2018 is trucking along here at Bluebird Grain Farms- we are thankful for a great year of farming in 2017 and are already thinking ahead to working the soil this coming spring! In the meantime, we are busy cleaning and packaging grains here at the granary and also taking some time to get outside and enjoy the beautiful winter weather. Here are some other news items of note:
We are excited to welcome back our Packaging Room Coordinator Sheah Ellis from maternity leave! Sheah makes sure you all receive your orders in a timely fashion and packed to perfection. She’s also known for her killer baking skills (hopefully you tried out her Einkorn Pumpkin Bread). Stay tuned for more of her delicious recipes in upcoming newsletters. Also, a big thank you to Eric Zytowski for filling in for Sheah over the past 4 months- we appreciate all your time and effort in the granary!
Another big thank-you to everyone who attended our Annual Open House and Granary Tour in December. We had a great time meeting all of you and showing you around our facility! It was great to see some new faces here in the valley. We love visitors, so if you missed the event and want to stop by and say hi, give us a call at 509-996-3526 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll make sure someone is available to give you a tour (we are open Monday through Friday, 8:00-4:00).
We are excited to announce our new fruit syrup supplier Hidden Acres Orchard. They are a family owned and operated orchard located just north of Spokane in beautiful Green Bluff, WA. If you happen to be traveling nearby, they have great U-pick fruit options throughout the growing season- give them a call at 509-238-2830 for more information. We are offering their Huckleberry, Marionberry, and Peach Syrups in 16 ounce sizes- all great companions for emmer pancakes or waffles. Our former syrup supplier Bruce Dunlop from Lopez Island Farms has decided to retire- best of luck on your next ventures Bruce!
Brad, Brooke, and Sam have been hard at work over the past two months working on our Value-Added Producer Grant application. This is a great program from the USDA to help farmers who process and package their own crops make improvements in their product development and marketing. We hope to use the grant to help spread the word about our einkorn products. Bluebird Grain Farms was the recipient of a VAPG back in 2008, which really helped us get the business going! We will keep you posted on further developments.
That’s all for now! Enjoy the winter weather and we’ll see you soon. Best, The Bluebird Grain Farms Team