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Friday, April 3, 2015

CSA Farm Pick-Up April

Just a reminder that C.S.A. farm pick-up is tomorrow on Saturday, April 4th. gates open at 10:30 A.M. and closed by 1:00 P.M. Please bring an ice chest with frozen gel-packs or ice to keep your fresh ΩrganiX (LOL) cold. 

C.S.A. Pick-Up will be at the Rainbow Ranch Farms, Home-Farm in Pinon Hills, CA. 



Come and meet our wonderful, hard working & talented volunteers, artisans, master preservers, farmers, ranchers and spin-farm & ranch managers. Certified Vendors at the Rainbow Artisan Market are always guaranteed to offer the most delicious and wholesome products for you and your family. This is your one stop Artisan Seasonal Market. 

 












What you might find at the Rainbow Artisan Seasonal Market?

Organic Olive Oil
Local Olives
Preserves, Jam & Jelly
Marrow Bones & Soup Bones
Gluten-Free Baked Goods
Specialty Items, Mediterranean Foods
Beef Jerky (made from Kelley Mojave Beef)
Pickled Eggs (made from heritage game-bird eggs/RRF eggs)
"Prime" Grind (ground beef from the prime sections of heritage beef such as sirloin & loin sections)
Fresh Organic Nopales (4 for $10.00)


Organic Grass-fed/Finished Heritage Beef, Lamb & Goat/Cabrito
(Vaccine-Free/Antibiotic-Free)


Certified Organic "Grass-Fed" Whole Rib-Eye Roasts!



Organic & Locally Grown Seasonal Produce, Honey & More..




Organic Heritage Pork, Luau Pigs and Roasters 
(grain-free/gmo-free & phyto-estrogen-free) whole roasters range from 12 - 28/lbs. $7.50/lb. HW                 

 (Vaccine-Free/Antibiotic-Free)




Fresh Organic Chicken Eggs 
VOID of corn, soy, wheat, barley, flax, coconut, and no products containing fish, G.M.O.'s and NO Phyto-estrogen's.
(Vaccine-Free/Antibiotic-Free) $14.50/dz or $30.00 Flat/30 eggs




Organic & Locally Raised Fresh Fish (grown by hydroponics)





Organic Heritage Chickens 
Whole Body (Free-Range/Foraged ) 
      (VOID of corn, soy, wheat, flax, g.m.o.'s, phyto-estrogen's, fish meal, coconut, barley & NO rye)

Antibiotic-Free/Vaccine-Free! 



Organic & Locally Produced Dairy Products 
(included: Feta, Yogurt and more)




Organic Seasonal Poultry-CSA Feed 20+/lbs ($18.50/ea.) 
(no corn, no soy, no wheat, no barley, no flax, linseed, coconut, rye, no antibiotics, no G.M.Os & no phyto-estrogen's) 

                                              contains 15 essential fatty acids & probiotics

  
Layer Booster $5.00/ea. contains 15 essential fatty acids & probiotics



FERTILE HERITAGE TURKEY EGGS FOR HATCHING! ($4.50/ea.)
Hatch out vaccine-free/antibiotic-free heritage and Terroir turkeys for your back yard flock or home school project. 



FERTILE HERITAGE CHICKEN EGGS FOR HATCHING! ($3.50/ea.)
Hatch out vaccine-free/antibiotic-free heritage and Terroir chickens for your back yard flock or home school project. 




Organic Mulch, Compost & Cured Fertilizer MIX 
(50/lbs. $10.00/ea.)






TAKE A SELF TOUR & Bring Your Camera!
Heritage Kunekune hogs and piglets
Heritage English hogs and piglets
Heritage Nigerian Dwarf goats & kids
Heritage Pygmy goats & kids
Heritage Black Barbados, Saint Croix & Hawaiian Hair sheep & lambs
Heritage chickens & baby chicks
Heritage ducks & ducklings
Heritage turkeys 
Heritage Hereford, Irish Dexter, Mojave & Low-line Angus cattle & calf's 
Our Heirloom Seasonal, Family Garden
Worm Boxes & Wind Rows
Hugel-Kultur Mounds
Our Famous Rainbow Bug-Bars
and more..

NOTE:
All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.
All volunteers, members and guests with children, must provide responsible child care at all times. No Exceptions. Thank you!



