Poplin Farms

albemarle, nc

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Market Stuff for August 3.

 

That is an adorable 25 year old pony nose that doesn’t look a day older than when I bought him 16 years ago. Don’t you just want to smooch it!!

That is a bomb-ass watermelon I cut today. I guess I should have opened with this one since I’m trying to sell them…you can see where my priorities are 🙂

I’ll be at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market tomorrow.

I have the piel de sapo melons again, and watermelons.  They’re REALLY GOOD. A few tomatoes, nice big Carola baking potatoes and Red Thumb fingerlings, a few banana peppers, cucumbers; zephyr squash, lemon squash, hard red winter wheat.

I put 2 gallon bags of piel de sapo melons in the freezer for smoothies and I’m going to do the same with watermelon and cucumbers. I love them in smoothies and it’s so much tastier than grocery store fruit.

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

filet, sirloin steaks, flat iron, flap steak, philly steak, ground beef, stew beef, short ribs, cube steak, osso buccco, brisket, sirloin tip roast, eye of round roast, boneless chuck roast, soup bones.

Ground beef special this weekend – Buy 5 lbs, get 1 lb free and ***short ribs 20% off!****

Bulk pricing on our beef: quarters, halves and wholes – $3.50 lb hang weight plus the cost of processing (.85/lb), and almost half-quarters – not quite 1/8 of a cow (60 lbs) for $466. This is a great savings over the regular price you pay per piece, but quarters, halves and wholes are still the best deal.

Last night lightning struck just a few feet away from where I was feeding the horses and set the grass on fire. It also burned up and exploded a bunch of stuff in our house and elsewhere all at the same time. Crazy. That’s the second time lightning has struck almost right at my feet while I was with the horses. Third time is the charm!

See you tomorrow 🙂

 

Market Stuff for July 27.

I’ll be at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market tomorrow.

I have these piel de sapo melons – sweet, white flesh. Tomatoes, nice big Carola baking potatoes and Red Thumb fingerlings, loads  of cucumbers; zephyr squash, lemon squash, onions, hard red winter wheat.

This is my favorite refrigerator pickles recipe – no cooking! And the Carola potatoes make the BEST potato salad; I don’t care for mine to be drowned in mayo. This Simple French Style Potato Salad is similar to what I make, and I love to add chopped jalepenos and whatever other peppers I have and loads of red onion.

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

filet, ribeye, sirloin steaks, flat iron, flap steak, philly steak, ground beef, stew beef, short ribs, cube steak, osso buccco, brisket, sirloin tip roast, eye of round roast, boneless chuck roast, soup bones.

Ground beef special this weekend – Buy 5 lbs, get 1 lb free and ***short ribs 30% off!****

Bulk pricing on our beef: quarters, halves and wholes – $3.50 lb hang weight plus the cost of processing (.85/lb), and almost half-quarters – not quite 1/8 of a cow (60 lbs) for $466. This is a great savings over the regular price you pay per piece, but quarters, halves and wholes are still the best deal.

Shane said we have 3 or 4 market size steers left. Someone has ordered a half, and we will be taking another one for processing soon. I think we’ll be saving another one of those for us to have in our freezer for next year because he sold all the calves so there is nothing left here for us to grow out. If you’re thinking about getting a bulk order in before we run out, let me know.

My sweet Pappy lamb had to be put down this week. His body got old way before his spirit was ready to go.  <3 <3 <3

We had so many fun times! He was the best lamb EVER.

I’ll see you tomorrow…

 

Market Stuff for July 20.

I’ll be at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market tomorrow until maybe noon – it’s so hot!

I have tomatoes, nice big baking potatoes and Red Thumb fingerling potatoes, cucumbers, zephyr squash, onions, hard red winter wheat. I think the lambkin melons will be ready next week.

These garlic grilled tomatoes are delicious 🙂

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

filet, ribeye, NY Strip steaks, sirloin steaks, flat iron, skirt steaks,  flap steak, philly steak, stew beef, short ribs, cube steak, osso buccco, brisket, sirloin tip roast, eye of round roast, boneless chuck roast, soup bones.

Ground beef special this weekend – Buy 5 lbs, get 1 lb free and short ribs 20% off!

Bulk pricing on our beef: quarters, halves and wholes – $3.50 lb hang weight plus the cost of processing (.85/lb), and almost half-quarters – not quite 1/8 of a cow (60 lbs) for $466. This is a great savings over the regular price you pay per piece, but quarters, halves and wholes are still the best deal.

I had a great weekend off last week – I put about 10 quarts of tomatoes in the freezer and made a tomato pie. So good. It was hard to save some for Shane. Then we went to the beach!

See you tomorrow 🙂

No market for me this week.

See you next week!

Market Stuff for July 6.

I’m not sure if I’ll be at the market next week but I’ll be at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market tomorrow until 1 pm with:

tomatoes, Carola and Red Thumb fingerling potatoes, savoy, red, & green cabbage, onions, sunflowers, garlic, hard red winter wheat.

These are the BEST marinated tomatoes. I didn’t use as much oil or vinegar and used extra onions and garlic and stuff.

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

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

Ground beef special 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 (.85/lb), and almost half-quarters – not quite 1/8 of a cow (60 lbs) for $466. This is a great savings over the regular price you pay per piece, but quarters, halves and wholes are still the best deal.

I knocked one of these babies out of the nest picking tomatoes (I didn’t see the nest) and when I put it back it opened it’s mouth for me to feed it <3

 

This was my corn field. As  you can see, no corn. After I planted corn I surrounded the field with a zillion sunflowers.

I have a great crop of sunflowers. No corn.

 

See you tomorrow!

Market Stuff for June 29.

