Poplin Farms

albemarle, nc

Author: Poplin Farms (page 2 of 12)

Market Stuff for July 29.

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Off with their heads! In my most diabolical voice.

I’ll  be at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market tomorrow – it’s going to be in the 80s!!!!!!! until 1 pm with:

Tomatoes & cherry tomato mix, lots of sweet peppers, okra, 4 kinds of potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, a variety of 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.

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 don’t have any news. Just a lot of sweating. Endless weeding. Not my favorite time of year. Why wasn’t I born rich instead of so damn good looking?  Well I did find my lost rake :)

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Hahahaaaa.

Heaving mountains of morning glories out of the hoop house to get it ready for fall crops, I uncovered it. Soooo…that’s all my news.

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Cow tongues are so rough. They’ll take your skin off. I almost lost my right eye and ear once when he was trying to eat my hair…I think it reminds him of being bottle fed as a baby calf since he was an orphan, and I took care of him, and my hair somehow reminds him of food.  I can’t believe he’s almost 10 years old! He’s just a big baby.

See you tomorrow :)

 

 

 

Market Stuff for July 22.

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

Tomatoes – Brandywine, Giant Belgium, Limmony, Kellogg’s Breakfast, Cherokee Purple,  Green Giant, Black Krim, Long Tom romas, American Original Beefsteak, Bloody Butchers and cherry tomatoes.

Lots of sweet peppers, 4 kinds of potatoes, sweet potatoes, okra, red & sweet onions, a variety of eggplant, wheat.

I’ll have our 100% grass fed & grass finished, Animal Welfare Approved Angus beef in these cuts: filet, skirt, flat iron, ground, stew, philly steak, 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.

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The sunflowers are making seeds!

They really need some rain or they look like they might fall over – the heads are so heavy.

I’ll see you tomorrow!

 

 

Market Stuff for July 15.

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Romas are really abundant this week. Making sauce or soup? I’m your girl.  Customers say this variety is really good. Who doesn’t love a Long Tom??

It’s a great week to come to the market because I’ll have some samples of different varieties. I have double the amount of tomatoes I had last week so it’s time to set out the magically delicious samples for customers that haven’t tried them yet :)

My tomato season is usually pretty short because it is 20 degrees hotter in the hoop house than outside and in that kind of heat stress they drop their blossoms.

It took 6 hours to pick them today. In the hoop it was about 100 degrees.  These are so thin skinned and delicate, there’s no just jerking them off the vine and tossing them in boxes. Each one has to be cut from the vine with nippers and placed single layer in crates with padding.

The hoop house has even more to offer: fire ants, and the spiders, hello FACEWEB, and worms…if you’ve never had a tomato patch, you can’t begin imagine how much giant worms poop. Anyway the funny part is I tore the ass out of my pants hahahahaaaaaaa  sitting on my little metal tomato cart trying to reach the low ones without kneeling in the fire ants. Maaan, it was a rough day :)

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

Tomatoes – Brandywine, Giant Belgium, Azoychka Russian, Limmony, Kellogg’s Breakfast, Cherokee Purple, Aunt Ruby’s German Green,  Green Giant, Black Krim, Long Tom romas, American Original Beefsteak, Bloody Butchers and cherry tomatoes.

Cukes, sweet peppers, tomatillos, savoy cabbage, 4 kinds of potatoes, sweet potatoes, okra, red & sweet onions, a variety of eggplant, wheat.

I’ll have our 100% grass fed & grass finished, Animal Welfare Approved Angus beef in these cuts: filet, flank, skirt, flat iron, ground, stew, philly steak, cube steak, ribeyes, NY Strip, sirloin,  brisket, eye of round roasts, bone-in chuck roasts, boneless chuck roasts, sirloin tip roasts, short ribs, 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.

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Trickery! All you see is the  bold web in the center with a monstrous spider on it  – not the very fine almost invisible bigger web around it that snares the unsuspecting insects and Jill.

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Oh wait! I have a recipe. It’s so good and you just throw all the stuff in the blender. Takes 5 minutes. It makes delicious gazpacho from fresh tomatoes in the summer and it makes awesome hot soup in the winter from frozen tomatoes. One quart freezer bag packed full is the right amount of tomatoes for a batch of this soup. It has so much flavor, has super healthy ingredients and I make it with only the Giant Belgiums or Brandywines for the most amazing flavor.

This is Natalia Rose’s recipe, it’s been a favorite for many years.

