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Posted 10/31/2019 6:24am by Patti Rosenberg.

Waverly Farms, LC

Dear Members,

Recipes will come later today, but you might appreciate knowing what is in your share.  Wow!  Thank you Hellen, Danny, Curtis and Jennifer for growing such a great variety of super fresh, chemical-free nutrition!    

Enjoy! 


Stuart and Patti Rosenberg
Waverly Farms, LC
2345 Lewiston Plank Rd.
Burkeville, VA 23922
www.waverlyfarmsvirginia.com
214-914-0323 (Patti's cell)
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Posted 8/22/2019 7:05am by Patti Rosenberg.

Waverly Farms, LC

Dear Members,

Hi, everyone!  Liz is doing something fun today, so I volunteered to write the newsletter, which is a thrill for me because I can brag about all the wonderful people who prepare the soil, plant, weed, harvest, clean and pack your vegetables and care for animals.  Hellen leads the pack as Farm Manager and she is the best leader!  Danny, Curtis, Bud, Carrie, Jennifer come to work every day because they love Hellen!  Liz and her newsletters are a joy to read.  I wish I could do as well!  

We love them all and appreciate every thing they do to care for each other, our customers, garden, animals, and farm.  Great teams are hard to build.  This is a great team!  Please come to Waverly Farms to see their hard work.  Your visits inspire!  I say it all the time, but will say it again: Thank you for supporting rural jobs for wonderful people!!!

Today, you'll have plenty of recipes to choose from for your veggies.  Simply click on the colored words below and recipes will pop up.  

Hot, muggy, headed for fall - this the perfect weather for some of our favorite summer and winter squash.  My favorite is Spaghetti Squash! 


Spaghetti Squash - One of the most versatile and fun vegetables, Spaghetti Squash can literally be used as a substitute for any dish that uses spaghetti, or as a delicious "bowl" or side dish.  And, it's simple to cook and super healthy and gluten-free.  Once cooked and removed from its skin, you can make it sweet with cinnamon and honey, or savory with salt, pepper and butter.  Or, just throw your favorite spaghetti sauce over it.  Here are 83 ideas for enjoying spaghetti squash (seriously, that is how flexible it is!). 

Patty Pan Squash - Try this cheesy basil orzo stuffing for your patty pans. Or, just cut them, season with salt and pepper, and roast until tender (about 20 minutes) in a preheated 400 degree oven.  

Yellow Squash - Squash casserole, squash pizza, grilled or roasted squash -  its all here for you in these 25 yellow squash recipes.  

Mixed Greens - While lettuce is growing, again, we hope you will enjoy these mixed greens.  Remove the stems and sauté or roast the greens.  To roast them (my favorite), simply toss them in olive oil, salt and pepper, spread them on a tray lined with parchment, and cook 10 minutes in a 400 degree preheated oven.  We often cook them in a metal bowl next to our favorite frozen pizza for a complete and delicious simple meal. Chips anyone?

Green Peppers - Again, for me roasted works best, but these are also delicious in your raw food diet, or stuffed.  If roasting, coat with olive oil, season to taste and spread them onto a parchment lined sheet pan with any other veggies and cook at 400 degrees.  Roasted onion and peppers are the best!

Okra - The best, always, is fried okra, but okra roasts well, too, and would be a great addition to onion and peppers (above).  Yes, I roast a lot of things because I can put everything in the oven for 10-15 minutes and dinner is done!

Hot Pepper Relish - From our garden last year, we hope you enjoy this garnish. Great on meats or in sauces.  

Slow Grown, Super Fresh Meats (protein share members) 

Ribeye Steaks - Please be SURE to thaw this lean meat in your refrigerator for 5 days before grilling or cooking.  This "rest" helps our grass-fed meat tenderize.  Fresh beef cooks faster and enjoys a slightly lower temperature than corn-stuffed store bought steaks.  They also hold up well to your favorite marinades, although not for more than an hour.  This recipe is perfect! Grass-fed Ribeye with Balsamic-Caper Vinaigrette

Pork Chops - These are from our very slow-growing heritage-breed American Guinea Hog (AGH).  They will be smaller than our "big pig" chops but so delicious!  This recipe shows you how to cook AGH in a cast iron pan.  

Fresh Hamburger - I can't tell you how many requests we get for our fresh, slow-grown, hamburger.  I never eat a burger out anymore because the flavor is just not there.  If you have any AGH sausage in the freezer, combine that with our hamburger for what we call Waverly Farms Hamburgers. Others call them 50/50 Burgers.  

