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Posted 2/25/2018 12:40pm by Patti Rosenberg.

Waverly Farms, LC

Dear Waverly Farms Fan, 

2018 CSA Enrollment is Now Open

The 2018 CSA Season is now open for enrollment.  We begin Thursday, April 26 and go all the way through January 15th.  That's 39-weeks!  We don't deliver on the weeks of July 4th or Christmas, so you only pay for 37 weeks. 

At check-out, the amount will look large, but do not worry. You have until December 31, 2018 to pay it in full and you may cancel at anytime without penalty.  

Returning members who enroll before March 31st receive a 10% discount, so enroll early.  As in years past, your balance will show on your Weekly Pick-up Reminder email with a link for payment.  Pay as you can, at least monthly. To enroll, click here for Returning Members.

If you have trouble checking out, or if you cannot pay 10% down now, click on the Invoice Me button at check out and send a check when you can.  

Egg and Meat Deliveries This Thursday, March 1

We are offering eggs and meat this week for delivery on Thursday, March 1st.  If you'd like to purchase any meats please let us know what you want and we'll send confirmation and pricing.  We just had a big harvest so have most every cut of Lamb, Pork and Beef for you as well as plenty of eggs. 

We look forward to having you back in 2018 and very much appreciate your support!  

All the best, 

Stuart and Patti Rosenberg
Waverly Farms, LC
2345 Lewiston Plank Rd.
Burkeville, VA 23922
www.waverlyfarmsvirginia.com
214-914-0323 (Patti's cell)
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Posted 2/25/2018 12:35pm by Patti Rosenberg.

Waverly Farms, LC

Dear Members, 

2018 CSA Enrollment is Now Open

The 2018 CSA Season is now open for enrollment.  We begin Thursday, April 26 and go all the way through January 15th.  That's 39-weeks!  We don't deliver on the weeks of July 4th or Christmas, so you only pay for 37 weeks. 

At check-out, the amount will look large, but do not worry. You have until December 31, 2018 to pay it in full and you may cancel at anytime without penalty.  

Returning members who enroll before March 31st receive a 10% discount, so enroll early.  As in years past, your balance will show on your Weekly Pick-up Reminder email with a link for payment.  Pay as you can, at least monthly. To enroll, click here for Returning Members.

If you have trouble checking out, or if you cannot pay 10% down now, click on the Invoice Me button at check out and send a check when you can.  

Egg and Meat Deliveries This Thursday, March 1

We are offering eggs and meat this week for delivery on Thursday, March 1st.  If you'd like to purchase any meats please let us know what you want and we'll send confirmation and pricing.  We just had a big harvest so have most every cut of Lamb, Pork and Beef for you as well as plenty of eggs. 

We look forward to having you back in 2018 and very much appreciate your support!  

All the best, 

Stuart and Patti Rosenberg
and our amazing farm crew at
Waverly Farms, LC
2345 Lewiston Plank Rd.
Burkeville, VA 23922
www.waverlyfarmsvirginia.com
214-914-0323 (Patti's cell)
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Posted 2/5/2018 5:38am by Patti Rosenberg.

Waverly Farms, LC

Hi, everyone!  

Our hens are laying, again. Yay!  Eggs are flowing and we'd love to bring some to you.  Let us know how many you need and we will deliver them to your drop off location on Thursday, February 8th.  Eggs are $6/dozen. 

Our eggs are the only ones we know of that are local, fresh, completely free-ranged and fed Certified Organic feed and supplements. 

We also have plenty of hamburger, some pork sausage, a few roasts, ribs and steaks and lamb. Here are prices:

  • Hamburger $8/lb.
  • Sausage $8/lb. (specify medium or hot)
  • Roasts $14/lb.
  • Steaks $22/lb.
  • Ribs $10/lb. 
  • Stew Beef $8/lb.
  • Cube Steak $8/lb.
  • Lamb Chops $10/lb.
  • Lamb Burger $10/lb.

Simply reply to this email with your order.  It's helpful for you to confirm you pick-up location, too (or home delivery). 

Thank you!!

Patti

Stuart and Patti Rosenberg
Wade Bagley, gardener
And all of your friends at
Waverly Farms, LC
2345 Lewiston Plank Rd.
Burkeville, VA 23922
www.waverlyfarmsvirginia.com
214-914-0323 (Patti's cell)
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Posted 2/2/2018 7:31pm by Patti Rosenberg.

Waverly Farms, LC

Hi, everyone!  

Our hens are laying, again. Yay!  Eggs are flowing and we'd love to bring some to you.  Let us know how many you need and we will deliver them to your drop off location on Thursday, February 8th.  Eggs are $6/dozen. 

