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February Farmer Notes

February may be the shortest month by calendar days, yet this year as it draws to a close we are reminded of the long winter here in northern Washington.  True to February form, we did finally get a little more sun this month with a handful of warmer days that highlighted the gathering daylight.  Red-winged… Continued

Vegetarian Mexican Wheat Berry Soup

Copyright: Bluebird Grain Farms Serves: 4 INGREDIENTS  2 tablespoons avocado oil  1 large yellow or red onion, chopped  3-4 cloves garlic minced  2 teaspoons jalapeno pepper, minced  3 cups of fresh or frozen yellow corn  4 cups fresh tomatoes, roughly chopped  1 tablespoon ground cumin  2 teaspoons chili powder  1 ½ teaspoon coarse Kosher salt … Continued

January Farmer Notes

I first met Jolly Miller on New Year’s Eve the winter of ‘96.  That was a bigger winter than the one we’re in now.  We’d had 6 feet of snow; on New Year’s Eve it began to rain.  Brooke and I walked up the then – quiet Rendezvous to neighbor Lee Miller’s for a party. … Continued

News and Announcements from Brooke

Vegas or Bust Our daughter Larkin and her friend Rupert Dyer saved my bacon a few weeks ago; the day before I was to travel to Las Vegas to the Fancy Food Show I tested positive (yes for the first time) for COVID. With a Bluebird Grain Farms booth set up and product waiting in… Continued

Kutia

Kutia is a traditional Christmas Slavic porridge made of whole grains, poppy seed, nuts, raisins and honey. Ingredients 1 cup whole grain spelt (any whole-grain wheat berry will work) 4 cups milk or milk substitute 1/2 cups poppy seed 1/2 cup honey 1/2 cup raisins 2/3 cup dry apricots, chopped 2/3 cup toasted almonds or… Continued

December Farmer Notes

‘Tis the season, truth to tell! Thanksgiving has come and gone and this year could have easily passed for a Christmas setting.  Hopefully, most have gotten into better eating shape at this point because now the real test comes: Christmas!   Winter descended on our little Valley November 7th and has been building on that early… Continued

Employee Profile: Granary Manager Steve White

by Ashley Lodato Bluebird Grain Farms staff writer photos by Bluebird Grain Farms It was logging that brought Bluebird Grain Farms Granary Manager Steve White to the Methow Valley in 1996 and it was farming that eventually brought him back. Steve was raised in Northern Idaho in a community that makes the Methow Valley seem… Continued

Visiting the Methow Valley for the holidays?

We’re opening our doors for public hours the weekend after Christmas (12/29-12/31) and invite you to come shop. We have bulk bags of flour and grains available, as well as our full line of retail items: fresh milled flour, whole grains, and handcrafted blends. Come enjoy the warehouse shopping experience. HOLIDAY BREAK PUBLIC VISITING HOURS… Continued

Chef Profile: Ben Stenn of Celilo Restaurant

by Ashley Lodato, Bluebird Grain Farms staff writer photos courtesy of Celilo Restaurant Chef Ben Stenn isn’t the first person to have a trip to France change his life and he won’t be the last. But the Hood River, Oregon community can rejoice that France lured Stenn from a career in law to a life… Continued

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