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Posted 7/11/2014 9:09am by Patti Rosenberg.

CSA members received potatoes, squash, tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, dill, Swiss chard, okra, cabbage, sweet green, yellow and red bell peppers, and beets. Protein Share members received hamburger and sausage. Our hens laid fresh, completely free-ranged, Animal Welfare Approved, soy-free and Certified Organically-fed eggs for subscribers who chose that option. 

Sign up now for the rest of Spring/Summer season and you'll be "in" for Fall/Winter.  Shares start at just $28/every other week or weekly. Go to www.waverlyfarmsvirginia.com  

Posted 7/7/2014 8:45pm by Patti Rosenberg.

Each year at our city home in Boston, I plant our tiny patio with pots of annual flowers and vegetables so they will bloom and fruit in time for July 4th fireworks which are displayed magnificently just outside our living room window. The expense is ridiculous for this one celebration, and our growing season is short. I can't start until early June, and, of course, must be dismantled it all before the snow falls, as early as October.

My husband, Stuart, cringes each year when he sees the bill for the potting soil, transplants, etc., cringes, again, when he sees how much work I put into it, cringes again when he realizes that he will need to water it all (since I am usually at the farm), and cringes a fourth time when I dismantle the whole show.

This year, because we had a lot of new people at the farm, I was late planting pots on the patio. But, Stuart beat me to it. He learned at one of the many seminars we attend on sustainable farming that soil naturally contains seed. So, he decided to water soil left in last year's large pots to see what he could grow. I call them weeds, but he is very defensive. "What distinguishes a weed from another plant, really?", he declares. 

This July 4th, we have pots of weeds on our patio. Seriously, he is so happy with his weeds that I have decided to love them, too. One bloomed this week and he was thrilled with his affordable, low maintenance, native flower, which, of course, is going to seed.

Posted 7/7/2014 8:44pm by Patti Rosenberg.

Waverly Farms

 

Hi, Everyone! 

One of our members suggested that I remind everyone that WeeklyBi-Weekly, and Monthly (Protein only) CSA members receive boxes this week. I will send our regular newsletter on Wednesday night, but we are hoping to have the following in your boxes this week:

  • Tomatoes
  • Potatoes
  • Okra
  • Cucumber
  • Peppers
  • Swiss Chard
  • Collards
  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Dill

This is not the final list - there may be more or less when we actually go to harvest - and we will have the final list in your newsletter. Beets and carrots may be a bit tough or bitter this time of year, so they are not good when eaten raw. Cooking them returns the sweet flavor and soft texture.

WE HAVE EGGS! Our dear flock of mature hens are laying better, and the July 4th break helped, too. We have enough eggs for everyone to have their share this week, but not enough to catch up from two weeks ago as we continue to wait for our adolescent hens to begin "the journey".  

Please let me know if you would like to have a substitute for the missing eggs, such as hamburger, honey, goat cheese, tomatoes for canning, etc. Or, a credit to your account, which we am happy to do.  

Hope you all had a wonderful July 4th! 

Stuart and Patti Rosenberg
Waverly Farms
www.waverlyfarmsvirginia.com
214-914-0323

Posted 7/2/2014 2:07pm by Patti Rosenberg.

Waverly Farms


Hi, Everyone!

Our Spring/Summer CSA subscription does not include a box during the weeks of July 4th or Labor Day.  Since this is the week of July 4th, I just wanted to remind you to not look for a box this Thursday.  

We will resume deliveries next week with Weekly and Bi-Weekly and Monthly CSA and Protein Shares.  Everyone gets a box the week of July 10th!

Happy Independence Day!  Patti

 

Stuart and Patti Rosenberg
Waverly Farms
www.waverlyfarmsvirginia.com
214-914-0323

Posted 6/5/2014 7:56am by Patti Rosenberg.

Waverly Farms

Hi, Everyone! 

We sent a schedule of deliveries in your first box, but since I still receive inquiries (and know that it is confusing!) I thought you might appreciate having it in your email, too. A table of deliveries is provided below.

The types of shares are listed across the top of the table. Weeks of the season are listed down the left side. Where there is an x in the column that applies, you can expect a delivery on that week. For instance, if you subscribed to bi-weekly shares, your will receive them next week, June 12 and then again on June 26. Monthly Protein shares will also be delivered next week, and then again on July 10.