Our eggs are the only ones we know of that are local, fresh, completely free-ranged and fed Certified Organic feed and supplements. 

We also have plenty of hamburger, some pork sausage, a few roasts, ribs and steaks and lamb. Here are prices:

  • Hamburger $8/lb.
  • Sausage $8/lb. (specify medium or hot)
  • Roasts $14/lb.
  • Steaks $22/lb.
  • Ribs $10/lb. 
  • Stew Beef $8/lb.
  • Cube Steak $8/lb.
  • Lamb Chops $10/lb.
  • Lamb Burger $10/lb.

Simply reply to this email with your order.  It's helpful for you to confirm you pick-up location, too (or home delivery). 

Thank you!!

Patti

Stuart and Patti Rosenberg
Wade Bagley, gardener
And all of your friends at
Waverly Farms, LC
2345 Lewiston Plank Rd.
Burkeville, VA 23922
www.waverlyfarmsvirginia.com
214-914-0323 (Patti's cell)
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Posted 12/11/2017 12:42pm by Patti Rosenberg.

Waverly Farms, LC

Dear CSA members,

We were certainly reminded this week that winter is here. Wow! We are still thawing out so collards are our only green this week. We also have eggs and meats (see list below).

Winter shares are a bit ad hoc for obvious reasons. Days are shorter so hens do not lay as many eggs. Weather is pretty cold, even for kale. Our goal is to make and offering and deliver at least once per month, but we're going to try every other week, depending upon the weather.

The first winter delivery is this Thursday, December 14th. Your order will be delivered to your home for an additional $8 delivery charge or to your normal delivery location for no additional charge. Pam Butler at Mainly Clay in Farmville is short staffed and will not be a delivery site for us this year. This week, our Farmville delivery location will be:

Natural pHuel 
1700 S Main St, #B (in the back parking lot)
Farmville, Virginia

Please call Allison at (804) 307-9608 if this is your first time picking up there.

All delivery locations are available for pick-up between 3:00PM - 5:00PM, some are open later. We often deliver earlier, so please call your pick up location for details. 

 

Without further delay, here is our list for this week. Just reply to this email if you would like to order anything. All orders are first come first served, so please order early. As always, our vegetables are grown without harmful chemicals and our animals are fed Certified Organic supplements and range freely on chemical-free pasture and woodlands.

  • Collard greens - $6/bunch (about 3/4 lb)
  • Dozen Eggs $6 each, minimum 3 dozen
  • Beef
    • Hamburger - $8/lb
    • Stew Beef - $8/lb
    • Roasts - $11/lb let us know if you have a preference
    • Steaks - $15/lb let us know if you have a preference
    • Brisket - $12/lb
    • Ribs - $8/lb
    • Cubed Steak - $8/lb (i.e. country fried steak)
    • Soup bones - $6/lb
    • Liver - $6/lb
    • Heart - $6/lb
    • Tongue - $8/lb
  • Pork
    • Hot Sausage xtra sage - $8/lb
    • Mild Sausage xtra sage - $8/lb
    • Medium sausage - $8/lb
    • Pork spare ribs - $6/lb
    • Smoked but uncured seasoning meat - $4/lb
    • Guinea Hog Bacon (more fat less meat but delicious!) $8/lb
  • Lamb
    • Ground Lamb - $9.50/lb
    • Lamb Chops - $14/lb

Please reply to this email if you'd like to order anything.  We will add any charges to your CSA account and include a link for online credit/debit card payment in our confirmation email to you.

Warmest wishes, 

Stuart and Patti Rosenberg, owners
Wade Bagley, gardener
Waverly Farms, LC
2345 Lewiston Plank Rd.
Burkeville, VA 23922
www.waverlyfarmsvirginia.com
214-914-0323 (Patti's cell)
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Posted 11/20/2017 7:24pm by Patti Rosenberg.

Waverly Farms, LC

Dear Members,

Thanksgiving is finally here. Let the celebration begin! 

Remember that we are delivering ALL shares tomorrow, TUESDAY, Nov. 21st. There are a few oddities:

  • if you normally receive your share at one of the Fall Line Farms locations (Short Pump), we will deliver to your home tomorrow. 
  • Mid yiu normally receive your share at NaturalPhuel, you will receive it at Mainly Clay. Since Mainly Clay is closed this week, look for your share on the deck at the back door. 
  • If you are confused, call Wade at (434) 414-6274 or Patti at 214-914-0323. 
  • If you receive a Monthly Protein Share, it will be delivered with your vegetables tomorrow, saving our bi-weekly members from having to make an extra pick-up next week.

