I Drink For Farmers!

With Kevin's role as Slow Food President, we are enjoying being more involved with our beloved Slow Food St. Louis, and want to invite our members to come play at fun events like this one next Tuesday the 14th! Wheatacular is part of the Slow Taste series, where you can learn something while enjoying local offerings. Since Slow Food is committed to continuing their Biodiversity Grants for our small farmers (remember all the Nolte heirloom squash varieties last winter?), we say we're sipping to support local food. Won't you join us? Plus the brewery owners are Fair Shares members!


Please join Slow Food STL for "Wheatacular", our second beer event in a series of Slow Tastes. Local brewers will discuss their beers in a tasting spanning the gamut of wheat styles, including those brewed in American, German, and Belgian traditions. This is a great opportunity to learn more about wheat beers, and to compare the many variations of wheat beer produced in the vibrant Saint Louis craft beer scene. Educational and fun!

Essential Details
When: Tuesday July 14th. 7:00 P.M - 8:30.
Where: Square One Brewery and Distillery
1727 Park Ave, St. Louis, MO 63104
Cost: $15 for Slow Food Members (Check your emails!) $20 for General Public

Breweries Participating: Earthbound BeerExcel BrewerySchlafly Beer,Square One Brewery & DistilleryGriesedieck Brothers beerUrban Chestnut Brewing Co.


Tip: What to Eat on a Plant-Based Diet

Here is a really good blog-post from The Running Carrot, talking about the benefits of eating a plant-based diet. This doesn't mean eating only plants, just eating mostly plants. The article has oodles of great nutritional info on produce, much of which we see in Fair Shares. It will make you feel pretty...Read more


Del Carmen has been a vendor for Fair Shares since 2009. We have developed a quality relationship based on trust. Our communications have been seamless. In addition, Fair Shares and its members have been great marketers for our products.  As a (very) small business, we are unable to advertise or market our products, so we have to rely on word of mouth.  Many of our customers are, were, or know Fair Shares members who have recommended our products.

Del Carmen has also benefitted from valuable ideas for use of existing products and suggestions in product development from the Fair Shares community.  I go to them for feedback, knowing I will get good, reliable and useful information.

We thank you, Fair Shares, for your support and commitment to del Carmen. We wish you much continued success.  After all, your success also helps the success of del Carmen and other local vendors and farmers.

Estie Cruz-Curoe, del Carmen Beans, St. Louis, MO