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Waverly Farms CSA 10/5/2017 - Weekly Members Only

Posted 10/4/2017 10:29pm by Patti Rosenberg.

Waverly Farms, LC

Dear Members, 

Fall is such a beautiful time at the farm. With the final cutting of hay things look well-groomed and casual but orderly. Weeds and pests slow down in cooler temperatures, bringing fun back into the garden.

Even the vegetables are prettier, as you can see in this week's picture (below). Almost as pretty as the tiny yellow leaves that fall from walnut trees and float across the crisp blue sky to land far away on streams and the forest floor, waiting patiently for the red and golden maple and walnut leaves to join them. Our animals are more animated. Even the birds, squirrels, deer, turkeys and other wildlife are bustling to prepare for the cold weather just around the bend. 

It's a wonderful time to visit. 

Share your Fast Farm Food Recipes!

I read in USA Today that our nation is overwhelmingly flocking to fast food, which is still ridiculously unhealthy. As I read the article I realized that farm food is really fast to prep for dinner! Most of it is either blended, roasted, sautéed or eaten raw. Or, when it's not fast, we cook a lot of it and freeze it for easy, FAST meals later. Please, please post your fast farm food recipes to our Facebook Page and I will share and boost them. Let's show the world what fast food should really look like! Fast, delicious and healthy! And, thanks so much to Liz, Tracy and others who already regularly post their meals. I've learned much from these amazing women.

CSA Shares - Weekly Members Only

Sweet Dumpling Winter Squash - Wade Bagley, our gardener, loves winter squash because they are ornamental for a while and also delicious. This Sweet Dumpling Squash is no exception. Display it for the season, then cut it stem to stern, remove the seeds, coat in olive oil and cook "meat" down in a 400 degree preheated oven until tender. Try this recipe for Maple Sweet Dumpling Squash recipe for the best of fall flavors - cinnamon, nutmeg, maple syrup (or brown sugar). 

Chard and Broccoli - these would be great together with feta cheese in a Broccoli and Chard Quiche, or just sauté them and top with feta cheese. Did I say add feta cheese? Well, garlicky butter is good, too. Or golden raisins. And feta. 

Garlic - You know what to do.... mince it and put it into your quiche or sauté above.

Kale - Great for smoothies or roasting. For smoothies, freeze the kale first to break down its tough structure. Here are 10 Tasty Kale Smoothies. And, Crispy Kale Chips with Lemon

Collards - These sweet greens are also good in smoothies. We love to sauté them, too. Try Stewed Collard Greens with White Beans

Sweet Peppers - These are great roasted or stuffed of just eaten with... feta cheese. Or, spice it up and make them fun with Easy Chicken Fajitas with Cheesy Enchilada Rice and Spicy Tex-Mex Special Sauce. Notice the topping of... feta cheese. 

Cabbage - Wow. What a super food this is. We love to cook it with other vegetables like collards, chard, broccoli, peppers, just about anything. And, it is the perfect compliment to your protein share selections this week. These 10 Simple Cabbage Recipes might open your world to cabbage. Add ground beef or sausage, garlic, green peppers and place over spaghetti squash if you still have yours to replicate a dish that Tracy Welsch's family raved about (even without feta cheese).


Protein Shares - Weekly Members Only

Boston Butt Pork Roast - We had just enough to send them to our weekly members, again. This is pulled pork at its best. If you have a smoker, try Smoked Boston Butt. The rest of us will probably cook a Slow Cooker Boston Butt or a Quick Carolina Pulled Pork. If you don't have a multi-cooker, try searing it on the stove top then moving it to a slow cooker. 

Beef Ribs - Well, since you're smoking or slow cooking, just add these beautiful beef ribs, too. Or, try Slow Cooker Barbecued Beef Ribs


Stuart and Patti Rosenberg, owners
Wade Bagley, gardener, along with Curtis, Wesley, Danny, Ben, Hellen, Tony and others who work hard or volunteer at 
Waverly Farms, LC
2345 Lewiston Plank Rd.
Burkeville, VA 23922
214-914-0323 (Patti's cell)
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