Poplin Farms

albemarle, nc

Month: June 2018

Oops! Market Stuff for June 30, part deux.

mini cukes, slicers and Asian cukes!

Sorry about the double posting (for those of you who receive this as an email) – I was just starting to copy and paste from last week’s post when it published itself.

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

cauliflower,  tomatoes, 2 kinds of kale, beets,  mini cukes + slicers, lemon and zephyr squash, red cabbage, red thumb fingerling and German Butterball potatoes.

I’ll have our 100% grass fed & grass finished, Animal Welfare Approved Angus beef in these cuts:

Ribeye, NY strip, sirloin steak, osso bucco, short ribs, stew beef, philly steak, cube steak, shoulder roast, brisket, sirloin tip roast, eye of round roast, boneless chuck roast, soup bones, liver, quarter pound hot dogs, and sliced pastrami 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.

pepper plants!

Aside from the weeding, watering and mowing, tying up the tomatoes and working on the trellises for eggplant and peppers, I put in another crop of cukes and squash, planted winter squash, pumpkins and sunflowers and finished the fall seed order. We got at least an inch of rain – fantastic because we’ve had to run the drip non-stop rotating between all the crops as we haven’t had rain in weeks. I took up the onion crop right before the rain, but it’s too wet right now to dig potatoes and I’m super happy about it!! The pastures were drying up. Shane started feeding hay to the cows already last week.

Next week I’ll be starting flats of seedlings for fall. It always seems so early! And starting seeds in the summer heat + the pest pressure, namely grasshoppers, harlequin bugs, and worms, can be sketchy. I put all my flats on a huge flatbed trailer and cover it with insect barrier netting and shade cloth. In fact, Shane just called to say he went to mow a 40 acre hay field and it was completely demolished by grasshoppers. He said he’d bet there’s 200 grasshoppers on one blade of grass. Not enough left to mow.

Lemon Balm Iced Tea – every morning I say I’m going to brew a batch, and I haven’t yet! I know lots of you got lemon balm plants from me in the spring so maybe someone will try it 🙂 Sounds delicious.

See you tomorrow!! <3

Market Stuff for June 23.

I just picked THREE HUNDRED SIXTY SOMETHING ears of corn. Minus the 5 I ate, on breaks. If you haven’t eaten sweet corn raw I’m telling you! Missing out big-time. Missing out on life! Haha 🙂

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

Sweet corn! This week only. If you’ve had my sweet corn or other no spray sweet corn in the past, then you know there will probably be earworms on the tips. It’s just the way it is.  I just put on gloves, get a big knife, shuck it in the yard where I can then just whack off the wormy tip into the woods or whatever, and all is well with life.  The corn is delicious.  We put it straight on the grill.

A few heads of cauliflower,  a few tomatoes, 2 kinds of kale, beets,  mini cukes, lemon and zephyr squash, cabbage, red thumb fingerling and German Butterball potatoes,  onion bunches.

Everyone is making pickles! It takes 3-4 mini cukes to fill a pint jar (cut in wedges). Here’s the refrigerator pickle recipe I like: Super Easy Refrigerator Pickles.

I’ll have our 100% grass fed & grass finished, Animal Welfare Approved Angus beef in these cuts:

Ribeye, NY strip, sirloin steak, osso bucco, short ribs, stew beef, philly steak, cube steak, shoulder roast, brisket, sirloin tip roast, eye of round roast, boneless chuck roast, soup bones, liver, quarter pound hot dogs, and sliced pastrami 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.

I have the perfect recipe for what’s in season right now:  cukes, tomatoes, onions and fresh herbs! My Favorite Greek Salad (no lettuce in this salad!) with a *really delicious homemade dressing. Click the link and when you see how delicious it looks, no amount of exhaustion or disinterest will stop you from making it.

* The use of bottled dressing on this salad is strictly prohibited.

Greetings, Earthlings. We come in peace 🙂 We will accept an offering of carrots.

See you tomorrow!!!

