Moonstruck Farms opened in Spring 2008 in Phelan,
In the egg area our “girls” are a variety of breeds from Rhode Island Red to Barred Rock. Our brown egg layers are fed from right here on the farm to provide you with the freshest and highest nutritional quality eggs possible in additional to standard feeds to maintain their health and vigor. In addition the farm uses a cover crop by the name of vetch that is high in protein and the hens absolutely love it (and it is easy to harvest, which I love). As a result of this kind of diet their eggs have higher amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E, vitamin A, folic acid and carotenoids and
Our summer season includes a variety of strawberries, boysenberries, greens, carrots, onions, herbs, tomatoes, peppers, lavender, grapes, cucumbers, winter squash and summer squash with pumpkins ending the season in October. We should have a limited amount of apples, cherries, peaches, pluots and figs in 2015. Our Winter Season includes Swiss Chard, Collard Greens, Lacinato Kale, Winterbor Kale, Mustard Greens, Braising Greens (A combination of all the cooking greens listed), Head Lettuce, Spinach, Carrots, Beets, Green Onions, Turnips, Asian Greens, Herbs and last, but not least our salad mixes including our well-loved Moonstruck Salad Mix.
Our fruit trees consist mainly of apples and cherries. The apples are old Heirloom types like you would see in Oak Glen consisting of Spitzenberg, Gravenstein, Honeycrisp, Liberty, Winesap and Spartan. We did a limited amount of peaches, plums and pluots due to our altitude and late freezes.
We currently offer pork by the side approximately four times a year. We are taking a break currently from beef due to high calf and feed costs, and chicken and turkey will hopefully be reinstituted in Spring 2015 as long as we "catch up" around here.
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