Companion Missouri Whole Wheat Sourdough

Fair Shares strives to carry items that aren't just locally made, but also use locally grown ingredients. We see this as a great way to make the money you spend with us go further towards supporting the local food economy. Not only do we think these products taste better, but we like the idea that when you open up a jar of salsa from us, you are supporting both an artisanal producer and a local farmer. It's better for our farmers and better for the Saint Louis economy.

With that said, we're really excited to feature a special loaf of bread created for Fair Shares by Companion Bakery this week. It is a Whole Wheat Sourdough Batard made with locally grown organic wheat milled by Richard Knapp. Sauce Magazine's September issue had a great feature on Richard's ongoing efforts to grow hard wheat suitable for bread baking. As you can read in the article below, bread made with local flour has been a long time coming in Saint Louis, and we're happy to finally offer it exclusively to our members.

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Tip: Remove the tops from your root vegetables

Woo woo. Take it off baby! When you receive root veggies with the greens attached, it's important to remove the tops from the roots. The greens are edible if they're in good shape--yes, even radish greens--and don't think that just because they are wilted that they are not good. They are just thirsty! Why?...Read more


As both a vendor and a member, I've found Fair Shares to be a wonderful organization to be a part of. It has opened my eyes to a whole range of farmers/producers in the region that I may never have had the opportunity to come in contact with if it weren't for my involvement with Fair Shares. And you folks all rock!

- Josh Allen

Josh Allen, Companion Bread, St. Louis MO
Companion Bakery