Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Harvest Shot December 14, 2016

Such beautiful greens now that we're in the cooler weather! This is the first week we're harvesting our Georgia Greens. Need home delivery? We offer home delivery to many of the communities we serve (North San Diego Coastal, South Orange County, Fallbrook, Rainbow and Temecula. Just ask! To communicate questions about our beautiful, organic produce boxes here's the link we've set up specifically for our produce box customers so that communications don't get lost in our inbox:click here. We'd love to hear from you! Want more information? Here's our website: www.morningsongfarm.com.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

November 16, 2016 Harvest Shot

Here's a shot of what we plan on harvesting for our Home Delivery Farm Boxes for November 16, 2016.  (We only have a few group deliveries now, most of our members have opted for Home Delivery in communities that we offer it in.)  Fyi, this week's Hachiya persimmons need to be fully ripe! They're more like a pudding fruit than anything else. If you get impatient and try biting into one of these pretty fruits before they're ready, you won't do it again. Just awful! They're also wonderful dried, almost like candy.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Feathered Slackers

So I owe a heartfelt apology to my beautiful flock of egg laying chickens. I assumed they were huge wallet breaking feathered slackers after suddenly....80 chickens, no eggs. No eggs, meaning not even one egg. Horrors, I had to buy store eggs, a task I haven't had to submit to for many years, not to mention my CSA members who have included eggs in their orders wouldn't be getting their eggs, either. Yes, production wanes in the shorter nights of fall and winter, but this was like nothing I've seen. Like a faucet was turned off. So we were working in their barn and spotted quite the unusual sight: a giant black crow happily flying into the barn, navigating through the window, and managing somehow to get a just laid egg in its beak, and flying away. Then another. And another. So I've disparaged my birds unfairly. Egg-eating black crow bandits are to blame. Who knew there was such a thing? I'm sorry chickens!

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Small Cheese Making Class next weekend

Come on out to Morning Song Farm for our beginning cheese making class. Sign up on our meetup page here: http://www.meetup.com/Morning-Song-Farm-Cheese-Making/events/227609963/
 We'll focus January's very small class on a few of the fun and easy cheeses that will easily turn you into a cheese maker! Impress your friends with cheesey offerings and try out a fun and different hobby that brings dividends of appreciation. You may find that you'll discover a passion for cheese as we have here at Morning Song Farm. It's easier than you'd ever think! Follow along with handouts and easy to follow recipes so that your success is insured when you repeat the steps at home. We'll talk about which milk to use, cultures, and why certified organic milk isn't your best choice.  We'll make three or four different cheeses; Garlic Ricotta, Herbed Queso Fresco,  Feta and Chevre  are among those we choose to make and sample during the class.  Don't be afraid to bring your appetite, as we nibble throughout! Class starts at 10:00. Arrive 15 minutes early if you'd like, to sample freshly made cheeses as well as our just churned butter with bread,  muffins and coffee, while meeting your fellow cheese loving adventurers! Get a chance to meet the farm’s beautiful Nigerian dairy goats, and pet our friendly herd. Bring a crunchy granola bar or two and you’ll be everyone’s best friend, especially Carl The Herd Leader who eats anything but really gets excited if it’s crunchy.
Tuition: Please, no impromptu arrivals. The class size is limited to a tiny FOUR participants for a reason, so we need to have firm reservations. 
Directions from South Orange County:
5 south to 76 (or 78 which is a little further but a bigger freeway) either way go EAST to the I-15. Go NORTH on I-15 and get off on Mission Road. At the end of the Mission Avenue off ramp, make a RIGHT. Go 100 feet or so, and Mission Road dead ends at the poorly marked Old 395/Stearling Road. Make a LEFT there, and go a couple miles and make your first LEFT at Rainbow Glen Road, which takes you under the freeway overpass. :) Rainbow Glen Road is very curvy, boasting one of the sharpest hair pins in the nation. Take it slow. At the crest of the hill, you'll enjoy a view in the little Rainbow Glen Road agricultural valley. MSF is one of the first farms in the valley, on your left. You will see a sign clearly marking our farm: Morning Song Farm, enter there and someone will be waiting for you to direct you to parking. 
Directions from North Orange County:
If you live in NORTH OC, you might want to take 91 east and I-15 south. Get off on Rainbow Valley Blvd which is the weigh station exit. At the end of the ramp, take a LEFT over the freeway, and once you're over the bridge there is a stop sign.  At the stop sign make a RIGHT, which is Old 395. Make your first RIGHT again at Rainbow Glen Road. Rainbow Glen Road is very curvy, boasting one of the sharpest hair pins in the nation. Take it slow. At the crest of the hill, you'll enjoy a view in the little Rainbow Glen Road agricultural valley. MSF is one of the first farms in the valley, on your left. You will see a sign clearly marking our farm: Morning Song Farm, enter there and someone will be waiting for you to direct you to parking. 
Directions from Riverside County:
Take I-15 south. Get off on Rainbow Valley Blvd which is the truck stop/weigh station exit. At the end of the ramp, take a LEFT over the freeway, and once you're over the bridge there is a stop sign.  At the stop sign make a RIGHT, which is Old 395. Make your first RIGHT again at Rainbow Glen Road. Rainbow Glen Road is very curvy, boasting one of the sharpest hair pins in the nation. Take it slow. At the crest of the hill, you'll enjoy a view in the little Rainbow Glen Road agricultural valley. MSF is one of the first farms in the valley, on your left. You will see a sign clearly marking our farm: Morning Song Farm, enter there and someone will be waiting for you to direct you to parking. 
Directions from San Diego County:
Take I-15 NORTH and get off on Mission Road in Fallbrook. At the end of the ramp make a RIGHT onto Mission Road, which dead ends in 100 feet. AT the dead end, make a LEFT at the poorly marked Old 395/Stearling Road, and another LEFT at Rainbow Glen Road. Rainbow Glen Road is very curvy, boasting one of the sharpest hair pins in the nation. Take it slow. At the crest of the hill, you'll enjoy a view in the little Rainbow Glen Road agricultural valley. MSF is one of the first farms in the valley, on your left. You will see a sign clearly marking our farm: Morning Song Farm, enter there and someone will be waiting for you to direct you to parking.