcast Now

Episode 4: Seed, Listen to our Farm Direct Podcast Now

Sam Lucy of Bluebird Grain Farms is one of the original farmers to grow and process organic Emmer and Einkorn Seed in the country for food production. Over the past 25 years, Sam has learned the intricacies of planting and growing these two ancient varieties of wheat. Listen to what Sam has to say about… Continued

Customer Profile: Caso's Country Foods in Okanogan

Customer Profile: Caso’s Country Foods in Okanogan

As a girl who grew up on orchards and later went on to fruit sales, Stephanie Kraemer knows her fruit. “Apples, cherries, and pears–that was my whole world before buying a grocery store,” Kraemer says. Kraemer, who with her husband, Clark, purchased Caso’s Country Foods in Okanogan, WA, just two and a half years ago,… Continued

May Farmer Notes

May Farmer Notes

Well, it hasn’t been a quiet month at Bluebird Grain Farms where birdsong greets us each morning, the extended high pressure rolls on with lots of sun, temps in the 70’s, mostly calm days but where the wind right now blows above average. Afternoon gusts from the north rattle windows, toss the aspen trees about,… Continued

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