Poplin Farms

albemarle, nc

Month: May 2019

Market Stuff for May 25.

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

Memorial Day Special on beef: 10% off all roasts (eye, chuck and sirloin tip), sirloin steaks and short ribs. You could make these Crock Pot Brown Sugar + Roasted Garlic Pulled Pot Roast Sandwiches for your festivities!

Eggs – organic fed, soy-free, free range, from Carlea Farm

Mini cukes and slicers, a few squash, Tuscan and Thai Purple freshly dug garlic, garlic scapes, beets, kale, sweet potatoes, hard red winter wheat.

I’ll have our 100% grass fed & grass finished black Angus beef in these cuts:

Filet, ribeye, NY Strip steaks, sirloin steaks, skirt, flank, flat iron, flap steak, philly steak, short ribs, cube steak, osso buccco, stew beef, brisket, sirloin tip roast, eye of round roast, boneless chuck roast, soup bones, hot dogs.

Bulk pricing on our beef: quarters, halves and wholes – $3.50 lb hang weight plus the cost of processing (.85/lb), and 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.

See you tomorrow 🙂

Market Stuff for May 18.

 

It’s time for fly boots! For whatever reason, flies feast on his legs all summer- no one elses! – and literally eat through the flesh. If he doesn’t wear fly boots, he has nothing left by fall. Just bones.  He’s gray at the temples 🙂

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

Eggs – organic fed, soy-free, free range, from Carlea Farm

Cucumbers, a few squash (I’ve been using all the squash making squash noodles like crazy), beets, swiss chard, kale, mint, chives, lemon balm, sweet potatoes, hard red winter wheat.

I’ll have our 100% grass fed & grass finished black Angus beef in these cuts:

NY Strip steaks, sirloin steaks, skirt, flat iron, flap steak, philly steak, short ribs, cube steak, stew beef, brisket, sirloin tip roast, eye of round roast, boneless chuck roast, soup bones, hot dogs.

Bulk pricing on our beef: quarters, halves and wholes – $3.50 lb hang weight plus the cost of processing (.85/lb), and 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.

I planted tomatoes in the hoop early this year- early March- and the plants were loaded with green tomatoes and the Bloody Butchers were turning red. I haven’t been in the hoop house in 2 days – busy laying plastic, planting melons and clearing out the other hoop – and today I went to check on them; squirrels have taken every tomato off of every plant.  In fact I saw one of those little bastards running out with a tomato.

I’m raising the price of the mini cukes, they’ve always been $3 lb but on Saturday I noticed that came to 66 cents for 3. Obviously not worth growing them for that.

I’ve been making the MOST delicious pad thai-type situation with snow peas, zucchini noodles,  squash noodles and sweet potato noodles on the spiralizer, and a sauce made from coconut milk, sunflower seed butter, hot pepper, coconut aminos and ginger. SO GOOD. I do add rice noodles to help boost the calories.

 

That’s one half of my herd 🙂 See  you tomorrow!

Market Stuff for May 11.

Half (that’s his actual name) turned 30 this week. That’s about 90 in human years. I’ve had him since he was born. I know that doesn’t seem possible since I’m only 25,  but….it’s just weird math.  Lookin’ good old fella! <3  I’ve noticed that since he’s been getting regular massages and some acupressure, he’s running around a lot more and throwing out some little bucks and crow hops. He hasn’t tried any of those moves in a long time. I’m thinking I’ve increased his life span 🙂

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

Eggs – organic fed, soy-free, free range, from Carlea Farm

Cucumbers and snow peas are starting to come in so I have just a few of those, lots of beets, swiss chard, kale, mint, lemon balm, sweet potatoes, hard red winter wheat, some tomato plants and chamomile plants. I’ll have tea hibiscus plants in a couple weeks.

I’ll have our 100% grass fed & grass finished black Angus beef in these cuts:

NY Strip steaks, sirloin steaks, skirt, flank, flap steak, philly steak, short ribs, cube steak, stew beef, brisket, sirloin tip roast, eye of round roast, boneless chuck roast, soup bones, hot dogs.

Bulk pricing on our beef: quarters, halves and wholes – $3.50 lb hang weight plus the cost of processing (.85/lb), and 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.

Desiree Dwarf Blauwschokkers garden peas, I should have some next week.

I got sweet corn planted yesterday, right before the rain. That’s over a month late so it should have plenty of extra worms in it.  I’m planting border rows of sunflowers around all my garden plots, and just all over the place. Probably a bad idea for some reason I haven’t thought of yet but I just felt like it. I do what I want! Haha.

Shane got pranked by one of his farmer buddies – he came by in a 6 row planter and planted a swath of sunflowers in the field Shane had just planted in soybeans. Super funny!

See you tomorrow 🙂

Market Stuff for May 4.

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

Eggs – organic fed, soy-free, free range, from Carlea Farm.

Leeks, beets, swiss chard,  kale, mint, sweet potatoes, hard red winter wheat, some tomato plants, chamomile plants and I’m not sure what else.

I made this Avocado Kale Caesar with Sweet Potato Fries  the other night. The dressing is really good, we dipped our fries in it, too.

I’ll have our 100% grass fed & grass finished black Angus beef in these cuts:

Filet, ribeye,  NY Strip steaks, sirloin steaks, skirt, flank, flap steak, philly steak, short ribs, cube steak, stew beef, brisket, sirloin tip roast, eye of round roast, boneless chuck roast, soup bones, hot dogs.

Bulk pricing on our beef: quarters, halves and wholes – $3.50 lb hang weight plus the cost of processing (.85/lb), and 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.

I’ve been getting requests for new farm photo notecards, but all the animals had their winter coats and were so dirty and wooly. Now that they’re all shedding out and shiny, I got the horses all curried and brushed and had Shane go out in the pasture and chase them around so I could take photos.

Carats had a great time pretending to be scared, blowing like a wild mustang, and running in circles around everyone else trying to get them going. He’s the youngest in a herd of geriatrics so neither he nor Shane had much luck – the other horses were like, DUDE it’s nap time. Shane was so whooped from tromping around 5 acres he came back and fell asleep on the couch.

The first hay cutting of the year turned out really nice. I got dibbs 🙂

I love the fragrance of the sage blossoms! I made a bouquet for the table. See you tomorrow!

 

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