Welcome to Fair Shares Season 16 Wk2

It's hard to believe we're in our SIXTEENTH year! We are so thankful to all of our members, both old and new, and we look forward to feeding you all for another season.

We'll see all Full Share, Mini Share, and EVEN-week Half Share members this week.

Your assigned pickup day is [Delivery Day], but if you ever need to switch the day or location, reply to this email before 10a.m. Wednesday.

LOGIN HERE to select your time and ADD it in your cart. Make sure that the time you want is in your order confirmation email. You may update your cart as many times as you like. Your share will be packed for you regardless, selecting a time just helps us organize and have your bags ready when you arrive.

Pro Tip: You can browse the store when it's "closed" by logging out of your account, but keep in mind that we update the store inventory on Tuesdays just before sending out the newsletter.

This email is how we communicate with members. Please at least scan it so you know any important information. If you have questions, just reply to this email.
Happy Passover and Happy Easter to those celebrating this week. Be sure to order all the necessary ingredients for your special holiday meals. If creating a masterpiece lamb cake is too intimidating, you might consider a chocolate bunny from Kakao!
New packaging info from Kreta Reserve

Plasmax Bottles - The future of ecological, food-safe packaging: This is an unbreakable (no glass) PET plastic bottle that has been lined with Plasmax, and it is suitable for use in the kitchen. Plasmax is a micro coating of unbreakable glass changed at the molecular level so the oil never touches plastic, it is not exposed to oxygen penetration, and no chemicals from plastic are transferred to the oil. The plastic itself contains UV inhibitors that do not allow light to reach the contents. The bottles are also antique brown tinted to further block 99.9% of light. Both features keep damaging UV light from reaching the oil. The finest European wines are now packaged in Plasmax lined PET bottles. A special cap with Saranex liner keeps the oil free of oxygen penetration. Shipping for Plasmax bottles is far less than shipping for heavier glass packaging. Plasmax is fully recyclable. Its carbon footprint is exponentially less than glass, and it is just as safe for all food products.

Polenta Stuffed Collards

Polenta Stuffed Collards
This recipe was made up after the fact, based on very fuzzy recollections from a tropical vacation on a boat several years ago, along with another recipe for Mushroom-Polenta Collard Rolls I found online. I adjusted the recipe based on what we did, as well as can be remembered. What I do remember was that this was … Read more

Speaking of tropical vacations on a boat, for those of you not already following my (Sara) adventure of getting our new sailing catamaran, we're getting close... sailwiththehales.com

Spring Sprang Sprung

We'll be seeing a lot more produce in the shares as the weeks go by, but availability is very slim, so hurry to the store to order up what we have.

The farmers tell us that more warm and sunny weather will have us in lots of produce soon.
Tip: CSA Eating

Tip: CSA Eating

Hey new members, there is a learning curve to eating locally and seasonally, so give yourself and your family the time to figure it out. It's worth learning because it can save you time and money, make you a more creative cook, and teach you to appreciate your food more … Read more

Gifts and Such

Introducing R&R Farms
We offer a variety of local items you may be interested in, either for yourself or for others, including CBD and CBG products from member-owned R&R Farms located in the Flint Hills of Missouri, and soaps and lip balms from Bee Simple in St. Louis. You can also give the gift of food from Fair Shares.

Check the Gifts and Such category in the store to order. Read more

Happy Milk from Ozark Mountain Creamery

Happy Milk from Ozark Mountain Creamery
Don't make a trip to the grocery store; pick up your milk when you get your food from Fair Shares!

You can set up a standing weekly or bi-weekly order so that we will be sure to have your milk for you (you may cancel at anytime). Feel free to order from the online store, or place a one-time order to see how you like it. Read more
Join our Facebook group to get help from seasoned members, ask questions and share your food inspirations. https://www.facebook.com/groups/49485152740

Introducing Klondike Bison

Introducing Klondike Bison
Long-time Fair Shares member Peggy Ladd has become a Fair Shares producer! It was great to here the transition as she learned a new trade, and here's her story...

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Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup
From member Micah Gray

I first made this super easy squash soup one night when I had no idea what I was going to feed my family for dinner, and then... Read more

Notes on Trades and Orders

If you have questions or an issue to resolve, please email info@fairshares.org. We get nearly 400 order confirmation emails in the orders@fairshares.org account and WE DO NOT ALWAYS CHECK THEM, so if you want a reply, use info@fairshares.org, which goes to both Jamie and Sara, and one of us will see it.

The share clipboards below will include the fresh produce on your list, but the cart in your Farmigo account lists only the tradable items in your share. You must spend the total credit value in your cart but you are welcome to buy extra.

Here's a video demo on how to make trades. Note that Farmigo has updated their system to allow you to click the items in your cart that have variations for you to select. Here's the link to LOGIN.

Please check the descriptions of items! Some things are sold by the pound (indicated by /lb. in the item name) so the actual price will be different from what's listed in the store. If what's in your bag is not what you were expecting, give it back. If you're at the Mothership, you may be able to choose something else. This is particularly important on items like bulk chicken breasts, where the item price shows the price per pound, but the package weight may be five pounds.

Pro Tip: You can browse the store when it's "closed" by logging out of your account.

FS16 Wk02 Shares, 4/5&6/2023

FS16 Wk02 Shares, 4/5&6/2023

5. FSC
  • Bison - Ground ($14.75)
  • Pasta - Short Bi-Color ($6.50)
  • Tomatoes - Jar ($7)
  • Wildcard ($7.00) choose item from store
  • Eggs ($5.25)
  • Basil
  • Turnips - Purple Top

3. FSB/FSE/ucb/kwb
  • Pork - Breakfast ($8)
  • Eggs ($5.25)
  • Coffee ($14)
  • Mushrooms - Ozark Forest ($7.5)
  • Lettuce - Head
  • Produce Wildcard
  • Shoots

  • Chicken - Ground ($8.50)
  • Yogurt - Greek Plain ($4.50)
  • Multigrain Bread ($5.50)
  • Missouri Pecans - Choice ($7.50)
  • Lettuce - Bibb
  • Squash - Spaghetti
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Everyone must order by 10:30a.m. Wednesday!

If you need to come on the other day, you must let us know BY EMAIL before Wednesday so we can switch you for the week.


  • Beef - Ground 80/20 ($7.25)
  • Del Carmen Choice ($6)
  • Eggs ($5.25)
  • Applesauce - Organic ($8.75)
  • Grains Choice ($4.50) - Corn
  • Carrots
  • Bok Choy
  • Basil
  • Rutabaga

  • Beef - Stew Meat ($9)
  • Mushrooms - Ozark Forest ($7.5)
  • Pasta - Long Bi-Color ($6.50)
  • Rice - White or Brown ($5.25)
  • Almond or Cashew Butter ($9.25)
  • Lettuce - Bibb
  • Greens Wildcard
  • Produce Wildcard
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