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.

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Testimonials

Fair Shares has created a new level of sales opportunities for area growers beyond restaurants and farmers markets. They have simplified for us the most difficult part of farming: marketing. Selling to Fair Shares has enabled us to sell larger quantities of produce with great ease. Not only is the ordering process simple but we can combine our deliveries with other farms in our area. Their commitment to supporting small local farms is unparalleled in the St Louis area, and we love them for it!
 

sara
Berger Bluff Farm