We're Going Greener

We're attempting to be more green with your greens by purchasing compostable vegetable bags. Although they cost nearly four times the amount of the evil, eco-hating, polluting, earth-killing bags (was that too much?), we think good old Mother Nature is worth it.

We ordered these new, compostable, biodegradable produce bags because we really don't like contributing to the plastic problem of the world. We try not to put everything in a plastic bag because it's so environmentally irresponsible, but it's just unavoidable when it comes to weighing and divvying certain produce into shares, and for keeping the integrity of the produce intact. With these new sustainable bags, we'll all be able to breathe easy and let go of the guilt. You'll definitley notice the difference--they are green in color as well as integrity, and they feel silky smooth like latex.

If you can help offset the cost with a little green for greening your greens, look for the donation items in the store under the Produce categories: Greenbacks for Green Bags (under Vegetables) and Paper for Plastic (under Fruits). Thanks! And if you can talk about how wonderful and eco-friendly we are to your friends, that would be great.

Tip: Mushroom Handling Tips

Mushrooms need to be kept cold in a breathable bag, so store them in the fridge in the paper bag they come in. Shiitake mushrooms have a tough stem, so remove that and save it in the freezer for stocks. Oyster mushrooms are all edible, except for the dirty little bit at the "root." Oyster mushrooms are more...Read more

Testimonials

To Betty and me, Fair Shares means security and fairness. It is great to know that every week we will be able to move product and receive a fair price for it. I am proud to be part of the Fair Shares team.

Alan Nolte, Nolte Hills Farm, Morrsion MO
Nolte Hills Nursery