Poplin Farms

albemarle, nc

Month: August 2017

Market Stuff for 8/26.

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One last look at my beautiful boy before he gets his furry bear coat because…..FALL IS HERE YAAAAAAY! This morning I sat outside in my chair with my coffee, wrapped up in a blanket. Felt like fall to me. So we’ll be having chestnuts soon! I’ve had them as early as the first weekend in September.

Speaking of beautiful, Carat’s daddy is for sale…for $12K, sigh.

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So gorgeous. I think Carats gives him a run for his money though :)

I’ll be at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market tomorrow until 1pm with:

Ronde de Nice round zucchini and zephyr squash, a couple gallons of Bloody Butchers, lots of okra, hot peppers, carola and huckleberry gold potatoes and purple pinecone fingerling potatoes, sweet potatoes, eggplant + mini eggplant, wheat.

We’re all stocked up on beef cuts – I’ll have our 100% grass fed & grass finished, Animal Welfare Approved Angus beef in these cuts: ground, stew, philly steak, cube steak, ribeyes, NY Strip, sirloin, filets, flank, skirt, flat iron,  brisket, eye of round roasts, boneless  chuck roasts -they cut the bleepity-bleep bone out again!! :( sirloin tip roasts, rump roast, short ribs, liver,  osso bucco, bags of soup bones.

There are some nice 8 lb briskets for the smoker for Labor Day weekend!

We are down to the last 4 packages of beer brats!! We have hot dogs (skinny and quarter pounder), sliced corned beef, sliced pastrami and sliced bologna.  Made from our 100% grass fed Angus beef, no added nitrates or nitrites.

Ground beef special – Buy 5, Get 1 free.

Bulk pricing on our beef: quarters, halves and wholes – $3.50 lb hang weight plus the cost of processing.

The round zucchini are so tender. I haven’t cooked them yet, I’ve just been making raw zucchini and squash noodles on the spiralizer for a salad with sweet and hot peppers, cilantro, some of Dean’s microgreens and a Thai style peanut dressing.

See you tomorrow :)

 

Market Stuff for August 19.

 

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When you say to your cat, “Hey let me take your face picture.”

I’ll be at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market tomorrow until noon with:

a little squash, a few watermelons, sweet peppers, hot peppers,  okra, potatoes, sweet potatoes, eggplant, wheat.

I’ll have our 100% grass fed & grass finished, Animal Welfare Approved Angus beef in these cuts: ground, stew, cube steak, ribeyes, NY Strip, sirloin,  brisket, eye of round roasts, bone-in chuck roasts, sirloin tip roasts, liver,  osso bucco, bags of soup bones.

We have hot dogs (skinny and quarter pounder), beer brats-these are quarter pounders, sliced corned beef, sliced pastrami and sliced bologna.  Made from our 100% grass fed Angus beef, no added nitrates or nitrites.

We have beef coming back in a couple weeks and need to make room, so this week all these cuts are 10% off: sirloin tip roast, eye of round roast, cube steak, stew beef, osso bucco, bags of bones for stock or dogs, brisket and liver!

Ground beef special – Buy 5, Get 1 free.

Bulk pricing on our beef: quarters, halves and wholes – $3.50 lb hang weight plus the cost of processing.

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When you say to your dog, “Hey  let me take your face picture. ”

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Don’t be alarmed, there’s nothing wrong with Fran’s face (other than she’s a cat).

See you tomorrow!

 

 

Market Stuff for August 12.

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I’ll be at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market tomorrow until 1 with:

A few tomatoes, a few watermelons & lambkins (the yummy white fleshed ones I grew last year), lots of sweet peppers, hot peppers,  okra, 4 kinds of potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, lots of eggplant, wheat. I’ll have squash and cucumbers again soon!

I’ll have our 100% grass fed & grass finished, Animal Welfare Approved Angus beef in these cuts: ground, stew, cube steak, ribeyes, NY Strip, sirloin,  brisket, eye of round roasts, bone-in chuck roasts, sirloin tip roasts, liver,  osso bucco, bags of soup bones.

