After a day of watching the fog roll in and then a drizzly morning I found out that even when you have a hate/love relationship with a beef cow they are just on the farm too long not to build some bond with. Eddie from Barstow Custom Butchering came by and dropped off pork so I was busy organizing it in the freezer and could not be down in "livestock central" as Eddie began his job. When I finally arrived there was nothing but a hanging piece of meat and that was fine. I took the liver up to cut, the ox tail and the heart and tongue. He showed me the marbling that I had attained that would be determined choice due to fat content...perfect. Our goal is grass fed with just a touch of marbling that we add with the six weeks of grain. Of course those of you who chose grass fed only will just be fed a little longer to attain some marbling with age versus grain. He also invited us to come out when the cutting was done after the two weeks of aging so that we can understand all the cut choices better and relay this information to our customers in aiding them in making their choices. A bittersweet day, but at the same time I thank the Lord for providing us with the beef with the awesome protein and amino acids that feeds my muscles that I so need to complete my daily chores. Amen!!
My name is Rowena McDermott and with the help of my husband Michael I run Moonstruck Farms here in Phelan, California serving the Tri City area. Our goal is to provide local, farm fresh food to our community bringing dollars and health to our community.
We currently provide our produce to the local community in a variety of ways.
One, we provide sustainably farmed produce and eggs and have collaborated with other farmers in the area to bring farm fresh poultry and fruit to our Online CSA customers. Our CSA is nontraditional in that our customers order per item and all ordering is done online with a delivery at a predetermined location once a week. For more information please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or go to our website www.moonstruckfarmscsa.webs.com.
Two, we sell eggs and produce to Tri Community Co-op in Wrightwood (www.tricommunitycoop.com).
We also sell to our local health food store, Natural Elements located at 4120 Phelan Road, Phelan, (760) 868-8088 and deliver each Thursday.
Thank you for supporting our local farming community!!