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May Farmer Notes

May Farmer Notes

 And here they were, two scrawny male hummingbirds at the feeder after all this time.  As if sheep hefted to the fell.  Weeks had gone by since I traded out our one sunflower bird feeder for our one hummingbird feeder.  It hung vacant for long enough that I actually restocked it with fresh juice then… Continued

Farro and Mushrooms with Asparagus and Garlic Chives

Farro and Mushrooms with Asparagus and Garlic Chives

Recipe by: Chef Seth Caswell Serves 4 Ingredients 2 oz fresh morel mushrooms*, sliced into rings 2 tsp unsalted butter 1 shallot, minced 1 Tbsp fresh thyme, roughly chopped 1 garlic clove, minced 4 asparagus stalks 2 cups vegetable stock (or substitute chicken stock) 1 ½ cups Bluebird Grains Emmer Farro 1 medium onion, small dice… Continued

Bluebird Receives Rural Business Award

Bluebird Receives Rural Business Award

The SBA Seattle District celebrated National Small Business Week on Wednesday, May 5. Hosted by SCORE and supported by the SBA Resource Partner Network, the event took place at the Museum of Flight and was attended by more than 300 SBA resource partners, small business lenders and small businesses. The annual event, which typically takes place during National… Continued

March Farmer Notes

March Farmer Notes

Spring has sprung. At least for the time being as I write this on April Fools morning. Most all the snow patches have disappeared while meadowlarks, robins, flycatchers, and BLUEBIRDS have arrived back to the valley here. Deer have moved back up to graze and owls still sound at dusk.  Resilient and wonderful bunchgrasses are… Continued

5% for Chefs of Ukraine

5% for Chefs of Ukraine

This week Bluebird Grain Farms has teamed up with the non-profit organization, World Central Kitchen, to help bring food relief to people of Ukraine. Now through April 3rd, 5% of our  proceeds via our online store will be donated to World Central Kitchen’s relief efforts and the chefs of Ukraine. World Central Kitchen posted the… Continued

Fried Farro with Asparagus

Fried Farro with Asparagus

  Recipe & Photo Credit: Town & Country Markets  Serves-4 Ingredients 1 cup (uncooked) Bluebird Grain Farms Organic Whole Grain Emmer Farro, rinsed 2 eggs, beaten 1 tablespoon sesame oil oil for frying 4 green onions, thinly sliced (white and green parts), divided 1 clove garlic, minced 1 generous cup asparagus (about 1/2 pound), sliced diagonally… Continued

February Farmer Notes

February Farmer Notes

  Truth to tell, sitting by the woodstove while listening to the Labradors snore this morning feels mighty good. Siskins, chickadees and finches visit the feeder, silhouetted by a gray and foreboding sky beyond.   Most of February gave us ample sun and warmer temperatures that sped us toward spring, while easing up the cold… Continued

Crusty Einkorn Whole Wheat Sourdough Bread

Crusty Einkorn Whole Wheat Sourdough Bread

Makes 2 loaves The overnight rise develops the flavor of einkorn beautifully in this crusty, naturally leavened loaf. It takes a few hours to make, but very little attention and the results are so remarkable, your friends won’t believe you made it at home. You’ll need an oven-proof cast iron Dutch oven pot with a… Continued

Customer Profile: James Hannah Austin V, DNP

Customer Profile: James Hannah Austin V, DNP

by Ashley Lodato, Bluebird Grain Farms staff writer photos courtesy of James Hannah Austin V A childhood spent on a farm normalized the mammalian birth process for James Hannah Austin V, and quite likely planted the seeds for an eventual career in midwifery. Raised on the same Brinklow, MD sheep farm her father grew up… Continued

January Farmer Notes

January Farmer Notes

As promised, you are reading me again (last notes) at the beginning of a New Year. A Healthy New Year I hope for all.  Good health can lead to happiness. One big goal of organic farming and organic food processing is to make sure nutritious food can see its way to your plate. Truth to… Continued

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