Welcome to Fair Shares CCSA

Season 8 began April 1st, but you can jump in at any time because there's no end to the benefits of eating locally.


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 broken industrial food system.

Having a relationship with our farmers ensures integrity and accountability so that we know our food is safe, nutritious and delicious. We provide local and seasonal foods grown with sustainable, if not organic practices. Our farmers 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 not just as a preventive measure like our industrial food system practices.

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.

 

Click here to learn What we are, Who we are, What we do, and How we share. Read more...
Membership in Fair Shares is a commitment to the farmers so they can have the security of knowing what we ask them to grow will be sold. Read more...
We feature fresh and sustainably-produced food grown by local farmers. Read more...
 
Current and Upcoming Season Share plans and pricing. Read more...
Get answers to common questions.Read more...
Joining Fair Shares is a year-long commitment, but very rewarding. Please review all information before submitting your request to join. Read more...


Try a Two-week trial membership. Details here.

 

 

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How to Prep Cooking Greens

Prepping your greens can seem like a chore if you don't have a good system. Try this method for kale, collards, Swiss chard, spinach, etc. and you'll find that it's easy eating greens!

1. De-stem the greens by grasping the stem in one hand and the bottom of the leaf where it meets the stem in the other. Holding the leaf with the back facing you, carefully pull the leaf away from the stem toward the front of the leaf with your thumb and forefinger on either side of the stem. Then lightly squeeze the leaf around the stem and strip it off in a smooth movement. The vein will break at some point, and the bit remaining in the leaf should be tender enough to leave. Watch our 10 second video for a quick demonstration.

2. Stack the leaves and roll up into a long roll.

3. Hold the rolled leaves in one hand and slice thinly from one end to the other.

4. Rinse and drain your sliced greens. If they are particularly dirty, fill the sink and let them soak, agitating now and again so the dirt can drop to the bottom. You can slice and use the stems as well; just cook them for a few minutes before adding the leaves.

Saute with with garlic, salt and pepper in olive oil. Yum!

Enjoy!

Testimonials

Yellow Dog Farms is a successful small farm in a large part due to Sara and Jamie at Fair Shares CCSA. They were willing to take a chance on a budding (pun intended) first generation Farmer. We were not a supplier to Fair Shares the very first year, but have been ever since and hopefully far into our shared futures.

I am proud to be a supplier and you should be proud to be a member of Fair Shares CCSA where we are all involved in growing and eating better quality, healthy food and supporting small, local businesses and small scale agriculture in Missouri and Illinois.

sara
Yellow Dog Farms