Once Upon A Time...

Minature versions of things just make people smile and sigh. Baby dogs, baby cats, baby elephants--they're just cute and cuddly, right? Introducing the Fairy Tale Eggplant, a small, adorable version of its big sibling, the globe eggplant. To make it even more endearing, it has stripes! "Awww!"

You can use fairy tale eggplant just like any other eggplant, but they seem to really enjoy a nice roasting in the oven. Add in cherry tomatoes in a variety of colors and you've got a precious meal in the making. Check out this recipe from Foods with Judes that has pretty and enticing photos. You could also just simply slice them in half and saute them with shiitake mushrooms and garlic/scallions.

Tip: How to prepare bamboo shoots

Don't Be Bamboozled! Bamboo shoots are a fun fresh spring vegetable with a very short season, so don't miss the chance add a new and exciting ingredient to your culinary repertoire! Limited availability--check the store.Read more


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!

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