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Posted 4/27/2017 10:03am by Patti Rosenberg.

Waverly Farms, LC

Hello, Waverly Farms CSA Members!

Welcome! Your first CSA shares arrive today. It appears that shares may arrive earlier than previously planned, so if you'd like to pick up earlier, please call your designated pick-up location to see if your share has arrived. Once we know the route we will adjust the pick-up times on your weekly reminder email.

This email includes a picture, which is also stapled onto your bags, and helpful information, recipes and tips about the items in your shares. But, first, there are a few things you need to know at the beginning of the season:

1.  We hate to waste money or clog the environment so we reuse bags, bubble wrap, ice packs, everything - we'll take it all. Returning the previous week's reusables, if they are not spoiled, when you pick up your shares is helpful. 

2. If you elected home delivery, please put coolers (preferably with ice packs) on your front porch or designated drop off location so that your eggs, meat and veggies will stay fresh while you are away. If you have special instructions, please reply to this email and we will put a note in your account. 

3. In an effort to reduce labor and costs, we've elected not label each item.  Instead, we provide a picture in this email and stapled to your bags of the items in your share each week and we label them on the picture. We hope this works for you. You might take this picture off your bag and put it some place handy so you can reference it during the week. An Animal Welfare Approved magnet is included in case you want to post it to something metal in your kitchen.

4. Many vegetables dehydrate during transportation. We turn back flips to keep this from happening, but some are just more delicate than others. Pea shoots, for instance, will arrive looking kind of limp. Soak any of your vegetables in a bit of tap water and they will spring right back to lovely.

5. We absolutely appreciate your patronage and are happy to help in any way that we can.  Please don't hesitate to email me at patti_rosenberg@hotmail.com or txt or call 214-914-0323. Just let me know who you are if you txt. 

Your Waverly Farms CSA Shares This Week

Spring Onion - This delicate onion is a great base in your sautéed vegetables. Chop the white part and sauté it in a bit of olive oil before you add the greens. Chop the green part of the onion as a flavorful garnish on taco's, eggs, soups, etc. Roasted spring onion is also delicious. Simply coat the whole thing in olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, lay flat on a cookie sheet or tin, and cook in a preheated 400 degree oven for about 10 minutes. For a real treat, try Polenta Tart or Spring Onion and Lemon Focaccia.

Bok Choy - Bok choy is delicious for its watery, flavorful stem and green leaves. Traditionally, it is cooked on top of the stove with garlic, honey and soy. Here is the classic recipe for Bok Choy. You can substitute olive or sesame oil for peanut oil if you don't have it. We also love to chop it, stems and all, into a sauté medley with other greens, such as Rainbow Chard or Spinach. Try lemon and garlic rather than soy. Bok Choy, which is a Chinese cabbage, also is delicious with seafood. My favorite: Stir-fried Shrimp and Bok Choy

Rainbow Chard - Wow! This is the most beautiful chard we have ever grown (or seen!). Chard is actually related to beets so it's super healthy but tastes nothing like beets. When sautéing chard, remove the colorful stems from the leaves. Chop the stems and cook them first since they take a little longer (about five minutes in heated olive oil or butter). Add the leaves at the last minute and cook just until tender (about 1 minute). Chard is excellent when combined with Spinach or Bok Choy, so do not hesitate to stir them altogether in the pan. A favorite recipe is Swiss Chard with Bacon. And if you are interested in knowing more about chard, see All About Rainbow Chard. 

Pea Shoots - While a little stringy, pea shoots are full of flavor! We snack on them raw, add them to salads, chop them on eggs, but they also make a great pasta dish as in Pasta with Pea Shoots. I'd be tempted to add other greens to that dish, too. I tried to select one recipe from this article about pea shoots and could not, so ignore the irritating add and scroll through Pea Shoot Recipes to find inspiration. Pea Shoot and Pear Smoothie, anyone?

Lettuce Mix - This delicate salad mix, which has an occasional sprig of beet greens and arugula, would be great in the Pea Shoot and Pear Smoothie recipe (above), or as a salad, or just sautéed with other greens. For salads we do all kinds of things, putting fruit, nuts, feta cheese, avocado, figs. Anything goes. Here is a good Mixed Green Salad with Parmigiano Crisps to get you started. And my favorite, the amazingly easy Cranberry Salad with Feta and Walnuts. Don't hesitate to throw Spinach or Rainbow Chard leaves into your salad. Have you tried salad after dinner? It's a very satisfying alternative to dessert. Again, ignore the ads and learn How to Make a Great Green Salad

Spinach - Spinach Smoothie with Avocado and Apple is a good start. This spinach will have loads more flavor and nutrition than that wimpy, pale baby spinach that we buy at the grocery store (that even when organic is gassed with preservatives).  Ina Garten is my go to girl for great recipes and you might enjoy her Garlic Sautéed Spinach recipe. Mini Spinach Pies with Parmesan are so fun and healthy!

