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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

Posted 1/30/2017 7:14pm by Patti Rosenberg.

Waverly Farms, LC

Hi, Everyone!  

This is the week in February when we deliver eggs, produce and meats to interested CSA members.  Place your order before Tuesday midnight for delivery on Thursday, February 2nd. To order, simply reply to this email with your selections and quantities. Charges will be applied to your Waverly Farms Account and we will email invoices to you with a link to pay by credit card and address for those who prefer to send checks. 

Delivery to your home is $8 extra, or we can deliver to the pick-up location designated in your Waverly Farms CSA Account for no additional charge. We will assume the delivery option on your Waverly Farms CSA account is the correct one, unless you tell us differently.

This is what we have to offer:

  • Eggs - $6/dozen.
    • free-ranged and Certified Organically-fed

  • Greens - $4/bag - your choice of:
    • Allstar Lettuce Mix 
    • Cooking Greens Mix 
    • Turnip Greens
    • Kale 
    • Pak Choi
    • Tatsoi
    • Baby radish with greens
    • all are tender and sweet and very fresh grown sustainably with no chemicals using our on-farm compost and other Certified Organic supplements

  • Best of the Farm Box - $30
    • This will look like a CSA share with the best variety of produce 
    • Harvested fresh the day before and grown sustainably without chemicals
    • A great value!
  • Farm Fresh Meats - all free-ranged on chemical-free pasture and fed only with soy-free certified organic whole goodness.
    • Beef Hamburger - $8/lb.
    • Ground Pork (unseasoned) - $10/lb.
    • Beef Cube Steak - $8/lb.
    • Beef Stew Meat - $8/lb.
    • Beef or Pork Liver - $8/lb.
    • Beef Bones - $3/lb.
    • Beef Chuck Roast - $12/lb.
    • Beef Tongue - $8 each
    • Lamb Rib Chops - $12/lb
    • Leg of Lamb bone-in - $18/lb
    • Leg of Lamb deboned - $20/lb.
    • Special Requests - Call Patti at 214-914-0323 or reply to this email to inquire about availability and pricing

Let us know if you need anything and we will promptly confirm receipt of your order.  

Our next winter delivery dates are:

  • March 2
  • March 30

Regular Spring CSA shares begin April 27th!!!!  Enrollment begins Feb 1st.

Thank you! 

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

Posted 1/30/2017 12:24pm by Patti Rosenberg.

Waverly Farms, LC

Hi, Everyone!  

This is the week in February when we deliver eggs, produce and meats to members who are interested.  Place your order before Tuesday midnight for delivery on Thursday, February 2nd. To order, simply reply to this email with your selections and quantities. Charges will be applied to your Waverly Farms Account and we will email invoices to you with a link to pay by credit card and address for those who prefer to send checks. 

Delivery to your home is $8 extra, or we can deliver to the pick-up location designated in your Waverly Farms CSA Account for no additional charge. We will assume the delivery option on your Waverly Farms CSA account is the correct one, unless you tell us differently.

This is what we have to offer:

  • Eggs - $6/dozen.
    • free-ranged and Certified Organically-fed

  • Greens - $4/bag - your choice of:
    • Allstar Lettuce Mix 
    • Cooking Greens Mix 
    • Turnip Greens
    • Kale 
    • Pak Choi
    • Tatsoi
    • Baby radish with greens
    • all are tender and sweet and very fresh grown sustainably with no chemicals using our on-farm compost and other Certified Organic supplements

  • Best of the Farm Box - $30
    • This will look like a CSA share with the best variety of produce 
    • Harvested fresh the day before and grown sustainably without chemicals
    • A great value!
  • Farm Fresh Meats - all free-ranged on chemical-free pasture and fed only with soy-free certified organic whole goodness.
    • Beef Hamburger - $8/lb.
    • Ground Pork (unseasoned) - $10/lb.
    • Beef Cube Steak - $8/lb.
    • Beef Stew Meat - $8/lb.
    • Beef or Pork Liver - $8/lb.
    • Beef Bones - $3/lb.
    • Beef Chuck Roast - $12/lb.
    • Beef Tongue - $8 each
    • Leg of Lamb bone-in - $20/lb
    • Leg of Lamb deboned - $18/lb.
    • Special Requests - Call Patti at 214-914-0323 or reply to this email to inquire about availability and pricing

Let us know if you need anything and we will promptly confirm receipt of your order.  

Our next winter delivery dates are:

  • March 2
  • March 30

Regular Spring CSA shares begin April 27th!!!!  Enrollment begins Feb 1st.

Thank you! 

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

Posted 1/28/2017 3:57pm by Patti Rosenberg.

Waverly Farms, LC

Hi, Everyone!  

This is the week in February when we deliver eggs, produce and meats to members who are interested.  Place your order before Tuesday midnight for delivery on Thursday, February 2nd. To order, simply reply to this email with your selections and quantities. Charges will be applied to your Waverly Farms Account and we will email invoices to you with a link to pay by credit card and address for those who prefer to send checks. 