Enjoy!

Stuart and Patti Rosenberg
Waverly Farms, LC
2345 Lewiston Plank Rd.
Burkeville, VA 23922
www.waverlyfarmsvirginia.com
214-914-0323 (Patti's cell)
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Posted 7/25/2019 5:58am by Patti Rosenberg.

Waverly Farms, LC

Dear Weekly CSA Members - 

Liz and family are on vacation this week, so I have the honor to tell you about your share this week.  

By now you are all familiar with fresh vegetables and how to cook them.  

Cherry Tomatoes - A member gave me a good chuckle recently with her story of eating the whole quart of cherry tomatoes while intending to cook with a few.  They are addicting!  These would be fabulous simply cooked and added to pasta.  https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/pasta-with-15-minute-burst-cherry-tomato-sauce-56390060

Cucumbers - Try Cucumber Tomato Salad.  These cucumbers should be peeled. https://www.dinneratthezoo.com/cucumber-tomato-salad/

Corn and Cabbage - I love sweet cabbage cooked on top of the stove in a small amount of water.  One of my favorite recipes is one my mother made when we were kids.  After washing and removing the cabbage core, rough chop the cabbage.  Remove corn kernels from the cob by slicing (away from you) along the cob.  Cook cabbage until tender.  Salt and pepper well.  Add corn and a touch of cream or milk, and cook briefly until just tender, about 1 minute. https://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/sausage-with-cabbage-corn-saut-0

Cabbage is also fabulous on the grill or roasted in the oven.  https://withfoodandlove.com/cabbage-wedges-with-corn-a-spicy-lime-vinaigrette/

Potatoes - Roasted or boiled, these potatoes are terrific.  As with most fresh food, they will cook more quickly than store-purchased potatoes, so take care not to over cook them.  Try this warm potato salad, or just cook, butter and eat! https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/228116/warm-dijon-potato-salad/

Green Peppers - stuffed peppers are terrific, but a simpler recipe is just to slide, remove the seeds, coat in olive oil, salt and pepper to taste and cook with any other vegetables in a 400 degree oven for 10 minutes or until tender.  Add onions, potatoes, cabbage, tomatoes or anything for a roasted vegetable medley.  

Eggplant - Our favorite way to cook eggplant is to make mini pizza's.  But there are many great eggplant recipes.  Here are 51 ways to ensure you find one you like! https://www.epicurious.com/recipes-menus/16-reasons-we-love-eggplant-gallery

Protein Shares 

This week, you'll enjoy: Rump Roast, Stew Beef and Pork Bratwurst

Rump Roast - In the oven or, my preference, the slow cooker with https://www.365daysofcrockpot.com/slow-cooker-3-ingredient-rump-roast/

Beef Stew - This meat really does need to be cooked slowly.  https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/4735-old-fashioned-beef-stew

Pork Brats - Our family's favorite, this tender delicious meat is great on the grill or in the pan.  Add mustard, roasted peppers and onions, or any side dishes (corn and cabbage!) and your family will love you.  https://saltpepperskillet.com/recipes/bratwurst/

Enjoy your week!  

Patti

Stuart and Patti Rosenberg
Waverly Farms, LC
2345 Lewiston Plank Rd.
Burkeville, VA 23922
www.waverlyfarmsvirginia.com
214-914-0323 (Patti's cell)
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Posted 7/10/2019 8:38pm by Patti Rosenberg.

Waverly Farms, LC

Dear Members,

Our system sends reminders and newsletters to all members every week.  This can cause confusion, especially after the July 4th holiday break. Tomorrow’s shares are for Weekly members only.  All members receive shares next week (including strawberry jam I made over the weekend).  

We hope everyone had a fabulous July 4th break.  Your support means a lot to our staff. Thank you!!  

Patti    

Stuart and Patti Rosenberg
Waverly Farms, LC
2345 Lewiston Plank Rd.
Burkeville, VA 23922
www.waverlyfarmsvirginia.com
214-914-0323 (Patti's cell)
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Posted 7/3/2019 8:14pm by Patti Rosenberg.

Waverly Farms, LC


Hi, CSA members!

Please forgive me for not turning off the automatic reminder tonight.   We are NOT delivering CSA shares tomorrow.  We’ll be back next week.  Meanwhile, have a happy Fourth of July holiday!  We will, too!  

