Welcome to Fair Shares Week 9!

We'll see all Full Share, Mini Share, and ODD-week Half Share members on Wednesday and Thursday.

To make it easier on us and you at pickup, bring a full sheet of paper with your account holder's info
[First Name]
[Last Name]
[Pickup Site]
written or printed in LARGE, BOLD, BLOCK LETTERS to show us so we can find your bag faster.

Select your pickup time from the online store:
Login to your account using the "Log in To Your Account" link below. When you click on the Store button to get to your cart, it takes you right to the store category, cleverly named Select a Pickup Time. There you'll find both Wednesday and Thursday Fair Shares Pickups, as well as the UCity and Kirkwood Pickup Times.

For those of you who miss the trades window, don't sweat it, we just request that you come after 4:30, and be prepared to wait while we fill your share--it won't take us long. BUT PLEASE, SHOW UP ON YOUR PICKUP DAY! Having to disassemble the bags that we've packed is WAY worse than not knowing when you're going to show up. Seriously. If you know you aren't going to make it on your pickup day, let us know.

Please choose your assigned pickup day for your assigned pickup location. In case you're new and unsure which item to select, here's your info--and in case it isn't obvious, FS = Fair Shares, UC = UCity and KW = Kirkwood:

[Delivery Day]
[Pickup Site]

If you're a Fair Shares pickup member and you absolutely must come on the other day, we need to know before 11 am Wednesday, so stop what you're doing and reply to let us know right now. We'll wait here...

Okay, now select your preferred time slot. If your preferred time slot is filled up, pick the next one. We can't have all the bags ready for pickup at once, and we don't want too many people on location at once, so this helps us spread everyone out.

Then click Add. Oops, did you forget what time you selected? You can check your order confirmation email and find it there.

If you pickup in UCity or at the Mothership and you ordered Schlafly Beer from the Tap Room to pickup with your FS food, please add the Schlafly Beer Order item to your cart as instructed. What? You don't know about this? You have only until 7p.m. Tuesday to make an online beer purchase from Schlafly Beer and pick it up with your share! Here's the skinny.

Ta daa! Now click your Cart and make your trades and order extras. Newbies, see below for more info.

We know, this is a lot of boring text to weed through, so here's a bunny.

Anything Missing?

We need your help in checking that you got what you were supposed to get in your bag before you leave. Let us know of any missing or wrong items. We may not be able to correct a problem in UCity or Kirkwood, but you can help save us a million emails and future work if you let us correct your bag when you pick up at the Mothership.

If you're sending someone to pick up for you, please give them your list and let them know what to do.

We've received so many kind words and expressions of gratitude and we thank you and appreciate you all so much.

Notes on Trades and Orders

UCity members, we MUST run the report at 10:30 sharp in order to be able to get your food to you on time. If you're late, we're sorry, but we are not checking email, we're pulling orders and packing bags.

Everyone else, the store shuts you out promptly at 11 am, so if you haven't finished your trades by 11:00, your order won't go through, and you may have credit left to spend. We don't have any time to make adjustments for you on Wednesday before pickups, and your emails won't even be seen before 7:30p.m., so please just wait. If you're a Wednesday pickup member at Fair Shares and you have an issue that needs fixing, we should be able to take care of it if you don't come during the busy first two hours of pickup.

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.

Customize Your Share! Cheese, grains, yogurt, meat, and other choices we load in your carts can be customized. For example, when there is Ropp Cheddar Choice in your cart, go to the Cheese Category and find the Ropp cheese variety you want. Add it to your cart and then delete the choice item so you don't end up with two cheeses (because that would be TERRIBLE). Otherwise, we'll choose for you.

Note that if you select an item of a different price, the "Credits" in your cart will be different and you'll either have more to spend or will be charged the overage. Here's a video demo on how to make trades.

Please check the descriptions of items. If you are trading for anything that is priced per pound, such as boneless chicken thighs, we will update your cart with the actual weight and price, so what the system and email confirmation say you will be charged will not be accurate. With the variability of package sizes and the limitations of the online store listing, it's helpful to avoid big surprises by reading the description and emailing us requests if you have questions. 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.

We don't open the store until we've sent the newsletter because we need to finish updating the store inventory for you to make trades. But...you can log out of your account to browse the store so you are familiar with the categories and items. Also note that we're about to start tidying up the store a bit by creating variations within one item listing (see Ropp Cheddar in the online store).

Login to your account to select your pickup time slot, swap items from your cart and add extras.

You may go in to your account as many times as you like until the store closes. The system will only keep the latest version of your cart.

The online store opens when you receive this email and closes at 10:30a.m. Wednesday for UCity members.

FS and Kirkwood members have until 11a.m. Wednesday.


Order Your Milk By Sunday for Next Week

If you would like a weekly or bi-weekly standing order of milk (1/2 gallons - whole, creamline, 2%, chocolate, or skim), please email Jamie by 3p.m. Sunday. If you miss the deadline, check the store when making your trades Tuesday night for availability.

If you would like a standing order of pints of heavy cream or half & half, or 12 oz. chocolate milk, please email orders@fairshares.org by noon on the Friday before your pickup to let us know your order. Again, if you miss the deadline, you can order through the store after we've sent the newsletter.

Strawberry Season

One of our Amish farmers, Harvey Yoder, is bringing over 350 quarts, but rather than choose which of our over 425 members will get them, we've put them all in the store--first come, first served. We'll limit the per person max to one, but if they don't all get ordered, we'll offer them on site at pickups again. Those who got them last week know they were soooo good and will surely be wanting more.
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FS13 Wk9 shares, May 20&21, 2020

UCity, place your orders and sign up for your time slot by 10:30a.m. Wednesday!

FS and KW have until 11 am Wednesday.

Signup for a time slot through your shopping cart.

You must come on your ASSIGNED pickup day, not just select your preferred pickup day, or let us know by email before Wednesday so we can switch you for the week. Otherwise we won't have your share ready for you.


Raincrow Ranch Beef Stew Meat ($9)

Eggs ($4.75)

Ozark Forest Mushrooms ($7)

Dry Beans-Black or White ($3.50)

Midwest Pasta-Bi-color Cresta

Ropp Cheese Choice ($6)


Lettuce - Salanova/Lolla Rossa

Spinach or Chard (our choice)


Circle B Italian Sausage ($7)

Companion Flatbread/Pizza Shells ($8)

Clean Plate Club Pizza Sauce ($4)

Marcoot Fresh Mozzarella ($6.75)

Yogurt - Regular Vanilla ($4)





Kale - Green Curly

3. FSC / Full Trial

Buttonwood Whole Chicken ($13.50)

Kreta Reserve EV Olive Oil ($8)

Prairie Fruits Chevre ($7.50)

Yogurt - Plain Greek ($4)



Lettuce - Mix

Fresh Herb

2. MINI / Mini Trial

Meramec Bison ($13)

Severson Oats Choice ($3.25)

Mr. Meowski's Sourdough Bread ($6)


Lettuce - Head

1. FSB/FSE/ucb/kwb

Anton's Ground Beef ($6.75)

Eggs ($4.75)

Ozark Forest Mushrooms ($7)

Marcoot Cheese Choice ($4.50)

Coffee or Kitchen Kulture Choice ($11.50)


Kale - Green Curly

Lettuce - Head