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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: Expand Your Green Horizons!

These two greens are in the chicory family, and add a sharp bitter character to salads, but mellow and sweeten up a bit when cooked. If you aren't a big fan of the bitter greens, I suggest cooking them to minimize the intensity. They are delicious braised slowly in a broth or caramelized with a high heat saute...Read more

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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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Berger Bluff Farm