Poplin Farms

albemarle, nc



The reason you cannot be tired of eggplant yet!

Yeah yeah it looks like a frozen dinner – you know how bad my food stying is. Eggplant roll-ups stuffed with herby cheese! Tender and creamy and you won’t believe how easy: mix some herbs, salt & pepper, bread crumbs and egg with 8 oz ricotta or goat cheese. Slice eggplants the long way about 1/4″ thick. Brush with a little oil and broil appx 4 minutes on each side (til browned) then spread some cheese filling on one side and roll up. I used an 8×8″ dish, spread a little marinara in the bottom first then lay your awesome eggplant rolls in there. Cover it all with marinara and bake at 350 for 20-30.

I’ll be at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market tomorrow with chestnuts (yay I thought last week was it), a little arugula, radishes, turmeric leaves for cooking fish, fresh hibiscus roselles for tea, sweet potatoes, baby ginger, sweet peppers & jalepenos, 3 kinds of eggplant, garlic, potatoes: German Butterball, Peppermint, Huckleberry Gold, Carola bakers;  cipollini & yellow onions; wheat berries.

I’ll have our grass fed, grass finished Angus beef in these cuts: Ribeyes, NY strips, filets, sirloins, skirt,  ground beef, stew beef, cube steak, oso bucco  short ribs, brisket, soup bones, liver, sirloin tip roasts, eye of round and bologna, pastrami, corned beef, hot dogs made from 100% grass fed beef without any nitrates/nitrites.

Specials: Soup bones – BOGO 50% and ground beef –   Buy 5 pounds, get 1 pound free!


Hens eating radish greens and rooster pretending to. Seriously he pretends to take bites and then fake chews. Such a weirdo. I found a home for him where they like rooster soup.

Since it was so hot this summer I had the chickens in the woods for shade. They had tons of worms and bugs in there, but no greens. I watched them chowing on wee critters all the time, but their yolks got super pale like grocery store eggs even though I was feeding them the same organic feed mixed with my grains, and they had tons of free range proteins. They had a ball scratching down under the leaves into the soft dirt and finding worms. I moved them back onto grass 3 weeks ago and now the yolks are going back to intense yellow color. Proof that it’s the beta-carotene they get from the grass that makes the yellow color. Nothing changed except green grass. Sciencey.


Chestnuts fresh out of the oven! So sweet and creamy. Into the freezer for holiday recipes.


The red kale needed thinning so we have a lovely mix of arugula and baby kale. I’ve been loving it with just a squeeze of lime, pinch of salt and a drizzle of my latest salad obsession, fig balsamic. The really thick kind, it’s like a reduction.

My fancy commercial grade salad spinner is one of the best things in life. It’s  electric! and stainless steel, with this inner basket that holds like 10 heads of lettuce. Yeah. Farm nerds know what I’m talkin’ bout.

Ok, I’m boring. I’ll see you tomorrow. This can be your bedtime reading…snore. Unless you’re a lifetime insomniac like me? Then do you lie awake with these burning questions that need immediate answers at any hour of the night? And you’re like…Pssst Bubby. Are you awake? Bubby… BUBBY.  Are you awake? Because you have these urgent questions such as, “What is the difference between a raven and a crow?”  or “Where is the space station?” or, “How much does my head weigh??” bahahaha. Maybe that’s just me.

I’ll get my solid 2 hours in and see you bright and early 🙂
















  1. I think you’re funny and look forward to reading your updates every week! 🙂

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