Protein Shares - for subscribers who elected this option. 

All of our meats are Animal Welfare Approved, grass fed, pastured freely and supplemented with Certified Organic whole foods, sea kelp and minerals. Please remember to thaw meats in the refrigerator. Ground meats, such as sausage and hamburger, or those you will cook in a slow cooker can be cooked as soon as they are thawed. Important cuts, like steaks and roasts will be much more tender and flavorful if you thaw them in your refrigerator for 5 days before cooking them. Our meats hold up well to the rigors of your favorite marinade or do just as well with a dry rub and proper cooking. 

Pork Sausage - Make into patties or stir-fry them, but put them with eggs or in your favorite recipe. Cook pork well and remember to let the grease cool and harden, wipe from pan with a paper towel and throw in the garbage can rather than down your sink, since animal fats can clog sinks. Here are some ideas that go beyond breakfast: Italian Sausage Burgers wit Garlicky Spinach using our sausage made as a hamburger patty. Or Sausage and Potato Quesadillas, or Farfalle with Spicy Sausage and Butternut Squash

Beef Steaks - Please thaw these properly.  They are beautiful and delicious. You might appreciate this article How to Cook Perfectly Tender Grass-fed Steak.  Stuart and I sprinkle one side with dots of balsamic vinegar, add a dry rub to both sides (salt, pepper or steak seasoning rub), let it sit covered on the counter for two hours, then grill on high heat removing when it is rare to medium-rare, as in Grilled Grass-fed Rib-eye Steaks with Balsamic-Caper Vinaigrette

We hope you enjoy this first share. Please give us your feedback on quantity - too much? too little? And, let us know if you have any suggestions for how we might improve. 

Enjoy!

Stuart and Patti Rosenberg
and the entire amazing farm team at
Waverly Farms, LC
2345 Lewiston Plank Rd.
Burkeville, VA 23922
www.waverlyfarmsvirginia.com
214-914-0323 (Patti's cell)

Posted 4/26/2017 6:12am by Patti Rosenberg.

Waverly Farms, LC

Hi, Everyone!

Thank you for joining our CSA this year!  Your first share arrives at your pick up location (or home if you selected that option) THIS THURSDAY, tomorrow, April 27!

Details will be included in your Pick-up Reminder email that arrives Wednesday night. Your balance for the entire 32-week growing season will always be included in that email. Please feel free to pay along the way during the season by either sending a check or clicking the link in your Pick-up Reminder Letter for online credit/debit card payments. 

You will also receive another email from us each week on Thursdays. This is our Waverly Farms Newsletter which lists every product in your share and offers helpful recipes and tips for enjoying them. You may have to put me in your Contacts to make sure our emails do not land in your Junk folder. 

Your support makes it possible for us to grow, harvest, wash, pack and deliver to you the finest nutrition you can buy. Your Waverly Farms vegetables are harvested on Wednesday and delivered to you on Thursday. We never use potentially harmful chemicals like pesticides or herbicides and we feed our animals only Certified Organic whole foods and minerals while rotating them on a generous 100 acres of sustainably managed pasture. We passed our Animal Welfare Approved audit with flying colors again this year, the 8th year we have earned this prestigious honor. It means we do things right, don't cut corners, and provide wonderful lives for our livestock.

The first few weeks are bound to find an error to two in accounts or delivery or product. We try hard for 100% accuracy, but if you ever have a question, problem, suggestion or mishap, or want to make a change to your subscription, please call Patti at 214-914-0323 or reply to any email that you receive from us. 

Thank you!  

 Stuart and Patti Rosenberg

Waverly Farms, LC
2345 Lewiston Plank Rd.
Burkeville, VA 23922
www.waverlyfarmsvirginia.com
214-914-0323 (Patti's cell)
Please call in advance to schedule your visit

Posted 4/12/2017 1:28pm by Patti Rosenberg.

Waverly Farms, LC


Dear %%user-name%%,

Spring spinach, rainbow chard, kale, cabbage, onions and more look BEAUTIFUL and we are excited about our CSA shares this year.  For the first time, this year, we are also offering beef, pork, lamb, goat, eggs and extra vegetables on our Member's-Only Online Farm Store where you can choose the cuts and quantity you want. This may be a good alternative to Protein Shares where we send you what we think you'll love. 

