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Announcing our Expanded Delivery Route!

BIG NEWS! After so many folks asking, we've decided to add DYERSVILLE, WINTHROP, and INDEPENDENCE to our delivery radius for 2022! Please help us spread the word by sharing our website with folks in these communities.  If you live in any of the above places we invite you to sign up for our Summer Flower CSA, Meat CSA, or to consider placing an a la carte order. We are so excited to get to know these communities and bring you and/or your family beautiful fresh cut flowers and delicious meats. https://overthemoonfarmandflowers.com

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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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Top 3 Reasons to Become a Meat CSA Member !

We're approaching the first Thursday of the month which means it's a Meat CSA delivery week! At least this week, our customers don't need to worry about leaving ice in their coolers since the high temperature looks like it'll be a balmy 1 degree. Excellent freezer temperature.  We full heartedly LOVE the Meat CSA and hope you do too!  Curating a box of delicious protein that we raised and feel so good about and researching easy recipes and learning about different cuts, and interacting with new & familiar customers during our monthly deliveries = the BEST. It's been such a special part of the last few months and something we are so excited to continue to grow in the coming...

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Why Chicken Thighs are the BEST

We LOVE pretty much any type of meat that we can throw in the crockpot, is especially nutrient dense, and comes from animals we feel so proud to raise. Our chicken thighs come 5 in a pack, about 3.5 lbs total which is perfect for a big family dinner or a few meals for two people. Here's a few reasons we love them-- dark meat has high quantities of iron and zinc thighs are packed with flavor (we think ours are especially flavorful since these birds foraged, eat a diverse diet, and were out on grass) thighs are more economic option they are AWESOME in the slow cooker with just about any type of sauce or marinade We'll be including...

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