Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays here at Bluebird. Coming together with friends and family to express gratitude while sharing delicious food is a vital tradition that we hold dear. It’s especially important to us farmers because it comes just after the major rush in the fields is over and gives us time to reflect on the growing season. While every season has its ups and downs, every year we find ourselves filled with wonder at all that has come together to make Bluebird successful. We give thanks to the soil, our crops, and all of our staff, customers, and friends who help us do what we do.
Sheah Ellis, our Packaging Room Coordinator, had her baby! A big welcome to Erik Ellis, born September 22nd, 2017. Congratulations Sheah and Jay!
Farmer Sam was a featured speaker at Classroom in Bloom’s Fall Garden Party back in September. Classroom in Bloom promotes school gardening as a way to connect students to their food system, their studies, and their landscape. We love the work they do- they are preparing the next generation of farmers, environmental stewards, and leaders! Bluebird has been helping CiB by plowing and cover cropping the field where their 2018 garden expansion is planned. Stay tuned for more developments.
Our annual Granary Open House and Tour is coming up on Saturday December 9th from 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM (tour at 12:00). Come on up and share a hot drink, meet your local farmers, and learn how we store, clean, mill, and package our organic grains. You’ll get to see our unique wooden silos that help naturally condition the grain and our cool old-school grain cleaning machinery. We’ll have Bluebird products and our gift baskets for sale if you need to do some last minute holiday shopping. Call 509-996-3526 for directions and to RSVP.
Thanksgiving Photo Contest! Did Bluebird Grain Farms make an appearance on your Thanksgiving table this year? If so we’d love to hear what products you used and what dish you used them in. Post a photo of your dish with the hashtag #bluebirdgrainfarms on either Facebook or Instagram, and you’ll be entered in a drawing to win a $30 gift certificate for our online store.
If you’re looking to purchase Bluebird products at a retail store close to your home, we just launched a new store locator on our website to help you find one. Just type in your area code and it will give you a selection of nearby stores that carry our products. Keep in mind that not all stores carry all of our products, so call in advance if you’re looking for something specific.