CSA vegetable shares are just $30/share for weekly subscriptions and $35/share for bi-weekly subscriptions. Eggs are $6/dozen and meat shares are $35/share. Everything else is priced separately in our Online Farm Store.

Don't let the big price tag scare you when you enroll online at http://www.waverlyfarmsvirginia.com/members/returning. Our season is for 32 week this year from April 27-November 30. Just pay 10% down now and the rest can be paid along the way.  Your balance and a link for credit card payments will show in every Weekly Reminder Email.  You are welcome to pay weekly, monthly, or quarterly or all upfront as you are comfortable. AND! Members may cancel, hold, or change their subscription at anytime without penalty.

We hope you will support us again this year. We now employ 6 people in our tiny rural town who are thankful for the jobs and committed to growing and harvesting the best food available, always free of potentially harmful chemicals, preventive growth hormones, antibiotics, preservatives and other dangerous things. Annual audits by Animal Welfare Approved demonstrate our commitment to the humane treatment of animals and our stewardship of the land. We continue to feed only Certified Organic supplements and minerals to our animals and gardens. 

Please enroll NOW at http://www.waverlyfarmsvirginia.com/members/returning.

First share arrives April 27th. 

Thank you!

Stuart and Patti Rosenberg
Waverly Farms, LC
2345 Lewiston Plank Rd.
Burkeville, VA 23922
www.waverlyfarmsvirginia.com
214-914-0323 (Patti's cell)
Please call in advance to schedule your visit

Posted 4/12/2017 12:41pm by Patti Rosenberg.

Waverly Farms, LC

Hi, Everyone!

Spring spinach, rainbow chard, kale, cabbage, onions and more look BEAUTIFUL and we are excited about our CSA shares this year.  For the first time, this year, we are also offering beef, pork, lamb, goat, eggs and extra vegetables on our Member's-Only Online Farm Store. 

CSA vegetable shares are just $30/share for weekly subscriptions and $35/share for bi-weekly subscriptions. Eggs are $6/dozen and meat shares are $35/share. Don't let the big price tag scare you when you enroll online. It's for a 32 week season from April 27-November 30. Members may cancel, hold, or change their subscription at anytime without penalty. Pay 10% down now and the rest can be paid along the way between now and November. You balance and a link for credit card payments will show in every Weekly Reminder Email.  You are welcome to pay weekly, monthly, or quarterly or all upfront as you are comfortable. 

After our CSA and Member's Only Online Farm Store sales are satisfied, we sell excess produce, eggs and meats through Local Roots, Fall Line Farms and Ellwood Thompson's Grocery Store. But our CSA members always get first choice access to everything we grow. CSA members also receive a 25% discount on stays in our Farm Cottage through Airbnb, and we love for CSA members to visit, tour and be involved in Waverly Farms, LC. 

We hope you will support us again this year. We now employ 6 people in our tiny rural town who are thankful for the jobs and committed to growing and harvesting the best food available, always free of potentially harmful chemicals, preventive growth hormones, antibiotics, preservatives and other dangerous things. Annual audits by Animal Welfare Approved demonstrate our commitment to the humane treatment of animals and our stewardship of the land. We continue to feed only Certified Organic supplements and minerals to our animals and gardens. 

Enroll NOW at http://www.waverlyfarmsvirginia.com/members/returning.

First share arrives April 27th. 

Thank you!

Stuart and Patti Rosenberg

Waverly Farms, LC
2345 Lewiston Plank Rd.
Burkeville, VA 23922
www.waverlyfarmsvirginia.com
214-914-0323 (Patti's cell)
Please call in advance to schedule your visit

Posted 3/27/2017 7:25pm by Patti Rosenberg.

Waverly Farms, LC

Dear Farm Fans,

Regular CSA shares begin April 27th, so if you have not already signed up, do so now at http://www.waverlyfarmsvirginia.com/members/returning


THIS THURSDAY we are offering our last "winter" delivery of eggs, kale, spinach and meats to current and former CSA members. Orders are due by Wednesday Noon for delivery on Thursday afternoon, March 30 to your designated pick-up location. Charges are added to your account and can be paid online when we invoice you. Home delivery is available for an additional $8 delivery fee. 

All of our products are grown naturally using organic and biologic practices.  Many of our meats are Animal Welfare Approved, freely ranged, and supplemented with Certified Organic feed and minerals. We are a small sustainable farm who cares about well-grown food and the jobs it creates for 6 people in our rural community. Your support is greatly appreciated and returned in kind with the best food available.

