Welcome to Fair Shares Season 17 Wk2

It's hard to believe we're in our SEVENTEENTH 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're especially grateful to our fabulous volunteer members who make this possible. It takes a village, and our Fair Shares Community is the most loyal and devoted group. ❤️🥰

We'll see all Full Share, Mini Share, and EVEN-week Half Share members this week.
(Note the ODD and EVEN half shares correspond to the odd- or even-numbered weeks of our season.)

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. If you don't receive a confirmation email, your order didn't go through. You may update your cart as many times as you like. Your share will be packed for you regardless of whether you make changes or select a time. The 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.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Make every day Earth Day!

We reuse and recycle and appreciate your help! Not only are we helping the earth by recycling and reusing, we're helping our farmers and producers save money on packaging materials. Please read about which items we'd like you to return.

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Week 2
We are still waiting to get more produce from the ground, which makes this a great week to explore other items in our store. Do you know we sell locally made hummus and hand pies? Lots of different flavors and varieties to try out. Check the Prepared Foods category in the online store to see the varieties available.
We're excited to introduce long-time Fair Shares member Jamie Shupp as a new producer to Fair Shares

Vibrant Veggie Lentil Soup

Vibrant Veggie Lentil Soup
by Jamie Shupp

Even in the spring and summer I love soup! Its an amazing way to get in more veggies and nourishing broth! I started making my own broth because I was not happy with most products on the market, nor did I want to spend the money on the few I did like.

So about that mushroom broth…I just recently perfected a new broth utilizing some local organic mushrooms from Ozark Forest Mushrooms! I have had the request for a while for a veggie broth, and I decided on a beautiful shiitake mushroom broth that will nurture you and support the immune system. The mushrooms give it both medicinal value but also an incredible depth of flavor!

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Jamie Shupp has been a Fair Shares member for about 12 years and has a passion for well-sourced, high-quality food that supports her body and her local community. Due to her passion for nutrition, she became a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) and trained in gut health, hormone optimization, and functional blood chemistry. Jamie recently left her corporate job to pursue her passion full-time through her business, Daily Bag of Goodness LLC. Jamie uses holistic nutrition and functional labs with her 1:1 clients to help them get to the root cause of their health struggles quickly. She also runs a broth business on the side and sells bone broth and mushroom broth. If you want to learn more about Jamie and the work she does, checkout her website: https://dailybagofgoodness.com

For weekly wellness tips and recipes, join her email list to get resources right to your inbox that are simple and impactful! And when you sign up, you will get a FREE Digestive Troubleshooter Quick Reference Guide!

Spring Sprang Sprung

This wacky weather has really slowed the produce growth. We'll be seeing a lot more produce in the shares as the weeks go by, but availability is very slim right now, so hurry to the store to order up what little we have.

The first few weeks of the season are not the best time to judge a CSA, so thanks for your patience!

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
Biver Farms Organic Potted Plants

We will again be taking pre-orders for potted herbs and bedding plants whenever Keith Biver says he's ready. We will not offer plants until the appropriate planting time, and available plants will be listed in the store. Details to come.

Update on the Home Delivery Program

We are working with Perennial City Composting who will have one of their drivers do home delivery on
Fridays east of I-270. Delivery fees will ranging from $5.00 to $9.00. We are also looking into delivery options for members west of I-270, which is out of Perennial City's delivery area at this time. We are in
the figuring it all out stage and hope to have it running by mid May. We will do some shuffling around with groups and pickup days once we have more of the details resolved. For all those who completed the survey
with a yes of interest, we will be sending more information to you as it comes together.

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 out the Gifts and Such category in the store to order. Read more
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 about unknown produce you may have received, and share your food inspirations!


Prepping Cooking Greens

Tip: 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, and spinach--you'll find that it's easy eating greens! … Read more

Mess o’ Greens Recipe

Mess o’ Greens Recipe
This recipe calls for collards, but any of your greens will be fabulous like this. Also note that we suggest rolling the leaves together and slicing them into 1/2-inch strips before cooking to avoid the mess and hassle later.

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Notes on Trades and Orders

If you have questions or an issue to resolve, please email info@fairshares.org. Do not reply to the order confirmation emails that send to orders@fairshares.org account--WE DO NOT CHECK THAT MAILBOX BEFORE PICKUPS, 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. Any amount over the tradeable value will show as Extra Credit and you will be charged additional plus tax on that amount.

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.

FS17 Wk2 Shares, 4/10&11/2024

FS17 Wk2 Shares, 4/10&11/2024
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  • Pork - Italian Bulk ($8)
  • Mushrooms - Ozark Forest ($7.5)
  • Pasta - Long Bi-Color ($6.50)
  • Grains Choice ($4.50) - Corn
  • Mushy Broth - Vegetable Stock ($12.50)
  • Severson Oats Choice ($3.50)
  • Shoots

5. FSB/FSE/ucb/kwb
  • Bison - Ground ($14.75)
  • Pasta - Short Bi-Color ($6.50)
  • Mushrooms - Ozark Forest ($7.5)
  • Eggs ($5.25)
  • Peaches - Canned ($9)
  • Lettuce - Bibb
  • Shoots
Reminder: if you do not make trades through the store, your share will be filled as listed here.

Also, if you are new to Fair Shares, please read the section above "Notes on Trades and Orders" to avoid confusion and understand everything better.

Need pickup site & time info? Click here

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 - Breakfast Bulk ($8)
  • Eggs ($5.25)
  • Coffee ($13.25)
  • Field to Fire Choice ($12.50)
  • Gringo's Salsa Choice ($5)
  • Beets - No Tops
  • Chicken - Sausage Link ($9.5)
  • Yogurt - Wildcard ($4.5)
  • Applesauce - Organic ($9.5) - qt
  • Clean Plate Pantry Choice ($8.75)
  • Wildcard ($8.00) choose item from store
  • Lettuce - Bibb
  • Beets - No Tops
  • Beef - Ground ($10)
  • Del Carmen Choice ($6)
  • Eggs ($5.25)
  • Almond Butter ($10.75)
  • Lettuce - Bibb
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