Welcome to Week 31!

We look forward to seeing all full-share, mini-share, ODD-week half-share and Delivered share members this week.
 

Thanksgiving is just three weeks away, so Let's Talk Turkey

If you would like to purchase a fresh, free-range, pastured, hormone and anti-biotic free turkey for Thanksgiving this year, please email sara@fairshares.org. Please let your your friends know because no membership is required to purchase a turkey through Fair Shares!

Hens will weigh 16-20 and Toms will weigh 23 and up. $3.95/lb. We will assign the birds we get to the sizes requested on a first come, first served basis. If you don't tell us the size you want, you might get the 30-pound bird! 

Turkeys will be delivered fresh to Fair Shares and will be available for pickup on Monday or Tuesday before Thanksgiving.

Mark your calendars! Thanksgiving week--all Fair Shares Mothership pickups will be Monday or Tuesday, (November 20th or 21st--your choice), and UCity and Kirkwood pickups will be on Tuesday the 21st. Delivered share members will receive a double share the week before Thanksgiving.

Holiday Decor
Along with the pretty edible winter squashes, we have large and mini decorative pumpkins available in the store and at the Mothership--perfect for your porch and holiday decorating. Large pumpkins (which look suspiciously like jack-o-lantern pumpkins) $6.50 ea. Mini pumpkins $.50 ea.

Birdhouse Gourds: $7.00. These super-cool-looking green gourds will turn brown/tan and dry out so that you can saw a hole in it and make a birdhouse. These are by far the best looking birdhouse gourds we've ever seen--and as an added bonus, they will make a great holiday decoration while you wait for it to dry!

Check us out on Pinterest (https://www.pinterest.com/fairsharesccsastl/) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/fairsharesccsa/)!
Member extraordinaire Kathy Miller (FSD) has taken up an amazing reign, and we hope you will help us get more traffic by doing whatever it is that you do on those two sites we don't understand at all! Thanks!



THURSDAY PICKUP MEMBERS*: please wait until Wednesday evening to place your orders.
We only have time to fill the Wednesday pickup orders on Wednesday. Please note that we will not have time to inventory and update the store until after Wednesday pickups are over. Therefore any items ordered before 8p.m. may not be available by the time we are able to gather your orders on Thursday.

Because keeping the store inventory accurate is challenging with our schedule, we may overestimate availability so that it doesn't falsely show that we are out. Please understand that we may send a choice, or notify you by email that we need you to give us a second choice.

*Delivered-share members: please order by 9:30a.m. Thursday.

If you want to browse the store, but find it closed, you can log out of your account and just look around without ordering at this link: https://csa.farmigo.com/store/fairsharesccsa.

You are not required to make your trades and additional purchases ahead of your pickup, and you can always adjust or add on when you come in. If you would like to place your order through Farmigo, the tradable items in your share are listed in your Cart, as if you are purchasing the items, and you can delete/trade them in and select other items from the store. We still require you to spend the value of your trade and the credits will not carry over from week to week.

If you email your order, be sure to include your account name--which is your last name and pickup group, so we know where to send the food.

It doesn't get much more simple, or simply delicious than this. Four ingredients and you will never look at broccoli the same again.Read more
Can you believe we're still getting delicious ripe tomatoes in the shares--and in pretty good abundance, even? With slicers, heirlooms and a variety of cherry tomatoes as well, I just had to have tomatoes in every dish. There was nothing complicated or fussy going on here, just honest to goodness tomato deliciousness.Read more
Roasted, smoked or deep fried? Perhaps boiled or poached? (that was a joke). What's your favorite Thanksgiving turkey preparation? Regardless of the cooking technique, a great first step in making a memorable, moist and delicious bird is to brine it. Turkey brining can take up to two days, so you'd better start your research now!Read more
This can be a 10 minute morning prep, as simple as chopping a couple potatoes, carrots, mushrooms, onions and garlic, and opening a jar. Comfort food at it's best.Read more
This stuffed acorn squash is a delicious vegetable side dish and is very versatile and forgiving.Read more

Fall For Sunchokes

These roots of a sunflower variety, also known as Jeruselem Artichoke, look a lot like ginger root. There are different schools of thought on the origin of the name Jeruselem artichoke, which is not from Jeruselem. I believe the one that says someone misunderstood the Italian word "girasole" which means sunflower. The sunchoke is as versatile as the potato, which is a very close friend. They both enjoy long, romantic roasts in a hot oven, swimming in a pot of boiling water and frolicking about in a pan of olive oil. The sunchoke is also edible raw. Yes, that's right,... Read more
Order by Wednesday the 20th! Matt and Eleanor Tiefenbrun of Buttonwood Farm have our pastured, happy turkeys well under way. Reserve yours through your online cart--Thanksgiving is right around the corner. You can tell all your friends, too, because even non-members are welcome to purchase their Thanksgiving turkeys from Fair Shares! You can also order just boneless breasts, wings, drumsticks or thighs.Read more

11/13&14/2019
3. FSA/FSD

Buttonwood Whole Chicken ($12.75)
Eggs ($4.75)
Ozark Forest Mushrooms ($7)
Grains Choice ($4.50)
Missouri Pecans - .5lb. ($8)
Pea Shoots
Radishes - Mix
Asian Pears

11/13&14/2019
4. UCA/KWA

Pork Choice ($6.75)
Eggs ($4.75)
Mr. Meowski's Sourdough ($6)
Windcrest Dairy Yogurt ($3.75)
Missouri Pecans - .5lb. ($8)
Lettuce - Salanova Mix
Turnips - Purple Top
Potatoes
Tomatoes - Green Cherry
Asian Pears

11/13&14/2019
1. FSB FSE ucb kwb

Raincrow Ranch - Ground Beef ($6.50)
Del Carmen Choice ($5.75)
Eggs ($4.75)
Ozark Forest Mushrooms ($7)
Bok Choy
Turnips - Purple Top
Tomatoes - Green Cherry
Squash - Choice
Potatoes
Asian Pears

11/13&14/2019
2. MINI 

Mermac Bison or D&M Gyro or Circle B Chops ($11.50)
Black Beans ($3.50)
Cham Pita ($2.50)
Cabbage - Chinese or Dutch
Spinach
Beets
Sweet Potatoes

11/13&14/2019
1. Delivered

Mermac Bison or D&M Gyro or Circle B Chops ($11.50)
Black Beans ($3.50)
Cham Pita ($2.50)
Cabbage - Dutch
Spinach
Beets
Sweet Potatoes