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Posted 4/26/2018 10:20am by Patti Rosenberg.

Waverly Farms, LC
April 26, 2018


Hi there!  My name is Liz Grinsell and I will be sending you weekly emails in collaboration with Waverly Farms, LC on how you can make the most of your farm harvest.  I have been married to my husband P.J. for 12 years and we have 3 awesome boys - Patrick 9, Connor 7, and Liam 2.  A little over 6 years ago, I watched the movie "Food Inc." and was absolutely flabbergasted by the way a lot of our food was being made.  I decided to start making better choices by purchasing more organic produce, milk, and meat, and making more of our meals from scratch.  Soon after that, I received a postcard mailer about the Waverly Farms CSA and we have been members ever since. 

I cater our menu for the week to compliment what we receive in our box and I really enjoy finding different ways to use the food!  I have always enjoyed cooking and baking but working with such fresh ingredients really improves the whole experience tenfold.  I will also post pictures of what I make throughout the week on the Waverly Farms Facebook page. As the season unfolds, please feel free to e-mail me with questions, feedback or requests and I will do my best to help! You can reach me at Liz@TheGrinsells.net 

Despite cooler weather and loads of rain, this week's share is just lovely, and includes:

Tip of the week: If your greens arrive somewhat dehydrated, put them in water to perk them up again. Be sure to lay them on the counter to dry a bit before storing them in the refrigerator is a sealed plastic bag.  Otherwise, just wrap everything in the liner bag that comes with your share and throw it in the fridge.  The extra bag helps keep everything fresher. Too much moisture causes greens to spoil, too little cause them to dehydrate, so watch and manage the moisture levels, or eat your greens early in the week.

Lettuce – Obviously this tender lettuce lends itself to making a salad. I often use the lettuce I receive in my box to compliment pizza night, which is every Friday at my house.  After a long week of working and child raising, Mama likes to have a night off, so we order pizza from our favorite local pizzeria, make a salad, and pour a glass of wine.  If you’re not in the mood for a salad, you could also fill the lettuce with chicken salad or even try lettuce wraps (Here’s a Pioneer Woman recipe because although I enjoy them at PF Chang’s, for some reason I don’t tend to buy ground chicken on a regular basis but maybe that’s just me). http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/lettuce-wraps/ 

Spinach - This spinach is coming right as the strawberries are starting to look and smell delicious.  My mom has made a spinach and strawberry salad that I really enjoy for years - you add chopped almonds and then use either a poppy seed dressing if you want to go all the way sweet or balsamic vinaigrette if you want a bit of tang.  I have served this at many a brunch with ham and hash brown casserole, but it’s also good as a lunch with some simple chicken or feta on top. Here is a video of a similar salad so you can see how simple it is. 

Spring Greens Mix – I prepare this the same way as I do the young collard greens usually, but I have tried them lots of different ways.  These tender leaves and baby broccoli will be amazing in a salad.  I think I’ll try this recipe this week because lemons are making me especially happy lately.  Anybody want to try this one with me and tell me what you think?!  https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/148889/sauteed-swiss-chard-with-parmesan-cheese/ 

Young Collard Greens – I am not from the South, but my husband is and one of my boys loves greens almost as much as his Daddy does. I tend to prepare them very simply, by chopping an onion, sometimes a little garlic too, then adding the greens, then some vinegar and cooking them down. If you have better ideas, please feel free to pass them along because I know that I am not an expert on this one!! 

Patrick has been enjoying Waverly Farms eggs, vegetables and meats since he was 3 and he loves vegetables to this day!

Eggs for Everyone!  – There are so many ways to use an egg! Free-ranged, Certified Organically-fed amazing eggs are the perfect food, chocked full of essential vitamins and minerals. My boys really enjoy them scrambled but my husband adores them hard boiled. I really like the idea that they are heading off to school with some wholesome protein in their tummies. Waverly Farms' hens have been laying like crazy. Since this first share of the season is a little light weight, we are sending an extra dozen eggs to everyone this week. Enjoy or share! Paula Deen has a great recipe for Spinach and Bacon Quiche

Protein Share Members receive top sirloin steak, hamburger, and bacon – Please remember to thaw steaks in the refrigerator for 5 days before cooking them.  Also, grass-fed beef cooks faster and needs a slightly lower temperature to be really fantastic. Here is the perfect easy slow cooker recipe for B-B-Q Beef. This is for a brisket, but will work beautifully with your sirloin, too.  

My dad is a grill master and taught me to keep things simple when it comes to grilling steak, so I top it with kosher salt and a bit of pepper.  I am the griller in my household, because although I love my dear husband, he prefers to cook steak to the point where there are no juices left and the poor thing is left gray and sad.  However, I prefer my steak pink and succulent, and so do my children.  So, I take ours off several minutes before his, and everybody is happy!  Another thought is that if you can’t use all the steak in one night, you can grill it all and save some for steak salads the next night.  You will find that I am a HUGE fan of cooking once and eating at least twice – so more tips like that to come!!

Having hamburger (I have never tasted hamburger as delicious as Waverly’s) and bacon in the same box feels like serendipity doesn’t it?  Burgers topped with cheddar and bacon sounds like an excellent meal one night and it looks like nice temperatures this weekend for grilling!!  Burgers are also very good leftover and we do this quite often at my house.  You may want to cook them a little less than you usually would so that when you reheat them the next day, they don’t become too well-done.