 

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

some very small cauliflower heads, a few tomatoes, Red Thumb fingerling potatoes, cukes, savoy, red, & green cabbage,  garlic, 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, flat iron, flank and skirt steaks,  flap steak, philly steak, stew beef, short ribs, cube steak, osso buccco, brisket, sirloin tip roast, eye of round roast, boneless chuck roast, soup bones, hot dogs.

Ground beef special 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 (.85/lb), and almost half-quarters – not quite 1/8 of a cow (60 lbs) for $466. This is a great savings over the regular price you pay per piece, but quarters, halves and wholes are still the best deal.

I don’t have any photos. My plane got in this morning at 6:30. I’m a zombie. See you tomorrow 🙂

Market Stuff for June 22.

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

Red Thumb fingerling potatoes, cukes, a little broccoli, savoy and regular cabbage, squash,  garlic, hard red winter wheat.

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

NY Strip steaks, sirloin steaks, flat iron, flap steak, philly steak, short ribs, cube steak, osso buccco, brisket, sirloin tip roast, eye of round roast, boneless chuck roast, soup bones, hot dogs.

Ground beef special 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 (.85/lb), and almost half-quarters – not quite 1/8 of a cow (60 lbs) for $466. This is a great savings over the regular price you pay per piece, but quarters, halves and wholes are still the best deal.

Looks like cauliflower might do something for next week. The rain has really helped the potato yields hopefully it will help the orchardgrass come back for another cutting although I haven’t heard him say. He’s been cutting triticale, and this year he’s baling the straw. Straw bales are made from the grain stalks left after farmers harvest their wheat, rye, triticale, etc. The amber waves of grain 🙂 Some years he puts the chopper on the combine and it chops the straw and throws it back on the field where it stays,  and some years he bales it to sell, depending on if he has time and help. Right now he has a good helper so they’re getting after it.

I’ll be gone all week, to Oregon to visit my aunt, yay! So I’ve been super busy this week trying to get everything taken care of so it won’t die while I’m gone.

see you tomorrow 🙂

Market Stuff for June 15

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

Eggs – organic fed, soy-free, free range, from Carlea Farm

cukes, savoy and regular cabbage, squash,  garlic, kale, mint, parsley, lemon balm, hard red winter wheat. Since I have a good bit of cabbageto sell I’m sharing 2 of our favorite cabbage recipes: Dijon Roasted Cabbage  (double the sauce) and Tangy Mustard Coleslaw.

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

Filet, NY Strip steaks, sirloin steaks, flat iron, flap steak, philly steak, short ribs, cube steak, osso buccco, stew beef, brisket, sirloin tip roast, eye of round roast, boneless chuck roast, soup bones, hot dogs.

Ground beef special 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 (.85/lb), and almost half-quarters – not quite 1/8 of a cow (60 lbs) for $466. This is a great savings over the regular price you pay per piece, but quarters, halves and wholes are still the best deal.

Horses get gray at the temples too 🙂

See you tomorrow!

 

Market Stuff for June 8.

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

Eggs – organic fed, soy-free, free range, from Carlea Farm

cukes, broccoli, green cabbage, squash, freshly dug garlic: Chet’s Italian, Ichelium Red, Susanville and the last couple Thai Purple. Curly and Red Russian kale, and the last sweet potatoes. Mint, lemon balm, hard red winter wheat.

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

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

Ground beef special 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 (.85/lb), and almost half-quarters – not quite 1/8 of a cow (60 lbs) for $466. This is a great savings over the regular price you pay per piece, but quarters, halves and wholes are still the best deal.

If I don’t include a horse photo in the newsletter, people be like, No horses this week??  🙂 My kind of people!  Shane was helping take some pics of me and the horses for my new website but since I don’t enjoy seeing myself in photos, of course none of them will ever do. And I have about 10 seconds of patience sitting in front of a computer trying to create a website so…that’s not really getting anywhere. Ugh. It’s a good thing my hammer is in the Gator.

That’s my girl. I always tell her, us girls have to stick together <3 She’s the only mare in a pasture with 4 geldings and she’s so sweet and sensitive, not aggressive or dominant at all, so she’s at the bottom of the pecking order; I always feel like I have to look out for her but she doesn’t need me to. She’s a former racehorse so even though she’s 22, she’s still super fast – and bred to be an athlete so she has moves.  Horses are pretty rough on each other in the pasture, most people don’t realize that. It’s common to see scrapes, nip marks or even hoofprint-shaped bruises here or there, but she’s much too quick for those old geezers. I’m going to try to post a video of them all galloping across the pasture. Sadie leaves ’em in the dust 🙂

See you tomorrow!

 

Market Stuff for June 1

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

Eggs – organic fed, soy-free, free range, from Carlea Farm

Mini cukes and slicers, a few heads of broccoli and green cabbage just starting to come in, a few squash, Tuscan freshly dug garlic, beets, kale, sweet potatoes, mint, lemon balm and stevia, hard red winter wheat.

10% off roasts  – sirloin tip, eye of round and boneless chuck

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

Filet, ribeye, NY Strip steaks, sirloin steaks, skirt, flat iron, flap steak, philly steak, short ribs, cube steak, osso buccco, 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 (.85/lb), and almost half-quarters – not quite 1/8 of a cow (60 lbs) for $466. This is a great savings over the regular price you pay per piece, but quarters, halves and wholes are still the best deal.

We haven’t had any rain in about 4 weeks, so I have some potatoes, okra, melons and sunflowers that have never had any rain on them, and since all of those crops (except melons, they’re on plastic) are cultivated with the tractor I don’t lay drip on them; makes it super annoying to cultivate around the drip tape. It’s dry, but it’s also been really windy every day and that dehydrates the foliage like crazy in the heat. On a better note, I’m going to try digging early potatoes next week YAY!

See you tomorrow 🙂

 

 

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