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Waverly Farms CSA 10/19/16 - Weekly Members Only

Posted 10/19/2017 11:17am by Patti Rosenberg.

Waverly Farms, LC

Dear Weekly Members,

We have a few special treats for you this week. First, I am obsessed with mashed cauliflower (recipe below).  It's so easy and really delicious!  Wade Bagley's sweet potatoes are the sweetest we've ever tasted. We like to tease him that they are the ugliest and sweetest potatoes we've ever grown. And those Butternuts!  Perfectly cured and ready to eat, or keep them on your counter in a cool spot to save for later.


Repurposing 

Thanks to all of you who return packaging to us. Of particular use are the ice packs and bubble wraps from meat shares. We also appreciate a return of paper and cloth bags, egg cartons, and large plastic liners. Please keep the small plastic liners for reuse in your home. 


Saving the Harvest 

We know we are loading your down, so as we gear up for Thanksgiving and Winter, we thought you might enjoy these tips for preserving your farm fresh food. 


CSA Shares - Weekly Members

Sweet Potatoes - Delicious roasted, microwaved or made into a casserole. Here are a few recipes: Oven-roasted Sweet Potatoes and Onions, Southern Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Topping, How to Cook Sweet Potato in a Microwave, The Best Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Cabbage - Sweet and delicious, we grew a ton of this so if you'd like more for fermenting or canning, just let us know. Cabbage sweetens everything else, so use it as a base with your other greens. Here are 14 Easy Cabbage Recipes that will inspire you. Or, just remove the core, chop it into large chunks, throw it in a pan with 1/4 cup water or broth, salt and pepper to taste and cook just until tender. Cabbage is terrific with Pork Bratwurst Links, if you received a meat share this week. Homemade Sauerkraut anyone?

Cauliflower - My favorite, and I am obsessed with it because cauliflower is super hard to grow and does not last long in the garden. This might be our last week for cauliflower, so indulge in Cheesy Mashed Cauliflower.  Another great dish is Cauliflower "Mac" and Cheese, a reduced carb version of an old favorite. And here are two fun recipes: General Tso's Cauliflower, and from Wade's mom, Cauliflower Pizza Bites

Butternut Squash - Butternut Squash will keep for up to six months, so this is a good vegetable to save for your Thanksgiving feast. A beautiful dish is Roasted Butternut Squash with Garlic Butter. It is just drop dead gorgeous on a table. Maple Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash is our favorite sweeter version. Butternut Squash Soup is elegant, comforting, and will warm your bones on a cold night. 

Collard Greens - A friend made Cajun Shrimp and Cheesy Grits with Bacon Braised Collard Greens last weekend and I was reminded once again that this is may favorite dish ever. 

Kale - This is the perfect vegetable for roasting. I find that even though you don't have to, it's better if you remove the stems. Simply wash, remove the stems, tear or cut into large pieces, coat with olive oil, salt and pepper to taste, cook in a preheated 400 degree oven for 10 minutes, and sprinkle with grated parmesan (or not). 

Salad Mix - These tasty baby turnip and kale greens are not very pretty because they got a bit beat up in the spinning process (post triple wash), So I would cook them in a pasta dish or over grits. Try Spicy Skillet Turnip Greens or this lovely Roasted Turnips and Greens recipe (without the turnips which are coming later). The flavors in this recipe are fantastic. You can also put this on top of an Amy's Pizza (in the frozen food section of your grocery store) for a delicious treat. 


Protein Shares - Weekly Members Only
All of our meats range freely in pastures or woodlots and are supplemented only with Certified Organic whole foods. There are no preservatives, nitrates, or artificial anything in our meats. 

Lamb Burger - We don't normally put lamb in our meat shares because everyone doesn't like it. But it's very hard not to like lamb burger, so we thought we'd see what you think - our weekly members! If you like it, let us know and we will include it again. We also have lamb chops and hind quarters, which make an elegant oven roast or butterfly on the grill.  Think Greek when you are cooking lamb, and try Mediterranean Lamb Burger or for a real treat, Spiced Middle Eastern Lamb Patties with Pita and Yogurt

Pork Bratwurst Links - Great with cabbage, they are easy to cook on the grill or in a pan on the stove top. Be sure to poke them with a fork so the heat can escape. And, best to let them reach room temperature before cooking them. Also great in Bratwurst Quiche or you can modify this to also include your Collard Greens or Salad Mix. But, here is the obvious: Grilled Bratwurst with Beer, Mustard and Sauerkraut

Beef Steaks - Grill baby grill! Or, just trim and stir-fry. May we suggest Jalapeño and Lime-Marinated Skirt Steak Tacos?


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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