Farmer Fisher Chef Connection is this Monday, March 21st. We will have three representatives from Bluebird there to promote our farm products. Brad Halm-Bluebird mill-right, Sam Lucy- owner, and Dr. Chet Woodside-#1 Bluebird fan, will all be attending this event to network with chefs and buyers. We are proud to report that we have been to this event every year since its inception, 10 long years ago. DERU Market and Catering of Kirkland will be preparing a dish with our whole grain Einka berries.
Sam returned from Paicnes Ranch last week where he networked with several small scale organic grain growers and millers across the country. He was inspired when he returned home, appreciating the fact that it is not every day that he gets to talk about combines and cover crop methods with like minded people. It is important to get off the farm for a bit, lift your head up, and learn about what others are engaged in around the country. He also returned with the most gorgeous loaf of Einkorn bread made with 100% Bluebird Einka flour with a sourdough starter made by Mike the bjeker from Sanoma County.
Many thanks to our long time sales representative Rob Salvino of Terra Preta Sales of Seattle. I met Rob at the Ballard Farmers Market years ago, he has been a huge supporter of our farm business and has extensively networked and sold products for us in the Pacific Northwest. Thank you Rob for your commitment to our farm to table business and helping us grow our business over the years. We wish you the best of luck in your new adventures.
We had a gift delivered last month, customer Jason McWhirter stopped by with a bottle of his own hand crafted Emmer whisky. Sam gave Jason a bag of emmer to try last fall when Jason toured our facility. Jason transformed it into a beautiful bottle of emmer whisky, with a hand made label, that revealed a sweet smokey flavor. We have been waiting for someone to try this for years… Thank you Jason for sharing your art with us!
Last weekend my dear friend Stewart Dietz and I served over 400 people at The Bite of the Methow; a Winthrop Kiwanis sponsored event to raise funds for community projects for kids. This was a fun event that I could not have pulled off without Stewart and all of her catering accouterments. Stewart even developed a recipe for the event that is featured this month: Warm Einka Salad with fresh asparagus and peas. If you are in the valley and looking for a caterer look up Stewart Dietz Catering. She’s a gem!
Congratulations to our employee, Brad Halm, who just published his second book High Yield Vegetable Gardening: Grow more of what you want in the space you have. A wonderful book that shows how you can make your food garden much more productive. Packed with the charts, tables, schedules, and worksheets you need — as well as record-keeping pages so you can repeat your successes next year — this book is an essential tool for the serious gardener.
That is the news from the Bluebird office. I wish you all a glorious spring.
Best- Brooke Lucy