Moonstruck Farms

  (Phelan, California)
Moonstruck Farms CSA
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Last Turkeys of the Season

Farm fresh turkey, no hormones, no antibiotics, no injections...just a simple formula of food, water and sunshine. I don't know why they had to mess with it.   My favorite product from the Bashaws.  Be careful they are fresh and naturally lean so they cook fast!  I cooked a 28 pound turkey that was brined in 2 hours!! I almost had a heart attack when I checked it and found it was done!!  It was so moist no one believed me it was done!! The whole family thought turkey had to be dry and tasteless in order to be cooked thoroughly. 

Sorry pick up at the Bashaw Farm Thanksgivign Week is sold out, but there are 30 left to be delivered frozen to your choice of CSA pick up location.  These will be harvested November 5th, and available for delivery starting on Wednesday, November 9th.  Pick ups are Wednesday, Hesperia Super Target Center 3:30-4:30; Thursdays, Phelan Community Center 2:30-3:30; Saturday at Moonstruck farms 9-12 a.m.

Once again thanks for the overwhelming support!! We could not do it without you!! Moonstruck signing out.

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Pork Side Deposits

Last call for pork side deposits is coming up soon.  We will be "reloading" as soon as the current batch goes to butcher which will be by the middle of November.  A $50.00 deposit guarantees you a side for the March harvest.  The total cost is $200.00/side plus $35.00 harvest plus your cutting charges.  This is the most economical way to buy pork at this time and it is farm fresh delicious.  You decide what smoking is done for your hams and bacon and how thick you want your pork chops.  Now, this is the kind of shopping I enjoy!!!  Just let me know if you are interested and I will answer any further questions. Drop me a line at moonstruckfarms@verizon.net.
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Apple Pie Filling Hints

I have had a lot of questions about canning lately, and I had to write the news plus article tonight so I wrote this up below instead of doing a recipe like I usually do.  I hope you enjoy and I can’t say enough about the ball blue book of canning if you are interested in canning…it is the bible of canning. J

 

Rowena

Moonstruck farms csa

 

 

Canning Apple Pie Filling Hints

 

Using a variety of cooking apples creates the best applesauce and pie fillings.  When I make pies I use tapioca pudding and use the recipe off the box so when I decided I wanted to can it I used the same recipe, but only mixed the apples, tapioca, sugar and a little lemon juice (or you can use ascorbic acid) to stop the darkening.  I then boiled some water in a separate pot for filling the jars.  I stuffed each of the jars packing well, and then poured the hot water in leaving the appropriate amount of head space, and removing any bubbles.  The Ball Blue Book is my favorite book for canning instructions and I suggest you use this for times and more detailed instructions.  It is very easy to follow, and has instructions for just about any fruit or vegetable in it.  I have had mine for over 20 years now, and it never fails me.  My daughter was delighted the other day when she was able to pull a jar out of the pantry and make awesome farm fresh apple turnovers in a jiffy!!   

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November tomatoes!!

I have had tomatoes in the greenhouses until December, but never outside in November, and it looks like we might make it!!   The temps are providing lush green plants with almost no cracking and they are loaded!! As I sit here I can hear the winds picking up due to the change of weather coming.  Forecast says it is going to be close again...nighttime temps of 34!!  Might have a green tomato scramble this week...anybody like fried green tomatoes!!  Molly is continuing to be one of the best decisions of the year working the livestock with so little training, but she is a bit spoiled.  She saw me put my overalls on in the morning and started doing her 360s in the house, and then I was delayed by my eldest and a few dishes calling my name in the sink, and I had to listen to a very VOCAL protest including a variety of whines, low rumbling growls and finally the body being thrown on the floor in complete disgruntlement!  I have never had a dog TALK to me so much.  Finally we headed outside to plant more turnips, carrots, beets, kohlrabi, rutabagas, green head cabbage, Tatsoi, spinach and Lacinato Kale.  Hopefully these will produce before the true dead of winter and/or overwinter well.  I want the outside field greens ready to go when the temps get too hot in the greenhouse plus I want room for EARLY tomatoes next year!!  BTW the Bashaws had a change in plans and had to take the first batch of turkeys for the smoker today, and so if you want a smoked turkey next Tuesday is the cut off and off I go to the smoker.  They are also having quite a few more requests for pick up at the farm turkeys just prior to Thanksgiving and are thinking about adding another batch.  Let me know if you are interested.  Another big day of planting tomorrow...it is cool enough for lettuce in the greenhouses!! Moonstruck signing off.
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Moonstruck Shopping List

MOONSTRUCK FARMS

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SHOPPING LIST

10/05-10/08/2011

Moonstruck Farms

 

 

Carnival winter squash $1.50/pound (beautiful green and yellow speckled Cinderella style. Picture on facebook)

 

Arugula $1.00/small bag.

 

Cherry belle radishes $0.50 (six)

 

Beets $1.00 (3 small)

 

Moonstruck Salad Mix $2.00  (almost there) (Triple Washed mix of baby lettuces, Swiss chard, beet greens, spinach, Arugula and whatever is in season …now nasturium flowers). 

 

Rainbow Swiss chard $1.50

 

Braising Greens $1.50

(Mixture of cooking greens including mustards, kales, Swiss Chard, Collards, Beet Greens)

 

Red Russian kale $1.50

 

Raveena eggplant (white elongated) $1.00 each

 

Heirloom Slicing tomatoes $2.00/pound

 

Cherry tomatoes $1.50/sandwich bag

 

Cooking Celery  $1.00 (i almost have to pb size!)

