Known & Grown St. Louis

You may have heard of Known & Grown STL, the new organization promoting good farming and stewardship practices in our regional food system. This is the brainchild of our friends at Missouri Coalition for the Environment and the St. Louis Food Policy Coalition, and we are thrilled to see how well the word is getting out! You can help grow this--learn how here.

Click the image below to check out the Known & Grown website. Learn all about the program, who is involved and how to get more farmers and restaurants on board. Help spread the good food word!

scapes.gif What are garlic scapes and how do I use them? Garlic scapes are the shoot and the seed pod of the hard neck garlic plant. If left on the plant, the seed pod would grow into a bulb much like the root bulb of garlic. This is undesireable because it competes with the nutrients and the bulb of garlic will...Read more


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

Josh Allen, Companion Bread, St. Louis MO
Companion Bakery