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Waverly Farms CSA 9/21/17 - Weekly Members

Posted 9/21/2017 9:05am by Patti Rosenberg.

Waverly Farms, LC

Dear Members,

It's hay season here and we have much to do in preparation for an afternoon of baling and stacking, so this will be a short newsletter. Since the farm is cut and trimmed, and the weather is cooler, we'd like to invite you to visit the farm and meet your farmers. It's just beautiful this time of year. Call us in advance and we'll arrange a fun tour of animals, vegetable and miracles. 

What a beautiful CSA share you have this week!

CSA Share - Weekly Members

 

Butternut Squash - A healthy alternative to potatoes, butternut squash can be sweet or savory. The easiest way to cook it is Simple Roasted Butternut Squash. We actually don't peel it, as called for in the recipe, but simply cut it in half lengthwise, remove the seeds, coat both sides with olive oil, lay it cut-side down on a parchment paper-lined baking dish and cook until tender, about 30 minutes depending upon the size of the butternut. The advantage of peeling and cutting it into cubes is is that everything cooks faster and more evenly. The advantage of cutting in half is that you don't have to peel it. There are so many amazing butternut recipes, though, that you really should look through these delicious lasagna, ginger soup, queso fundido and other Healthy Butternut Squash Recipes from Cooking Light. 

Great Lakes Lettuce - Salad time! Add whatever you have in your fridge - left over chicken, roasted butternut squash, berries, nuts, avocado. It's all good. Piling lettuce into a wrap with your favorite ingredients is a civilized way to eat a lot of it. Try Bacon, Lettuce and Apple Wraps

Spaghetti Squash - Fast becoming everyone's favorite squash. If you have not yet dived into this, here is How To Roast Spaghetti Squash. Once you understand the basics, try Properly Prepared Spaghetti Squash, Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs, Twice Baked Spaghetti Squash and Cheese, Sausage and Peppers Spaghetti Squash Boats, Spaghetti Squash with Bacon, Spinach and Feta Cheese, using your greens instead of spinach, and Sweetened Spaghetti Squash

Pak Choi - Bok Choy with Garlic, Honey and Soy is a classic recipe worth trying this week. Or, a very elegant Miso Ramen Soup

Collard Greens - You might try this Vegan Southern Style Collard Greens with Mushrooms this week. It's quite interesting. Or, the easy Oven Roasted Collard Greens with Bacon. Dress up your collard greens with Shredded Collard Green Salad with Roasted Sweet Potatoes, except use roasted butternut squash instead of sweet potatoes. 

Rainbow Chard - This is the perfect green for quiche. Remember that quiche can be frozen for several months so it's the perfect "make-ahead" main dish. The best one is Caramelized Onion and Swiss Chard Quiche. Simpler versions include: Crustless Chard and Bacon Quiche is a good one. As is Swiss Chard and Cheddar Quiche. I love sweet chard simply sautéed and it doesn't get better than Sautéed Swiss Chard with Garlic and Lemon

Sweet Peppers - We included mild sausage with extra sage for anyone who wants to stuff peppers this week. Try Spinach and Sausage-Stuffed Peppers for a transcendent experience. Substitute your chard or bok choy leaves for spinach. Also see Spaghetti Squash (above) for a delicious sausage and pepper squash boat. 


Protein Share - Weekly Members Only

Beef Ribs - BBQ Ribs are such an indulgence, and so we've included them for you this week. Here is a Slow Cooker version, a video for a savory Oven Baked version (scroll down to find the video and recipe), and a Smoked on the Grill version. 

Cube Steak - A comfort food and easy to make, of course you have to try Bubba's Country-Fried Steak and Gravy. Our butcher has already pounded it for you to tenderize this meat. 

Mild Pork Sausage with Extra Sage - Super for breakfast patties and amazing in Mini Mushroom & Sausage Quiche, which can be frozen and easily reheated for a satisfying, healthy and quick breakfast. 


Enjoy!

Stuart and Patti Rosenberg, owners
Wade Bagley, gardener and all of the very hard working amazing people at
Waverly Farms, LC
2345 Lewiston Plank Rd.
Burkeville, VA 23922
www.waverlyfarmsvirginia.com
214-914-0323 (Patti's cell)
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