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Ruffled Apple Brandy Cake

Ruffled Apple Brandy Cake

Ingredients: 1  cup Bluebird Einka flour * 1 cup all purpose baking flour** 2  teaspoon baking powder 1/8 teaspoon salt 4 eggs 1  cup plus 2 tablespoon of sugar 4 tablespoons brandy 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled 6 medium apples Method: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Butter… Continued

The Aspen Turn Gold

The Aspen Turn Gold

As the aspen turn gold and the robins re-gather and the first flights of southbound geese murmur overhead during the night, another farming season, too, draws to close.  We’ve completed harvest, applied our straw digesters and sowed winter peas as our winter cover crop.  Fall tillage is what is left for us to do.  This… Continued

October News and Announcements

October News and Announcements

We are updating all of our labels on all of our products.  You will find new block bottom packaging on our 2 lb. flour products.  We are diligently upgrading our sticker systems for all of our products from 2 lb to 50 lb.. Thankfully we have very patient employees and a wonderful graphic designer to help… Continued

Customer Profile: Hanks Harvest Foods

Customer Profile: Hanks Harvest Foods

  In 1975, a small grocery store in the Methow Valley was poised to fold. Located on the current site of the Confluence Gallery, the tiny affiliate of United Retail Merchants (URM) was just not making it in the underpopulated rural area. But Hank Konrad, then working at another URM store in Orfino, Idaho, had… Continued

Harvest Moon

Harvest Moon

No one living here in the Methow is going to escape this past summer unscathed. Assessment based on: “to what degree of destruction?”. Some homes that escaped fire didn’t elude mudslides which came late in August as violent thunderstorms continued to roll through our little valley.  All the moisture we never saw in the spring… Continued

July News and Annoucements

July News and Annoucements

Wildfires have been the focus this month.  After a “firestorm” ripped through the valley on July 18,  we lost power and all phone services for 8 days, taking us back to basic means.   The devastation of our valley is mind boggling. Our home, farm and fields were not threatened like so many other places.… Continued

News & Musings From June

News & Musings From June

Trout Unlimited will be hosting a farm to table dinner on August 2nd at Pipestone Canyon Ranch. Please contact Jeri Tim at 509-881-7690  or go to: troutunlimited.bpt.me for more information. Proceeds go toward supporting Trout Unlimited in Okanogan County. I just returned from a trip to the Bay area. I delivered our oldest daughter to a theater camp.… Continued

New Videos, News & Musings from May

New Videos, News & Musings from May

We have added and released two new videos to our series titled “From Plow to Plate.” Learn why cultivation is so important and get intimate with the cultipacker! We hope these videos give you some insight into our farming steps and practices. You can watch the entire series on our YouTube channel. I had the pleasure of traveling to Point Defiance… Continued

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