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Customer Profile: Jim Dixon of Wellspent Market

Customer Profile: Jim Dixon of Wellspent Market

by Ashley Lodato, Bluebird Grain Farms staff writer 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

Vegetarian Farro Burger

Vegetarian Farro Burger

  These delightful vegetarian burgers will not only wow your pallet but give you a new perspective on veggie burgers. The sweet nutty flavor of cracked farro combined with savory ingredients of thyme, tamari, and onion reveals a perfect vegetarian patty with a protein punch. Make these vegetarian burgers as the main course for lunch… Continued

April Farmer Notes

April Farmer Notes

Evening. I stare straight at our fully blooming Apricot tree as I tap this month’s notes from the back porch. The two Labs snore mightily nearby, sprawled out on the fir planking as if it were 100 degrees out. Still full of winter-thickened blood, the first 60-70 degree days here in late April make us… Continued

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