Companion Bakery Porridge Bread Collaboration

This week at Fair Shares we are featuring a collaborative loaf of bread from Companion Bakery. They are incorporating ingredients from our farmers to make a bread that is distinctly Saint Louis in flavor. The loaf is naturally leavened with a touch of honey, and includes organic rolled oats from Brian Severson Farms and organic pecans from Missouri Northern Pecan Growers. The oats are cooked into a porridge and then incorporated into the final dough, giving a unique texture and improved flavor.

We get especially excited about these collaborations because they have a story behind them. When you eat it you’re supporting a local bakery, and several local farms. We think you’ll taste the difference.

This is a limited edition bread. One week only!


Photos courtesy of Josh Galliano and Josh Allen

Tip: Clean Greens

The greens we get (particularly some of the winter spinach) can be pretty dirty. Sometimes they're pristinely clean, but still, we suggest you always wash your food! Give it an initial rinse and then remove the stems and soak the leaves in plenty of clean water. I use my salad spinner, placing the leaves in the...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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