This is the last share for Bi-weekly members.  Weekly members will receive one more share next week before we enter our Winter offering. 

Thanksgiving Shares - All Members

 

We sent our best Thanksgiving recipes yesterday, and here they are again:

Protein Shares - All Protein Share Members

Sausage - Try Impossibly Easy Mini Breakfast Sausage Pies. They are gorgeous, and so delicious!

Hamburger - Beef and Pork Meatloaf will be a welcome break from Turkey Day. The pork adds a spicy, rich flavor.

Beef Roast - Slow cooker BBQ Beef would make great sandwiches or, forget the bread and serve it with leftover TG sides. 

We are thankful for you!  We appreciate your support, your pictures of yummy dishes and happy families, and your great ideas. We wish you a safe Thanksgiving, full of blessings for family and friends.

Thank you!

Stuart and Patti Rosenberg with
Wesley, Wade, Ben, Lucky, Danny, Bethany, Curtis, Hellen, and Tony 
Waverly Farms, LC
2345 Lewiston Plank Rd.
Burkeville, VA 23922
www.waverlyfarmsvirginia.com
214-914-0323 (Patti's cell)
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Posted 11/19/2017 3:36pm by Patti Rosenberg.

Waverly Farms, LC

Dear Members,

Many members have requested Thanksgiving delivery on Tuesday rather than Wednesday, so that is what we will do.  Please plan to pick up your share (or receive home delivery if you chose that option) on Tuesday afternoon rather than Wednesday.  

We have also modified our estimate of what will be in  your Thanksgiving share and our BEST recipes for each:

THANK YOU AND HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!  

Stuart and Patti Rosenberg and our whole farm family!
Waverly Farms, LC
2345 Lewiston Plank Rd.
Burkeville, VA 23922
www.waverlyfarmsvirginia.com
214-914-0323 (Patti's cell)
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Posted 11/16/2017 9:01am by Patti Rosenberg.

Waverly Farms, LC

Dear CSA Members, 

This week's share is for Weekly CSA members, but please read below, even if you are not getting a share this week, for important information about Thanksgiving and Winter shares. 

Thanksgiving - Deliveries Wednesday, November 22nd 

Thanksgiving is upon us and we are excited about your CSA shares this week and next.  Remember that Thanksgiving shares will be delivered on Wednesday, November 22nd. Here's our best guess of what will be in your Thanksgiving share:

  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Winter Squash (Butternut or other)
  • Winter Greens (Collards, Kale, Brussels Greens)
  • Maybe Fall Salad Mix (delicious with pears!)
  • Garlic
  • Hoping for carrots
  • Probably NOT have peppers or cabbage
  • Protein Share members will receive sausage bacon and beef roasts, likely

Thanksgiving is the last share for Bi-weekly CSA members. Weekly members will receive one more share on November 30th

Winter Products - December through April

We keep growing in winter, but not as much. There is always the possibility of a freeze or heavy snow that would preclude us from having a complete farm share. So, instead of Winter Shares, we send an email to our members with a list of available eggs, meats and vegetables. This email will be sent on Sunday before deliveries on Thursdays, usually every other week or monthly. You have until Tuesday night to let us know what you want. To order, simply follow instructions in the email. Orders are filled on a first-come-first-serve basis. We'll send a separate email to you with more details about our winter products.

CSA Shares This Week - Weekly Members Only

Spaghetti Squash - If you have not seen the video, yet, this is How to Cook Spaghetti Squash. From there, you can make it savory, as described in the video, or throw on butter, cinnamon and brown sugar or maple syrup to make Sweet Spaghetti Squash.  

Carrots - These cuties have been in the ground a long time. We thought we'd lost them, but they were just waiting for cooler weather. Freshly harvested and frost kissed, these carrots should be sweet enough to eat raw, to dip into your favorite hummus, or to cook. You might try Garlic Parmesan Roasted Carrots, or this stunning Thanksgiving dish, Cinnamon Butter Baked Carrots

Sweet Dumplings and Munchkins - Use them for table decor, roast them, or make ahead this beautiful Roasted Carrot, Winter Squash and Apple Soup.  

Cabbage, Collards and Brussels Greens - Show off these gorgeous greens by cooking them together. The sweet cabbage is the perfect compliment for winter greens. An impressive dish is Cabbage and Collards (Brussels greens are cooked as Collards). 