Into the blender:

6 cups tomatoes, halved, including skin and seeds; 1/2 to 1 c packed fresh basil; 1/4 c apple cider vinegar; 2 T olive oil; 1 t soy sauce; 1 clove garlic; 1-2 t Spike seasoning (I’ve never added this).

Blend all of that. Salt and pepper to taste. I top it with a chopped avocado, or you could use fresh corn kernels or whatever. That’s it! Then if you want it hot, obviously just pour it into a pot.

I’ll see you tomorrow! If anyone has a fantastic recipe for the most delicious tomato pie, I’d love to try it. I made one a long time ago but lost the recipe.

One last thing, I found this post from Anthony William:

“Heirloom Tomatoes are a summer’s treat that are rich in vitamins C, K, A, and B-complex, as well as potassium, chromium, biotin, and beta carotene. This amazing array of nutrition makes heirloom tomatoes excellent for helping to nourish the adrenal glands, reduce stress damage, build the immune system, lower blood pressure, protect against skin damage, improve cardiovascular health, and strengthen bones. Heirloom tomatoes are also an excellent source of lycopene, a super-antioxidant, which is known to help prevent breast, pancreatic, intestinal, bladder, cervical, colorectal, lung, skin, endometrial, and prostate cancers. Heirloom tomatoes also are known to aid in the digestion of dense proteins, assist in dissolving gallstones, and purify the blood making them highly beneficial for your digestive tract and lymphatic system. Heirloom Tomatoes are often sweet and savory and at this time of year they can be found abundantly at your local farmers markets or in your backyard/patio garden. Have fun tasting all the different varieties and enjoying each unique and delicious flavor profile.”

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Shane says hello from alfalfaland.

<3

 

 

Market Stuff for July 8.

 

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Frozen Bloody Butchers – 2 gallons so far. They’re so easy to throw in the crock pot with a roast, or into the soup pot or whatever. I just wash them and freeze in bags, and then take out as many as I need.

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

Tomatoes – Brandywine, Giant Belgium, Azoychka Russian, Limmony, Kellogg’s Breakfast, Cherokee Purple, Aunt Ruby’s German Green,  Green Giant, Black Krim, romas, American Original Beefsteak, Bloody Butchers and cherry tomatoes.

Cukes, tomatillos, savoy cabbage, 4 kinds of potatoes, sweet potatoes, okra, red & sweet onions, a variety of eggplant, green peppers.

Lots of customers ask about what to do with tomatillos. These are the 2 favorite things I make with them: Smoky Tomatillo Salsa and Chili Verde. I went my whole life thinking green chili would be weird, man I was missing out.

I’ll have our 100% grass fed & grass finished, Animal Welfare Approved Angus beef in these cuts: filet, flank, skirt, flat iron, ground, stew, philly steak, cube steak, ribeyes, NY Strip, sirloin,  brisket, eye of round roasts, bone-in chuck roasts, boneless chuck roasts, sirloin tip roasts, short ribs, 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.

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Last week after reading that post on potatoes (that I copied into the newsletter) I tried steaming them for my potato salad, instead of boiling. Wow. I’ll never boil again. So much more tender and melt-in-yo-mouth.

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The new potato “lifter” – like BUTTER!  Remember we used to have the Junior Johnson potato digger?  We’re still finding parts of that in the field. The last 2 years I tortured myself with a middle buster.

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See you tomorrow!

Market Stuff for Independence Day weekend!

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HI! Are you coming for some of this action??

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

Tomatoes! Including Brandywine, Giant Belgium, Azoychka Russian, Limmony, Kellogg’s Breakfast, Cherokee Purple, Aunt Ruby’s German Green,  Green Giant, Black Krim, romas, American Original Beefsteak, Bloody Butchers and cherry tomatoes.

I ate 3 tomato sandwiches on that sourdough bread when I got home from the market last week. Then I had to go hold the couch down for awhile.  Tomatillos, mini eggplant & 2 varieties of big eggplant, savoy & red cabbage, okra (white & red), a variety of cucumbers including Asian, lemon, mini white, mini green and slicers; freshly dug potatoes: German Butterball, Carola and Huckleberry Gold. Green peppers and jalepenos, sweet & red onions, sweet potatoes, wheat. In fact, if I can muster, I’m going in a minute to dig up some Purple Pinecone potatoes too!! (don’t hold me to that)

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Bloody Butchers are one of my most popular varieties and my SUPER AWESOME customers ask for them by name. They have a really rich tomato flavor and this recipe…seriously, there are no words. Maple. Roasted. Tomatoes.  Make 2 pans because you’ll eat the first batch and then…what happened??

