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Anichini-Moore Ranch & Farm

Kathy Moore owns Anichini-Moore Ranch & Farm. Click here for my bio. My primary focus is preserving wildlife habitat, and rebuilding soil and water holding capacity by recycling grass, leaves, paper, cardboard, and other natural materials otherwise destined for the local landfill. Part of my farm mission is to restore soil  (health) as well as to produce foods with increasing nutritional food density.
We concentrate on raising heritage animals and plants, heirloom fruits and vegetables, and education. We have heritage grass fed or pastured lamb; meat is sold by the breed, Finn, Lincoln, Shetland and their crosses.  I have lots of processed wool roving from Wooly Knob in Indiana, they use organic products.  And, I have a over 100 raw fleeces.

We also have heritage grass fed or pastured pork from critically endangered Large Black Pigs also known as Large Black Hogs.

I have planted Japanese purple sweet potatoes, fingerlings, with purple skin and meat to experiment with.The Japanese sweet potatoes, rhubarb, berries, garlic, onions, peppers, tomatoes etc. have therapeutic properties such as tremendous antioxidants to combat disease and/or ensure wellness. 

I'm a founding partner of the Oklahoma Composting Council.  We write articles advocating for recycling organic materials, composting or mulching and guest lecture. I am also available as a speaker,  if interested please contact me for further details.

Check us out on the
 Oklahoma Tourism website.  We sell our products through the Oklahoma Food Cooperative, farmers markets and direct sales. 

Ranch & Farm History...
 
I purchased the farm at an auction in December 1995. The farm had one water well and no windmill or electricity.  The only observed “wildlife” was grasshoppers and rattlesnakes. Although the farm was highly eroded with most of the six wire fence buried in sand, I saw the possibilities of a lifelong dream. 
 
In 2005, several acres were fenced for a pesticide free vineyard and orchard.  More than 2000 grape vines, 50 heritage apples, and other fruit trees were planted by three of my four college age children; two middle school age grandchildren and their friends; several people with disabilities, and myself. 

In June 2007, we obtained a state approved meat label to market lambs with the breed name stated on each label. Soon after wards, six Finn and Cross Breed lambs were processed to market at the Woodward Farmers Market, the OK Food Cooperative and through private sales.  During this same time period, white two inch tabs were installed on the farm fences to prevent prairie chickens from flying into them, and, seven heritage Large Black pigs were purchased to raise pork on pasture for processing in fall 2008.

In late November 2007, 24 young heritage Royal Palm turkeys were added to the farm to aid in grasshopper control and possibly raising pastured turkeys year round.                              
Recently I wrote and received acceptance for a grant proposal to start a seasonal mobile farmers market with the target of reaching people, especially seniors, in towns without grocery stores or access to fresh produce, called food deserts.The mobile trailer will cool vegetables for a longer shelf life while traveling to different locations or towns.  Eventually, as my farm grows or develops I plan on adding hoop houses and a green house to grow more produce year round and extending the months the mobile farmers market operates.

Certifications

Our farm continuously seeks to improve, enhance and meet customer expectations of safe food. We do this by participating in opportunities that provide certification and/or accreditation. This page is dedicated to our efforts in staying abreast of the latest.

 We just received our GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) Certification from Cornell University. We took this course for multiple reasons:

  • Consumers and customers expect safe produce or food.
  • Learn as much as possible in our pursuit of growing the safest and healthiest “Ecologically Grown” food possible
  • To better understand policy implications for small farmers.