Poplin Farms

albemarle, nc

Month: December 2016

Happy New Year!

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I’ll be at the Charlotte Regional Farmers’ Market tomorrow with  red russian kale, baby-ish (tweener?) size curly kale, beautiful chard, Butterball and Carola potatoes, sweet potatoes and wheat. This is the last crate of Carolas.

I’ll have our grass fed, grass finished Angus beef in these cuts: Ribeyes, NY strips, sirloins,  flanks, skirt, flat iron, ground beef, stew beef, philly steak, cube steak, oso bucco,  short ribs, brisket, soup bones, liver,  eye of round roasts, bone-in chuck roasts, sirloin tip roasts and rump roast. Bologna, pastrami, corned beef & hot dogs made without added nitrates or nitrites.

We still have the ground beef special – Buy 5, Get 1 .

I got a new book for Christmas called Life-Changing Foods by Anthony William. He’s a medical medium (you can read about him here if interested); I really like the book, and it has recipes – last night we made these Sweet Potatoes Stuffed with Braised Cabbage and Lemon Ginger Sauce. They were really good! If you check out the link to the recipe (READ IIIIIT!), he talks about some of the insane things that sweet potatoes and the other ingredients will do for your health, like starving out the mold in your colon – whaaaaat?? Come on! Who can say no to that? Haha OH no thanks, I prefer a  moldy colon.

See you guys tomorrow!

Market Stuff for December 17.

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I’ll be at the Charlotte Regional Farmers’ Market tomorrow with beautiful chard, big arugula, Butterball and Carola potatoes, sweet potatoes and wheat. I will not be at the market on Christmas Eve. I’m pretty sure I’ll be there New Year’s Eve.

Tomorrow I’ll have our grass fed, grass finished Angus beef in these cuts: Ribeyes, NY strips, filets, sirloins,  flanks, skirt, flat iron, ground beef, stew beef, philly steak, cube steak, oso bucco,  short ribs, brisket, soup bones, liver,  eye of round roasts, bone-in chuck roasts, sirloin tip roasts and rump roast. Bologna, pastrami, corned beef & hot dogs made without added nitrates or nitrites.

We still have the ground beef special – Buy 5, Get 1 .

See you tomorrow!

 

The key to staying warm is 2 pants and 3 shirts.

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You’re coming tomorrow right?

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Get the big pants out and wear them over more pants and then we just need a hat, scarf and fleecey gloves. Twenty degrees, pffft.

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I’ll be at the Charlotte Regional Farmers’ Market tomorrow with Red Russian kale, chard, Butterball and Carola potatoes, sweet potatoes and wheat. Parsley. I have 3 teacups left!

I’ll have our grass fed, grass finished Angus beef in these cuts: Ribeyes, NY strips, filets, sirloins,  flanks, skirt, flat iron, ground beef, stew beef, philly steak, cube steak, oso bucco,  short ribs, brisket, soup bones, liver,  eye of round roasts, bone-in chuck roasts, sirloin tip roasts and rump roast. Bologna, pastrami, corned beef & hot dogs made without added nitrates or nitrites.

We still have the ground beef special – Buy 5, Get 1 .

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He wears overreach boots on the front or else he steps on his shoes with his back feet and pulls them off. So that’s why his front feet look weird here.

I do have actual photos of him from the front but they won’t load! GRRRRR!! Sitting in front of this computer every Friday comes in right under waterboarding. I’m getting a new one for Christmas because this one causes rage. My yoga teacher says it’s time to let go of things that no longer serve us :) The Spinning Rainbow Wheel of Death is not serving me and I’m pretty sure all this frustration is clogging up my chakras and stuff. She would not approve.

Have you ever made Osso Buco? The fancy (fancy meaning Italian haha) term for shank cross cut; maybe you’ve been thinking of trying it? I seared off  3 of them and put them in the crock pot on Sunday, over a layer of onions, the last of my uncle’s tomatoes, then put the potatoes and carrots on top so they wouldn’t turn to mush. Added a few cups of water, bay leaf, crushed garlic, thyme, smoked paprika and let them go all day.  Fall-apart good, and at $5.50/lb,  economical. The broth gelled just like when I make bone broth. Shanks have a marrow bone so the broth is super nutrient dense.

Ok, I’ll see you tomorrow!

 

 

 

 

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And then I put gluten in the brisket.

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I hope you guys had a great Thanksgiving! I’m still righting all the wrongs…you?  My 2 aunties and uncle from Florida came, one makes pottery and my uncle farms. They brought tomatoes, cukes, peanuts, persimmons, cactus fruit, papayas, green beans  – can you believe that just 8 hours away they are growing all that stuff right now.  It was her birthday and she wanted barbacoa  so I smoked a brisket then put that baby in the crock pot with some lime juice, cumin and stuff and a bottle of BEER. Didn’t even give it a thought. Did I mention she CAN’T HAVE GLUTEN?? DRATS.

THEN on Thanksgiving Day after 3 glasses of champs I sliced off almost my whole entire fingernail chopping sage. Bloodbath!

I’ll be at the Charlotte Regional Farmers’ Market tomorrow with a little baby curly kale and spinach, Red Russian kale, chard, pretty radishes, Butterball and Carola potatoes, sweet potatoes and wheat.

I’ll have our grass fed, grass finished Angus beef in these cuts: Ribeyes, NY strips, filets, sirloins,  flanks, skirt, flat iron, ground beef, stew beef, philly steak, cube steak, oso bucco  short ribs, brisket, soup bones, liver,  eye of round roasts, bone-in chuck roasts, sirloin tip roasts and rump roast. Bologna, pastrami, corned beef & hot dogs made without added nitrates or nitrites.

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Anyway my auntie makes all my dishes and stuff, and I love them and so I thought it would be really fun to have her make some teacups to put on my market table for Christmas presents (to ourselves?) to sell with my dried hibiscus and turmeric tea. RIGHT?!  So pretty. I’m bringing them tomorrow, they are $35 – $45 for the teacups with saucers. That’s just her price I didn’t add anything to it.  I only kept one so far…I seem to be amassing a collection of teacups and mugs, love them.

Seeeeee! Yes. It is big enough to wash your chihuahua in. That’s how we like it :)

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I finally broke out the good camera and have been lugging it on my walks in the mornings. I’m on the lookout for the raccoon family of 5.

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Fluffelupagus is getting lots of face time this week :)

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Where’s Waldo? Your frosty breath is giving you away silly!

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There she goes!  In a cloud of dust. Thank goodness we finally got some rain.

See  you guys tomorrow!

 

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