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November Farmer Notes

November Farmer Notes

  “ The desolate, deserted trees,      The faded earth, the heavy sky,” Oh, I can’t help but quote Robert Frost’s My November Guest when one of my absolute favorite months settles in.  Indeed the trees are bare, and skies have turned heavy here right around the year’s earlier Thanksgiving.  This, however, only after weeks and… Continued

Vendor Profile: Sno-Isle Food Co-op Anchored in Community

Vendor Profile: Sno-Isle Food Co-op Anchored in Community

  by Ashley Lodato  / Bluebird Grain Farms staff writer In these times of corporate conglomerates, independently-owned businesses are a welcome prospect and employee-owned co-ops are downright refreshing. Sno-Isle Food Co-op (Sno-Isle) located in North Everett, WA, is one such breath of fresh air. The 21-year-old non-profit retail food source is democratically governed by a board… Continued

A Baking Life: Customer Judy Prichard

A Baking Life: Customer Judy Prichard

by Ashley Lodato Bluebird Grain Farms staff writer Some 1960s-era newlyweds took up golf together or joined bridge circles, but for Gail (some call him Pete) and Judy Prichard the mutual hobby was baking bread. “When Gail and I got married we just started baking bread,” says Judy. “We were baking long before we had… Continued

July 2018 News and Announcments

July 2018 News and Announcments

Here is a shout out to our summer intern Axel Otteson from Seattle Washington, 17 years old.  Axel worked with Bluebird for two weeks doing everything from labeling bags, mowing fields to firing up the combine in preparation of harvest. Our neighbors, Jill and Harold Sheely graciously offered to host Axel in their home which… Continued

June 2018 Farmer Notes

June 2018 Farmer Notes

The common house wren – easily confused with the winter wren: Tenacious, noisy, spider-man like the way it clings sideways to siding, posts, tree limbs…alas, does not just like houses. For two years now one particular mother has nested up above the exterior lights in our John Deere’s cab. To be exact, directly on top… Continued

Chef Cameron Slaugh of Restaurant Wahluke

Chef Cameron Slaugh of Restaurant Wahluke

by Ashley Lodato Bluebird Grain Farms staff writer photos by Ashley Loyer The “farm to table” movement has swept the country by storm in recent years, but for those brought up like Chef Cameron Slaugh (rhymes with “raw”), farm to table isn’t a movement–it is a way of life. Raised on a rural Utah subsistence… Continued

May 2018 News and Announcements

May 2018 News and Announcements

May is always a busy month for us at Bluebird, but we have been loving the beautiful wildflowers and steady soil moisture in our fields. Our thoughts go out to those who have been adversely affected by the recent flooding in eastern Okanogan County. Thank you to all who work hard to keep our communities… Continued

Customer Profile: Grampy Pat's (Almost Famous) Sourdough

Customer Profile: Grampy Pat’s (Almost Famous) Sourdough

by Ashley Lodato Bluebird Grain Farms staff writer They say some things are so addictive you can get hooked on your very first try. Patrick Jeannette (aka “Grampy Pat”) had this experience the first time he sampled a true Alaskan sourdough bread, and he’s had nary a sourdough-free day since. Growing up in the Los… Continued

March 2018 News and Announcements

March 2018 News and Announcements

It’s now “officially” spring and we are excited to get to work on field preparation and planting! The snow is melting out quickly, but fortunately the soil is soaking it right up (we should have good soil moisture for seeding in a few months). It is still too wet to work in the fields so… Continued

Customer Profile: the Mazama Store

Customer Profile: the Mazama Store

by Ashley Lodato Bluebird Grain Farms staff writer For Mazama Store owner Missy LeDuc, it’s all about keeping things fresh and lively. From the produce to the pastries to the housewares to even the employees themselves, everything and everyone in the iconic Mazama cafe and general store seems to be infused with an internal bit… Continued

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