Delivery to your home is $8 extra, or we can deliver to the pick-up location designated in your Waverly Farms CSA Account for no additional charge. We will assume the delivery option on your Waverly Farms CSA account is the correct one, unless you tell us differently.

This is what we have to offer:

  • Eggs - $6/dozen.
    • free-ranged and Certified Organically-fed

  • Greens - $4/bag - your choice of:
    • Allstar Lettuce Mix 
    • Cooking Greens Mix 
    • Turnip Greens
    • Kale 
    • Pak Choi
    • Tatsoi
    • Baby radish with greens
    • all are tender and sweet and very fresh grown sustainably with no chemicals using our on-farm compost and other Certified Organic supplements

  • Best of the Farm Box - $30
    • This will look like a CSA share with the best variety of produce 
    • Harvested fresh the day before and grown sustainably without chemicals
    • A great value!
  • Farm Fresh Meats - all free-ranged on chemical-free pasture and fed only with soy-free certified organic whole goodness.
    • Beef Hamburger - $8/lb.
    • Ground Pork (unseasoned) - $10/lb.
    • Beef Cube Steak - $8/lb.
    • Beef Stew Meat - $8/lb.
    • Beef or Pork Liver - $8/lb.
    • Beef Bones - $3/lb.
    • Beef Chuck Roast - $12/lb.
    • Beef Tongue - $8 each
    • Leg of Lamb bone-in - $20/lb
    • Leg of Lamb deboned - $18/lb.
    • Special Requests - Call Patti at 214-914-0323 or reply to this email to inquire about availability and pricing

Let us know if you need anything and we will promptly confirm receipt of your order.  

Our next winter delivery dates are:

  • March 2
  • March 30

Regular Spring CSA shares begin April 27th!!!!  Enrollment begins Feb 1st.

Thank you! 

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

Posted 1/3/2017 7:33pm by Patti Rosenberg.

Waverly Farms, LC

Dear Members,

Happy New Year!

Our first Monthly Egg Delivery is this Thursday! If you have not received a separate email from me confirming your reservation, we do not have you in our system. So, if you are interested in eggs and other optional farm products as they are available, please let us know so we can include you in our delivery this Thursday.

Eggs are $6/dozen and require a 3 dozen minimum.

Greens are $6/bag for Lettuce Mix with Broccoli, $5/bag for Cooking Greens (Kale and Brussels leaves) and $5/bundle of 12 for Collards

We also have a few pumpkins - Large are $6, Medium are $4 and small are $1.50 each

Finally, we have canned goods available, including hot and sweet pepper relishes and Dilly Beans for $4/pint or $3/half pint. 

Let us know early tomorrow if you need anything. We will deliver to your home for an additional charge ($8/delivery) or to your pickup location for no additional charge. 

Many blessings for a healthy and prosperous new year,  

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

Posted 12/21/2016 9:24pm by Patti Rosenberg.

Waverly Farms, LC

Dear Members,

I just realized that I did not turn off the weekly Pick-up Reminder emails. Most of you know that our season is over for 2016. We thank you for paying your balances. Be sure to let us know if you want Winter Eggs shares and the opportunity to purchase meats and veggies as they are available. We appreciate all of you! Happy Holiday, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Your friends,

Stuart and Patti Rosenberg along with the entire farm family at

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

Posted 12/15/2016 8:30am by Patti Rosenberg.

Waverly Farms, LC

Dear Members, 

We did it! Our final share of the season is on its way to you just before severe weather sets in. Congratulations and many thanks to our farm family who covered rows and nurtured crops to produce another great share for you this week. And, please accept my apology for the confusion surrounding this last share. All's well that ends well. 

With this last newsletter of the holiday season, we send our warmest wishes to you and your loved ones for a joyous holiday and blessed New Year. Be sure to enjoy our gift to you at the end of this newsletter.

We'll see some of you this winter, and hope to see everyone again in Spring. Likely, our first share of the Spring/Summer Season will be in late April or early May, depending upon winter conditions. We will open enrollment for Spring/Summer 2017 in January. 

Please return any bags and reusables today and we will pick them up and store them for next year. Thank you so much for your patronage and patience in 2016. We hope you will participate in our annual Customer Satisfaction Survey which will arrive in your email in January. Your involvement helps us to grow more of the things you like and less of what you don't like, and also helps us refine our services. 


 

Winter Egg Shares 
Minimum 3 dozen eggs per month

Let us know if you'd like to enroll in our Winter Egg Shares, where you will receive eggs once per month. Winter Egg Share members will also be able to order bags of greens, extra eggs and meats as they are available from our Online Farm Store. Eggs and extras will be delivered with your eggs on the following dates:

  • January 5
  • February 2
  • March 2
  • March 30
  • April 27

To enroll, simply reply to this email and tell me how many dozen eggs you'd like each month. We're flexible. You can always add more or subtract. You may also order greens and meats anytime up to 48 hours before the delivery date from our Online Farm Store, the link to which will be in your enrollment confirmation email.