Many thanks for supporting our amazing farm staff.  They work hard and are most deserving of your support   

See you next week, 

Stuart and Patti Rosenberg
Waverly Farms, LC
2345 Lewiston Plank Rd.
Burkeville, VA 23922
www.waverlyfarmsvirginia.com
214-914-0323 (Patti's cell)
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Posted 4/10/2019 8:53pm by Patti Rosenberg.

Waverly Farms, LC

Happy Spring!  Our garden is in full bloom with greens, strawberries, peas and more!  If you have not already enrolled in our 2019 CSA, please reply to this email with your selections.  We will complete your  enrollment for you!  First shares of the season will be delivered Thursday, April 25, 2019, and will go through December 19th.  Please reply to this email with your selections from the choices below:  

VEGETABLE SHARES

  • Weekly Vegetable Shares $35 each
  • Bi-weekly (every other week) Vegetable Shares $38 each

All of our vegetables are grown using on-farm compost and organic practices and are always free of potentially harmful pesticides and herbicides.  

EGG AND MEAT SHARES

  • Weekly or Bi-weekly Egg Shares $7 per dozen
  • Weekly, Bi-weekly or Monthly Meat Shares $38 each (meat shares include available preferred cuts of pork, beef, lamb and he occasional farm chicken).  Please let us know if you would prefer NOT to receive a particular type of meat.

Waverly farms animals are completely free-ranged, and supplemented with only soy-free, Certified Organic whole foods and sea kelp.  We've been feeding organically since inception because our health is directly related to what our animals eat.  

HOME DELIVERY and FREE PACKAGING

  • Home Delivery $8 per delivery

We offer a number of drop off locations for no additional charge, or are happy to deliver to your home for a small additional charge.  If home delivery, we ask you to put a cooler and ice pack sufficient to hold your Waverly Farms delivery in a shady place where you will see it when you arrive home. 

  • Repurposed packaging - included in our prices.  

Our food is delivered in the appropriate packaging to retain freshness and safety.  We appreciate our members who return packaging for us to reuse during the season.  Not only do they save costs, but also reduce waste.  If you have your own environmentally-friendly containers, we'll give them a try!

Please reply to this email to let us know what you would like and where you would like it delivered.  Drop off locations are the same as last year, or elect home delivery.

We hope you will join us!

Be sure to book your farm stay in our beautiful farmhouse.  Members receive a 20% discount.  Farm tours and fresh eggs are included.  Reservations are received via Airbnb at: 

https://airbnb.com/rooms/6905643?ref_device_id=d268028462bbb287704ee757f3e061e23633b2bd&s=8&user_id=29325604&photo=41

We love our farm members!!  Thank you for supporting our staff. 

All the best,

Patti

Stuart and Patti Rosenberg
Waverly Farms, LC
2345 Lewiston Plank Rd.
Burkeville, VA 23922
www.waverlyfarmsvirginia.com
214-914-0323 (Patti's cell)
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Posted 4/9/2019 8:40pm by Patti Rosenberg.

Waverly Farms, LC

Happy Spring!  Our garden is in full bloom and we are eager to grow for our most loyal members.  If you have not already enrolled in our 2019 CSA, please reply to this email with your selections.  We will do the enrollment for you!  First shares of the season will be delivered April 26, 2019 and will go through December 19th.  Here are your choices:  

  • Weekly Vegetable Shares $35 each
  • Bi-weekly (every other week) Vegetable Shares $38 each

All of our vegetables are grown using on-farm compost and organic practices and are always free of potentially harmful pesticides and herbicides.  

  • Weekly or Bi-weekly Egg Shares $7 per dozen
  • Weekly, Bi-weekly or Monthly Meat Shares $38 each (meat shares include available preferred cuts of pork, beef, lamb and he occasional farm chicken).

Waverly farms animals are completely free-ranged, and supplemented with only soy-free, Certified Organic whole foods including peas, sea kelp, grains, and sustainably harvested fish for protein.  We've been feeding organically since inception because we believe we are what our animals eat.  

  • Home Delivery $8 per delivery

We offer a number of drop off locations for no additional charge, or are happy to deliver to your home for a small additional charge.  If home delivery, we ask you to put a cooler and ice pack sufficient to hold your Waverly Farms delivery in a shady place where you will see it when you arrive home. 

  • Repurposed packaging - included in our prices.  

