Welcome to Fair Shares CCSA

Season 7 begins April 2 & 3, 2014!

Fair Shares CCSA (Combined Community Supported Agriculture) has created a local food loop that connects farmers, small producers and the St. Louis community they feed. By supporting these farmers and encouraging our other producers to use locally-sourced ingredients, Fair Shares members are helping to grow the local economy, pay farmers a fair wage, and vote with their dollar by not supporting the industrial food system.

We provide our members with a well-rounded example of the multitude of local food produced in our area, each week collecting and distributing fresh, seasonal products from farmers and artisans who call Missouri and Illinois home.

Visit our Basics section to find out how you can join Fair Shares now!

NEW! Two-week trial membership. Details here.

NEWER! Mini-season Share. Details here.

 

Fair Shares is dedicated to spreading the benefits of knowing where our food comes from. This allows us to eat fresh, seasonal, and sustainable food. Having a relationship with our farmers ensures integrity and accountability so that we know our food is safe, nutritious and delicious. We strive to provide local and seasonal foods grown with sustainable, if not organic practices (yet, not always certified). The farmers that we work with know that nature had it right to begin with, and don’t worry that we are feeding an insect or two along the way. Some farmers may spray in the event of an infestation, but never as a preventive measure. (Fruit is a bit of a different story in our area).

 

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CSA Eating

There is a learning curve to eating locally, and this will save you time and money, and make you a more creative cook. As I look at recipes, I automatically adjust them according to what is in my refrigerator and cupboard. As you learn to assess what you need to eat first in your refrigerator, you cut down on waste, and as you learn how to substitute what you have on hand for the ingredients in the recipe, you cut down on trips to the grocery store. This allows you to be both frugal, and lazy, two of my best (or at least favorite) qualities.

Testimonials

Fair Shares has created a new level of sales opportunities for area growers beyond restaurants and farmers markets. They have simplified for us the most difficult part of farming: marketing. Selling to Fair Shares has enabled us to sell larger quantities of produce with great ease. Not only is the ordering process simple but we can combine our deliveries with other farms in our area. Their commitment to supporting small local farms is unparalleled in the St Louis area, and we love them for it!
 

sara
Berger Bluff Farm