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.

Fair Shares makes eating local easy.

Tip: Sunchoke 101

These roots of a sunflower variety, also known as Jeruselem Artichoke, look a lot like ginger root. There are different schools of thought on the origin of the name Jeruselem artichoke, which is not from Jeruselem. I believe the one that says someone misunderstood the Italian word "girasole" which means sunflower...Read more


Yellow Dog Farms is a successful small farm in a large part due to Sara and Jamie at Fair Shares CCSA. They were willing to take a chance on a budding (pun intended) first generation Farmer. We were not a supplier to Fair Shares the very first year, but have been ever since and hopefully far into our shared futures.

I am proud to be a supplier and you should be proud to be a member of Fair Shares CCSA where we are all involved in growing and eating better quality, healthy food and supporting small, local businesses and small scale agriculture in Missouri and Illinois.

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