I mostly use them for a simple pan sauce that is amazing  – I just heat some olive oil in a pan, add chopped garlic and let that heat a minute until fragrant on kind of low heat, or med low, then add quartered or chopped Bloody Butchers, a little salt and sometimes a splash of balsamic, but not always. Just let them cook down to your liking. There are a lot of good people walking around out there, addicted to that sauce. You know who you are :)

We are all stocked up on beef cuts, and have our 100% grass fed & grass finished, Animal Welfare Approved Angus beef in these cuts: filet, flank, skirt, flat iron, ground, stew, philly steak, cube steak, ribeyes, NY Strip, sirloin,  brisket, eye of round roasts, bone-in chuck roasts, boneless chuck roasts, sirloin tip roasts, short ribs, liver,  osso bucco, bags of soup bones.

If you’re thinking about what to make for company this weekend, I would seriously recommend these  Crock Brown Sugar + Roasted Garlic Pulled Pot Roast Sandwiches or this Slow Cooker Barbacoa.  Or there are always hot dogs!

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. Apparently beef stew is not the most popular summer dish. Whaaaat??

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

BTW in unrelated news,  I follow Anthony William on Instagram and he just posted on the health importance of the humble potato :) – WHO KNEW:

“Potatoes are a nutritious, healthy food that are rich in vitamins A, C, & B-complex and minerals such as manganese, iron, magnesium, copper, and potassium.🌟Potatoes contain an antioxidant called quercetin which has anti-cancer and cardio-protective properties as well as a storage protein called patatin which has been shown to exhibit activity against disease causing free radicals.👍🏻Potatoes are an excellent source of B6, a vitamin which is essential for the formation of almost every new cell in the body.😇Vitamin B6 also is a vital component for the neurological system and for the creation of amines which are neurotransmitters that send messages from one nerve to the next.✨This makes potatoes an important food for those who are heavy thinkers and those recovering from stress damage and adrenal exhaustion.🙏🏻They are also particularly beneficial for depression, insomnia, sleep disorders, brain fog, and stress related illnesses.💁🏻Potatoes are also known to be good for promoting cardiovascular health and are highly beneficial for reducing the risk of heart attack, stroke, atherosclerosis, and COPD.💗Potatoes themselves are virtually fat-free and packed with dietary fiber which helps to prevent constipation and protect the colon from polyps and cancer.🙌🏻Their high fiber content also helps to lower blood LDL cholesterol and keep blood sugar levels stable and within normal range.❤️Fresh raw potatoes are a rich source of vitamin C, enzymes, minerals, and antibiotic properties and can be juiced with fresh tomatoes, lemons, or other vegetables for additional health benefits.👌🏻Steamed potatoes are the most healthy form of cooked potato and will ensure that they retain most of their vitamins and minerals and remain a strongly alkaline, healing food.😋”

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See you tomorrow!

 

 

Market Stuff for June 24.

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

Loads of beautiful, hellaciously delicious tomatoes! Including Brandywine, Giant Belgium, Azoychka Russian, Limmony, Kellogg’s Breakfast, Cherokee Purple, Green Giant, Black Krim, romas, Bloody Butchers. The yellows are really abundant this week. Their flavor is so unique – sweet but tangy, and for the VERY best flavor, let them ripen completely. They will sometimes get little orange stripes on the bottom when they are ripe, but not always. The yellow tomatoes go great with the smoked mozzarella from Uno Allo Volta in bldg. C. I also seriously love the soft crust sourdough from Duke’s in bldg B for the ultimate tomato sandwich experience :)

Tomatillos, mini eggplant, red and green cabbage, a few heads of cauliflower, a variety of cucumbers including Asian, lemon, mini white, mini green and slicers; carola potatoes, sweet & red onions, Tuscan garlic, 3 kinds of kale, sweet potatoes, wheat.

We are all stocked up on beef cuts, and have our 100% grass fed & grass finished, Animal Welfare Approved Angus beef in these cuts: filet, flank, skirt, flat iron, ground, stew, philly steak, cube steak, ribeyes, NY Strip, sirloin,  brisket, eye of round roasts, bone-in chuck roasts, boneless chuck roasts, sirloin tip roasts, short ribs, liver,  osso bucco, bags of soup bones.

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.

