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Episode 4: Seed, Listen to our Farm Direct Podcast Now

Episode 4: Seed, Listen to our Farm Direct Podcast Now

Sam Lucy of Bluebird Grain Farms is one of the original farmers to grow and process organic Emmer and Einkorn Seed in the country for food production. Over the past 25 years, Sam has learned the intricacies of planting and growing these two ancient varieties of wheat. Listen to what Sam has to say about… Continued

Customer Profile: Caso's Country Foods in Okanogan

Customer Profile: Caso’s Country Foods in Okanogan

As a girl who grew up on orchards and later went on to fruit sales, Stephanie Kraemer knows her fruit. “Apples, cherries, and pears–that was my whole world before buying a grocery store,” Kraemer says. Kraemer, who with her husband, Clark, purchased Caso’s Country Foods in Okanogan, WA, just two and a half years ago,… Continued

April Farmer Notes

April Farmer Notes

Evening. I stare straight at our fully blooming Apricot tree as I tap this month’s notes from the back porch. The two Labs snore mightily nearby, sprawled out on the fir planking as if it were 100 degrees out. Still full of winter-thickened blood, the first 60-70 degree days here in late April make us… Continued

Customer Profile: Chef Maria Hines

Customer Profile: Chef Maria Hines

by Ashley Lodato Bluebird Grain Farms staff writer photos courtesy of Maria Hines For Seattle Chef Maria Hines, food is medicine. The James Beard Award-winning chef, restaurant founder, cookbook author, and climber has long been a food enthusiast, with a childhood spent helping her mother cook on evenings and weekends. But it is only in… Continued

March Farmer Notes

March Farmer Notes

                   Springs Concerto                      The way a spring creek leaps    rolls and glistens    in the sharp, March sun;    each bubble     a gone-by snowflake    each turn    a great crawling out    from the white blanket    and such burrowing in.     New eyes blink- … Continued

February Farmer Notes

February Farmer Notes

Winter remains alive and well here in Cascade foothills with some of the coldest temperatures of the season and more white fluff continuing to fall from the sky. It’s beautiful looking out, and beautiful once out albeit a bit chilly! Chickadees rush the feeder, along with Purple Finch, and in place of Waxwings, we’ve had… Continued

Customer Profile: Guerra's Gourmet

Customer Profile: Guerra’s Gourmet

by Ashley Lodato, Bluebird Grain Farms Staff Writer photos courtesy of Guerra’s Gourmet In the 1980s, Lino Guerra noticed something. Everyone, it seemed, was suddenly interested in peppers. At the time, Lino was farming with his father in the Yakima Valley, growing peppers alongside tomatoes, peas, onions, and other produce. In response to demand for… Continued

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