Quick Meal: Cinco De Mayo Nachos

Cinco de Mayo isn't just about drinking margaritas--it's about eating nachos AND drinking margaritas. So throw a quick plate of deliciousness together with your Fair Shares ingredients for a south of the border meal made with all local fare!

Gringos Tortilla Chips and Salsa, Yellow Wood Pickled Hot Peppers (or Blue Heron Fire Roasted Jalapeños), Circle B Chorizo, Braggadoccio Rice and Del Carmen Beans topped with Marcoot Hot Pepper Cheese and Ozark Forest Hot Pepper Sauce will suffice for the appetizer and the meal--especially if you serve it over a salad.

Dessert? Sure, you could make a flan, I suppose, but Patric Chocolate has a simple Holy Mole bar that just reeks cinnamon chocolate (that's Spanish for chocolate).

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Tip: Butternut Squash Puree

Don't trade this. Eat it! This pint of thick, rich, all-the-work-has-been-done-for-you goodness is a keeper! You can make so many kinds of yummy sweet or savory dishes with it, like butternut squash risotto, soup, ravioli, lasagna, muffins, pancakes, oatmeal, brownies, or cookie bars.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