Wednesday, March 18, 2015

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN NUTS, BEANS and SEEDS (Gluten-Free)

Acorns,  Almonds, Corn, Brocolli seeds, Oats, Cashews, Flaxseeds, Rice, Peanuts, Pumpkin seeds, Alfalfa seeds, Sesame seeds, Walnuts, Barley, Sunflower seeds, Soy beans, Corn and Pinto beans. 



What are Nuts?
They are hard-shelled fruits (Fruits vs. Nuts) of plants which are an important (Urgent vs. Important) source of nutrients for man and some animals. Some examples of nuts are hazelnuts, chestnuts, acorns and hickories,  and they are characterized by the stony fruit wall which is actually a composite of the seed and the fruit.

Nuts are rich in protein, vitamins, minerals and fat; while seeds are rich in protein, vitamin B, minerals, fat and dietary fibers.  Peanuts and ground nuts are not part of the "nuts" family, they are actually legumes.


What are Seeds?



Seeds are the small plant enclosed in the seed coat, which usually has stored food. There are some edible seeds which are a crucial part of the human and animal kingdom diet, because they provide a good source of vitamins, minerals and nutrients.


Some seeds (sesame and poppy seeds)can be eaten without the removal of the outer husk, and other seeds require the husk to be removed. 


What are Beans? 




Beans are considered seeds, however not all seeds are beans. Beans are commonly characterized as being a legume. Common bean types include: haricot, butter, navy, kidney and red beans. 

There are many different subtypes of beans such as,  The vicia (faba), pisum (pea), lens (lentils), lablab (hyacinth), glycine (soybeans), and erythrina (coral bean) are among the most popular. 

Other plants which are not closely linked to the same legume family are still classified as beans like the castor, coffee, vanilla and cocoa bean. Simply because of appearance. 


INTERESTING: 
Corn is classified (by Botanists) as a fruit, and not a grain nor vegetable (1-A)







  • Amaranth
  • Arrowroot
  • Buckwheat
  • Corn and corn meal
  • Flax
  • Indian rice grass
  • Legumes and bean flours
  • Mesquite flours
  • Millet
  • Montina
  • Nut Flours and pastes
  • *Gluten-Free Oats and gluten-free oat products
  • Psyllium
  • Potato Flour and Potato Starch
  • Quinoa
  • Rice
  • Rice Bran and other rice products
  • Sago
  • Seeds and flours made from seeds
  • Sorghum
  • Soy (soya)
  • Sweet Potato Flour
  • Tapioca
  • Teff                                               (check source)



According to "Gluten-Free Living: 

"(

This material is not intended to provide medical advice, which should be obtained directly from a physician.

YES

Foods made from grains (and grain-like plants) that do not contain harmful gluten, including: Corn in all forms (corn flour, corn meal, grits,etc.). Rice in all forms (white, brown, basmati and enriched rice). Also amaranth, buckwheat (kasha), Montina, millet, quinoa, teff, sorghum and soy.
The following ingredients:
Annatto, glucose syrup, lecithin, maltodextrin (even when it is made from wheat), oat gum, plain spices, silicon dioxide, starch, food starch and vinegar (only malt vinegar might contain gluten). Also citric, lactic and malic acids as well as sucrose, dextrose and lactose; and these baking products: arrowroot, cornstarch, guar and xanthan gums, tapioca flour or starch, potato starch flour and potato starch, vanilla.
The following foods:
Milk, butter, margarine, real cheese, plain yogurt and vegetable oils including canola. Plain fruits, vegetables, (fresh, frozen and canned), meat, seafood, eggs, nuts, beans and legumes and flours made from them.
Distilled vinegar is gluten free. (See malt vinegar under NO below).
Distilled alcoholic beverages are gluten free because distillation effectively removes gluten from wheat. They are not gluten free if gluten-containing ingredients are added after distillation, but this rarely, if ever, happens.
Mono and diglycerides are fats and are gluten free.
Spices are gluten free. If there is no ingredient list on the container, it contains only the pure spice noted on the label.

