Welcome to Fair Shares Season 14 Wk26

Half-Share Members: it's an EVEN-week pickup--check your subscriptions in your Farmigo account if you are unsure whether you are an ODD- or EVEN-week half share. Please note that you will receive this newsletter weekly (you may request access to order through the store on your off weeks).

If you need to switch your pickup day, email us before 10a.m. Wednesday. Selecting the different day in the store is not the way to do it!

LOGIN HERE to make your trades and order. You may update your cart as many times as you like.
Your share will be packed for you whether you make trades and select a time or not, it just helps us have it ready when you arrive.

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This email is how we communicate with members.

Please do scan it for important information.

VACATION SHARE HOLD INFO: Please note that we order the produce on Monday, so we MUST have share holds in place before 8:00a.m. so that we can figure our numbers properly. You will be charged for the produce, which we can't sell, if you tell us or put your share on hold late.
Although you may put your share on hold (login and click the Delivery Hold tab), it would be EXTREMELY helpful to us and our farmers, who have upped production this season, if you found someone who might like to buy your share for the weeks you're gone, to try it out. Maybe you want to pay your petsitter or house sitter with some food, or maybe you have to give a present to someone, and we can make it easy on you!

Fair Shares October Ohm Break 10/4 through 10/8/2021

Speaking of vacation, heaven knows we all need one. Normally we take a September Sanity Break, but this year it will happen the following week, so mark your calendars (and maybe plan your own vacations accordingly). Half share members, note that this will be Week 29, so ODD-week members will have a whole month off, and EVEN-week members will be none the wiser. This is your ELEVENTH of fourteen notices! 😃

Did you make anything wonderful over the weekend? Have great ideas to share on social media? Be sure to tag Fair Shares to let your friends and family know where you source your fabulous local foods.

Find us on Facebook, Twitter @fairsharesccsa, or Instagram. Participate in our group and share your pretty Fair Shares food photos on your own timeline to help us get more members! Thanks!

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Thanks to all you members who are contributing such fabulous looking recipes and suggestions in our Facebook group. If you aren't a member yet, join in the fun and deliciousness now for ideas on enjoying our summer bounty!

Mexican Sour Gherkins

Mexican Sour Gherkins
These adorable little things look like miniature watermelons and have a taste and crunch like cucumbers. We think the name is a misnomer because they aren't very sour at all, just cute and fun to eat. Maybe you could pickle them for a cocktail... Read more

Curried Rice (or Pasta) and Veggie Salad

Curried Rice (or Pasta) and Veggie Salad
This is a perfect recipe for the change of season--a dish containing summer produce and the coming fall greens. Read more

Sweet and Sour Sesame Bok Choy with Pork

Sweet and Sour Sesame Bok Choy with Pork
Member Joanne McAndrews shared another "newsletter-worthy" recipe with us, and it looks great for those of you getting bok choy in your shares. You can incorporate a good number of Fair Shares ingredients into this healthy and satisfying meal! Read more

Cantaloupe and Fig Salad

Cantaloupe and Fig Salad
Beth Sorrell's Week 25 recipe

This salad is for the magical time when cantaloupe and figs are both in season. I seriously dream about it every year. I have changed up the cheese each time but the core ingredients of cantaloupe, figs, and prosciutto stay the same.

Read more
Check the Prepared Foods category in the store for all the great new Field to Fire goodies available--yummy!

Guitar Lessons

If COVID has taught us anything, it's how to be resourceful, and that having a hobby or project (such as playing guitar) is critical to your sanity and well-being.

Did your kids (or spouse) drive you nuts with their boredom this past year, or did you wish they would do something besides sit in front of the computer/television? Enter guitar lessons from a real live musician and Fair Shares volunteer Adam Lightnin' Hoskins (a founding member of Pokey LaFarge & the South City Three, and his current project Maximum Effort)!
Adam's website is: https://www.lightninhoskins.com/lessons
Email: LightninHoskins@gmail.com
Here is the latest article written about Adam:
Adam offers online guitar lessons to young and old alike. Contact him for more info.

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Want to support your Fair Shares community? We've always wanted a platform for our members, employees and volunteers to post the services and goods they offer. Help us help one another!

Notes on Trades and Orders

If you have questions or an issue to resolve, please email info@fairshares.org. We get over 400 order confirmation emails in the orders@fairshares.org account and WE DO NOT 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 certain items in your cart that have variations for you to select. Here's the link to LOGIN.
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We've been waiting a long time for this union (ahem). The good folks at Union Loafers have agreed to sell us their award wining breads only under the proviso that we do not freeze it and sell it frozen. This shouldn't be a problem, because they are offering only small numbers of limited varieties on a weekly basis -- just 24 loaves per pickup day.
Since we'll be getting the bread in fresh on both Wednesday and Thursday, please make sure to select the proper item for your pickup day. If all the bread doesn't get purchased through the store, we'll offer it outside at the Mothership during pickup.

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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.

Pro Tip: You can browse the store when it's "closed" by logging out of your account.
All members must complete trades and orders by 10:30a.m. Wednesday.

FS14 Wk26 Shares, 9/15&16/9/2021

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Pork - Deli Ham ($9)
Cheese Choice ($6.50)
Eggs ($4.75)
Mustard - Choice ($4)
Cucumbers - Slicing
Peppers - Candy Cane
Squash - Summer - Medium
Tomatoes - Heirloom
Peppers - Poblanos
Veggie Wildcard

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Protein Choice ($9)*
(*To choose your protein, delete from cart and select a different item from the store)
Eggs ($4.75)
Multigrain Bread ($4)
Mushrooms - Ozark Forest ($7)
Sauce - Curry Choice ($8.75)
Cucumbers - Heirloom
Tomatoes - Slicing
Apples - Fuji
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.

Selecting a time for the other day will not alert us of your request. Otherwise we won't have your share ready for you.


Beef - Ground 80/20 ($6.75)
Del Carmen Choice ($6)
Pasta - Short Bi-Color ($6.50)
Canned Choice ($7) Choose from store
Yogurt - Vanilla Regular ($4)
Tomatoes - Heirloom
Cucumbers - Pickling
Bok Choy
Peppers - Jalapenos

Pork Link Choice ($7)
Pasta - Long Bi-Color ($6.50)
Mushrooms - Ozark Forest ($7)
Eggs ($4.75)
Peppers - Padron/Shishito
Tomatoes - Slicing
Tomatoes - Cherry
Apples - Fuji

Pork - Spare Ribs ($7)
Yogurt - Greek Plain ($4)
Condiment Choice ($6)
Mushrooms - Ozark Forest ($7)
Apples - Golden Delicious - 16/bu
Peppers - Colored Bell
Veggie Wildcard
Fresh Herb
Peppers - Jalapenos