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Over the Moon's 2022 Mother's Day Gift Guide

We have so many sweet and creative gift options this year for the Mother or Motherly figure in your life. First up, our Summer Flower CSA (16 week long subscription where you get flowers delivered right to your door all summer long). This is a fantastic gift for a Mom, Grandmother, or other important person in your life that might have it all but would appreciate the extra reminder about how much you care.  Plus you will get all the extra credit for finding such a creative gift that keeps on giving! #2 Let your mom decide exactly what she wants with an Over the Moon Gift card. This is an awesome gift for someone who might enjoy coming to see us at...

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Why You Should Be Making Stock with Nutrient Dense Stew Hens

First of all, what is a stew hen?  Stew hens are retired egg layers, typically a few years old. In the case of our birds, they've lived their ENTIRE life free ranging outside (only sleeping in a coop at night for predator protection), eating grass, foraging, and receiving a high quality grain ration. Since these birds are older with more connective tissue, they need to be cooked in a slow cooker in order to break it down.  Because these birds have had access to such a nutrient rich diet, they are PERFECT for making an absolutely delicious stock. If you're worried about how fast you'll go through chicken stock, especially in these warmer months don't worry it's super easy to...

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You Might Be the Perfect Fit for Over the Moon if....

Have you been trying to decide if you're a good fit for our farm community? READ THIS POST! You might be a good fit for our farm community if...... You live in Delaware, Jones, or Linn County Iowa You have a loved one in assisted living that you would love to gift weekly or bi weekly flowers to  You're a storefront or office that would enjoy a weekly bouquet You live rurally, work third shift, can't get off the farm, don't drive, or any of circumstances that make our home delivery so convent and essential for you and your family. You deserve good food and flowers too.  You love delicious, high quality meats including poultry, beef, and pork.  You want...

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We Got Beef and We Can't Wait to Share it!

After much anticipating, we are so over the moon thrilled to finally have beef for sale.  And we think it's the best beef around and we're not just saying that because it was raised by our brother. Since the holiday season and cold winter is coming up, we wanted to make sure we had a variety of ways to stock up your freezer or give that perfect gift to a loved one. So here an overview of the options -- 1. Grab Some Individual Cuts  Build your own box or just grab a steak for that perfect New Years Eve dinner. We deliver monthly throughout Eastern, Iowa (Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Manchester, and the surrounding areas). This is a great...

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Winter Meat CSA: Highlight #1 Pasture Raised CHICKEN!

As we move towards December, we wanted to spend the next couple of weeks highlighting the nourishing food that will be included in our Winter Meat CSA So let's start with the basics. What is our Winter Meat CSA?  Think of it like a monthly subscription box of our premium local meat-- delivered right to your door from December through February. Perfect timing for all that hearty cooking. The Meat CSA will contain a farmers choice box of our pastured chicken, Angus beef, heritage pork, and pasture raised lamb from our friends as Sundog Farm in Solon.  So let's start our highlight series with the humble, but oh so delicious chicken. Chickens take Shae's #1 spot of favorite animal to raise....

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