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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Tip: How Best to Cook Your Salume Beddu Salsiccia

(taken from their instruction sheet) Thaw your sausage. Put it in a deep skillet. Fill it with water and bring the water to a gentle boil. Poach until internal temperature reaches 165 (about 6 minutes from the time the water starts boiling). Your sausage is now ready for searing or grilling (at this point, it is...Read more

Testimonials

Del Carmen has been a vendor for Fair Shares for 3+ years now.  We have developed a quality relationship based on trust. Our communications have been seamless. In addition, Fair Shares and its members have been great marketers for our products.  As a (very) small business, we are unable to advertise or market our products, so we have to rely on word of mouth.  Many of our customers are, were, or know Fair Shares members who have recommended our products.

Del Carmen has also benefitted from valuable ideas for use of existing products and suggestions in product development from the Fair Shares community.  I go to them for feedback, knowing I will get good, reliable and useful information.

We thank you, Fair Shares, for your support and commitment to del Carmen. We wish you much continued success.  After all, your success also helps the success of del Carmen and other local vendors and farmers.

Estie Cruz-Curoe, del Carmen Beans, St. Louis, MO