What's in a share?
Because Fair Shares is a CCSA, we provide a wide variety of food from lots of different farmers and producers in each share. Every week is different. Certainly, you will have fresh, seasonal produce, but also year-round staples like rice, eggs, cheese, pasta, meat, coffee, baked goods, preserved fruits, mushrooms and more. You might be surprised to discover Missouri’s incredible abundance.
Everything at Fair Shares was grown or made within about a 100-mile radius of St. Louis. We include the name of the producer with every item. Because it’s local food, we eat with the seasons and whatever is available at the time. In the dead of February, you will get less fresh produce, but more delicious preserved foods or baked goods.
You can trade many of the items, so the share can fit your diet or tastes. Vegetarian? Skip the meat and get fresh tomatoes instead. Picky eaters? Trade that special cheese for Missouri-made peanut butter and jelly. Also, you’re not limited to your share. Shop for extras when you come to pick up your bags of goodies.
Don’t be intimidated by a new or exotic-sounding item—that makes it fun! We love to talk recipes when you pick up something you have never tried before, and we have an active online community to help generate fresh ideas. Below are some examples of shares you might get.
Fair Shares has a multiple share options to help fit your schedule, budget, and appetite.