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Waverly Farms CSA Share 5.11.2017 - Weekly and Bi-Weekly Members

Posted 5/11/2017 7:20am by Patti Rosenberg.

Waverly Farms, LC

Dear Members,

This week's share is for weekly and bi-weekly members. Monthly protein shares will arrive in 2 more weeks.

The good news is that cooler weather keeps early Spring vegetables like collards, cabbage, kohlrabi and chard going strong and makes them sweet and tender. Spring is for replenishing your body with green chlorophyl so try to eat your greens and enjoy the very fun kohlrabi (which technically is a root vegetable). Carrots, potatoes, beans, tomatoes and much more are planted and waiting for warmer weather. 

Packaging Changes Coming Soon

The reusable green bags are expensive and inconvenient to return to us, so we are moving to double-handled paper bags in coming weeks. You can keep these paper bags! We do appreciate receiving back the large plastic liners, protein share bubble wrappers and ice packs so we can reuse or recycle them. Simply take them with you when you pick up your share and give them to someone at your pick-up location. If you are home delivery, put them on your porch and we'll pick them up. Thank you!

Farm Visits and Farm Stays

Our members are welcome at the farm anytime and there is no charge for a visit. If you would like to schedule a visit and tour, just call Patti at 214-914-0323 or reply to this email with your request. Bring the kids or a friend and come see our gardens, animals and farm.

We also have a beautiful four bedroom, 3 bath farm house that we rent for overnight stays and events. Leave the bustling city life for a few days and come to the country where you can breathe and play outdoor games and connect with nature. Farmville, the High Bridge Trail, Sandy River Outdoor Adventures and Greenfront Furniture Warehouses and the Moton Museum the Crewe Railroad Museum are close by and terrific for a weekend getaway. We stock your fridge with our eggs, bacon and greens for your breakfast and include a free farm tour. Bring the kids, leave the kids, whatever works for you! Members receive a 15% discount on farm stays. Check us out on Airbnb. We'd love to see you!

The guest house at Waverly Farms 2345 Lewiston Plank Rd., Burkeville, VA 23922 is sort of "meh" on the outside but beautiful inside with freshly hand ironed sheets, high speed internet, large farm kitchen, big screen TV, meticulously appointments, and all of the amenities of a great place to stay. Combined with friendly farm tours, our reviews are always five star!

CSA Shares this Week - Weekly and Bi-Weekly Members

It's a beautiful share with many of our favorites! You should be getting pretty good at cooking greens and making smoothies by now. Don't hesitate to freeze extra kale for future smoothies. 

Kale Mix - Freezing temperatures break down the sometimes tough texture of kale, so if you are a smoothie lover, store any extra kale you have by freezing it as in 3 Easy to Freeze Kale Ahead of Time. Then try any of these 10 Tasty Kale Smoothies. I bet our member Christine Ryan, a Certified Health Coach for Weight No More can offer even more recipes on our Facebook site. Just Like Us (below) and enjoy the articles and suggestions from other members, too, including Liz Grinsell who cooks meals that make her 3 boys and husband LOVE VEGGIES! 

Kohlrabi - Roasted Kohlrabi is a treat. It's also terrific just peeled and raw as in Mizuna Salad with Kohlrabi and Pomegranate Seeds. You can substitute golden raisins, sliced cherries, or cranberries for the pomegranate. 

Rainbow Chard - Sautéed Chard with Bacon will be a hit as will Chard with Bacon and Apple. Remember to remove the tougher stems and either chop and cook them first, or discard them. In a sauté, you can cook your chopped onion and chard stems together for a few minutes, then add minced garlic, then greens. I also love chard mixed into a great salad because it is sweet and tender. See Lettuce Mix below. 

Collard Greens - For a sweet change, try Citrus Collards with Raisins Redux. You'll need an orange and golden raisins. Pine nuts are another good addition as in Sautéed Greens with Pine Nuts and Raisins. Protein share members might also pan fry bacon in advance and sprinkle it on top. Another favorite topping: feta cheese. 

Lettuce Mix - Add, fruit, nuts, feta cheese, anything you like to make a great salad. Lettuce Mix is also terrific on sandwiches. I actually love it with eggs at breakfast. If you have left over lettuce at the end of the week, throw them into a sauté of other greens. Try Nutty and Fruity Quinoa Salad with Maple Vinaigrette, which will be even better with more greens! 

Bok Choy - Shake things up with this innovative and delicious Bok Choy Salad. Or, simply sauté it with onions, garlic, soy and honey. My family can't get enough of Bok Choy with Garlic, Honey and Soy.

Protein Shares - Weekly and Bi-weekly Members Only

Pork Chops, Hamburger, and Sausage - Pork Chops are tricky. They need a slow braising to be tender. A trusted recipe is Loveless Cafe Braised Pork Chops.

We are sending pork sausage with hamburger to encourage you to combine them! We did and they made the best hamburgers ever. Top with feta cheese, squeeze a little mustard on the side, and serve with sautéed greens. Or, make your favorite hamburger such as: Beef and Pork Burger with Freakishly Good Homemade Mayo (using our own eggs!). 

Happy Mothers Day to all!  Be sure to Like Us below.  Enjoy!!

Stuart and Patti Rosenberg, owners
Wade Bagley, gardener 
and all of our friendly farm staff at
Waverly Farms, LC
2345 Lewiston Plank Rd.
Burkeville, VA 23922
www.waverlyfarmsvirginia.com
214-914-0323 (Patti's cell)
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