As I sit in the kitchen hiding from the heat believe it or not I am thinking about Thanksgiving. I know I have to have my final order in by June 18th. Please let me know if you do need a Thanksgiving turkey I am only ordering 20% over the total preorder this year. This is a necessity with us taking on so much this year. We also have decided to use an old travel trailer or toy box (so if you know of one let me know), gut it except for the nice existing plumbing and electricity and add larger sinks and presto you have a poultry processing unit with heat!! I don't know what I will do not freezing my touche off at Thanksgiving!! Everything is still pretty "messy" around here in terms of needing a lot of weeding and hardscape still, but we are growing by no doubt. The new beds out front have added a tremendous amount of space and with the new misting system going in soon the greenhouses can stay planted throughout the year. Winter and summer squash and corn are going in this week....200 feet done yesterday. 720 leeks in the ground and 350 red torpedos going in the last constructed bed out front. Lettuce is being tucked in every shadowed corner I can find along with cilantro. Piglets are escaping and keeping Molly busy herding them back in, and she makes sure she has a word with the cows from time to time to make sure they don't get any crazy ideas like Filet did, but this bunch is a WHOLE lot calmer and they are filling out nice since they are not bunco bronching across the corral all day!! We have gained a lot of new customers from Apple Valley so we are adding a Wednesday delivery from 4:30-5:00 at the Target center near the garden center. The fruit tree order is finalized including apples of all kinds including cider and cooking Heirloom varieties, peaches throughout the season, figs, cherries and a few pluots for my daughters along with plums for pollinating and some Texas umbrella trees for the cows and pigs. Time to eat dinner and head out to work in the cool evening air. Remember we are closed this week, but we will see you next week and in Apple Valley too!
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!!