Well that’s all for now –I hope my ideas are helpful to you and I welcome any feedback or questions that you may have. 

Please "Like us" on Facebook and follow us on Instagram for more pictures and information and to share your recipes and tops.  

Happy Cooking!!

Liz Grinsell
(on behalf of all of your friends at Waverly Farms, LC)


Waverly Farms, LC
2345 Lewiston Plank Rd.
Burkeville, VA 23922
www.waverlyfarmsvirginia.com
214-914-0323 (Patti's cell)
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Posted 4/14/2018 10:52am by Patti Rosenberg.

Waverly Farms, LC 

 

Lettuce and English Peas are growing like crazy in the high tunnel!  No-spray strawberries have been in the ground since fall and looking great!  Potatoes, onions, garlic, kale, cabbage, turnips, carrots and much more are planted in anticipation of warmer weather.  The Waverly Farms gardens look amazing this year!

Be sure to sign up for the Waverly Farms 2018 CSA Season, if you have not already.  Your weekly or bi-weekly harvest shares include 6-8 super fresh, sustainably grown veggies each week and costs only $34!  Eggs, beef, pork, lamb and home delivery can be purchased separately.  All of our gardens and animals are free of pesticides and herbicides.  We only feed our free-ranged animals Certified Organic feed and supplements.

Visit us at www.waverlyfarmsviginia.com to enroll.  Our season starts April 26th!

Shares are delivered on Thursdays throughout the Spring, Summer and Fall (April 26 - Jan 15), along with our weekly newsletter which provides helpful tips and recipes for everything we put into your share each week. Pay weekly, monthly, quarterly or at your convenience throughout the year, suspend shares when you need to, and cancel at anytime without penalty.  

Join us!  Support our local farmers who work hard to grow the best food for you.  Become a supporting member of Waverly Farms and enjoy the freshest, safest, healthiest, most delicious food around.  You will taste the difference!  

Your local sustainable farmers,

Wade, Wesley, Hellen, Curtis, Danny, DJ, Tony, and Bethany

along with farm owners, 
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 4/13/2018 8:37pm by Patti Rosenberg.
Waverly Farms, LC


Dear Members,

This is our last delivery before the official start of our 2018 CSA Season (that stands for Community Supported Agriculture), which begins April 26th.  With this last “winter delivery” we have a treat for you.  We just harvested a large heritage breed pig that yielded 434lbs of pork and we are offering this pork to members only at special prices.  All of our farm products are free-ranged and Certified Organically-fed. 

Stock up at these special member-only pricess:

  • pork chops $8/lb
  • hot or medium sausage $6/lb
  • smoked uncurled bacon $10/lb
  • pork butt $10/lb
  • pork ribs $6/lb
  • pork leaf fat $4/lb
  • pork back fat $2/lb

We also have:

  • free-ranged and certified organically-fed eggs $6/doz
  • lamburger $10/lb
  • bone-in leg of lamb $12/lb
  • beef burger $8/lb
  • various steaks, ribs, chops, roasts - let us know what you would like and we will reply with prices 

and, from the garden:

  • Beautiful Spring lettuce $5/gallon bag. 

Thank you so much for enrolling with us this year!  Your support is much appreciated. If you would like to order any of our products for delivery this Thursday, simply reply to this email.  Thank you!

Your friends at Waverly Farms, LC  

Wade, Wesley, Curtis, Danny, Hellen, Bethany, Tony and

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 3/17/2018 7:54pm by Patti Rosenberg.

Waverly Farms, LC

Dear Members, 

We are offering eggs and meat again this Thursday, March 22nd. 

Also, the 10% discount for renewing members is good through March 31.  Even if you cannot pay 10% down right now, you should enroll to receive your discount.  Just click "invoice me" at check out and send a deposit when you can. 

This is Wade Bagley's third year in our garden and he has a wonderful plan for you, including six long rows of strawberries!!! He already has peas, spinach, chard, kale, broccoli, collards, potatoes and much more in the ground!  Our 2018 season runs from April 26 - January 10.  Please join us in growing safe, local, delicious, healthy food!

We continue to offer eggs at $6/dozen and we'd love for you to take either a minimum of 3 dozen or combine it with meat orders to justify the delivery.  Here's a list of the meat we're offering this week.  If you have a special request, please ask. We might have it:

  • Beef Steaks - Rib Eye or T-bone $22/lb. They arrive 2 per package.
  • Beef Cube Steak - "country friend steak" $8/lb.
  • Beef Stew Meat - $8/lb.
  • Beef Roasts - $12/lb. let us know your favorite cuts
  • Beef Ribs - $10/lb. these are large and meaty
  • Beef Burger - $8/lb
  • Lamb Burger - 10.50/lb 
  • Lamb Chops - $14/lb
  • Lamb Hindquarter Bone-in - $15/lb
  • American Guinea Hog Pork Chops - $12.50/lb
  • American Guinea Hog Bacon - $8/lb
  • American Guinea Hog Pork Butt - $14/lb
  • Ground Pork (use your own seasoning) $8/lb

To order eggs or meat, all you have to do is reply to this email.  We'll add your purchases to your Waverly Farms account and send you an invoice that allows you to pay online with a debit or credit card. Alternatively, you can mail us a check. 

Thank you for your support of our farmers.  We are so pleased to turn your generosity into rural jobs for the most amazing people in Virginia - our farmers! 

All the best, 

Your friendly farm family 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 2/25/2018 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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