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: How to Prepare and Eat Edamame

To prepare your edamame, rinse in a colander (don't worry about any rusty edges. Farmer Mary Ellen Raymond said the heat will turning them colors, but they taste great regardless) and boil in salted water for 3 to 5 minutes, drain and cool. Toss with more salt, if desired. Pop the beans out of the pod with your...Read more

Testimonials

We are very happy to have our products included in shares through Fair Shares.  The folks at Fair Shares have set-up a great distribution schedule that works with smaller scale local farmers taking into account weekly and seasonal limitations in harvesting. The staff at Fair Shares are easy to work with, being both friendly and professional.  They have been very straightforward about their needs and those that the share members represent. We look forward to growing with Fair Shares!

Bobbi Sandwisch, Live Springs Farm, Carrollton, IL 100% Grassfed Beef, Pasture-Raised Pork, Chicken, and Eggs