Summer's Almost Gone

Summer's not really almost gone--I'm sure the relentless heat will seem to go on indefinitely, but one of my favorite things about summer is nearing the end of it's high season: Peaches. WHAAAAT? NOOOOOOoooooo! 

I know, bummer. They've been so amazingly good this year. When Roy Jacobs of Jacob's Orchard told me this might be the final week to get peaches, I ordered enough to take us through next week. When he delivered, he said we should be able to get more for next week, so I'll plan to get enough next week to get us through the following week.

If you want to order a box to process and freeze for the wintertime blues, email sara@fairshares.org by Monday morning. We can get peach seconds for $25/half bushel box, or firsts for $34/half bushel box. We should have plenty of peach seconds for purchase in smaller amounts too.

 

Tip: What to Eat on a Plant-Based Diet

Here is a really good blog-post from The Running Carrot, talking about the benefits of eating a plant-based diet. This doesn't mean eating only plants, just eating mostly plants. The article has oodles of great nutritional info on produce, much of which we see in Fair Shares. It will make you feel pretty...Read more

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Del Carmen has been a vendor for Fair Shares for 3+ years now.  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