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The Bird's Eye View: Customer Profile

The Bird’s Eye View: Customer Profile

by Ashley Lodato Bluebird Grain Farms staff writer When I call Bob Bird and introduce myself he commands me to “Say it like an Italian!” Startled, I introduce myself again, this time with the proper accents and flourish, “Mi chiamo Ashley Lo-DAH-to!” My name is Ashley Lodato. Then he starts rattling away to me in rapid-fire Italian.… Continued

March 2017 News and Announcements

March 2017 News and Announcements

Spring is here! Bluebirds are returning and the snow is melting away, so we’re thinking about farming. Before we enter the whirlwind of field preparation and spring planting, we like to take time to reflect and give thanks for our family, friends, and customers. Thank you to everyone who makes Bluebird the amazing business it… Continued

February 2017 Farmer Notes

February 2017 Farmer Notes

By now you readers may know I tend to gauge the season by birds. At present, chickadees have shifted to their more springy song. At least they’ve shifted octaves and I’m calling it “springy.” That said, to date I’ve yet to hear or see the redwing blackbirds down at the pond?? Without fail, regardless of… Continued

Saboteur Bakery

Saboteur Bakery

by Ashley Lodato, Bluebird Grain Farms staff writer Bremerton is abuzz about Saboteur Bakery, as evidenced by social media posts singing the praises of Saboteur’s brioche sucré, swooning over its ham and cheese croissants, and driving two hours to procure some of its panettone. “I can’t believe it,” says owner and baker Matt Tinder. “People are… Continued

January 2017 News and Announcements

January 2017 News and Announcements

Happy New Year! We are excited to dive into another year of growing and processing our organic whole grains. There’s always something new to be learned in farming, and we’re looking forward to applying our knowledge gleaned from the 2016 growing season. This is an especially important year for all of us to push forward on… Continued

A Century of Bread from Sandholt Bakery

A Century of Bread from Sandholt Bakery

by Bluebird Grain Farms writer Ashley Lodato If you’ve been looking for an excuse to visit Reykjavík, Iceland, Sandholt Bakery is the answer. It might seem like a long way to travel for a crusty sourdough loaf or a flaky Danish, but add in the bakery’s nearly 100-year history and you’ve got an educational opportunity on… Continued

November 2016 News and Announcements

November 2016 News and Announcements

We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! This is a holiday that we savor here at Bluebird. Our field work is (mostly) finished but the granary and packaging room are humming, so this day of reflection, rest, and giving thanks comes at the perfect time. Of course, we also all love to cook and this… Continued

Customer Profile: Chef Edouardo Jordan of Salare Restaurant

Customer Profile: Chef Edouardo Jordan of Salare Restaurant

By Ashley Lodato, Bluebird Grain Farms staff writer When he was in high school, Edouardo Jordan decided he would one day write his own cookbook. Now, nearly 20 years later, Jordan still hasn’t written that book but it’s not for lack of material; it’s for lack of time. A seemingly whirling dervish of culinary arts… Continued

September Farmer Notes 2016

September Farmer Notes 2016

The hot days of August faded fast with September’s arrival, which was ushered in by a bit of moisture and 40 degree nights. Not exactly the change one likes to see when beginning grain harvest, yet I recall it is not uncommon for September to begin rehearsing fall “fits”. The swallows are long gone and… Continued

September 2016 News and Announcements

September 2016 News and Announcements

The harvest is on! Autumn is a crazy yet satisfying time for farmers- there’s much work to do, but we finally get to see the fruits (seeds, actually) of our labors during the spring and summer.  The crops look great this year- we are yielding above average in almost every field, and the grain is… Continued

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