Kale - Kale Chips would be a fun appetizer for Thanksgiving, and they are a cinch to make; a great project for younger guests who want to participate. Here is How To Make the Best Kale Chips. Scroll down for the oven-baked version if you do not have a dehydrator. Some of us sprinkle a little parmesan on the chips when we take them out of the oven.  

Sweet Peppers - Peppers are so amazingly versatile. Scroll through these 27 ways to Make Your Bell Peppers Less Boring for some great ideas - everything from dropping sausage and egg in them to a rich stir-fry with tofu or beef.  

Garlic - Use it for cooking or roast it for a fabulous butter on bread. Try Roasted Garlic Butter

Protein Shares This Week - Weekly Members

Lamb Burger - Spice it up and then compliment it with a cool yogurt or mustard as Lamb Burger with Feta Tzatziki.

Beef Steaks - We sent a variety. If you don't know what to do with them just cut them into Chunky Chili or Slow Cooker Tacos.  

Hamburger - For pre- or post-Thanksgiving meal, you might turn our burger into Meatballs and Spaghetti using Chef John's Meatballs

Enjoy!

Stuart and Patti Rosenberg, and all of the amazing people at
Waverly Farms, LC
2345 Lewiston Plank Rd.
Burkeville, VA 23922
www.waverlyfarmsvirginia.com
214-914-0323 (Patti's cell)
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Posted 11/2/2017 9:41am by Patti Rosenberg.

Waverly Farms, LC

Dear Members, 

We are in the last month of the regular CSA season, and all account balances are now due.  Your balance according to our records is:%%member-balance%%. If this amount does not match your records, please just reply to this email and we'll do the research to make it right. 

The link for credit/debit card payments is:  http://www.waverlyfarmsvirginia.com/members/pay

Thank you, if you have already paid or if you are paying soon!

We will be offering a Winter Share, but have not worked out the details just yet.  If you are interested in receiving eggs, meats or vegetables during the winter months please let us know by replying to this email. Your feedback will be important to us as we decide how frequently we can justify delivery costs.


 CSA Share - Weekly Members Only

 

Cabbage - Yum, yum, yum, how about Cabbage Bean and Crispy Kale Soup? You can make this up using anything you have, but don't leave out the beans. Even canned ones (drained and rinsed) give soup a hearty amount of protein and comforting flavor. 

Kale - Yum, yum, yum, again. How about Kale and Cabbage Slaw? It's delicious, and you can even add roasted butternut squash for a sweet, rich flavor (totally optional). For us Southern Bells who are required to have a casserole or two at Thanksgiving, here is Kale and Cabbage Gratin. It's a hit!

Baby Greens - This Ovation Mix includes baby mizuna, tatsoi, mustard and arugula and is excellent in a light salad with pears, candied walnuts and feta cheese, as in Pear and Feta Salad with the Best Homemade Dressing

Sweet Peppers - You might enjoy knowing this super simple How to Save Peppers. They will be much appreciated in spaghetti, chili, gumbo, shrimp and more in winter. If you want to eat them now, stuff them or dice and scramble them with eggs and sausage

Butternut Squash - Simple roasting is best. Once roasted, they would be a great topping for your baby greens as in Roasted Butternut Squash with Warm Cider Vinaigrette. Or, get a jump on Thanksgiving with this make-ahead Roasted Butternut Squash Soup which can be made now and frozen for up to 1 month. 

Garlic - Since Thanksgiving is near, you must make this beautiful Seasoned Roasted Garlic Butter. I think it's pretty enough to give as a hostess gift. Definitely elegant and delicious on your table. 

Eggplant - Eggplant are sneaky. Just when you think they are done for the year, the plants burst forward with another yield. What is there to do but make Eggplant Parmesan? You might sprinkle on top or somehow add diced peppers into this recipe. Serve with your baby greens, prepared the way you like them. 


Protein Shares - Weekly Members Only

Beef Flanks and Skirts - Oh, wow. Marinated Skirt Steak works just as well with flank steak. The trick is not to overcook it, cover it with foil for 10 minutes so juices will flow, and to slice against the grain when serving. Or, kick your heels a little higher and make Brazilian Skirt Steak with Golden Garlic Butter. P.S. This is the perfect steak for fajitas and tacos, as in Chili-Lime Steak Fajitas or Skirt Steak Tacos

Pork Ribs - These meaty, delicious ribs are great as an appetizer, game-day nibble, or super delicious dinner. Baked BBQ Baby Back Ribs is my favorite sweet meat treat. Two hundred and ninety two other people agree with me. 

