Poplin Farms

albemarle, nc

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Market Stuff for April 20.

 

Hi! I’ll be at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market tomorrow until 1 pm and I’ll be back in my usual spot across the aisle, A16.

I have eggs again this week – organic fed, soy-free, free range, from Carlea Farm

Beef specials this week – Briskets are 25% off and I found a recipe for crock pot BBQ brisket that looks similar to how I would make it in the crock pot, except as you know I’m way too high maintenance to use bottled sauce. Like my dad says, “Why do you have to be so difficult?” I don’t know, Dad, I don’t know. At this point it’s just a rhetorical question. No one knows. Also regardless of the recipe I slow-cook everything on high.

Plants this week – thyme, oregano, parsley, cutting celery and chives plus sungold cherry, red cherry and a mix of heirloom tomato plants including Bloody Butcher, Giant Green, Cherokee Purple, and more all in 4″ pots. I think there are also 2 container cherry plants in 4.5″ pots.

For veggies I have red oakleaf lettuce,  leeks,  beet greens, big, beautiful bunches of collard greens, swiss chard, Red Russian kale and curly kale, parsley,  sage and chives bunches, Covington and Beauregard 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, 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 (.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.

See you tomorrow!

 

Market Stuff for April 13.

Hi! I’ll be at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market tomorrow until 1 pm and I’ll be back in my usual spot across the aisle, A16.

I have eggs again this week – organic fed, soy-free, free range, from Carlea Farm-

Beef specials this week – Brisket! We sold out of the short ribs that needed to go, but we still have briskets to move. Holy 25% OFF, Batman! They’re reasonable sizes, too, around 3#.

Potted plants this week- thyme, oregano, parsley, cutting celery and chives plus sungold cherry tomato plants and just a couple of Zarnitsa (a sturdy, heavy bearing and early – I’ll have more coming) and a dwarf indeterminate container cherry, also more of those coming. All in 4″ pots.

For veggies I have red oakleaf lettuce,  really pretty bunches of beet greens, big, beautiful bunches of collard greens, swiss chard, Red Russian kale and this pretty rainbow kale in the photo, parsley,  Covington and Beauregard sweet potatoes, hard red winter wheat.

Any of the greens are delicious in the Pasta with Greens recipe on our Recipes page – I love it with Trader Joes Red Lentil Sedanini pasta. I made it tonight.

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

Filet, ribeye,  NY Strip steaks, sirloin steaks (my fave for kabobs and steak tacos), 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 (.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.

See you tomorrow!

 

Market Stuff for April 6.

Hi! I’ll be at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market tomorrow until 1 pm and I’ll be back in my usual spot across the aisle, A17.

I have eggs again this week – organic fed, soy-free, free range, from Carlea Farm.

I have potted plants this week- parsley, cutting celery and chives in 4″ pots.

For veggies I have really pretty bunches of beet greens, big, beautiful bunches of collard greens and swiss chard, bunches of Siberian kale, parsley, and bags of Red Russian kale; leeks; Covington and Beauregard sweet potatoes, hard red winter wheat, and I’ll have our 100% grass fed & grass finished black Angus beef in these cuts:

Nice big NY Strip steaks, sirloin steaks (my fave for kabobs and steak tacos), skirt, flap steak, short ribs, cube steak, stew beef, brisket, sirloin tip roast, eye of round roast, boneless chuck roast, soup bones, hot dogs.

The ground beef special is back this weekend – Buy 5 lbs, get 1 lb 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.

That is a sea of kale.

I was able to till (barely, some of it I couldn’t plant into it was still so mucky and tilling it just made a mess) and get 150 cabbage and broccoli transplants in, and we got the early fingerling potatoes planted. That was last night before today’s rain. Always rushing to beat the rain. We got early squash, cukes and tomatoes in the hoops last week but I’m out of space for indoor planting now. I still have a ton of transplants that need to go in, but until it dries up they’ll just be languishing in their flats.

I’ll have more potted herbs, edible flowers and veggie plants coming soon. See you tomorrow!

 

Market Stuff for March 30.

I’ll be at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market tomorrow until around 11am.

I have eggs again this week – organic fed, soy-free, free range, from Carlea Farm. Everyone is saying they are the best eggs.

I have potted plants this week- parsley (that’s us in the photo), cutting celery and chives in 4″ pots.

For veggies I have big, beautiful bunches of collard greens and swiss chard, bunches of Siberian kale, parsley, and bags of Red Russian kale; a ton of leeks; Covington and Beauregard sweet potatoes, hard red winter wheat, and I’ll have our 100% grass fed & grass finished black Angus beef in these cuts:

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

AND a sale on short ribs! 20% off this weekend. We have a lot of ribs in stock and more beef coming back from the processor soon so the ribs gotta go! I have a delicious recipe for Short Ribs in Red Wine on the website.

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.

