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Squash & Cider Soup with Caramelized Farro and Apples

Squash & Cider Soup with Caramelized Farro and Apples

Recipe developed for Bluebird Grain Farms by Acacia Larsen. Serves: 4-6 Ingredients: 1 Medium/large or 2 small winter squash (about 4 cups cooked squash) 2 Tablespoons olive oil Kosher or sea salt 1 Cup Bluebird Emmer Farro 3 Cups apple cider 3 Cups chicken broth (or vegetable broth) 4 Tablespoons butter, bacon fat, or olive… Continued

Customer Profile: Astoria Co-op

Customer Profile: Astoria Co-op

  by Ashley Lodato, Bluebird Grain Farms staff writer photos courtesy of Astoria Coop As the dark days of late fall and winter descend upon the Pacific Northwest, the minds of professional and domestic cooks alike turn to foods that nourish, comfort, and bring cheer. And in times like these, those who are fortunate enough… Continued

September Farmer Notes

September Farmer Notes

Ahhhhh….autumn at long last!  And as mellow of a September as this, I can not recall. Which is a strong statement given that September is presumed by many as the mellowest month on our calendar.  I can’t get enough of the slow  evenings. Evening begins much earlier now and almost suddenly however, evening in of… Continued

Emmer Farro Chimichurri with Zucchini & Olives

Emmer Farro Chimichurri with Zucchini & Olives

Serves 6 -8 For the Farro & Zucchini: Makes 2 cups cooked farro *1 Cup Emmer Farro (Bluebird Grain Farms) 3 Cups water ½ Teaspoon kosher or sea salt *2 Medium zucchini, diced small Place the farro, water and salt in a medium or large saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil, then turn heat to… Continued

Bluebird Expansion Project

Bluebird Expansion Project

After several years of planning and many gentle nudges from our Bluebird community, we are delighted to announce that we have broken ground on our new processing facility. Our new building will be located just off of Highway 20 between Winthrop and Twisp (about 5 miles south of our current location) on our 32 acres… Continued

August Farmer Notes

August Farmer Notes

Wow!  The request I wrote at the end of my last notes was for those displaced by our July fires to be back in their homes with no lives lost. This hope for our valley here was one hundred percent granted!  Mother Nature just never ceases to amaze. We couldn’t have had a more drastic… Continued

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

Copyright: Bluebird Grain Farms 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… 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

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