What Really Gets Your Goat?

We had an impossible moment of baby cuteness at Fair Shares this morning. Granted, with Fiona working here now, we have many impossible moments of baby cuteness, but today we got a special dose when St. Isidore farmer Bob Lober showed up with a mama goat and three kids in the bed of his truck. Aww, we want one!

The baby goats are two-weeks old today, and Bob was bringing them to give to someone who didn't show up. "How many do you want?" he asked...

Tempting as it was, we refrained and just took in as much preciousness as our camera phones could handle.

Mama goat enjoyed a few weeds from our parking lot and a couple of the babies had a nibble.

Then we said goodbye and got back to the harse, cold reality of writing a newsletter, weighing kale, arugula, mushrooms, lolla rossa, and mizuna, counting leeks, and sorting and organizing. Sigh... 

But at least we still get to keep our regular dose of baby cuteness.

Tip: How To Eat Grapes With Seeds

Unless you are just juicing them or cooking them down and straining out the seeds, eating grapes with seeds can be a challenge if you haven't perfected the art. Of course, you can add them to your granola and just pretend they are part of the cereal, like grape nuts (which they are, actually). I find it most...Read more


Fair Shares has created a new level of sales opportunities for area growers beyond restaurants and farmers markets. They have simplified for us the most difficult part of farming: marketing. Selling to Fair Shares has enabled us to sell larger quantities of produce with great ease. Not only is the ordering process simple but we can combine our deliveries with other farms in our area. Their commitment to supporting small local farms is unparalleled in the St Louis area, and we love them for it!

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