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Gem Mine

Poppell Farms Mining Company

Opening October 2, 2021! Mosey on over to the Gem Mine and become a prospector of old-times in the American Wild West! Purchase your very own bag of mining rough and sift it through a screened tray in our authentic, old-style water sluice.

In addition to the treasure, each bag of rough includes a take home collection bag and an educational ID postcard. Prices and content of mining rough bags vary.

Go to Farm Fun to see LOTS of other things to do at Poppell Farms!

Teachers! We miss you!

Teachers! We miss you!

We really miss our Fall visitors to the farm — especially teachers and students who make Poppell Farms a destination every year for pumpkins, learning and fun! We look forward to more normal times very soon … and welcoming you back to Poppell Farms in Odum, Georgia.

We would like for you to enjoy a Virtual Field Trip as our special guests this year! Teachers and students can watch this video about pumpkins and how they are grown. And we have a little Munchkin Pumpkin hand-out about pumpkins (including a maze game!) for you to download. (Download Now!)

Chops ‘n Jam

Chops ‘n Jam

Have you noticed in fancy restaurants that the servers have memorized a whole entree recipe to recite for you at table side? With all of the ingredients? It makes me giggle and sometimes throws them off their game!

Well, that said — I want to tell you about a dish that I created after getting a jar of Poppell Farms’ Balsamic Sweet Onion Jam from their summer market! My mouth is watering already! Here goes:

Put a scant little puddle of olive oil in an iron skillet to heat (medium hot). Thinly slice one shallot (not scallions and not onions) and put it in the oil puddle. When the shallot is fragrant and starts to color, add a generous spoon of minced garlic. For this recipe, I like the stuff that comes in a jar with olive oil. On top of all this, add pork chops — or little medallions of pork loin sliced about one-inch thick. Brown the chops for about 3 minutes on one side and flip. While you are browning them on the other side (3+ minutes), add a spoon of jam to the top of each chop.

I like to carefully remove the chops (and the just-dandy-juices) to a generous piece of aluminum foil and cover for about 10 minutes to let them “finish”. When you open to serve, the chops are so juicy/tender and the jam has blended with shallots and garlic. Dare we call it a “reduction”?  Mmmmm, good!

Delightful served with a baked yam and a chunk of sourdough bread!

By Lucy Fagan, Contributing Author

Halloween Party

Halloween Party

October 28

Come enjoy the last two days of our season with us! Beginning at sundown, cuddle up with your loved ones and enjoy Movie Night Under The Stars. We’ll be playing It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. We’ll also be doing candy giveaways plus much more!

• See all of the Fall EVENTS for Poppell Farms •