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Waverly Farms CSA 6.8.2017 - Weekly and Bi-weekly Members

Posted 6/8/2017 9:09am by Patti Rosenberg.

Waverly Farms, LC

Dear Members,

Farms are intimate, complicated operations where team work, ethics, reliability and commitment are critical. Margins are so slim that doing the right things right and at exactly the right time makes the difference between success and failure.

This year's Waverly Farms team is one of the best! To a person, they are hard working, capable of owning, learning from and not repeating mistakes, collaborative, not afraid to ask hard questions, supportive of each other, reliable, productive, appreciative, and extremely proficient in adhering to organic methods and strict Animal Welfare Approved standards. WOW!

Our farm family: Wesley, Wade, Curtis, Danny, Stuart, Helen, and Ben are pictured in front of our Waverly Farms delivery van. Lucky wouldn't break from tilling "for a silly pic". Logo by Elizabeth Rosenberg and Mandee Rae. 

Our team pulls together each day in genuine fellowship. Each were reared locally and care about our rural community. Wesley is meticulous with equipment and infrastructure and is essential to a smooth operation. Curtis cooks for everyone, lifts spirits with each encounter, and will do anything to help our animals thrive while making others laugh. Hellen is a calm, determined force who keeps everyone and everything coordinated in the packing shed. Wade is the kind, smart youngest-ever manager of the garden who accepts this enormous challenge with a healthy level of fear, generous amounts of grace, and an unmatched determination to succeed. Danny, Lucky, Ben and others are reliable, talented, flexible farmers who accept any assignment with a professionalism that keeps the pieces stitched together. As a result, we (the entire team) are more motivated than ever to grow the best local food for our customers so that we can sustain these local jobs for our rural community. Thank you for making this happen!

CSA Shares - Weekly and Bi-Weekly Members

Look what these amazing people pulled out of the grown this week! Recipes for each are listed below. Simply click on the link, back out of any advertisements, and enjoy these easy, delicious recipes. Don't be afraid to substitute ingredients and even leave some things out if you don't have them. The key is to just cook the fresh food. It really doesn't need much adornment. 

Purple Viking Potatoes - Purple Vikings are creamy and delicious and perfect for Scalloped Potatoes. This recipe with a lighter cheese and fragrant thyme is perfect! Or, if you prefer, try Garlic and Dill Smashed Potatoes. Or just boil them in salt water, chop up some lemon basil, stir all into soft butter and grind pepper on top. 

Lemon Basil - Lovely when chopped to add a fresh fragrance and flavor to anything. Try Lemon Basil Shrimp and Pasta for a great summer dish. If you don't have shrimp, chicken or tofu will do just as well. And, here is a fresh Lemon Basil Vinaigrette for your salads and sandwiches. Or a favorite, Lemon Basil Iced Tea

Cabbage - Perfect in Blue Cheese Cabbage Slaw or cooked with your potatoes in this super easy and quick Bubble and Squeak, a British dish of fried potatoes and cabbage. Gingery Creamed Kale and Cabbage is an indulging dish. I have not tried it, but it received 1949 five-star ratings!

Curly Kale - This beautiful kale is perfect in the oven as Crispy Roasted Kale. It's also terrific as a salad with JUST olive oil, salt and pepper. Don't be afraid to add it or your chard to any of your potato casseroles for an infusion of flavor and nutrition. One serving of this beautiful kale offers almost 700% of our daily recommended value of Vitamin K, a vitamin that is becoming more important in the absorption of calcium and other key health initiatives. It also offers over 200% of our Vitamin A and over 100% of our Vitamin C requirements. Make kale into Cabbage, Carrot and Purple Kale Latkes for a delicious snack, side dish or meal. Here are more recipes for kale in 10 Delicious Ways to Serve Curly Kale

Rainbow Chard - For the ultimate super healthy, super delicious, super easy meal, try One Pot Mushroom and Swiss Chard Pasta recipe. If sautéing on the stove top, remember to remove the leaves from stems, dice the stems and sauté them as you would chopped onions before adding the chard and a splash of water, salt and pepper. Cook till chard leaves are tender. We also chop it all - leaves and stems and coat with olive oil, lemon, salt and pepper with a squeeze of lemon or sprinkle of white or red balsamic vinegar to make a raw salad. Chard combines well with cabbage and kale for a big crowd. 

Multiplier Onion - These onions will be amazing in beef stew using your Beef Chuck Steak (below). Unlike the light Spring Onions you've been receiving in your CSA share, these perennial Multiplier Onions produce a strong, rich onion flavor that is delicious when cooked or roasted. Multiplier Onions are also perfect for storage. Keep your bulbs somewhere dry and warm for a few days. Laying out in the sun works, as long as the weather is dry and not humid. This helps to dry the outer layers of skin on the bulbs, and they will store much longer. A cool and dark location is best to store your onions after they dry, and they should last for months. Don’t keep them in a closed container or they will certainly get moldy. They are perfect for Caramelized Onions or our favorite, the super easy: Roasted Onions

Protein Shares - Weekly and Bi-Weekly Members

Beef Chuck Roast - Most of the great slow-cooker recipes use chuck roast and these are especially beautiful and healthy. A summer favorite: Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Tacos. Or, Slow Cooker Barbecued Beef Sandwiches. Or the super easy and delicious with your onion and potatoes: Perfect Pot Roast

Cube Steak - Commonly known as "chicken fried steak", this meat has been cubed to aid in tenderness. Try Cube Steak with Mushroom and Sherry Sauce. Or the ridiculously indulging but not very healthy Chicken Fried Steak with Gravy and Mashed Potatoes

Pork Sausage - featuring Hot seasoning, this sausage is great in breakfast patties or to season dishes such as stuffed cabbage or quiche or even spaghetti. This would be a good week for Potato Sausage Casserole, or just Best Biscuits with Sausage. Or, Whole Grain Stuffed Cabbage. You can use rice instead of bugler if you prefer. 

Thank you so much for your patronage! We hope you enjoy this fresh food from Waverly Farms, LC. Please like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram (below).


Stuart and Patti Rosenberg
Waverly Farms, LC
2345 Lewiston Plank Rd.
Burkeville, VA 23922
214-914-0323 (Patti's cell)
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