Here is a list of available farm products for delivery this week:

  • Sustainably grown and chemical-free:
    • Kale Mix $6/bag (3/4 lb)
    • Spinach $4/bag (1/2 lb)
    • White turnips $3/lb
  • Animal Welfare Approved, Certified Organically-fed, and free-ranged:
    • Eggs $6/dozen 
    • Pork Sausage $8/lb
    • Bacon $8/lb
    • Pork Chops $12/lb
    • Pork Ribs $8/lb
    • Pork Roast $10/lb
    • Beef Burger $8/lb
    • Stew Beef $8/lb
    • If you are interested in other beef or pork products let me know.

If you would like to have any of these farm fresh products, please reply to this email or call Patti at 214-914-0323 with what, how much and any special instructions. We'll create an invoice to send it with your order on Thursday, March 30th. 

Thank you! 

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



Posted 3/27/2017 7:19pm by Patti Rosenberg.

Waverly Farms, LC

Dear Farm Fans,

Regular CSA shares begin April 27th, so if you have not already signed up, do so now at http://www.waverlyfarmsvirginia.com/members/returning


THIS THURSDAY we are offering our last "winter" delivery of eggs, kale, spinach and meats to current and former CSA members. Orders are due by Wednesday Noon for delivery on Thursday afternoon, March 30 to your designated pick-up location. Charges are added to your account and can be paid online when we invoice you. Home delivery is available for an additional $8 delivery fee. 

All of our products are grown naturally using organic and biologic practices.  Many of our meats are Animal Welfare Approved, freely ranged, and supplemented with Certified Organic feed and minerals. We are a small sustainable farm who cares about well-grown food and the jobs it creates for 6 people in our rural community. Your support is greatly appreciated and returned in kind with the best food available.

Here is a list of available farm products for delivery this week:

  • Sustainably grown and chemical-free:
    • Kale Mix $6/bag (3/4 lb)
    • Spinach $4/bag (1/2 lb)
    • White turnips $3/lb
  • Animal Welfare Approved, Certified Organically-fed, and free-ranged:
    • Eggs $6/dozen 
    • Pork Sausage $8/lb
    • Bacon $8/lb
    • Pork Chops $12/lb
    • Pork Ribs $8/lb
    • Pork Roast $10/lb
    • Beef Burger $8/lb
    • Stew Beef $8/lb
    • If you are interested in other beef or pork products let me know.

If you would like to have any of these farm fresh products, please reply to this email or call Patti at 214-914-0323 with what, how much and any special instructions. We'll create an invoice to send it with your order on Thursday, March 30th. 

Thank you! 

Stuart and Patti Rosenberg
Waverly Farms, LC
2345 Lewiston Plank Rd.
Burkeville, VA 23922
www.waverlyfarmsvirginia.com
214-914-0323 (Patti's cell)
Please call in advance to schedule your visit

Posted 2/27/2017 8:50pm by Patti Rosenberg.

Hi, everyone!  

As we move toward the 2017 CSA season, which begins April 27 and goes through November 30th, we'd like to invite you to join us for 32 weeks of the freshest  produce, eggs and meat available. 

Everything we raise is grown sustainably using biological and organic practices. We are Animal Welfare Approved, a stiff certification for the humane treatment of animals, and feed our animals and plants Certified Organic whole foods, minerals and supplements as they range freely on 100 acres of beautiful pasture for their entire lives. 

To enroll, go to www.waverlyfarmsvirginia.com get to know us, then "Join our CSA". You'll receive your first share of our harvest on April 27th and then weekly or bi-weekly thereafter through November 30th.  Optional egg and protein shares are also available. More information is on our website (above).

If you were ever a Waverly Farms CSA member, be sure to click on the link that says "Returning Members Click Here" to avoid duplicating an account with us. Once you have a CSA account with our farm, and pay a 10% downpayment, you may pay along the way throughout the season.  

This week, we are also delivering farm fresh eggs, produce and meats to current and former CSA members. If you would like anything, let us know and we'll deliver it to your Pick-up Location on record, or deliver to your home for an extra $8 (provided you are within our service area). If you'd like any of our products, please reply to this email with your order and delivery location. An invoice will accompany your delivery.

  • Eggs  $6/dozen
  • Collard Greens - $4/bundle
  • Kale - $5/bag
  • Fresh Turnips - $4/lb
  • Best of the Farm - $25 ea. (a sample of everything we're harvesting from the garden, including greens not included on this list)
  • Hamburger - $8/lb

Supporting a local farm that grows food well requires a supportive community. We sincerely hope you will become a member of our farm this year. As a member, you are invited to visit our farm at anytime and can even book a stay in our 4 bedroom farm cottage, which is available through Airbnb. Bring your family or friends for a fun or quiet get away where you can interact with over 300 animals, 3 acres of garden and the hardworking farmers who grow food for you.

