What's in a share?

 

 

Because Fair Shares is a CCSA, we provide a wide variety of food from lots of different farmers and producers in each share. Every week is different. Certainly, you will have fresh, seasonal produce, but also year-round staples like rice, eggs, cheese, pasta, meat, coffee, baked goods, preserved fruits, mushrooms and more. We eat with the seasons and whatever is available within about a 100-mile radius of St. Louis. You might be surprised to discover Missouri's incredible abundance.

You can trade many of the items, so the share can fit your diet or tastes. Vegetarian? Skip the meat and get fresh tomatoes instead. Picky eaters? Trade that special cheese for Missouri-made peanut butter and jelly. Also, you're not limited to your share. Shop for extras when you come to pick up your bags of goodies.

Don't be intimidated by a new or exotic-sounding item—that makes it fun! We love to talk recipes when you pick up something that you have never tried before, and we have an active online community to help generate fresh ideas.

We have share options to help fit your schedule, budget, and appetite; choose which share is right for you, and start eating real, good food.

Hear what our members say about the food in the video below!

 

 

Below are some examples of shares you might get.


Spring:

American Grassfed Beef--1lb.

Berger Bluff Cilantro--1 bunch

Claverach Shoots--3 oz.

Yellow Wood Head Lettuce--head

Yellow Wood Radishes--bunch

Blue Heron Head Lettuce--head

Girod Green Onions--bunch

Ozark Mountain Orchard Strawberries--quart

Midwest Pasta Fettucini--1 lb.

Prairie Fruits Cheese Choice--.5 lb.

Family Harvest Marinara--quart

Companion Sundried Tomato Bread--loaf


Summer:

Meramec Bison--ground--1lb.

Nolte Hills Slicing Cucumbers--1lb.

Claverach Shoots--3 oz.

Bellews Creek Spaghetti Squash--1

Yellow Dog Pimientos de Padron--.3 lb.

Marble Creek Asian Eggplant--3 ea.

St. Isidore Slicing Tomato--1 lb.

Meyers Grapes--1lb.

Ivan's Fresh Figs--6

Jacobs Orchard Peaches--2lb.

Midwest Pasta--1lb.

Marcoot Cheese Choice--.5 lb.

Companion Multigrain Rolls--5 pack


Fall:

Troutdale Farm Trout Fillets--1 lb.

Ozark Forest Mushrooms--8 oz.

Biver Lettuce Mix--8 oz.

Nolte Hills Swiss Chard--lb.

St. Isidore Green Tomatoes--2lb.

Blue Heron Sweet Pepper Mix--.3 lb.

Claverach Japanese Scallions--bunch

Blue Heron Jonathan Apples -- 2 lb.

Schwarz Apple Cider--.5 gal.

Missouri Pecan Growers Pecans    .5 lb.

River Hills Poultry Alliance Eggs--1 doz.

Bellews Creek Farm Garlic--2 heads

Lee Farms Sweet Potatoes--2 lb.

Companion Country Baguette--1 lb. loaf


Winter:

Geisert Pork Breakfast Sausage Choice--1 lb.

Centennial Apples--2 lb.

del Carmen Black Beans--16 oz.    

Marcoot Cheese Choice--.5 lb.

Yellow Wood Farms Eggs--1 doz.

Kimker Hill Pancake Mix--1 lb.

Missouri Northern Pecans--.5 lb.    

Yellow Wood Potatoes--2 lb.

Bellews Creek Farm Garlic--2 hd.

Black Bear Granola--24 oz. package    

Companion Croissants or Bagels--lb.

 

Learn about Fair Shares and start eating ridiculously good food, every week, from local sources.

Tip: CSA Eating

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Testimonials

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