CSA Share - Weekly and Bi-weekly Members

Napa Cabbage - Perfect for Emeril Lagasse's Cabbage Rolls or, if you prefer, meatless, Vegetarian Cabbage Rolls. A member reminded me last week of Roasted Cabbage, which is the bomb! JJ suggested Crispy Homemade Egg Rolls. And of course you can enjoy it just rough chopped and cooked with other greens in a bit of water or broth. Cabbage Soup is popular this time of year as the weather chills. Substitute your heavier greens - collard, kale and broccoli greens (remove the stems first) for zucchini and other ingredients and you'll be very happy with the greener version of this famous soup.

Ovation Mix with Broccoli - Ovation mix includes red mustard, mizuna, tatsoi, kale, and arugula. It is terrific in a salad or cooked. Wilted Mixed Greens recipe will help you make not only a great side dish, but also a stuffing for cabbage rolls. Or, soak apple slices in bourbon and make Salad of Wilted Greens or Farmers Market Green Salad with Fried Shallots. Fried Shallots are the best!

Baby Turnips - These tenders should be cooked gently as in Honey-killed Baby Turnips and Greens. Use any greens in your share with this recipe. Alternatively, just slice the turnips and cook them in butter. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 

Baby Lettuce - A great salad that you can adjust for ingredients you have on hand is Baby Lettuces with Feta, Strawberries and Almonds. Use other fruit, other nuts, and other additions, but make it. It's fantastic!

Kale and Collards - Kale and collards are thick greens that are perfect for chips. An easy recipe is Crispy Collards and Kale. These are also perfect green for smoothies and if you are interested in making smoothies or making new smoothies, check out this site for Green Smoothie Recipes.  To cook these delicious greens on the stovetop, simply remove kale and collard leaves from stems if you like, cut into thin ribbons, chop 1/4 onion and mince a clove or two of garlic. Heat olive oil or bacon fat in a pan, cook chopped onion until tender. Stir in minced garlic and cook a minute or two longer, until tender and fragrant. Add kale and collards and 1/4 cup of chicken or vegetable broth or water. Salt and pepper to taste. Cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Winter greens require water in the pan to penetrate and tenderize the thick leaves. We love to add white beans to sautéed greens for protein and fiber and a delicious taste. 

Broccoli Leaves - These sweet gems are, yes, the leaves of the broccoli plants. They are packed with a full day's supply of Vitamin C and taste at least as good a collards, maybe a bit sweeter. Cook or roast them as you would collards and kale (see recipes above) or, make a Broccoli Leaf Frittata for a delicious, full meal. 


Protein Shares - Steaks, Cube Steak, Hamburger

Steaks should be thawed in your refrigerator for 5 days before cooking. This extra time aids in tenderness and flavor. Cook it rare at room temperature following one of these 5-star recipes: In the oven, use Balsamic and Rosemary-Marinated Florentine Steak. On the grill, use Balsamic Marinated Flank Steak

Cube Steak is the traditional Chicken Fried Steak and it is terrific when cooked somewhat slowly. I will be making Cube Steak with Mushroom-Sherry Sauce from Eating Well. It's a great way to enjoy mushrooms, which are amazingly beneficial especially when cooked. With layers of clothing, many of us become Vitamin D deficient in winter. Mushrooms offer Vitamin D, Selenium, and Potassium that aid in the prevention of high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, inflammation, and cancer. 

You might also try Grilled Beef and Mushroom Burger with your Hamburger. Or, for a terrific Paleo dish, try Ground Beef and Cabbage Skillet. So simple and good for you!


A Gift for You This Holiday Season

Remembering the discipline of classical training, to experience the joy of perfection, and to send the chill of a thrill down your spine we hope you enjoy Christmas in Vienna with The Three Tenors (in case you were not in Vienna in 1999!).

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Joyous Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Enjoy these days of giving. We wish you and all of mankind and nature many blessings for the coming New Year.

Stuart and Patti Rosenberg
and the entire farm family at 
Waverly Farms, LC
www.waverlyfarmsvirginia.com
214-914-0323

Posted 12/13/2016 9:04am by Patti Rosenberg.

Waverly Farms, LC

Dear Members,

We will have CSA shares this week for weekly and bi-weekly members and they look good!  Here is the anticipated line-up:

  • Cabbage
  • Turnips
  • Ovation Mix
  • Head Lettuce
  • Kale
  • Brussels and Broccoli Greens 
  • Eggs and Protein Shares (for members who chose those options)

We realize that some of you are not expecting a share. If you would prefer not to have one, just let us know by replying to this email and we will adjust your account accordingly. The rest of us will enjoy one more week of luscious greens!

More details about each crop will be provided in the weekly newsletter on Thursday. Thank you for your continued support! 

All the best,

Patti 

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