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September Farmer Notes

The summer of whacky weather almost skipped the Methow Valley altogether.  Almost.  As I type these notes at the close of August and half way into harvesting our home field of einkorn here, Mother Nature has ushered in a pretty hefty rain storm!  And a fast drop in temperature as follow up.  No real damage… Continued

August Farmer Notes

Nothing but clear, blue skies here as July winds down and we welcome August.  This was as nice of a July as any, in my estimation, with long sunlight, temperatures in the 80’s and 90’s, light winds and NO smoke to speak of.  Some birds (quail, robins) are having their second clutches and these are… Continued

Chilled Corn and Farro Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

Copyright Bluebird Grain Farms Serves 4 to 6 Ingredients 6 ears of corn, shucked (~ 4 cups) 1/2 cup Bluebird whole grain emmer farro, raw (~1 cup cooked) 1/2 cup red onion, diced 1 large red bell pepper, diced 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped (~1/2 bunch) Dressing 3-4 limes, freshly squeezed (~3 tablespoons juice)… Continued

News and Announcements

Organic Sonora Heritage Wheat Back in Stock Harvest has started. Sonora heritage soft white wheat berries and flour are back in stock in both retail and wholesale channels. We are now offering Sonora heritage wheat in 2000 lb. totes to our wholesale customers. You can find our Sonora online or give us a call: 509-996-3526… Continued

June Farmer Notes

Ahhh… the long, sweet days of June.  The early light of dawn, the extended soft light of dusk.  Some days even before first light, birds have begun to wake and as dawn strengthens a growing cacophony begins: Catbirds, Chats, Bluebirds, Sparrows, Warblers, Orioles and lest we forget, the ever persistent House Wren! Why I ever… Continued

Episode 6: Processing

In episode 6 Deputy Don and Farmer Sam discuss how harvesting, storage, and the processing of ancient wheat profoundly impact the quality and flavor.  Join them as they uncover the nuances behind processing emmer wheat.  Get ready to deepen your understanding and appreciation for the journey from field to table, and the great lengths that… Continued

Save the Date!

Bluebird Grain Farms is partnering with friends of Friends of Winthrop Library to bring David Montgomery and Anne Bikle’ to the Winthrop Library on October 21st for a lecture and discussion about how to heal our land and reclaim our health. In the book, the authors David R. Montgomery and Anne Biklé take us beyond the… Continued

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