Welcome to Fair Shares Week 12!

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

Select a pickup time for your location and day from the online store:
First, note that you need to come on your assigned pickup day, which is [Delivery Day], and your group is [Pickup Site]. If you can't, please reply to this email and tell us before 10a.m. Wednesday.

When you login to your account using the "Log in To Your Account" link below, click on the Store button to get to your cart. It takes you right to the Pickup Times where you can select your day and group. When you use the dropdown window to select your pickup time, don't forget to click Add to put it in your cart. If it tells you that item is sold out, choose the next time slot. Check that it shows up in your email order confirmation. If not go back and add it. You can go back to your cart as many times as you want; only the final update will be saved.

If you miss the trades window, please come after 4:30, and be prepared to wait while we help those who are there first. Even if you didn't pick your time slot, PLEASE, SHOW UP ON YOUR ASSIGNED PICKUP DAY! Packing everything in bags and then having to dig out the frozen stuff at the end of the night--especially as we get into the high produce season and there is so much more food--is going to create a new policy with some sort of restocking fee. We're not trying to guilt you or anything because you are certainly not the only one, and that's why it's kind of a big deal.

Beer Order?
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 until 9a.m. Wednesday 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 is an adorable garlic scape.

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.

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.

Please check the descriptions of items--some things are sold by the pound 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.

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. You can browse the store beforehand by logging out of your account.

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. If you don't receive an email confirmation, try again.

The online store closes at 10:30a.m. Wednesday for UCity,

and 11a.m. Wednesday for everyone else.

Beet Fennel Salad

Beets and fennel compliment each other nicely, and the addition of fresh mozzarella or chevre and balsamic vinaigrette add the texture and tartness that pulls it all together for a salad that is both earthy and refreshing.

Other additions to consider: chopped cucumber, fresh-shucked corn, chopped sweet bell peppers, chopped roasted hot peppers.

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    Fennel Slaw and Mint

    Here is a bright and refreshing salad that showcases fresh fennel perfectly.

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    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.

    Zucchini Carpaccio

    Zucchini Carpaccio
    This recipe is why I've been most looking forward to summer squash season. This amazingly delicious dish is a perfect example of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts. The few ingredients in this recipe elevate raw zucchini to a whole new level. I will definitely be creating numerous variations of this in the future. Read more
    Join our Fair Shares Member group on Facebook to share recipes and ask questions. Our members are fantastic people and wonderful cooks, and many have been doing this as long as we have, so if you have questions, they're here for you, too!

    Garlicky Squash and Zucchini Pasta

    Garlicky Squash and Zucchini Pasta
    Garlicky Squash and Zucchini Pasta I love this time of year, when both garlic scapes and summer squash are in season. There are so many possibilities to add to a dish like this, and I have a tendency not to know when to stop. Simplicity is key to enjoying each ingredient at its peak of deliciousness, but fresh shelled peas …
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    Lettuce Wrap-a-Rama

    Lettuce Wrap-a-Rama
    Lettuce Wrap-a-Rama This delicious, simple, 20-minutes-to-make, two-minutes-to-eat recipe is messy and not really as much of a wrap as it is a pick it up and stuff it in your mouth thing. Fun and addictive. I'm already looking forward to leftovers. See the even faster, lazier version here, too! Preparation As you're cleaning your lettuce for salads, notice how some …
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    Say Peas!

    Some vegetables are just so photogenic. Take shell peas, with their winning smile.

    Even out of their skins, peas are cute and cuddly. We're asking every new farmer who asks what we're lacking to grow them for us, so hopefully we'll be swimming in them within a year or two, and that's sure to make you smile.

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    Garlic Scape & Fennel Spread

    Garlic Scape & Fennel Spread
    Garlic Scape & Fennel Spread From Farmer John's Cookbook The Real Dirt on Vegetables. Great on roasted meats or grilled veggies, or to flavor sandwiches, bean dips, soups, etc.
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    Special Notice for UCity Pickup

    A note to those picking up in UCity from Stephen and all the member-volunteers: We have two pickup locations: 1) on the Kingsland Avenue sidewalk by the church, and 2) in the garage on Washington Avenue across from the church. If we’re not at one, we’re at the other.  Outside by the church we have three locations:UCA - Sidewalk to the south UCB - Near the …
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    Special Notice for UCity Pickup

    It's Schlafly Beer:30

    It's Schlafly Beer Thirty
    Oh my goodness, look at the time!
    Order your Schlafly Beer for pickup at the Mothership or UCity this week!
    Orders must be placed by 8:45a.m. Wednesday on the Schlafly (Tap Room location) link below. PLEASE READ ALL THE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE PLACING YOUR ORDER!
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    Tip: CSA Eating

    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 as you savor the delicious quality of produce at it's peak of flavor when it's in season.

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    FS13 Wk12 shares, Jun 10&11, 2020

    FS13 Wk12 shares,  Jun 10&11, 2020

    2. FSA/FSD

    Meramec Bison ($13)

    Kreta Reserve EV Olive Oil ($8)

    Coffee or Kitchen Kulture Choice ($11.50)


    Lettuce - Mix or Head


    Garlic Scapes

    3. UCA/KWA
    Anton's Beef Stew Meat ($9)

    Eggs ($4.75)

    Midwest Pasta Bi-color Short ($6.50)

    Ludwig or Ropp Cheese ($6.50)

    Yogurt - Choice ($4)



    Swiss Chard


    5. MINI / Mini Trial

    Circle B Italian Sausage ($7)

    Eggs ($4.75) Yogurt - Regular Vanilla ($4)

    Clean Plate Club Pizza Sauce ($4)

    Lettuce - Mix






    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.

    If you need to come on another day, you must 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.

    1. FSC / Full Trial

    Anton's Ground Beef ($6.75)

    Ozark Forest Mushrooms ($7)

    Marcoot Cheese Choice ($4.50)

    Clean Plate Club Mole or Curry Choice ($8.75)

    Mr. Meowski Sourdough Bread ($6)


    Zucchini & Zephyr Squash

    Romaine/Wildcard Mix

    Garlic Scapes

    4. FSB/FSE/ucb/kwb

    Buttonwood Ground Turkey ($8.25)

    Eggs ($4.75)

    Ozark Forest Mushrooms ($7)

    Prairie Fruits Chevre ($7.50)

    Fresh Herb


    Kale - Green Curly