I hope this helps. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at patti_rosenberg@hotmail.com or 214-914-0323.  We love hearing from you.  Thank you!  Patti

Week Weekly   Vegetables and Egg Shares Bi-Weekly Vegetables and Egg Shares Weekly Protein Shares Bi-Weekly Protein Shares Monthly Protein Shares
15-May x x x x x
22-May x   x    
29-May x x x x  
5-Jun x   x    
12-Jun x x x x x
19-Jun x   x    
26-Jun x x x x  
3-Jul Holiday; No Box Holiday; No Box Holiday; No Box Holiday; No Box Holiday; No Box
10-Jul x x x x x
17-Jul x   x    
24-Jul x x x x  
31-Jul x   x    
7-Aug x x x x x
14-Aug x   x    
21-Aug x x x x  
28-Aug x   x    
4-Sep Holiday; No Box Holiday; No Box Holiday; No Box Holiday; No Box Holiday; No Box
11-Sep x x x x x
Total Boxes 16 9 16 9 5

 

Stuart and Patti Rosenberg
Waverly Farms
www.waverlyfarmsvirginia.com
214-914-0323

Posted 6/4/2014 4:32pm by Patti Rosenberg.

Waverly Farms

We apologize for the confusion of last week as The Sweet Shop closed its doors. Waverly Farms members may now pick up at The Bakery, located at 218 N. Main St., Farmville, VA 23901. Cynthia and her husband own it and they are just terrific. For directions of more information, please call them at 434-395-1011.  

Thank you!

Stuart and Patti Rosenberg
Waverly Farms
www.waverlyfarmsvirginia.com
214-914-0323

Posted 4/17/2014 9:59am by Patti Rosenberg.

The ladies at Classic Touches are always a joy to visit and they have enthusiastically agreed to be our CSA Pick-Up Location at Chula Junction in Amelia Court House. With their motto of "Enter as strangers...leave as friends", you should plan a visit whether or not you are picking up a CSA box. People travel from all over Virginia to visit this large display of uniques and antiques. Classic touches is located at 12710 Patrick Henry Highway, Amelia Court House, VA 23002 just east of Chula Junction. You may telephone them at 804-561-1932 and visit them online at www.classictouches.biz 

CSA members may pick-up their boxes on Thursdays from 3:00 - 6:00PM beginning May 15th.

Posted 4/17/2014 9:41am by Patti Rosenberg.

Chef Sana Aziz has been treating farmers and customers of Brandermill Fresh Market to her sweet creations for years and we would all testify that they are the best! Now, she has opened a new shop called Sweet Creations Bakery. In addition to her very indulging traditional sweet deserts, she is also careful to offer vegan deserts and those that are gluten-free, nut-free and even sugar-free. She hosts children's events and even bakes custom cakes and deserts.  Visit Sweet Creations Baker at 12012 Southshore Point Drive, Midlothian, VA 23112 in the shopping center behind WaWa and Mexico Restaurant.  Parking is excellent and you'll enjoy easy in/out on Temie Lee Pkwy or Southshore Point Rd., both intersecting with Hull St. CSA members may pick-up boxes between 3:00-7:00PM on Thursdays, beginning May 15th. Telephone Sweet Creations Bakery at 804-639-SWEET (7933) and visit Sana's new website at www.sweetcreationsva.com  

Posted 4/17/2014 9:11am by Patti Rosenberg.

We are thrilled to partner with Clay's Garden Center, Inc. for CSA members who want to pick up in Blackstone, Virginia.  CSA boxes will be there on Thursdays from 3:00 - 6:00PM beginning May 15th. Clay's has a long history of supporting local food producers and offers our CSA members an opportunity to pick up other groceries, potted plants and garden supplies when they pick up their boxes.  Clay's Nursery and Garden Center is located at 1301 South Main St., Blackstone, VA 23824. Their telephone number is 434-292-5603 and you may visit their website at: www.claysgarden.com

If you are registered as a Blackstone member, your pick-up location will default to Clay's and there is no need for you to update your account with us.  Happy Easter!  Patti

Posted 3/5/2014 4:07pm by Patti Rosenberg.

Waverly Farms

Hi, Everyone!

Believe it or not, we have seedlings growing in the greenhouse. Other vegetables and garlic are already in the ground overwintering and eager to produce delicious food for us. The 2014 Spring/Summer CSA season is almost here and if you have not yet enrolled you should and can at http://www.waverlyfarmsvirginia.com/members/types  We will accept the equivalent of 50 members this year, so enrolling early is a good idea.  

IF YOU ARE A RETURNING MEMBER, please be sure to click on the top of the CSA Enrollment page on our website.  Doing so will repopulate your current information and shorten the process for you.  Payment can be made via PayPal or check.  Checks should be sent to 2345 Lewiston Plank Rd., Burkeville, VA 23922.

You might notice that we have increased the price of our large shares to better reflect the volume of vegetables we put into those boxes. 

As always, please call if you have any questions or trouble enrolling.  I can be reached at 214-914-0323.  

Thank you!  Patti

 

Stuart and Patti Rosenberg
Waverly Farms
www.waverlyfarmsvirginia.com
214-914-0323