PUYALLUP, Wash. – Farmers Brooke and Sam Lucy will discuss the growing, processing and direct marketing of certified organic grains during a farm walk at their Bluebird Grain Farms near Winthrop.
The farm walk, the last for this season, will be held on Monday, Oct. 22, from noon to 3:30 pm at the farm located northwest of Winthrop (driving directions below). The cost is $10 for members of Tilth Producers of Washington and $15 for nonmembers.
The Lucy’s organically raise rye, red wheat, flax and the heirloom grain emmer (farro) that they sell as whole grain and process into a variety of products that they market directly to consumers. They will discuss how they create and market their fresh custom-milled flour and dry grain products. More information is available by visiting www.bluebirdgrainfarms.com or by calling 509/996-3526.
Farm walks provide a forum for farmers to share their knowledge with one another. The farm walks are sponsored by the Washington State University Small Farms Team and Tilth Producers of Washington.
Directions to Bluebird Grain Farms: From Winthrop go northwest on State Route 20. Turn right on West Chewuch Road. Go about a mile and turn left on Rendezvous Road, a dirt road. Stay to the right going up a steep grade for 2.3 miles and look for a yellow and blue sign with the bluebird logo.