I’ll be at the Charlotte Regional Farmers’ Market tomorrow, here’s what I’ll have:
Veggies: Yellow Hawaiian baby ginger, Carlos muscadine grapes (yay), the first few pounds of chestnuts! Hard red winter wheat berries; Carola, German Butterball & Rose Finn Apple fingerling potatoes, red onions, white onions & the last couple pounds of sweet onions; eggplant; jalepenos, garlic.
Our Animal Welfare Approved, Certified Grassfed Angus beef – Beef Andouille sausage, sliced pastrami, hot dogs and corned beef, all made from our Angus beef with no added nitrates or nitrites. Ground beef, stew meat, cube steak, oso bucco, liver, soup bones, bone-in chuck, sirloin tip roast, eye of round, sirloin steaks, NY Strips, ribeyes.
Muscadines. These must be the grapes they eat in heaven.
This week I, like all the farmers, have been busy planting food for the coming season. We also went to Raleigh to pick up hard white winter wheat to plant next month. That will be ready to harvest in OHHHH, nine months. I read it bakes a lighter loaf of bread than hard red, although I’m loving my red wheat too. I made healthy whole wheat brownies, with homemade applesauce instead of oil and grated apples instead of sugar. They tasted like they needed sugar and fat so I soaked them in whiskey. For breakfast.
Shane weaned the calves this week as calving season is approaching! He does fence-line weaning so they can be right beside mom if they want to. They seem to be extra pretty this year, and big. We got a chocolate and a butterscotch color this time, I love those! There was some Simmental way down the line and every now and then it pops up. These calves were born in 2014 and will be market size in 2016.
He loaded up the feeder with four round bales of alfalfa and they don’t even care that mom’s on the other side of the fence.