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Waverly Farms CSA Share 5.25.2017 - All Members!

Posted 5/25/2017 9:26am by Patti Rosenberg.

Waverly Farms, LC

Dear Members, 

We hope you are enjoying your farm fresh food and can't thank you enough for supporting our farming efforts and rural jobs! The weather has been great for summer planting and terrible for Spring harvest, but we have carrots and cabbage as new additions this week, and peeked at our potatoes which are ready for a first harvest as soon as the ground dries out a bit.

Memorial Day BBQ

Everything in your share can be used to create a fun and delicious Memorial Day BBQ. Here are our recommendations for recipes that will please a crowd: 

CSA Share This Week - All Members!


Spring Onion - As beautiful and fragrant as ever, we will be grilling these this weekend using this super easy and delicious How to Grill Spring Onions recipe. All you really need is olive oil, salt and pepper, although a squeeze of lemon is a nice touch at the end. If you're not up for grilling, they are just as good roasted in the oven, as in Roasted Spring Vegetables. Grilling and roasting make onions sweeter and somewhat creamy. Of course, you can always chop them into vegetable stir fry or make them into a lovely make-ahead Spring Onion and Cabbage Quiche. Don't let the crust and fancy pan scare you away. You can always use a store-bought crust in a disposable metal pie pan. The trick with quiche is to make sure the filling evaporates and is not too wet, so make this in advance and follow directions and notes carefully. 

Carrots - These are not the prettiest carrots, but they are good and super healthy with an essential dose of natural Vitamin A. Try them roasted with Spring Onion (see above) or with Cabbage (see below). You can also just put them all on a pan together and have roasted Spring Onion, Cabbage and Carrots

Cabbage - We've had perfect weather for cabbage and it's great anyway you cook it. Some members put cabbage in all of their greens to sweeten them and make them more enticing for children. So, add them to your Collards, Kale and Rainbow Chard stir-fry. Or, for your Memorial Day BBQ, try Grilled Cabbage or Grilled Cabbage with Bacon. They are both terrific! Nor grilling? Roast cabbage in the oven or try Silky Delicious Roast Cabbage and Carrots. And, of course, there is our favorite Easy Coleslaw Dressing. Coleslaw is great beside or on your hamburgers (see Dallas Burger below).

Collard Greens - Fresh collard greens cooked with onion, garlic, chile pepper flakes, bacon fat, and dark sesame oil make the perfect dish in this easy Collard Greens Recipe. Be sure to remove the leaves and discard the tough stems!  You can also add the Rainbow Chard and/or Curly Kale to this collard greens recipe for a bigger and very delicious dish. We've gotten into the habit of sprinkling most of our sautéed vegetables with feta cheese at the table and it's delicious! Some prefer crumbled bacon on top. The really fun people top with both feta and crumbled bacon. 

Rainbow Chard - When cooking Rainbow Chard, remove the colorful stems, chop them separately and cook them with chopped onion for a few minutes (until tender) before adding the chard leaves. An easy dinner, lunch or breakfast would be Swiss Chard and Onion Frittata or Eggs Nested in Sautéed  Chard and Mushrooms. This recipe is terrific with or without the eggs!

Curly Purple and Green Kale - Kale is special. It's kind of hard to cook, actually. But this curly kale tender and perfect for roasting in the oven, as in Roasted Kale or sautéed Sautéed Kale.  In case you're up for a lot of fun this holiday weekend, this is the best Kale Chips recipe. 

Salanova with Red Sails Lettuce Mix - Salanova Lettuce is kind of the rage in the farming community because its so pretty! Let us know what you think. Here is an easy Salanova Salad Recipe. Since you probably don't have pumpkin, you can use nuts and dried fruit or roasted sweet potato or butternut squash. Or try the fruity Holiday Lettuce Salad. These lettuces are so pretty and delicious that they will go well in any of your favorite salads or sandwiches, or as a lovely base for quiche and frittatas. 

Protein Shares - Weekly, Bi-weekly and Monthly!

Continuing with the Memorial Day grilling theme, we've included Pork Bratwurst Links, Hamburger and Beef Ribs in your protein share. All will do great on the grill, but in case you've chosen to cook inside, we've included recipes for kitchen as well. 

Pork Bratwurst Links (Brats) - See How to Grill Brats to the Perfect Temperature. With or without a bun, Brats are terrific with grainy mustard and sauerkraut or grilled pepper and onions as in Grilled Bratwurst. For non-grillers, you can cook Brats in the kitchen as in Bratwurst Supper Recipe. Or, just simply pan fry them until cooked well, serve with mustard and your favorite sautéed greens and roasted vegetables on the side. Or, put the Brats in your sautéed vegetables. Brats make everything better.  

Hamburger - A favorite is the Dallas Burger, which involves bbq sauce, coleslaw and pickles! For even more flavor, dissect your Brats, discard the skin and combine the ground pork and ground beef before you make your hamburger patties. Not grilling? Try our other favorite dinner: Hamburger Steak with Onion Gravy.

Beef Ribs - On the grill we recommend Mike Mill's Beef Ribs Recipe.  In the slow cooker it's Dark Beer and Black Pepper Braised Short Ribs, or the more common and equally good (maybe better) Slow Cooker BBQ Short Ribs which works well with your favorite store-bought or homemade BBQ sauce. 

Habe a Happy and Safe Memorial Day! 


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