Poplin Farms

albemarle, nc

Month: October 2018

Market Stuff for October 27.

Moo will be 11 soon! He’s getting very gray 🙂

I’ll be at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market tomorrow until 11:30 or 12 with:

turmeric, 2 kinds of sweet potatoes, hard red winter wheat. I get tons of questions about what to do with turmeric, aside from tea and adding it to smoothies. I just chop it up and saute it with my onions and garlic, carrots etc. when I’m making stuff. Here’s a recipe for  Turmeric Rice with Coconut Kale  using the powder, but subbing the fresh instead you would just mince it and add it when you add the ginger.

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

Filet, ribeye, NY strip, sirloin, flat iron, flank, skirt, osso bucco, short ribs, stew beef, philly steak, cube steak, brisket, sirloin tip roast, eye of round roast, boneless chuck roast, liver, soup bones, oxtail.

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 (.75/lb)

We are now also offering (almost) half-quarters – not quite 1/8 of a cow (60 lbs) for $460. This is a great savings over the regular price you pay per piece, but quarters, halves and wholes are still the best deal.

And now, we are proud to be supplying Misfit CLT Beer & Food Co with our delicious beef! Stop by (near McAlpine Park) and have a freaking delicious burger, hot dog or some hot chili!

It’s calving time, and there are babies everywhere!

The cauliflower is starting to head and I have arugula and spinach coming up in the hoop house. It’s time to plant garlic so I amended with gypsum, sulfur and boron and then tilled; I just wanted to get that done before the rain today and I can plant next week. Gypsum is a form of calcium that doesn’t affect the soil pH. It also adds some sulfur to the soil and most of us around here can use it.

This is in a sloping area and I farm it in strips to help prevent erosion, except for it was so overgrown I couldn’t see exactly where the edge of the bed was that I wanted to till. I have a lot more space than I use in any season and I can’t keep up with it all.

I came across this recipe when I was looking for something new to make for breakfast and it’s so good! I have it almost every day; I just thought I’d share it. See you tomorrow!

Market Stuff for October 20.

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

baby turmeric, probably the last hibiscus roselles for tea, eggplant, peppers, winter wheat and Beauregard + Covington sweet potatoes.

baby turmeric hands!

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

Filet, ribeye, NY strip, sirloin, flat iron, flank, skirt, osso bucco, short ribs, stew beef, philly steak, cube steak, brisket, sirloin tip roast, eye of round roast, boneless chuck roast, liver, soup bones, oxtail.

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 (.75/lb)

We are now also offering (almost) half-quarters – not quite 1/8 of a cow (60 lbs) for $460. This is a great savings over the regular price you pay per piece, but quarters, halves and wholes are still the best deal.

And now, we are proud to be supplying Misfit CLT Beer & Food Co with our delicious beef! Stop by and have a freaking delicious burger.

Shazam.

See you tomorrow!

 

Market Stuff for October 13.

Look at that FACE! Gah. Smooch smooch smooch!!

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

savoy cabbage, hibiscus roselles for tea, sweet potatoes, eggplant, peppers, winter wheat.

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

NY strip, osso bucco, short ribs (Braised Short Ribs with Cheesy Grits, anyone??), stew beef, philly steak, cube steak, brisket, sirloin tip roast, eye of round roast, boneless chuck roast, liver, and hot dogs 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 (.75/lb)

We are now also offering (almost) half-quarters – not quite 1/8 of a cow (60 lbs) for $460. This is a great savings over the regular price you pay per piece, but quarters, halves and wholes are still the best deal.

We’ll be all stocked up on beef cuts for the market next week.

We had our first ever twins today. They’re hard to see in the photo, so small! The mom left with the one baby standing in front of her and the one lying down didn’t go, and she didn’t come back for him. He was weak and Shane didn’t think he had nursed, and the buzzards were circling so Shane called our neighbor to see if she wanted a bottle calf to raise. Thank goodness she did, and has given Shane an update that he drank 3 pints of colostrum so that’s great news. She has another calf that she raised from a bottle.

This week my sister came and helped me transplant 6 flats of green onions and leeks in the hoop so we’ll see how they fare. That’s the only news on the vegetable front.

I gave Solomon a bath this week and took some pics while I was waiting for him to dry.  The sunset made a cool effect! Just highlighting how special he is <3

His color is called flea-bitten gray because of the speckling. When he wants a treat he whacks you in the face with his nose…my botched attempt at teaching him to give kisses.

See you tomorrow!

Market Stuff for October 6.

Hola!

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

savoy cabbage, hibiscus roselles for tea, sweet potatoes, eggplant, peppers, winter wheat.

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

NY strip, osso bucco, short ribs, stew beef, philly steak, cube steak, brisket, sirloin tip roast, eye of round roast, boneless chuck roast, liver, and hot dogs made from our 100% grass fed Angus beef, no added nitrates or nitrites.

Ground beef special – Buy 5, Get 1 free AND this week shank (osso bucco) is 10% off.

It’s normally $5.50/lb which is a great deal even at the regular price. I don’t really have an actual recipe that I use, I just salt/pepper then brown the whole shank really nicely on all sides then throw them in the crock pot with lots of onions, tomatoes, carrots, potatoes, garlic, celery, oregano, thyme etc. It makes like a beef stew, except it’s a super awesome stew because it has all that rich bone marrow, plus the flavor the bone gives it and the meat is more the texture of brisket or short ribs which I really like. I also think they’re perfect for soup. I found this recipe for Peppered Beef Shank in Red Wine for the crock pot that looks pretty much to die for and has better instructions for someone that hasn’t made it before.

Bulk pricing on our beef: quarters, halves and wholes – $3.50 lb hang weight plus the cost of processing (.75/lb)

We are now also offering (almost) half-quarters – not quite 1/8 of a cow (60 lbs) for $460. This is a good savings over the regular price you pay at the market, but quarters, halves and wholes are still the best deal.

We’ll be all stocked up on beef cuts for the 10/20 market.

Ryan, my farrier (horse-shoer, hoof trimmer) was here this week…did you know that some farriers still make the shoes to fit the horse? This is like an art. Only two of the eight horses need shoes, the rest are good barefoot.

So first you cook ’em.

Then you whack ’em.

and then spark ’em – these are the technical terms, people. Pay attention.

Then he whacks ’em, cooks ’em, sparks ’em some more and matches them to the hoof multiple times in between.

So cool. He can actually make shoes from scratch. Carats’ front hooves are different sizes; one side is short and flat and the other is tall and narrow, and they are always changing so Ryan makes sure the shoes are fit to give the best support. I’m sure he would strangle me if he knew I was using the words cook, whack and spark to describe his…forging? IDK.

I took a lot of pictures while the shoes were being made.

LOOK –  you can see the reflection of the world in his eyeball.

Can you tell by that long gallop stride she’s an ex-racehorse 🙂

See you tomorrow!

P.S. She wears a fly mask, it’s not a blindfold like some have shared their concern about 😉

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