Happy New Year!

Welcome to Fair Shares Season 16 Wk41

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

Sorry Even-week half shares, we were on break for your share last week and only offered a shopping day. Your next pickup isn't until next week. January 10 and 11.

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. Your share will be packed for you regardless, selecting a time just helps us organize and have your bags ready when you arrive.

You may update your cart as many times as you like. We run a report at 10:30 am Wednesdays which includes the latest update,

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 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.

Wk 41 Produce

The produce keeps coming! The warmer weather through the holiday week helped keep those vegetables growing in their hoop/green houses. Lettuce in January is very rare for us but it's here this week.

We know we have climate change to thank for this, so we're celebrating somberly...

Squash and Carrot Stew

Squash and Carrot Stew
This recipe calls for butternut squash, but we think it is equally good with sweet potatoes. We made a few other adaptions from the original to incorporate a few Fair Shares items and a little more heat… Read more
If you're not already a member of our Fair Shares Facebook group, join now and check it out. It's a great place to get ideas on how to use unknown veggies, ask questions, and share recipes with other members.

💥 Pop Quiz 💥

There are so many details to remember when you start at Fair Shares, and also, policies change over time, and it's not always easy to remember everything, so here's a reminder. Don't worry, we're providing the answers for new members and for those who may have forgotten!

Pop Quiz - Vegetable Storage Answers:
1) True - Cutting the tops off root vegetables and storing them separately (even in the same bag) makes the greens and the roots last longer because they can no longer compete for moisture.
2) True - The green produce bags are compostable and not plastic, but not all produce lasts very long in them.
3) True - Mushrooms stored in the middle back of the refrigerator will often dry nicely if ignored (then you can rehydrated them to use).
4) True - Mushrooms stored in the produce drawer tend to mold quickly, too moist in there. Yes moist!
5) True - Sweet potatoes should not be stored below 55 degrees F.

FS16 Wk41 Shares, January 3&4/2024

FS16 Wk41 Shares, 1/3&4/2024

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  • Beef - Ground 80/20 ($7.25)
  • Del Carmen Choice ($6)
  • Eggs ($5.25)
  • Field to Fire Choice ($14.25)
  • Cabbage - Chinese
  • Carrots
  • Lettuce - Bibb
  • Shoots

4. FSB/FSE/ucb/kwb
  • Pork - Bacon ($10.5)
  • Yogurt - Wildcard ($4)
  • Bagels - Plain ($6)
  • Missouri Pecans - Pieces ($7.50)
  • Eggs ($5.25)
  • Shoots
  • Arugula
  • Radish - Watermelon
  • Squash - Butternut
Mature arugula, which is what we commonly see in the winter months, may be a bit peppery for the tastes of some to eat raw. Sautéed in a little olive oil with garlic and sea salt makes a delicious way to tone down the spice, or toss it with a pasta or as a pizza topping.
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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.


  • Pork - Italian Bulk ($8)
  • Mushrooms - Ozark Forest ($7.5)
  • Pasta - Long Bi-Color ($6.50)
  • Tomato Sauce ($7.5)
  • Arugula
  • Carrots
  • Radish - Purple Heart
  • Broccoli

  • Beef - Stew Meat ($9)
  • Eggs ($5.25)
  • Cheese Choice ($6.50)
  • Cranberry Chutney ($7)
  • Pork - Sliced Summer Sausage ($7.75)
  • Produce Wildcard
  • Carrots
  • Turnips - Purple Top

  • Bison - Ground ($14.75)
  • Pasta - Short Bi-Color ($6.50)
  • Eggs ($5.25)
  • Root Vegetable Wildcard
  • Potatoes - White
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