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Emmer Coffee Cake

Emmer Coffee Cake

Recipe by Tess Hoke of Yardfood If you have guests in town for the holidays, start the morning right with this delicious coffee cake! Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9×9-inch baking dish. If you’d like to use a Bundt pan, please increase the ingredients by 1.5x and bake towards the longer… Continued

Chef Profile: Ben Stenn of Celilo Restaurant

Chef Profile: Ben Stenn of Celilo Restaurant

by Ashley Lodato, Bluebird Grain Farms staff writer photos courtesy of Celilo Restaurant Chef Ben Stenn isn’t the first person to have a trip to France change his life and he won’t be the last. But the Hood River, Oregon community can rejoice that France lured Stenn from a career in law to a life… Continued

November Farmer Notes

November Farmer Notes

Late summer to early winter that fast. And so the seasons have rolled here in the Methow this year, with little time at all for fall. The later start to summer kept things 3-4 weeks “behind” all the way to November. July was more like June; September more like August; October definitely more like September… Continued

Place & Time: the new Bluebird Grain Farms facility

Place & Time: the new Bluebird Grain Farms facility

by Ashley Lodato About 13,000 years ago the last of the Missoula floods swept across Eastern Washington and down the Columbia River Gorge. Glaciologists estimate that the glaciers in the Methow Valley were up to a mile deep. When the ice receded, the First People arrived and inhabited the Methow Valley.  For at least 10,000… Continued

September Farmer Notes

September Farmer Notes

September… the mellowest month of the year.  The land itself exhales from a summer of constant work.  That sigh of relief fairly infiltrates the countryside after a season spent growing vast varieties and quantities of both wild and domestic foods.  Calm, warm evenings are followed by cooler, quiet mornings.  Hillside grasses fade to gold like… Continued

Summer Vegetable Einkorn Risotto

Summer Vegetable Einkorn Risotto

Recipe and Photo courtesy of Sugar + Salt Co. Ingredients 4 tablespoons avocado oil, divided1 small onion, finely chopped, divided4-5 medium cloves fresh minced garlic1 ½ teaspoons coarse Kosher salt1 tsp fresh ground black pepper4 cups reduced-sodium vegetable broth1 ½ cups Einkorn berries2 cups water1 medium zucchini, cut into 1-inch pieces1 medium yellow squash, cut… Continued

Join us for our Grand Opening on 11/19!

Join us for our Grand Opening on 11/19!

We are thrilled to be able to officially open our doors to all of our friends and neighbors who have patiently waited for the green light to visit. We would love to welcome you to visit any time between 9 am and 3 pm on Saturday, November 19th to say hi, pick up some products,… Continued

August Farmer Notes

August Farmer Notes

August, month of the full Corn Moon; the Ricing Moon; the Harvest Moon – all names from various Native Americans – has come and nearly gone now.  True to form, August is the peak month for harvest of cereal grains around these parts of eastern Washington, as well as elsewhere.  I was reflecting on various harvests… Continued

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