We have hot dogs (skinny and quarter pounder), beer brats-these are quarter pounders, sliced corned beef, sliced pastrami and sliced bologna.  Made from our 100% grass fed Angus beef, no added nitrates or nitrites.

We have beef coming back in a couple weeks and need to make room, so this week all these cuts are 10% off: sirloin tip roast, eye of round roast, cube steak, stew beef, osso bucco, bags of bones for stock or dogs, brisket and liver!

Ground beef special – Buy 5, Get 1 free.

Bulk pricing on our beef: quarters, halves and wholes – $3.50 lb hang weight plus the cost of processing.

Photo notecards are back! I haven’t had them a year  or so and get lots of requests for them (and you know I love taking pictures!) so I broke down and got a nice photo printer. Oh man – I love it! Technology these days!!!! I’m really happy with the quality.

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We’ve had just a tiny bit of rain, in the low tenths :) The creek is so dry. Maybe we’ll have a nice rain this weekend. But the weather! So perfect. I don’t ever remember an August with breezy, not-murderously-humid days in the 80s. I remember lots of tortuous Augusts! Where I wanted to run away from home. But this year there always seems to be a nice breeze while I’m picking okra, and if I close my eyes and listen to Moo swishing his tail in the pond…I can totally believe that I’m at the beach :)

I’ll see you tomorrow!

Market Stuff for August 5.

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Sunflower seeds!

I’ll be at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market tomorrow until 1 with:

A few big tomatoes, lots of Bloody Butchers,  some cherry tomatoes and lots of Wickline pink big cherry tomatoes, lots of sweet peppers- these are the same mini peppers that I grew last year, but somehow are not so mini. Hot peppers,  lots of okra, 4 kinds of potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, lots of eggplant, wheat. Some sunflower heads! How fun. You can eat them raw, roast them or boil them in salt water then roast.

I’ll have our 100% grass fed & grass finished, Animal Welfare Approved Angus beef in these cuts: ground, stew, cube steak, ribeyes, NY Strip, sirloin,  brisket, eye of round roasts, bone-in chuck roasts, sirloin tip roasts, liver,  osso bucco, bags of soup bones.

We have hot dogs (skinny and quarter pounder), beer brats-these are quarter pounders, sliced corned beef, sliced pastrami and sliced bologna.  Made from our 100% grass fed Angus beef, no added nitrates or nitrites.

Ground beef special – Buy 5, Get 1 free, and a special on  cube steak and stew beef – 20% off.

Bulk pricing on our beef: quarters, halves and wholes – $3.50 lb hang weight plus the cost of processing.

I received an Italian cookbook called The Silver Spoon as a gift a few years ago and found this sweet pepper salad – Insalata Di Peperoni E Farro – One of my favorite salads! It’s a delicious way to enjoy raw sweet peppers  (and so are these Mini Pepper Nachos!).

This recipe calls for farro but I never add that. I like to keep it super light. I bet it would be good with quinoa too if you need something more substantial. Here’s the recipe!

2 yellow, 1 red and 1 green ( I only use colored peppers, no green ones, plus don’t forget about the orange ones!!! If you’re using my peppers you’ll need a couple extra because I grow the mini peppers) sweet bell peppers, seeded and cut into very thin strips. 3 scallions, sliced ( I just use onion), 10 black olives, pitted and sliced (I prefer the Kalamata olives), 1/2 clove garlic, chopped (I grate it on the microplane), 7 oz boiled farro, juice of 1/2 lemon, 4 oz olive oil (I use 1/4-1/3 cup), 1 T chopped parsley, salt and white pepper to taste.

Put all the peppers, scallions, olives and farro if using, into a salad bowl. Whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, grated or chopped garlic, salt and pepper in separate bowl. Pour dressing over veggies, sprinkle with parsley and toss. Place in fridge for an hour before serving to let the flavors mingle (I don’t usually wait to eat).

See  you tomorrow!

 

 

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