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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

December Farmer Notes

December Farmer Notes

As the afternoons grow ever short, finches and chickadees hurry to fill up on the sunflowers we’ve left for winter. Truth to tell, an edging of snow now crowns the sunflower’s circular face,  almost as round as that of Raggedy Anne. We’ve traded the sodden month of November – emphasis on sodden – for the… Continued

Pilaf stuffed Portobello with Rosemary & Goat Cheese

Pilaf stuffed Portobello with Rosemary & Goat Cheese

  Copyright Bluebird Grain Farms Serves: 4-6 Ingredients 1 cup Potlatch Pilaf, dry 3 cups water or mushroom stock 4 Portobello mushrooms, stems removed 6 teaspoons olive oil, divided 3 teaspoons balsamic vinegar, divided ½ teaspoon salt + more to taste ½ teaspoon black pepper + more to taste 2 medium shallots, diced 2 garlic… Continued

Customer Profile: Devra Gartenstein of New Day Cooperative Distribution

Customer Profile: Devra Gartenstein of New Day Cooperative Distribution

by Ashley Lodato  / Bluebird Grain Farms staff writer Early in the pandemic, says New Day Cooperative Distribution co-founder Devra “Dev” Gartenstein, “grocery store shelves were stripped bare and so many small local producers had lost important revenue streams like farmers markets and dine-in eating.” In response Gartenstein, a “serial entrepreneur” who has owned and… Continued

October Farmer Notes

October Farmer Notes

It’s here.  Fall, and all the colorful glory!  This October couldn’t have been any nicer with mellow 60-70 degree days on end, and cooler nights running on for the first three weeks. Crisper air; crispy leaves, resulting from Canada’s bristling breeze pushing down from the northern prairies and mountains. The Hunter’s Full Moon prompted geese,… Continued

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