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: Roasting a Chicken...and Creating a Stock

To roast a chicken, pre-heat the oven to 400F. Rinse and pat the bird dry, then rub with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Stuff a bunch of herbs inthe cavity (along with the neck and other parts that are in there--they add flavor and nutrients) and throw it in the oven for an hour to an hour and a...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, Companion Bread, St. Louis MO
Companion Bakery