Make Way for the New Season's Bounty

With the earlier wet and hot weather wreaking major havoc on availability for our summer produce, we are using the extra space in the shares as an opportunity to run through some of last season's canned goods. This will help us make space on the shelves (and in the budget) for next season's canning, much of which we have to pay for in the summer, when the fresh produce is ready. You can trade it if you really won't use it, but it would be a big help if you could dust off that Applesauce Cake recipe, or maybe the Easy Breakfast Porridge recipe and eat up those canned goods.

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

Testimonials

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