News and Blog

Posted 6/4/2013 5:38pm by Patti Rosenberg.

It's here.  We wait all year for Spring calf, which is actually harvested once per year from mid-summer to mid-fall so no good grass is wasted.  With tons of rain producing lush native grasses, our Black Angus calves are looking great and some will be ready to harvest soon.  These yummy calves are raised on pasture for their entire lives and supplemented just a smidge with soy-free organic feed that includes alfalfa, peas, and sea kelp.  We never use herbicides, fungicides, growth hormones, preventive antibiotics or preservatives on our farm, so your beef is nutritious and free of potentially harmful chemicals.  

Beef prices continue to increase, and we've had to increase our prices this year, too.  A quarter calf will be $7.75/lb., a half calf will be $7.50/lb., and a whole calf is $7.00/lb.  Customers who pay by check will receive a 2.75% discount off these prices.  Total price is calculated on the actual cuts of trimmed and packaged beef that you receive.  Customers may customize their beef cuts by selecting the package size, thickness of steaks, and types of cuts.  We will walk you through the options prior to butchering.  

Included in your price is the care, feeding, rotation, harvesting, butchering, packaging and home delivery of your beef (there is a small additonal charge for delivery if you live beyond 50 miles of our farm).  Calves are humanely harvested in our pasture then dry aged for 3 weeks prior to butchering.  The meat you receive is vaccum sealed and labeled with the type of cut, weight, and date of butchering.

Contact us at patti_rosenberg@hotmail.com or 214-914-0323 for more information or to reserve your 1/4, 1/2 or whole calf.  We invite you to visit our farm, see the environment, and meet your calf.  We often have free-ranged organically-fed soy-free eggs, goat cheese, goat meat, pork, vegetables, herbs, fruit, and honey available for sale at the farm.  If you plan to visit, be sure to call in advance so we can arrange for someone to show you around.  Thank you!

Patti Rosenberg
Waverly Farms
Burkeville, VA 23922
www.waverlyfarmsvirginia.com
214-914-0323 

Posted 4/25/2013 8:36pm by Patti Rosenberg.
Dear Waverly Farms CSA Members,

First, let me apologize if any of the messages sent to you today were confusing.  I'm playing with a new website program that allows us to manage your CSA membership on our website.  It's integrated and fancy, but sometimes spits out the unexpected.  Eventually, we will work out the kinks and get it right.  Until then and even thereafter, please call, email, or text whenever you need help.  

Thanks to everyone who sent in payments.  These payments help us buy seeds, fertilizer and pay the people who grow our food.  

For those who are picking up CSA shares at Waverly Farms on Thursdays, we will see you on May 16th anytime between 3:00 - 6:00PM.  The address is 2345 Lewiston Plank Rd., Burkeville, VA 23922. 

For those who are picking up CSA shares at My Manakin Market on Saturdays, we will see you on May 18th, anytime from 9:00AM - Noon at 68 Broad Street Road, Manakin-Sabot, VA 23103.  We are often at My Manakin Market at 8:00AM setting up, so if you want to come earlier, chances are we'll be there.  

At both pick-up locations, we will have extra eggs, Goats-R-Us goat cheese (by far the best in Virginia!), additional vegetables, and a limited supply of honey, goat meat and pork cuts for you to purchase separately.  Beef and additional pork and goat can be purchased by the 1/4, 1/2 or whole animal by reservation as they are available.  

Please let us know if you'd ever like to visit the farm and see our crew in action as they grow vegetables, manage pastures, and care for all sorts of animals, among other things.  There is no charge for CSA members and their guests to visit Waverly Farms.          

Thank you for joining our farm family.  If you ever need help, please contact us through our website at www.waverlyfarmsvirginia.com, or call us at 214-914-0323, or email us at patti_rosenberg@hotmail.com.

We hope you are finding time to enjoy this beautiful Spring weather!  Patti   


Stuart and Patti Rosenberg
Waverly Farms
2345 Lewiston Plank Rd.
Burkeville, VA 23922
www.waverlyfarmsvirginia.com
214-914-0323         
   


Posted 3/11/2013 5:04pm by Patti Rosenberg.

Spring is finally here and our hens are laying like crazy.  So, of course, Carol is baking quiche.  Spinach, feta and tomato with or without shrimp.  Yummy!  Order our eggs online from our Farm Store to make your own, or order a quiche.  We offer home delivery within 50 miles for anyone who purchases a minimum of 5 dozen soy-free organically fed eggs from our pastured hens. Otherwise, come to the farm for a Visit and pick up any size order.  Eggs are $5 per dozen and quiche are $14 each. 