We hope you will join us!

Thank you!  Patti

Stuart and Patti Rosenberg
Waverly Farms, LC
2345 Lewiston Plank Rd.
Burkeville, VA 23922
www.waverlyfarmsvirginia.com
214-914-0323 (Patti's cell)
Please call in advance of your visit 

Posted 2/27/2017 8:27pm by Patti Rosenberg.

Waverly Farms, LC

Hi, everyone!  As we move toward the 2017 CSA season, which begins April 27 and goes through November 30th, we'd like to invite you to join us for 32 weeks of the freshest  produce, eggs and meat available. 

Everything we raise is grown sustainably using biological and organic practices. We are Animal Welfare Approved, a stiff certification for the humane treatment of animals, and feed our animals and plants Certified Organic whole foods, minerals and supplements. Our range freely on 100 acres of beautiful pasture for their entire lives. 

To enroll, go to www.waverlyfarmsvirginia.com get to know us, then "Join our CSA". You'll receive your first share of our harvest on April 27th and then weekly or bi-weekly thereafter through November 30th.  Optional egg and protein shares are also available. More information is on our website (above).

If you were ever a Waverly Farms CSA member, be sure to click on the link that says "Returning Members Click Here" to avoid duplicating an account with us. Once you have a CSA account with our farm, and pay a 10% downpayment, you may pay along the way throughout the season.  

This week, we are also delivering farm fresh eggs, produce and meats to current and former CSA members. If you would like anything, let us know and we'll deliver it to your Pick-up Location on record, or deliver to your home for an extra $8 (provided you are within our service area). If you'd like any of our products, please reply to this email with your order and delivery location. An invoice will accompany your delivery.

  • Eggs  $6/dozen
  • Collard Greens - $4/bundle
  • Kale - $5/bag
  • Fresh Turnips - $4/lb
  • Best of the Farm - $25 ea. (a sample of everything we're harvesting from the garden, including greens not included on this list)
  • Hamburger - $8/lb

Supporting a local farm that grows food well requires a supportive community. We sincerely hope you will become a member of our farm this year. As a member, you are invited to visit our farm at anytime and can even book a stay in our 4 bedroom farm cottage, which is available through Airbnb. Bring your family or friends for a fun or quiet get away where you can interact with over 300 animals, 3 acres of garden and the hardworking farmers who grow food for you.

We hope you will join us!

Thank you!  

Stuart and Patti Rosenberg
Waverly Farms, LC
2345 Lewiston Plank Rd.
Burkeville, VA 23922
www.waverlyfarmsvirginia.com
214-914-0323 (Patti's cell)
Please call in advance of your visit 

 




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

Posted 2/27/2017 11:59am by Patti Rosenberg.

Waverly Farms, LC

Hi, everyone!  Here is a list of what we have at the farm this week. Let us know what you need and we will deliver Thursday, March 2nd:

  • Eggs  $6/dozen
  • Collard Greens - $4/bundle
  • Kale - $5/bag
  • Fresh Turnips - $4/lb
  • Best of the Farm - $25 ea. (smaller this time)
  • Hamburger - $8/lb
  • Lamb Burger - $12/lb
  • Beef Soup Bones - $4/lb

As always, our produce, eggs and meat are grown with the finest Certified Organic supplements, freely-ranged every day, Animal Welfare Approved and completely free of chemicals, soy, preventive antibiotics, growth hormones and other potentially harmful stuff.

Thank you!  Patti

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

Posted 2/26/2017 3:10pm by Patti Rosenberg.

Waverly Farms, LC

Dear Members, 

Thursday, March 2nd is the date of our next monthly delivery to CSA members. We have plenty of eggs, loads of turnips and maybe greens. We will also have lamb burger, beef burger and other beef cuts.  Let me know what you're interested in and we will do our best to accommodate you. I'll have a better idea of exactly what we have by tomorrow and will send a more detailed list then. 

I also have the 2017 CSA season open for enrollment. Go to http://www.waverlyfarmsvirginia.com/members/returning and use coupon code RENEW and receive a 10% discount if you enroll and pay 10% down by March 15th. 

We have set up the 2017 CSA Season to go from April 27-November 30th. A winter share will follow that for those who are interested. Members may pay along the way during the season and cancel at anytime without penalty for a full credit for any shares not received.

Look forward to serving you this Thursday.  All the best,

Patti 

Stuart and Patti Rosenberg

Waverly Farms
www.waverlyfarmsvirginia.com
214-914-0323