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

I love refrigerator pickles: quick, easy, OMG good & no heating. You don’t want to lose all those health-giving enzymes by cooking! Plus they stay crisp (I’ve found that Asian cukes stay the most crisp.) They’re perfect when you come in from the heat.  So healthy too! Raw apple cider vinegar (like Bragg’s) is a fermented food, so it helps increase good bacteria in the gut and balance pH. Cucumbers are super hydrating and contain more than 50 trace minerals, amino acids, enzymes and coenzymes that help with digestion and a lot more. So cucumbers, raw apple cider vinegar, your favorite sea salt, garlic,  dill and water. Mix up the brine, cut up the cukes. That’s it. Two or three days in the fridge and they’re ready. Here’s the recipe.

See you tomorrow!

 

Market Stuff for June 17.

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Finally planting sweet potatoes with Shane and my sister. 500 purple and 1500 Covington organic slips.  The cows stood at the fence,  mesmerized. Those are sunflowers on the left. Can’t wait for them to bloom!

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

Tomatoes, tomatillos, red and green cabbage -we have a favorite coleslaw recipe – Tangy Mustard Slaw.   So good on burgers too. Purple, orange and white cauliflower; broccoli, a variety of cucumbers, lemon squash, okra, carola potatoes, sweet & red onions, 3 kinds of kale, sweet potatoes, wheat.

We 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,  brisket, eye of round roasts, bone-in chuck roasts, boneless chuck roasts, sirloin tip roasts, short ribs, liver,  osso bucco, bags of soup bones.

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.

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

Soooo cabbage.  I have a lot to sell. Let us review the health importance of the simple cabbage :) thereby setting into motion my evil plan to sell more cabbage while helping to prevent all of the problems listed below.  Experts say:

A. Cabbage supports joints, reduces arthritis and helps to reverse osteoporosis.

B. It’s BRAIN FOOD. We all know someone who could use more of that.

C. Cabbage is a cruciferous veg – this category (which includes cauli & broc) helps to stave off a myriad of cancers – breast, ovarian, cervical, brain, lung and intestinal. Shazam.

D. Cabbage is high in sulfur, a valuable nutrient. I amend our fields with organic sulfur virtually every year after what I learned in soil class.  According to my learnins :) soils in our area are low in sulfur and we need this nutrient – it is the 3rd most abundant mineral in our bodies! It helps restore growth of lung tissue, vitamin conversion, protein synthesis and more.

And lastly, without enough sulfur…SAGGY AND WRINKLED SKIN!! Nuff said.

Onions, garlic and grassfed beef and eggs are also sources of sulfur.

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This little mockingbird baby was in the garden when Shane was tilling. I never would have seen it. He saved the day. I guess they fledge the nest but can’t always fly right away so the parents still bring it food and it doesn’t matter if it smells like a human because the maternal instinct is so strong and their nose isn’t that great anyway. (I had to google it to make sure it would be ok). He set it down in the raised bed and the momma bird was in the tree making  a big fuss.

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See you tomorrow!

 

 

Market Stuff for June 10.

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Pepper plants survived the monsoons but the squash plants, not so much. Finally dry enough for me to pull weeds without taking the crop with it.

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

Tomatoes, orange and white and a few purple cauliflower; broccoli; green & purple cabbage; 3 kinds of kale, squash, cukes, a little okra, red & yellow onions, and I dug some Carolas but the clay was really sticking to them so I stopped. There’s about half a crate. Sweet potatoes, wheat. Basil, cutting celery, purslane, mint.

We 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,  brisket, eye of round roasts, bone-in chuck roasts, boneless chuck roasts, sirloin tip roasts, short ribs, liver,  osso bucco, bags of soup bones.

Shane picked up hot dogs (skinny and quarter pounder), beer brats-these are quarter pounders, sliced corned beef, sliced pastrami and sliced bologna from The Weeping Radish today!  Made from our 100% grass fed Angus beef, no added nitrates or nitrites.. When we have this stuff made, we keep back the premium steaks, brisket, bones and ground beef for the market (and the organ meats for our dogs) and we send the whole chuck, shoulder, rump, round, sirloin to the Radish. It’s made from the GOOD STUFF people :) No weird parts.

There are a few packages of hot dogs that didn’t properly seal (not vacuumed) on sale for $8 lb.

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

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Tomato plants are already taller than me.

It’s finally getting dry enough to mow and weed around my crops. We got 3.5″ of rain in one day and I don’t know what else on the other days. I haven’t been able to even walk down the crop rows really, boots sinking into deep mud except what I have on the landscape plastic.