 

 

 

Market Stuff for June 16

Shane cut the wheat today! I just went along for the ride. And WHAT is that circular spot in the field? It’s not in the any of the other photos I took immediately before or after. Hm.

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

broccoli and some cauliflower, the 3 kinds of kale, beets,  mini cukes, lemon and zephyr squash, cabbage, red thumb fingerling and German Butterball potatoes,  spring onion bunches.

I’ll have our 100% grass fed & grass finished, Animal Welfare Approved Angus beef in these cuts:

Ribeye, NY strip, skirt, sirloin steak, osso bucco, short ribs, stew beef, philly steak, cube steak, shoulder roast, brisket, sirloin tip roast, eye of round roast, boneless chuck roast, soup bones, liver, quarter pound hot dogs, and sliced pastrami 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.

I just got the ginger and turmeric planted in the hoop house this week but it was pre-sprouting in flats so I don’t think I lost any growing time. Nice roots and sprouts 🙂

I tried 2 new cucumber recipes and they’re both really good: Cucumber Basil Sparkling Lemonade and Cucumber Avocado Gazpacho (I left out the radishes, not a fan.) I NEED her bowls! But I already have ten thousand bowls. I made the gazpacho three times and it’s even better the second day. Both recipes –  just throw everything in the blender, so easy.

See you tomorrow!

 

Market Stuff for June 9.

Did anyone see my facebook post about the catface?? I think I’m funny but I guess I’m really not 🙂

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

lots of broccoli, the 3 kinds of kale, red beets, lots of mini cukes, lemon squash, a few cabbages, red thumb fingerling potatoes, spring onion bunches,  mint & chives bunches.

I’ll have our 100% grass fed & grass finished, Animal Welfare Approved Angus beef in these cuts:

Ribeye, NY strip, skirt steak, sirloin steak, osso bucco, short ribs, stew beef, philly steak, cube steak, shoulder roast, brisket, sirloin tip roast, eye of round roast, boneless chuck roast, soup bones, liver, quarter pound hot dogs, and sliced pastrami 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.

Potatoes blooming

I could hear the balers running behind the house so the dogs and I rode back there on the Gator, but I saw Shane’s tractor stopped and he was working on the baler. Translation, *DO NOT APPROACH* haha 🙂 So we just did a drive-by and cruised around the field and once my eyeballs filled up with tiny bugs then it was time to go.

Then it was just a minute and he called me to pick them up. When the hay starts getting damp it wads up in the baler or something, and then you have to quit.

It’s the final countdown! I couldn’t stop hearing Europe playing in my head while I was in there working on the tomatoes.

See you tomorrow!!

Market Stuff for June 2.

We got sweet potato slips planted this week! About halfway through, Shane said, “We need a mule.” because when his dad and aunt were young, they had to plant them by hand and his Aunt Pat would sit at the wagon where the mule was hitched and feed them to the mule to get rid of them. Hilarious!

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

the first few bunches of red beets from the new crop and the first broccoli and green cabbage; mini cukes and the first lemon squash; red thumb fingerling potatoes, spring onion bunches, the last of my garlic crop just dug up this morning; mint & chives bunches, the 3 kinds of kale.

I’ll have our 100% grass fed & grass finished, Animal Welfare Approved Angus beef in these cuts:

Filet, Ribeye, NY strip, skirt steak, sirloin steak, flank, flat iron, osso bucco, short ribs, stew beef, philly steak, cube steak, shoulder roast, brisket, sirloin tip roast, eye of round roast, boneless chuck roast, soup bones, liver, andouille sausage, quarter pound hot dogs, and sliced pastrami 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.

Red Thumb Fingerlings

I figured up that I came out in the hole on the Red Norlands but made out ok on the fingerlings, and the fingerlings are much more tender and delicious anyway. I might grow them again.

We made these baby potatoes on the grill for a cookout last weekend. After grilling I took them off the skewers and tossed them in the herb butter again and some parm. And tonight I’m making this crispy potato curry  to go with our fresh cucumbers, broccoli and cauliflower 🙂

See you tomorrow!

 

 

 

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