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Posted 1/29/2015 6:44pm by Patti Rosenberg.

Waverly Farms, LC

Hi, Everyone!  

CSA members have overwhelmingly requested Waverly Farms free-ranged, soy-free, Certified Organically-fed eggs during these winter months. We happen to have them and would love to sell them to our loyal members. Though we cannot justify the delivery costs to deliver eggs weekly, we can bring them to you monthly. Farm fresh eggs last for up to 6 months as long as they are kept refrigerated, so ordering a month's worth is very safe. 

We charge $6/dozen for our eggs. That's only 50 cents per egg and it costs this much to feed and care for our hens. Free-ranged, soy-free, organically-fed eggs contain more nutrients per calorie than any other food, including protein, all B-vitamins, Vitamins A, D, E and K, selenium and a host of other important nutrients. Free-ranged eggs provide 200% more vitamin E and significantly higher amounts of Omega 3 fatty acids (the healthy ones) than conventional caged eggs. Complete information about pastured eggs can be found in this research paper provided by whfoods.org.  

In response to your requests, we are offering monthly egg deliveries on these first Thursdays of each month:

  • February 5th
  • March 5th
  • April 2nd

We will deliver to our regular pick-up locations on these dates. For Home Delivery subscribers we will add $8 to each delivery and drop them at your door.

If you would like to be included in these special egg deliveries, please reply to this email with your egg order.  We'll add the charges to your Waverly Farms account, send you confirmation and an invoice, and deliver eggs to your designated pick-up location. 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call us at 214-914-0323.

Thank you!

Your Friends at Waverly Farms

Stuart and Patti Rosenberg, owners
Richard Hendley, gardener
Waverly Farms, LC
2345 Lewiston Plank Rd.
Burkeville, VA 23922
www.waverlyfarmsvirginia.com
214-914-0323 (Patti's cell)
patti_rosenberg@hotmail.com

Posted 1/15/2015 3:28pm by Patti Rosenberg.

Enroll before March 1st in our Spring/Summer 2015 Season and receive a FREE GIFT BOX from Waverly Farms that includes a dozen eggs, jar of honey and sweet potatoes. It's our way of saying thank you for supporting our efforts to bring local, sustainably grown food from our farm to your table. 

As a Spring/Summer 2015 member, you'll receive a Regular or Large, Weekly or Bi-weekly box of fresh vegetables and fruit. You can add optional eggs, meat and home delivery, too. You will also receive a weekly newsletter that describes everything we harvested and provides helpful recipes and storage tips.  

For as little as $28 every other week, you will save money, eat better, and enjoy better health. Sign up now in our online Farm Store, or call us at 214-914-0323.

Need more information? Check out our website at www.waverlyfarmsvirginia.com

 

Posted 12/15/2014 4:05am by Patti Rosenberg.

Waverly Farms

Hi, Everyone!  

Our CSA delivery for the week including the New Year is scheduled for Thursday, January 1st. But, since that is New Year's Day, we are hoping you can receive your box on Tuesday, instead. You will not have received a box the previous week, because of the Christmas Holiday. Please confirm that you can pick up on Tuesday. Or, if that day is not good for you, let us know that, too, and we will accommodate you on Thursday.

Please reply to this email with confirmation or instructions.  

Your box this Thursday, December 18th will be delivered as usual on Thursday and includes weekly, bi-weekly and monthly subscribers.  

Thank you!  Patti

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

Posted 11/25/2014 8:54am by Patti Rosenberg.

Waverly Farms

Dear CSA Friends,

Just a friendly reminder that there will be no CSA boxes delivered this week of Thanksgiving. Weekly and Bi-weekly CSA members receive boxes next week. The schedule of CSA deliveries for the balance of the season is shown below: 

 
 
Week Weekly Shares Bi-Weekly Shares Monthly Shares
27-Nov Holiday; No Box Holiday; No Box Holiday; No Box
4-Dec Yes Yes  
11-Dec Yes    
18-Dec Yes Yes Yes
25-Dec

Hoiday;
No Box

Hoiday;
No Box
Hoiday;
No Box
1-Jan Yes Yes  
8-Jan Yes    
15-Jan Yes Yes Yes

We hope you have a lot of fun and share much love during this favorite American holiday!

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

Posted 10/15/2014 9:12pm by Patti Rosenberg.

Waverly Farms

Hi! I messed up, again.  THIS IS THE WEEK THAT EVERYONE RECEIVES A BOX: Weekly, Bi-weekly and Monthly members. So sorry for the confusion I am causing by not changing our automated CSA Pick-Up letters in time. 

Your box is very special this week and includes:

  • Raw Honey from Hungry Hill Farm - our treat to you!
  • Butternut Squash
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Red Russian Kale
  • Rainbow Chard
  • Danvers Carrots
  • Mustard Greens
  • Sweet Bell Peppers
  • Jalapeño Peppers 

Look for your newsletter tomorrow!  Thank you!  Patti

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

Posted 9/3/2014 9:07am by Patti Rosenberg.

Waverly Farms


Hi, Everyone!

Just another reminder that there will be no CSA boxes this week. Your next and last box for Weekly, Bi-Weekly and Monthly (Protein Share) members is September 11.  

Richard and Marissa will be calling each of you for feedback and to help you re-enroll.  If you plan your meals around our box, it's such a bargain at $28 per week (Regular) and $43/week (Large). Where can you possibly buy groceries for $28? Not online, not at Whole Foods, not even at Walmart.

So keep us and you going by Enrolling Now at http://www.waverlyfarmsvirginia.com/members and enjoy a wonderful fall/winter harvest, including:

Butternut Squash
Sweet Potatoes
Leeks
Broccoli
Lettuces
Kale
Arugula
Cabbage
Carrots
Beets
Brussels Sprouts
Turnips

And much, much more!

Hope you had the happiest of Labor Days!  

Patti

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

Posted 8/31/2014 10:42am by Patti Rosenberg.

Waverly Farms

Hi, Members! We hope you have a wonderful Labor Day holiday. Please remember that we do not deliver CSA boxes during the week of Labor Day, but will resume deliveries the following week with your LAST box of the Spring/Summer season. 

Fall/Winter CSA shares begin September 18th so if you have not already done so, please take a moment to support local food by renewing your CSA subscription through our online Farm Store at www.waverlyfarmsvirginia.com. When you land on the CSA Enrollment page, be sure to click the green button that says "Renewing Members".  Or, f you prefer, just reply to this email or call me and I will help you renew. 

Happiest of Labor Days! 

Your Friends at Waverly Farms

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

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