All but 3 of the squash plants died this week. Some got broken over in the storms and the rest who knows. If I was diligent I would  investigate…

Cucumbers are where it’s at anyway :) I’ve been making the MOST delicious juice, cuke-celery-apple-lime.

All the rain and not being able to work in the fields, seeing the weeds take over and not being able to plant is killing my shazaaam. It has been really beautiful weather though, especially in the evenings.  Picking cukes in a sweatshirt, that’s new right!   Shane is starting back on first cutting orchard grass. Hope to get lots of stuff done next week.

Ok I’ll see you tomorrow!

 

 

 

Market Stuff for June 3.

 

 

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

White & orange cauliflower (just 1 purple), green & purple cabbage (this Dijon Roasted Cabbage is one of our favorite recipes for green cabbage), tomatoes, cukes, summer squash, red & white spring onions; curly, rainbow and lacinato kale; sweet potatoes, wheat.

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Fresh cut herbs: Genovese basil, parsley, cutting celery, mint, purslane.

We have our 100% grass fed & grass finished, Animal Welfare Approved Angus beef in these cuts: ground, stew, philly steak, cube steak, ribeyes, NY Strip, filet, sirloin, flat iron,  brisket, eye of round roasts, bone-in chuck roasts, boneless chuck roasts, sirloin tip roasts, short ribs, liver,  osso bucco, bags of soup bones, and all natural hot dogs (quarter pounders only) and bologna made with 100% Angus beef with no added nitrates or nitrites.

Special on ground beef – Buy 5, get 1 free.

We’ll have beer brats, skinny dogs, sliced corned beef and pastrami coming back soon!

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

Did you know we have a raw juice vendor back at the market? In building C at the far end. He has a bunch of delicious raw veggie juices (and samples), granola, cashew cheese and I don’t know what else. I’m totally advertising for them because I want them to be busy so they’ll stay. The previous one didn’t last long and I like to have my green juice! It just doesn’t work out on Saturday mornings for me to make it, I’m doing good if I stumble out of the house with a coffee and a banana.

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That’s so messed up! I just bought 1500 ladybugs for the tomato hoop house to help with the aphids. Eat something else!!

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I’m so cute.

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Yikes! I’m so murdery!

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See you tomorrow!

Market Stuff for May 27

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

Cauliflower, green cabbage, a few tomatoes and cukes; nice big heads of fresh & uncured Susanville garlic – this is the last week I’ll have garlic straight out of the ground.  Susanville is a very flavorful variety that is also spicy.  Spring onion bunches; curly, rainbow and lacinato kale; sweet potatoes, wheat.

Fresh cut herbs: parsley, chives, sage, mint, basil, cutting celery, and purslane. I planted purslane this year even though it grows wild in my fields, because it’s an amazing plant! I juice it and put it in our smoothies. It has the highest omega 3 content of any land plant. Read about it here.

We have our 100% grass fed & grass finished, Animal Welfare Approved Angus beef in these cuts: ground, stew, philly steak, cube steak, ribeyes, NY Strip, filet, sirloin, flank, flat iron,  brisket, eye of round roasts, bone-in chuck roasts, boneless chuck roasts, sirloin tip roasts, short ribs, liver,  osso bucco, bags of soup bones, and all natural hot dogs and bologna made with 100% Angus beef with no added nitrates or nitrites.

Special on ground beef – Buy 5, get 1 free.

We’ll have beer brats, sliced corned beef and pastrami coming back soon!

We have bulk pricing on quarters, halves and wholes – $3.50 lb hang weight plus the cost of processing

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Sweet potato slips are here. I really wish they were here about 3 weeks from now, when we didn’t just get 6 inches of rain. The best way I’ve found to hold them until I’m ready to plant is in these low tubs with potting mix. They’ll grow some roots, and when they’re set out they take off like crazy and shade out the weeds.

Ok they don’t really shade out the weeds.

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That happened. That’s the okra patch. Not a good look.

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We had our annual Animal Welfare Approved inspection this week. I think there are  around 200 points we have to meet. We were non-compliant on fecal sampling :) which has to be done yearly (I forgot) and it’s also time to get the pastures soil tested, I think that’s once every 3 years.  Gotta take some fresh poop to the lab! That’ll be Shane’s job. He could just scrape it off his hat. I don’t know how he gets so dirty.

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See you tomorrow!

 

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