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March Farmer Notes

Spring has sprung. At least for the time being as I write this on April Fools morning. Most all the snow patches have disappeared while meadowlarks, robins, flycatchers, and BLUEBIRDS have arrived back to the valley here. Deer have moved back up to graze and owls still sound at dusk.  Resilient and wonderful bunchgrasses are… Continued

5% for Chefs of Ukraine

This week Bluebird Grain Farms has teamed up with the non-profit organization, World Central Kitchen, to help bring food relief to people of Ukraine. Now through April 3rd, 5% of our  proceeds via our online store will be donated to World Central Kitchen’s relief efforts and the chefs of Ukraine. World Central Kitchen posted the… Continued

Fried Farro with Asparagus

  Recipe & Photo Credit: Town & Country Markets  Serves-4 Ingredients 1 cup (uncooked) Bluebird Grain Farms Organic Whole Grain Emmer Farro, rinsed 2 eggs, beaten 1 tablespoon sesame oil oil for frying 4 green onions, thinly sliced (white and green parts), divided 1 clove garlic, minced 1 generous cup asparagus (about 1/2 pound), sliced diagonally… Continued

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

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

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

Cauliflower, Gruyere & Farro Soup with Rye Pretzels

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 large cauliflower, cut into medium size florets, stem included ½ cup cracked farro porridge ( split emmer works too) 2 tablespoons of butter or Olive oil 2 cups, chopped yellow onion 3 medium garlic cloves, diced 1 large carrot, chopped 2 bay leaves 2 tsp salt 1 cup dry white wine… Continued

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

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