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These beautiful, showy radishes command attention on an appetizer plate or your salad. Read more...
Posted on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 at 8:19am
The next time someone asks Fair Shares to come speak to a group about why to eat local, I'm just going to show this video. Read more...
Posted on Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 at 2:00pm
It's chilly, you're lazy--I mean busy--and you want hot soup soon. Try this simple tomato soup recipe that comes together in a snap with a few ingredients you might already have on hand. Read more...
Posted on Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 at 1:41pm
Nothing says summer deliciousness like a Panzanella salad with big, luscious, ripe tomatoes! Try this recipe from Companion using their Garlic-Parmesan Dipping Oil, and enjoy the fresh bounty of summer. Read more...
Posted on Monday, July 16th, 2012 at 3:29pm
Belonging to a CSA provides a new learning experience for all of us. In most CSAs, members join with a single farm to share the risk of the growing season, being subject to the limitations of the farm's diversity, as well as to the possibility of crop failure or poor yields caused by heat or drought. The risk also tips in the other direction--sometimes there's an abundance of a single crop, such as collards or beets, and many a CSA member has lamented getting four-consecutive weeks of five heads of cabbage. This teaches us about the risks that farmers take, the difficulty involved in growing produce, the toll that weather takes on crops, and the importance of having a good stock of recipes and cooking creativity on hand! Read more...

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Tip: Mushroom Handling Tips

Mushrooms need to be kept cold in a breathable bag, so store them in the fridge in the paper bag they come in. Shiitake mushrooms have a tough stem, so remove that and save it in the freezer for stocks. Oyster mushrooms are all edible, except for the dirty little bit at the "root." Oyster mushrooms are more...Read more

Testimonials

Del Carmen has been a vendor for Fair Shares since 2009. 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