Farm fresh organically fed soy-free pastured eggs.

Posted 3/4/2013 3:24pm by Patti Rosenberg.

Thanks, Taylor Yowell, for these pictures of our growing kids.  I'm always amazed at how fast they grow!

Posted 3/3/2013 8:46am by Patti Rosenberg.

Exceptional breeding quality.  These kids were sired by buck, "Bob Agnew", who produced 3 sets of quadruplets and 10 sets of twins, NO singles.  Beautiful fawn, tan, and badger coloring, these hardy goats are birthed and raised on pasture with soy-free organic supplements and free-choice minerals.  Doelings sell fast at $350 each for quadruplets, $300 each for twins, $200 each for meat quality culls, wethers, and bucklings.  Kids will be weaned in mid-May - June.  Contact Patti at 214-914-0323 for more information and to view these darlings.  

Posted 2/20/2013 7:12am by Patti Rosenberg.

Our first 8 of 16 pregnant does have delivered.  So far, three does delivered QUADRUPLETS and the rest have delivered twins.  This is amazing and we've never seen anything like it!  Our buck, "Bob Agnew", named after a cousin who grew up on Waverly Farms will receive most of the credit.  But, could our switch to soy-free organic feed from Countryside Organics have contributed?  Or, abandoning a general mineral and moving to a "salad bar" approach to free-choice individual elements?  Or, perhaps the copper boluses have done more than we could ever have imagined.  

In any case, the babies are always adorable.  Here is our firstborn, little Stephen Duane, a quadruplett who spent his first few nights in our home because of a low birth weight (4.2 lbs).  He is thriving, and back with his mother, now.  He will make a good wether for someone!

Posted 2/18/2013 1:06pm by Patti Rosenberg.

Our dear does are delivering kids left and right.  Two have delivered quadruplets and the rest, so far, have each had twins.  With 8 more does yet to kid, looks like we will have 30 this time around!  Spanish kids are $300 each for breeding quality, $200 each for meat quality.  Registered Savanna kids are $1,000 each for breeding quality and $300 each for meat quality.  Doelings sell fast, so contact Patti at patti_rosenberg@hotmail.com or 214-914-0323 to reserve your does, bucks or wethers.  

Posted 11/28/2012 3:55pm by Patti Rosenberg.

Oh, so adorable!!!!

Posted 11/28/2012 8:29am by Patti Rosenberg.

Five new American Guinea Hog piglets were born today at Waverly Farms, bring the total piglets in residence to 12, plus 2 moms (sows) and a dad (boar).  American Guinea Hogs are on the American Livestock Breeds Conservation list as an important and endangered breed.  They get to no more than 250 lbs at maturity and are known for their exceptional meat and lard.  Waverly Farms is Animal Welfare Approved (www.animalwelfareapproved.org) for our pigs and they are fed soy-free organic feed with occasional table scraps of food grown at the farm.  Contact Patti at 214-914-0323 or patti_rosenberg@hotmail.com for more information and pricing. 

Posted 8/8/2012 10:53am by Patti Rosenberg.

If you have not already, now is the time to order your Waverly Farms Black Angus steer calf, to be harvested October - December, 2012.  Our calves are harvested at about 1,000 lbs and around 1 year old to retain tenderness.  They live on pasture their entire lives and are even harvested in the pasture, which eliminates the stress and risk of transportation and stocking with other animals.  The majority of our calves' diets are lush farm grasses, and they are fed some grain (mostly organic) along the way.  We never use pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, growth hormones, preventive antibiotics or preservatives.  We only sell "on hoof" so that our local butcher may harvest them in our pasture and butcher them without soaking them in chlorine.  This also produces the freshest beef for you.  After dry aging for 2 - 3 weeks, they are butchered according to your specifications (we'll walk you through the options) and delivered to your freezer in vacuum-sealed, labeled, dated packaging in appropriate sizes for your family.  The price is $6.00 per packaged pound if you buy the whole calf (about 320 - 400 lbs of meat); $6.50 for 1/2 or 1/4 calf, plus delivery charges if you live more than 75 miles from our farm.  If you are interested, please Contact Us or contact Patti Rosenberg at 214-914-0323 patti_rosenberg@hotmail.com.  We anticipate that beef prices will continue to rise, so this is a good time to stock up.  You can't buy beef this fresh and healthy in any store at any price.  

Moo chas gracias!  Thank you dairy much!  We are udderly grateful!  Thanks heifer so much (I saw these on a card and had to share them with you).