Poplin Farms

albemarle, nc

Market Stuff for 9/10.


Milo (grain sorghum).

I’ll be at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market tomorrow with: baby ginger, sweet peppers & jalepenos, 3 kinds of eggplant, okra, garlic, potatoes: German Butterball, Peppermint, Huckleberry Gold, Carola bakers;  cipollini, red & 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, philly steak, cube steak, oso bucco  short ribs, brisket, soup bones,  liver, sirloin tip roasts, eye of round and bone-in chuck roasts, 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!


Nothing beats rolling them in butter and garlic 🙂


Baby arugula just coming up! Can’t wait.


I made this super delicious lentil and potato soup yesterday, loaded with amazing fragrant and healthy spices because I woke up with a little bit of a sore throat. *soup emergency*

I haven’t had a cold since February 2009. I remember because that was the week I quit my real job, the one that paid many times more than this one, and had actual benefits and retirement, sigh. If I’m going to complain I should just go back right? Anyway, now it’s like I can’t break the streak! I can’t get sick because now  it’s the principal of it or something.  I mean it would be one thing to break the 7 1/2 year cold-free streak with  a germ you pick up on an All Expenses Paid 7 Night Luxury Vacation in a Tropical Paradise – bring on the Kleenex!!!  But it’s another thing to break the streak with some random germ from the wine aisle at Harris Teeter, know what I mean? Not happening.

So I loaded up my soup with all the things that fight off colds. Finely chopped a large onion, 5 cloves of garlic, a chunk of ginger, a jalepeno and sauteed all that with 1/2 t turmeric, 2 t ground coriander, 1 t smoked paprika, lots of salt and pepper. Cook all those amazing flavors until your socks start to roll up and down. Then I added 2 1/2 c green lentils, water, and let that simmer for 45 minutes. Added about 1 1/2 pounds potatoes diced small, and one sweet potato finely chopped. At the end, stir in juice from half a lemon and adjust seasoning. Top it off with some pickled jalepenos.  Shane said so many times that it was so good, finally I was like have you been drinking? Why you freaking out about the soup? No, he just really liked the soup. I guess it was souper, wonk wonk. I had it for brunch and dinner today 🙂



I have sweet potatoes curing for a week now but they’re just barely sweet. Need another week.  I made sweet potato pancakes because I had to test out the curing process 🙂


My sister’s horse has to have some cracked molars pulled. Not a small deal. And oooh just about a grand. He’s been having some issues and turns out the molars are split! yikes. Could it have something to do with the way he eats spiny pigweed??


I interrupted nursing (this baby was born in June).  So cute.

See you tomorrow!






  1. I am a fan. Love your fun posts & recipes. Hope to get up to your market one day.

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