Beef Rump Roast - This Garlic Herb Crusted Rump Roast is the right way to cook it. Be sure to thaw the roast in your refrigerator for 5 days and then bring it to room temperature (about 2 hours) before cooking it.  This will ensure tenderness, even cooking and a great flavor. For those of us who need simple and certain, here are 3 Easy Ways to Cook a Beef Rump Roast. Rump is from the back of the leg so a little tougher than steak, so cooking it slowly is important. I love a chili with chunks of meat instead of ground meat, so usually on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, when everyone is ready for an alternative to turkey, I DICE my Rump Roast into 1/4"-1/2" squares and make chili. This recipe for Chunky Beef Chili uses Chuck rather than Rump, but works the same way. 


Enjoy!

Stuart and Patti Rosenberg, owners
Wade Bagley, gardener and every one of the fine people at 
Waverly Farms, LC
2345 Lewiston Plank Rd.
Burkeville, VA 23922
www.waverlyfarmsvirginia.com
214-914-0323 (Patti's cell)
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Posted 10/26/2017 3:02pm by Patti Rosenberg.

Waverly Farms, LC

Dear Members,

Cooler weather is making the Brussels Sprouts, Kale and Collards especially sweet and delicious. Yummy fall colors round out your share this week. 

CSA Shares - All Members

Actually, we are not including Wade's size 13 shoes in your share's this week. I just thought it was funny that he included them in the picture and I wanted to rib him a bit. 

Brussels Sprout Greens - We enjoy these sweet leaves while the sprouts are forming. They are more tender than collards, not as dark green, and have a hint of the sprout flavor.  Simply cut them into ribbons (stems on or off) and sauté a bit of minced garlic then add the greens and a bit of water. Water helps thicker greens to become tender. Squeeze a bit of lemon and sauté the greens just until tender.  A really fabulous recipe is: Sautéed Brussels Sprout Greens with Bacon and White Beans

Collard Greens - the same recipe for Brussels Sprouts Greens will work with Collard Greens. Collard greens are also amazing in soups and stews because they are hardy and hold up well. Still, I put them in the last hour when using a slow cooker.  You might try Stuffed Collard Greens or even Spaghetti with Collard Greens and Lemon (use your Spaghetti squash instead of the pasta to reduce carbs). 

Purple Cabbage - Actually is a little more nutritious than green cabbage and makes a beautiful slaw or side dish. Here is Easy Coleslaw and Parmesan and Garlic Cabbage Steaks for you to try.  Or, just remove the core and sauté it with a little water until tender.  

Spaghetti Squash - An easy but sometimes baffling winter squash until you get the hang of it.  It actually is a low-carb substitute for pasta.  You might enjoy this video How in the Heck to You Cook Spaghetti Squash.  From there, you can make it savory with salt pepper and parmesan, as the video shows, or sweet with cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar or maple syrup. We love spaghetti squash mixed with sautéed greens and topped with a fried egg. Sounds terrible, but it was yummy!

Other Winter Squash - Two varieties are in your share to be used for decoration and also to be eaten. The smaller ones are Sweet Dumpling and the larger is Speckled Hound. Both of these can be cooked just like Spaghetti Squash, but they will be creamier. Together, they would make a most delicious Squash Soup with Crispy Bacon. A vegan alternative would be Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Sweet Bell Peppers - terrific in Spaghetti sauce or sautéed with any of your greens. They're such a great flavor and terrific in Spaghetti Squash Primavera

Protein Shares - Weekly, Bi-weekly and Monthly Members

Beef Roasts - I'm sure by now you have your favorite ways to cook roasts. Remember to let them thaw in your refrigerator for 5 days and bring them to room temperature before cooking them in the oven. This aids tenderness and flavor.  A slow cooker the easiest way to cook roasts, and since everyone received a different kind, it's difficult for me to suggest anything. Please call me at 214-914-0323 or email if you need help!

Sausage - Two pounds of sausage will give you plenty to cook a hardy breakfast, make a quiche, stuff peppers, or combine with your Spaghetti Squash as in the cheesy and indulgent Sausage and Pepper Spaghetti Squash

Beef Burger - If you have not combined pork sausage and hamburger into burgers yet, do.  We call these Waverly Farms burgers when we have family or friends over. The sausage adds spice and rich flavor to the hamburger and would be fabulous in Beef and Sausage Meatballs over Spaghetti.

Enjoy!!

Stuart and Patti Rosenberg, owners and
Wade Bagley, gardener, along with everyone who makes it work at 
Waverly Farms, LC
2345 Lewiston Plank Rd.
Burkeville, VA 23922
www.waverlyfarmsvirginia.com
214-914-0323 (Patti's cell)
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