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Hog Farmers and Pork Lovers - Hang On!

Blog: Spring Hill Farms   -   Thursday September 27, 2012   -   By David

The writing is on the wall. Meat prices in general will be trending up with pork and chicken leading the way. The drought across the corn belt has raised grain prices to the point many farmers are unable to stay in business. I recently saw an article on...

Quiet is coming.

Blog: Moonstruck Farms   -   Wednesday September 12, 2012   -   By Rowena

As I was filling orders I felt the sense of peace that I love so much about my farm life...not that it always feels that way, but I cherish it when it happens.  I had just come in from feeding and collecting squash, which is now producing since the...

Winter Pork Sides

Blog: Moonstruck Farms   -   Thursday June 14, 2012   -   By Rowena

Planning 6 months to a year ahead has become our natural course around here.  With the pork operation growing I am developing a waiting list for the batch to begin October 2012 and be harvested February 2013.  The $50.00 deposit will not be collected...


Some of My Favorite Things

Blog: Moonstruck Farms   -   Saturday June 02, 2012   -   By Rowena

Some of my favorite things....roses, fresh green beans, the first tomato of the season and Molly!!  She has truly been a blessing lately with babies everywhere and new pens going in and moving animals this way and that!!  Yes, if you don't close the...

Jubilee Farm is going to Cochon 555!

Blog: Growing Clean Food   -   Friday April 20, 2012   -   By Paul

Well it’s official folks! A couple of weeks ago, we received a call from the Rev. of Pork himself,  Michael Sullivan . In short he wanted asked if Jubilee Farm could bring one of our Berkshire pigs to compete in the Cochon 555 in LA. Well it official and...

The Jubilee Farm Pig Roast is Truly a Local Event

Blog: Growing Clean Food   -   Thursday April 19, 2012   -   By Paul

  The theme for our 2012 event is celebrating local farmers and local food. Our first beneficiary, the  Oak Park Farmers Market  specializes in small, family farmers creating better food access for the Oak Park & surrounding...

Eggs anyone!!

Blog: Moonstruck Farms   -   Wednesday April 11, 2012   -   By Rowena

The girls took a nice long rest and boy did they come back strong!!  They are laying at 98%!!  We are making angel food cake, scrambles, omelettes, frittatas, cookies, Texas sheet cake and lots more!!  Meyers lemons have been a terrific price...

Serenity Farms of Coshocton, Ohio

Blog: Serenity Farm   -   Monday April 02, 2012   -   By Shawn

At Serenity Farms, we strive to raise meat and eggs the old fashioned way. Our animals don't need medications, do well on pasture, and are raised humanely to the point that almost every animal on our property is used to the human touch. We aren't health nuts,...

Help Save Pasture-Raised Hogs in Michigan

Blog: Coach Stop Farm   -   Monday April 02, 2012   -   By Conni

Hi all fans of our great Berkshire pork - this new Michigan DNR Order will affect all producers of "pastured pigs" - please read/watch this, and send an email to our Governor, the only one who can repeal this piece of bureaucratic nonsense, and...

Pork is on schedule now!!

Blog: Moonstruck Farms   -   Friday March 30, 2012   -   By Rowena

Okay, the pork scheduling has been a little crazy due to demand and getting set up with a steady piglet supplier and it is done....yeah!!  Moonstruck Farms will be offering pork sides for September/October 2012 and roasting pigs (for those big summer...

Pigs need their vitamins too!

Blog: Moonstruck Farms   -   Thursday March 29, 2012   -   By Rowena

I was out this morning taking “little lady” our Berkshire pig a nice bowl of morning goodie s…cracked eggs, leftover cabbage, green beans and the harvest scraps from yesterday for her and she was spinning her 360s in excitement but she had to...

Chili-Maple Glazed Pork Tenderloin

Blog: Mohawk Valley Trading Company - Honey - Maple Syrup - Beeswax Candles   -   Monday February 13, 2012   -   By Betty

Ingredients: 1 lb pork tenderloin, cut into ½ thick slices 2 T maple syrup 1 T chili powder Directions: Whisk together maple syrup and chili powder Cook pork in over med-high heat in a well-seasoned grill-pan, 2-3 minutes on each side Brush with glaze...

Sweet Maple-Sage Pork Patties

Blog: Mohawk Valley Trading Company - Honey - Maple Syrup - Beeswax Candles   -   Thursday February 09, 2012   -   By Betty

Ingredients:  8 oz bacon, chopped 1 lb pork shoulder, cut into 1 inch cubes 2 T maple syrup ¼ C water 1 ½ t black pepper 1 t salt ½ t sage ½ t nutmeg ½ t ground coriander 1-inch of scraped vanilla bean or ¼ t ground vanilla Directions: Grind...



Blog: Moonstruck Farms   -   Tuesday February 07, 2012   -   By Rowena

Moonstruck Farms CSA would like to welcome the Siebert Lamb Farm to our multi-farm CSA.  The Sieberts have been in the lamb business for over 30 years, and raise Heritage Southdown and Hampshire/Suffolk crosses.  They are grass and grain fed,...

Maple Barbecue Pork Burgers

Blog: Mohawk Valley Trading Company - Honey - Maple Syrup - Beeswax Candles   -   Tuesday February 07, 2012   -   By Betty

Ingredients: 1 lb hot pork sausage 1 C bell pepper, diced 1 1/3 C barbecue sauce 3 T apple cider vinegar 3 T maple syrup Directions: Combine sausage and pepper. Form into 4 patties, ½ inch thick In non-reactive bowl whisk together barbecue sauce,...

2012 prices

Blog: Anonymous Farm   -   Saturday December 31, 2011   -   By Risha

Our family of 8 live on the farm with a conservation reserve outside our door. Berkshire cross heritage pigs; jersy, holstein, and now highland cattle plus miscellaneous poultry free range on our pastures and enjoy organic exempt corn and other feeds grown on...

Simmering stock and falling snow!

Blog: Moonstruck Farms   -   Monday December 12, 2011   -   By Rowena

Turkey and beef stock simmering on the wood stove.   Some of my favorite things to do...turn off the outdoor irrigation and use the wood stove to do double duty...heat my home and simmer stock, and boy does it smell good in here!!  Fresh bread...

Wow are the days short!

Blog: Moonstruck Farms   -   Tuesday December 06, 2011   -   By Rowena

Today started with the unfreezing of water lines and water bowls for the animals.  I went to pour a tea kettle of boiling water on the metal pipe for the pig's nipple and within 2 seconds one of them figured out what I was trying to do and started sucking...

Christmas Turkeys!

Blog: Moonstruck Farms   -   Sunday November 27, 2011   -   By Rowena

Fortunately and unfortunately the Bashaws had quite a few last minute cancellations.   The good news is that there are Christmas turkeys available, but only for a limited time.  In about a week I am going to start making turkey sausage!! ...

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