Bluebird Grain Farms
Methow Valley farmers Brooke and Sam Lucy first tried growing ancient grains as an experiment. They soon found that simple, nutrient rich grains such as emmer and einkorn grew exceptionally well in the Methow’s rocky, glacially tilled soil. Since that happy discovery, Bluebird Grain Farms has become the largest organic grain farm in the Methow Valley, and is quickly becoming known as North America’s pre-eminent grower of ancient grains.
From Plow to Package
Bluebird’s signature grain, emmer farro, is known as the “mother of wheat,” and dates from the dawn of agriculture. Genetically pure and never hybridized, Bluebird Emmer Farro is high in protein—up to 22%—and significantly lower in gluten than modern wheat varieties. It also carries a tremendous amount of trace minerals and vitamins that modern grains often lack. The versatile grain can be used in soups, pilafs and risottos, as a side in place of rice, in breakfast cereal and polenta, or as a base for a salad. Fresh-milled emmer flour is
wonderful in pastas, breads, muffins, etc.
The Lucys—Brooke, her husband Sam, and their two children—keep quality high by cultivating their own seed to ensure that the crops stay pure, curing the grain in traditional wood granaries, and performing the delicate de-hulling process on the farm. All of their products are milled to order on the farm.
Bluebird products can be found at stores throughout the Pacific Northwest and the nation, by mail, or through the company’s CSA subscriptions.
For more info, please visit their website!