Today was a really sad day, we had to put down a horse. Jasper had an eye disease that was chronic and painful, and the owners and vets just exhausted all the treatment options basically besides removing his eyes. He’s been through a lot with his eyes. I’ve been taking care of him for I think about 15 years or so, and he is or was really like my own. It was pretty rough today but it’ll be a lot worse going out there every day and not seeing his sweet face. He was a very gentle soul.

See you guys tomorrow

Market Stuff for March 23.

Hello! I’ll be at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market tomorrow until around 11am.

I have eggs again this week – organic fed, soy-free, free range, from Carlea Farm. Everyone is saying they are the best eggs.

Spring greens are looking so gorg! 🙂 I have big, beautiful bunches of collard greens and swiss chard, bunches of Siberian kale, parsley, and bags of this lovely Red Russian small leaf kale in the photo above; a ton of leeks; Covington and Beauregard sweet potatoes, hard red winter wheat, and I’ll have our 100% grass fed & grass finished black Angus beef in these cuts:

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

This looks amazing: Korean BBQ Burritos. We have nice big sirloin steaks, or a sirloin tip roast would be perfect for this too.

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.

I made this Collard Green Salad with Ginger and Spicy Seed Brittle from Bon Apetit awhile back, although I modified it a bit, it was delish.

We’ll be getting beef back from the processor in a couple weeks so if you’re thinking of doing 1/8 or quarter, it’s a good time to let me know as I’ll be writing the cutting order soon.

See you tomorrow!

 

No market for me tomorrow.

Hi! I’ve been getting some messages about whether I’ll be at the market tomorrow so this is just a reminder that I will not. ☺️

See you next weekend!

Market Stuff for March 9.

We have a wildlife camera up on the farm, and we got this shot of a bobcat! I’ve lived here 12 years and have never seen one, but Shane has. I’m thinking this is what got my chickens though, and there have been someone’s dead chickens showing up around the property the last couple months.

I’ll be at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market tomorrow until around 10 or 11am.

I have eggs again this week – organic fed, soy-free, free range, from Carlea Farm.

Collards, chard, red radishes, leeks, Covington and Beauregard sweet potatoes, hard red winter wheat, and I’ll have our 100% grass fed & grass finished, Animal Welfare Approved Angus beef in these cuts:

ribeye, NY strip, sirloin, flank, skirt, flap steak, flat iron, short ribs, philly steak, cube steak, stew beef, osso bucco, 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 (.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 also got a coon, a possum, a buck, a doe, a pretty gray cat, and our neighbor’s dog.

Ol’ possum is kind of a rough lookin feller. There were several of the doe. So pretty!

I had a lot of collards left over from last week’s market so I made Smoky Sweet Black-eyed Peas and Greens in the Instant Pot. Really, really good. Keeper. It’s so flavorful that I didn’t even use the hot sauce.

I’m still looking for someone to help me on the farm a few hours a week. Inquire within 🙂

See you tomorrow! Oh and I almost forgot, I won’t be at the market next week. I’m going to Virginia for the whole week, to be certified in Equine Sports Massage Therapy. And almost equally excited to have no chores for a week – Shane is REALLY not looking forward to taking those over while I’m gone.

 

 

 

Market Stuff for March 2.

Change of plans! I’ll be at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market tomorrow until around 11am.

I have eggs again this week – organic fed, soy-free, free range, from Carlea Farm.

Collards, chard, black radishes, red radishes, a few mini red romaine lettuces, Covington and Beauregard sweet potatoes, hard red winter wheat, and I’ll have our 100% grass fed & grass finished, Animal Welfare Approved Angus beef in these cuts:

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

Ground beef special – Buy 5, Get 1 free. Briskets are 10% off tomorrow too!

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.

I made this Sweet Potato Pizza Crust last night and it was delicious! It was a little sticky because I used wheat flour instead of coconut flour.

See you tomorrow!

Market Stuff for February 23.

I’ll be at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market tomorrow until around 11am. As of now, I won’t be at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market next Saturday because I’ll be at the Matthews Community Farmers Market from 8-10. Come see me there!

This week I have 24 dozen organic fed, soy-free, free range eggs from Carlea Farm.

For veggies. lots of lettuce! Nice green romaine lettuce, mini red romaines and green buttercrisp;  a few bunches of collards & chard, black radishes, red radishes, Covington and Beauregard sweet potatoes, hard red winter wheat, and I’ll have our 100% grass fed & grass finished, Animal Welfare Approved Angus beef in these cuts:

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

Ground beef special – Buy 5, Get 1 free. Briskets are 10% off tomorrow too!

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.

I get lots of questions about what to make with the wheat; how about something like this warm One Pot Farro with Mushrooms and Peas. This recipe calls for pearled wheat, but since our wheat hasn’t been processed in any way you would just rinse it, soak overnight and boil for around 30 minutes (or until slightly underdone) before adding it to the recipe.

I’m looking for someone to help me a few hours a week on the farm this year, and someone to go to the farmers market for us, every Saturday or every other Saturday, contact me at 704.293.1777 🙂

 

 

 

 

No market for me this week.

I’ll see you next time! Have a great weekend 🙂

 

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