Our food is delivered in the appropriate packaging to retain freshness and safety.  We appreciate our members who return packaging for us to reuse during the season.  Not only do they save costs, but also reduce waste.  If you have your own environmentally-friendly containers, we'll give them a try!

Let us know what you would like and where you would like it delivered.  We will build your account and let you know your balance.  We ask that you pay your balance in-full or along the way with all balances being due shortly after Thanksgiving.  

The garden is in full bloom with plenty of greens, strawberries, potatoes, peas and more.  We hope you will join us.  And don't forget to book your farm stay in our beautiful farmhouse.  Reservations are received via Airbnb at: 

https://airbnb.com/rooms/6905643?ref_device_id=d268028462bbb287704ee757f3e061e23633b2bd&s=8&user_id=29325604&photo=41

We love our farm members!!  Thank you for supporting our staff. 

All the best,

Patti

Stuart and Patti Rosenberg
Waverly Farms, LC
938 Elletts Mill Rd.
Burkeville, VA 23922
www.waverlyfarmsvirginia.com
214-914-0323 (Patti's cell)
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Posted 11/15/2018 8:06pm by Patti Rosenberg.

Waverly Farms, LC

Dear Members,

With near-record rainfall this year, our garden has taken a beating and we are terminating CSA vegetable shares earlier than planned.  Our last Vegetable CSA delivery will be TUESDAY, November 20th in time for Thanksgiving.  We love our vegetable members and regret that we cannot continue to deliver them to you this year.  Our garden is soaking, spent, and begging for a rest.

The good news is that we will continue to deliver eggs and meats throughout the winter for members who want them.  Members who continue with egg or meat shares will receive monthly rather than weekly or bi-weekly deliveries.  Eggs and meats do not need to be delivered weekly or even bi-weekly.  Monthly deliveries help us save costs.  Optional vegetables will be offered a la carte on a first-come-first-served basis as they are available to our winter egg and meat share members. 

If you would like to continue with egg and meat shares, please reply promptly to this email with quantities of eggs and meat you would like each month.  The first monthly delivery will be November 29th and then the 3rd Thursday of each month thereafter.  The schedule will be:  

  • Nov 29
  • Dec 20
  • Jan 17
  • Feb 21
  • Mar 21
  • Apr 18

If you would like to discontinue entirely, that's o.k., too. We will issue refunds this weekend for members who have paid beyond November 20th, and for any eggs you have not received in recent weeks.  If we don't hear from you by Monday, November 26th, we will automatically discontinue your subscription, refund your money, and hope you will join us again next Spring.  

If you are looking for farm food this winter, we highly recommend Fall Line Farms Local Roots, the online farmer's market that we also participate in along with other local farms.  Check it out at https://flflr.luluslocalfood.com/  This is our "go to" farm each winter when our gardens are spent, and even during the year for products we do not grow or produce.  We hope you will like it as much as we do.  

We absolutely and appreciate your support of our farm and CSA this year.  It's been a good year and we hope to do even better next year. 

All the best, Patti

Stuart and Patti Rosenberg
Waverly Farms, LC
2345 Lewiston Plank Rd.
Burkeville, VA 23922
www.waverlyfarmsvirginia.com
214-914-0323 (Patti's cell)
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Posted 7/11/2018 9:23am by Patti Rosenberg.

Waverly Farms, LC

Hi, Members!  We had planned this week's share for weekly members only, but since have realized that that creates quite a gap for bi-weekly members, especially those who were on vacation. 

If you are a bi-weekly member and would like a share this week, we'd love to accommodate you.  You will also receive a share next week to get us back on schedule.  

Please let us know as early as possible today!  We'll pack a few extra shares in case you don't receive this message until tonight.  

Thank you!  Patti

Stuart and Patti Rosenberg
Waverly Farms, LC
2345 Lewiston Plank Rd.
Burkeville, VA 23922
www.waverlyfarmsvirginia.com
214-914-0323 (Patti's cell)
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Posted 7/4/2018 11:27am by Patti Rosenberg.

Waverly Farms, LC

Hi, everyone!  I meant to attach this schedule of CSA deliveries for this year. This should help everyone plan.  Shares arrive at the pick-up location you chose during enrollment, or at your home or office, if you selected that option.

Have a happy and safe 4th of July!  Patti





Stuart and Patti Rosenberg
Waverly Farms, LC
2345 Lewiston Plank Rd.
Burkeville, VA 23922
www.waverlyfarmsvirginia.com
214-914-0323 (Patti's cell)
Please like and follow us on Facebook and Instagram