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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

April Farmer Notes

April, the reverse of November, is a month I love almost as much and for many of the same reasons.  Unlike many, I dig “shoulder seasons”… wherever that term came from?  Separated by half a year, November is the going-to-bed month while April is the waking up.  November often goes from crisp and sharp, to… Continued

Cumin-Toasted Split Farro and Green Chile Side

Recipe by: Brooke Lucy Serves: 4-6 Ingredients 1 1/2 cups  Bluebird Split Emmer Farro 3 teaspoons of freshly ground cumin 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil 1 medium shallot, thin long slices 4 oz. of roasted green chilies (fresh roasted green chilies are best, but canned works too) 3 1/3 cups… Continued

Join us in Supporting the Sunny M Campaign

As longtime Methow Valley residents, we at Bluebird Grain Farms have always been staunch supporters of land conservation efforts. In fact, our new granary and processing facility is located on a property that is permanently protected by a conservation easement! We’re particularly excited about the Methow Conservancy’s latest conservation project. Imagine the Methow: the Campaign for… Continued

Customer Profile: Cafe Columbia at Pybus Market

by Ashley Lodato, Bluebird Grain Farms staff writer Dan and Cathy Rodriguez, co-owners of Cafe Columbia in Pybus Market, spent their early careers in IT, working for more than 15 years with manufacturers such as The Boeing Co and Tempress and later moving into consulting for Fujitsu, Solutions Consulting, Perot Systems, and Dell Computer. But… Continued

March Farmer Notes

As I referenced in last month’s notes, the March calendar would signify the “first day of spring.”  On que, that is when we could really feel the shift for the first time after a sustained and lengthy winter here in the Methow.  Nighttime temperatures still fall well below freezing but we’ve had a fair bit… Continued

Info & Upcoming Events

Upcoming Granary & Farm Tours Public Drop in Hours- Monday-Friday from 9:00 to 4:00 PM We welcome drop in visitors on site Monday- Friday from 9:00 am-4:00 pm. Stop in and see our new digs and pop up shop. If you would like to request a group tour ( 10 +) of our facility- please… Continued

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