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June Farmer Notes

June Farmer Notes

Two months have come and gone since my last Notes.  As has Summer Solstice. Time waits for no one, truth to tell.  Country living with the rain and birds and wind, or in the city where traffic and morning commute sets the rhythm – it seems to make little difference insofar as the pace of… Continued

Customer Profile: Executive Chef Patrick Durgan and the Bellingham Public Schools Food Services Program

Customer Profile: Executive Chef Patrick Durgan and the Bellingham Public Schools Food Services Program

by Ashley Lodato Bluebird Grain Farms staff writer Imagine these items on a menu: Asian Beef Rice Bowl with Broccoli Spring Roll, Chicken Cordon Bleu Sandwich, Chicken Yakisoba. Vegan Chickpea Masala. Sounds like the kind of place you’d want to eat, right? Then imagine those menu items created from scratch using locally and regionally sourced… Continued

News & Announcments

News & Announcments

By Brooke Lucy We almost missed two months of posting our newsletter. Jeeeeeez….  I don’t know if we have ever missed a month in the last eight years.  Alas, life has caught up with us, no excuses, here are some of the reasons why… I attended two food shows in the last two months, The… Continued

Fourth of July Cherry Pie

Fourth of July Cherry Pie

Recipe by: Bluebird Grain Farms  Preheat oven to 375 degrees. yields 1 pie Cherry Pie Filling 4 cups fresh pitted pie cherries 1 cup of sugar 1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract 3 tablespoons quick cooking tapioca Pinch of sea salt Combine pitted pie cherries, sugar, almond extract, salt, and tapioca and set aside for 15 minutes.… Continued

April Farmer Notes

April Farmer Notes

Spring!  Sort of. Truth to tell, the birds all seem to think spring is here though April has come along begrudgingly.  I’ve begun the seasonal habit of taking coffee on the south porch as opposed to fireside, to better hear and see what really is going on.  From this perch I’ve been listening to both… Continued

Methow Spring Quiche with Einkorn Crust

Methow Spring Quiche with Einkorn Crust

Yields 1,  9-inch Quiche Recipe by: Brooke Lucy Ingredients Einkorn Crust 1 1/2 cup Bluebird’s Einkorn Flour 1 teaspoon salt ½ cup (1 stick) chilled butter, cut into small pieces 3-4 tablespoons ice water Filling 2 cups asparagus, chopped in 1-inch segments 1/2 medium onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, sliced 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 6… Continued

Customer Profile: Danielle Gibbs of Sage Mountain Natural Foods

Customer Profile: Danielle Gibbs of Sage Mountain Natural Foods

by Ashley Lodato staff writer, Bluebird Grain Farms photos courtesy of Sage Mountain Natural Foods                 As if farming, running a fermented vegetables business, teaching in Wenatchee Valley College’s sustainable agriculture program, and raising three kids under the age of 12 weren’t enough, Danielle Gibbs had to go… Continued

Lebanese Einkorn and Lentils

Lebanese Einkorn and Lentils

    Recipe by: Acacia Zambrana for Bluebird Grain Farms Serves 4-6, Preparation Time: 35 Minutes This is an excellent side dish for any kind of grilled or roasted meat, or any Mediterranean inspired meal.  It could even be the base of a delicious grain bowl with some chickpeas and tzatziki or hummus and roasted… Continued

March Farmer Notes

March Farmer Notes

The mercury is finally above 20 and Spring Equinox is here. Alas, the birds are the reminder that daylight grows and, true enough, daytime now runs 6 to 6. Ahh, the bird…. What a wacky winter for birds. I know this has been the “Farmer Notes” theme season-long but I can’t help myself! We had… Continued

Farro & Vegetable Winter Casserole

Farro & Vegetable Winter Casserole

  Recipe Serves 6-8 Ingredients:  1 cup Emmer farro 2 cups sweet potatoes, diced in 1-inch cubes 1 cup sweet onion, diced 2 large cloves garlic, finely diced 1 large bunch of spinach, chopped & steamed (or 10 oz. package of frozen spinach- thawed) 2 cups of milk 6 eggs, whisked with 1 tablespoon of… Continued

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