NO

Wheat in all forms including spelt, kamut, triticale (a combination of wheat and rye), durum, einkorn, farina, semolina, cake flour, matzo (or matzah) and couscous.
Ingredients with “wheat” in the name including wheat starch, modified wheat starch, hydrolyzed wheat protein and pregelatinized wheat protein. Buckwheat, which is gluten free, is an exception.
Barley and malt, which is usually made from barley, malt syrup, malt extract, malt flavoring and malt vinegar.
Rye
Breaded or floured meat, poultry, seafood and vegetables. Also meat, poultry and vegetables when they have a sauce or marinade that contains gluten, such as soy and teriyaki sauces.
Licorice, imitation crab meat, beer, most is fermented from barley. (Specialty gluten-free beer is available from several companies.)

MAYBE

Dextrin can be made from wheat, which would be noted on the label, and would not be gluten free.
Flavorings are usually gluten free, but in rare instances can contain wheat or barley. By law, wheat would have to be labeled. Barley is usually called malt flavoring. In extremely rare instances, neither barley nor malt is specified in a flavoring.
Modified food starch is gluten free, except when wheat is noted on the label, either as “modified wheat starch,” modified starch (wheat) or if the Contains statement at the end of the ingredients list includes wheat.
Oats used to be considered unsafe, but recent research has shown that a moderate amount of special pure oats is safe for most celiacs. Several companies produce oats specifically for the GF market. They are labeled gluten free.
Pharmaceuticals can contain gluten, although most are gluten free. Check with the pharmaceutical company, especially if you take the medication on a continuing basis.
Processed cheese (spray cheese, for example) may contain gluten. Real cheese is gluten free.
Seasonings and seasoning mixes could contain gluten. Wheat will be noted on the label as required by law.
Soy Sauce is usually fermented from wheat. However, some brands don’t include wheat and are gluten free. Read the label to be sure.

Special Cases

Caramel color is almost always made from corn, but it can be made from malt syrup. However, in more than 10 years, we have not been able to find a single instance of a caramel color produced this way. Companies in North America say they use corn. You can consider caramel color GF.
Hydrolyzed vegetable protein is a phrase that under federal regulation should not be used on a food label. Food processors have to identify the “vegetable.” So you might read “hydrolyzed wheat protein,” which would not be gluten free, or “hydrolyzed soy protein,” which is gluten free. )"


Credits:
Fruits vs. Nuts

Seeds vs. Beans

Husk

Legume

Gluten-Free

G-F Nuts, Grains & Seeds
Corn (vegetable, grain or fruit)


Crop Dusting







Friday, March 6, 2015

March C.S.A. Pick-Up & Shipping Info

A-LA-CART BOOTH on Sat. March 7th. 

Buy 10/lbs of (Kelley "Whole Beef Grind") Ground Beef @ $8.75/lb. & GET 1.0/lb. FREE! 
Beef Marrow Bones, Chuck Steak, Swiss Steak, Round Steak, Top Sirloin Steak, Kebab Cubes, Deer Steaks, Deer Soup-Bones, BACON - Ground Lamb, Classic Chicken (no head,no feet), 2 Whole-Body Ducks, and Flats of Fresh EGGS too!

                   


PLUS.. 
ARTISAN MARKET BOOTHS BY
Mariposa Creamery, Sanzone Farms, Nancy (Oak Hills Organics), Mary ((Mary's Goat Farm) & Crestline Honey: 

Fresh, Young Cabrito (whole carcass),
Fresh "RAW" Goat Dairy (yogurt, milk, Feta & Chevre), 
Raw Honey, 
Fresh Organic Greens & Produce, 
Preserves, Condiments, Jams and more.. 

Remember to stop by and say hello to Barbara, she will have Turkey Tickets (Thanksgiving Turkey Give-Away Drawing).




**Home of the High Desert CO-OP and Inland Empire Buyer's Club**

RainbΩw Ranch Farms C.S.A. Pick-Up is scheduled for Saturday, March 7th 2015.
Gates open at 11:00 A.M. and close at 1:00 P.M. Please bring a cooler chest with frozen ice packs or ice, to keep your fresh Ωrgani-X cold.



All online orders placed by February 22nd are on schedule to be shipped on the week of March 9th and expected to arrive on or before Thursday, March 12th.
 If you are expecting a CSA shipment, check your email for UPS Quantum View tracking number, and be sure to track your package.
Shipments to weather-warning areas, will be shipped on the week of March 16th and expected to arrive on or before Friday, March 20th (weather permitting). 







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