 

Jalapenos 5/$1.00

 

Carrots $1.00

 

patty squash 50 cents each

 

Red cipollini onion bags $0.75 (1/2 pound of small onions)

 

Shallots (4-5 cloves) $1.00

 

Basil $0.50 (approx. 3 stems)

 

Rosemary $0.50

 

Mint or chocolate mint $0.50

 

Chives  $0.50


Herb bundle of sage, oregano, thyme and rosemary $1.00

 

Lavender sachet $1.00

 

Farm fresh eggs $3.75

 

Bashaws

 

Pork Shares Available…approx. 10 pound packages…please ask for details.  Bacon, sausage, pork chops, lunchmeat, ham slice etc.  Package E is now sold out.

 

Summer Preorder Turkeys (13-18 pounds) $2.50/pound…they are in the freezer and ready for delivery.  If you need a small turkey for thanksgiving grab one of these before they are gone.

 

Whole turkey pricing

$2.50/pound Fresh, whole.

$4.50/pound Smoked, whole, cut in half or quartered.

 

Cut portion only pricing

$3.00/pound fresh, leg/thigh

 

Thanksgiving Turkey Preorder List I have a couple fresh pick up at the farm thanksgiving turkeys available…had a few cancellations. $2.50/pound….two days before thanksgiving. (Fresh are the biggest 20-28 pounds)

 

There are plenty of turkeys that will be harvested in the month of November and frozen and/or sent to smoker.  $2.50/pound. (approx. 15-20 pounds)

 

Thanksgiving smoked turkey $4.50/pound. Must be ordered by November 1st.

 

Chicken: 

Whole by the pound in the 4-5.5 pound range

$2.50/lb.

 

Following Cuts: $3.00/lb.

 

Chicken Thighs (4 pack)

Glencairn Farm

Glencairn is no spray, no chemical fertilizers…noncertified organic.

 

Valencia navel oranges (small juice) $0.65/pound

red grapefruit (glencairn grapefruit is very sweet) $0.75 each.

Hass or pinkerton avocados $1.50 each.

 

More to come…find them at www.glencairnfarm.org

 

Valle View Ranch

Steve grows a few vegetables each year.  This year he has the acorn squash and look for his beautiful Cinderella pumpkins soon.

 

Acorn squash $1.75/pound

yellow peaches $2.00/pound.

Yellow nectarines $2.00/pound

 

 

Brian Ranch Orchard

 

Congratulations to brian ranch for the following awards at the antelope valley fair.  Three first prizes for golden supreme, royal gala and shinko asian pears.  Two second prizes for rosi red bartletts and 20th century asian pears.

 

 

Kikusi asian pears           $1.50/pound

 

Rosi red bartlett pears      $1.50/pound

 

Bartlett pears              $1.50/pound

 

Bronze beauty bosc          $1.50/pound (good cooking/canning pear)

 

Braeburn Apples             $1.50/pound

 

Golden supreme apples       $1.50/pound

 

To enjoy what is going on with the fruit at Brian Ranch before it arrives please visit their blog at or go U Pick on the weekend. 

 

http://brianranchorchard.blogspot.com/

 

 

Dirt Creek Soaps

 

Goats Milk Soaps – All Natural Ingredients $3.50

Lavender Rose, Lavender Vanilla, Spearmint Patchouli, Lemongrass/Clary Sage, Green Meadows (basil and citrus oils, it smells very fresh), Summer Spice (Clove, Peppermint and Rose), Citrus, Spring Flowers (floral blend with rose, yiang yiang, palmarosa and lemon), Clean Cut (orange, lemon and geranium), Brianna’s Bouquet (a blend that Brianna put together of rose, bergamot, lavender, juniper berry, amyris and patchouli).

 

New Scents:

Winter Mint

Warm Woods

Peppermint

Chamomile tea

 

Valhalla Soaps/Goat Milk

Goat Milk Soaps $4.50

Lavender Rose, Lemon, Cinnamon, Herbs N Egg Shells, Irish Oats N Honey, Lavender Eggshell.

 

TONERS

 

Toners are designed to use on you face as a ph corrector but they double as a non-toxic hand sanitizer.  I keep one in each car and use it after a dusty day working in the yard on my face with a cotton pad.  Some are moisturizing with glycerin added.  The scent comes from infusing with the flowers.

 

Lavender rose:  witch hazel, alcohol, roses, lavender flowers, glycerin, hisbiscus

Chamomille:  witch hazel, alcohol, chamomile flowers

Four oz spray bottles $6

 

Buzz-off spray $6.00

To fight those nasty insects:  witch hazel, alcohol, glycerin, plus essential oils.  I use this on my horse and my husband!

Dream Pillows

Little pillows that are pleasantly scented with herbs from my garden, essential oils, and seeds packaged in a silky cloth bag so you can keep them near and breath in the scents as you drift off to sleep.  Mint, Lemon Balm, Lavender and Geranium essential oils

Approx 2 x 8 in  $15

Lip balm

Sunflower, shea, coconut, coco butter, beeswax, vanilla bean, rosehip oil, vit C, E

In a twist off tub, $4.00

 

Montana Liniment

Rub into sore joints and muscles as needed, moisturizing also, Good for elbows and feet.

2 oz tub, $6.00

Coconut, shea, beeswax, arnica, eucalyptus, clove, lavender, rosemary essential oils

 

HangTen Skin ointment 

.5 oz tins $4.00

Massage into wounds, sore skin, hangnails, etc for soothing healing.

Balm of Gilead, olive, beeswax, juniper, grapefruit oils

 

 

 

 
 
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