Um, yuk! Really?

We found this jar on the shelf of returned items, and thought we should say something, because, well, that's gross.

Yes, the farmers have to clean and sterilize the jars before reusing them, but let's face it, nobody wants to deal with disgusting jars that haven't been rinsed.

It's not like it's going to a big industrial recycling facility--we know our farmers (and like them!) and we don't want to give them filthy jars any more than we want to wash your jars for you, so please...and thank you.

P.S. We don't need the solid lids back, only the rings.

P.P.S. We only want the jars that you got from Fair Shares, please.


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


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!

Berger Bluff Farm