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

chestnuts, fresh and dried hibiscus roselles (for tea), Carola potatoes, sweet banana peppers, jalepenos, Tobago seasoning peppers and eggplant, hard red winter wheat, sweet potatoes.

I made this Greek Eggplant Dip on Sunday for the Panthers game- I always like it but I was surprised that Shane really liked it. Lots of garlic and smoked paprika 🙂 A double batch because it’s better the next day.

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.

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

Here is my current vegetable situation – grasshoppers ate most of the lettuce, all of the beets and carrots as soon as they came up, and the napa cabbage. I have green cabbage coming in soon and then broccoli and cauliflower I hope. The beds with the cabbage, brussels sprouts, broc and cauli flooded during Florence and stayed really wet so there are some rot problems there. I’ll have turmeric in October, but the ginger was a total crop failure.

I have green onion and leek transplants to put in, but there’s no point in planting anything else. I bought a ton of insect fabric to protect the crops but they just ate through it. Once it gets cold the bastards will die off and I can plant in the hoop houses but by then it will be too late to plant anything outside; anyway it will be November before I have any kale, beets, etc.

I pinned this recipe for Coconut Hibiscus Iced Tea Latte that sounds amazing, but I haven’t made it yet. Hibiscus is also known as sorrel, and this is the sorrel drink recipe with ginger and cinnamon that lots of customers have told me they love so much.

See you tomorrow!