Flower Farm Tour Followed by Cocktails at Fair Shares!

Sorry for the short notice, everyone. You're invited to a fall farm tour at Urban Buds City Grown Flowers on Sunday, October 18th at 1:00p.m. 4736 Tennessee, 63111.

Here's a map that shows directions from Urban Buds to Fair Shares.

We'll make it a quick tour of about 45 minutes, and then head over to Fair Shares for a little cocktail party immediately following the tour.

Urban Buds has a fascinating history as an actual city farm, and owners Mimo and Miranda give a great tour. You'll gain a new appreciation of the beautiful flowers they grow for our flower CSA* each week.

Please RSVP by noon Friday by emailing sara@fairshares.org.

Urban Buds doesn't have a restroom, so plan accordingly. We'll have refreshments at Fair Shares for those of you who would like to come toast the fall season.


* You can sign up for a weekly or bi-weekly bouquet of fresh-cut flowers from Urban Buds by emailing Kevin@fairshares.org. Cost is $14 a bouquet, and will be added to your receipt. Food trades may not be applied to your flower purchase because they are a different tax rate.


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


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