Welcome to Week 46! 

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

Season 10 ends on Week 48
After this week, we have TWO weeks remaining before our March break.
EVEN-week Half-share members: this is your second to last pickup of the season. After Feb. 28/Mar. 1, your next pickup will be April 11/12.

Everyone may want to start thinking about what you will need to stock up on for the weeks off. We do intend to have a shopping day at the end of March, so you can pick up your Easter ham and stock up on goodies for the holidays. We'll make it a happy hour so we can share a drink and a nibble. 


Introducing Owen Augustus Warner

Born January 30th in Oxford England, 9lb. 5oz.
All are well and Fiona is excited to be a big sister. Jamie can't wait to go to England and meet her new grandbaby in March. Great aunts Lindy and Sara are pretty thrilled, too!

New Kounter Kulture Item!

Butternut Squash Bisque (frozen) $7: Delicious hot or cold (when you're like me and too lazy  hungry busy to heat it up). Great for lunch at work!

Produce for Sale - we have more of the same produce available (leeks, golden beets, watermelon and purple daikon--aka purple heart--radishes, turnips, potatoes, sweet potatoes, squash, plus spinach. Check the store. 

Trades and Orders

Please login to your Fair Shares account in Farmigo to make trades and order extras. The tradable items in your share are listed in your cart. You can delete the items you don't want and add in other items from the store.
 - Members who pickup at Fair Shares UCity and Kirkwood, the online store is open only until noon on the day of your pickup, but if you don't make it into your account before then, you are still welcome to make trades at your pickup site.
 - Delivered Share members must order online by 9:30 on Thursday morning.
 - Now is the time to fill your larder with all the staples you'll need for our upcoming break--which includes Easter and (the start of) Passover. Feel free to customize your share to include what you and your family like. 

We have a few half, boneless hams from Todd Geisert available in the store. $8/lb. Maybe 5lb. to 7lb. If you want to purchase now, we will put your name on it and store it for you for Easter (we'll be having a shopping day happy hour toward the end of March when you can pick it up.)

We request Thursday pickup groups wait until after Wednesday pickups are over before ordering.
If you need to place your order on Tuesday or Wednesday, please note that we will not get to it until Thursday, and Wednesday on-premise sales may make the numbers in the store inventory moot. In the event that we are out of any items you ordered, we will either email, send substitutes or omit the item (depending on how much time we have). If there's something you want that isn't in the store, feel free to email because we just may have it. Any questions, email orders@fairshares.org.

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Can you help us spread the word and share our member testimonial videos on social network or emailing to friends? Share the blog below as well as this page from our website that has videos of some of our awesome members talking about why they love Fair Shares. Help us keep this service to the community afloat!

Nothing says I love you like buying yourself chocolate, and if you're in love with someone besides yourself, you just may be willing to share. Available next week for Valentine's Day!Read more
We have current members who have been with us from the beginning, and many more who have joined in along the way. Some of us are in it for the long haul. We know that WHY we are part of the local food movement means even more to us than WHAT the program offers. We are more interested in the principles and values of supporting our local economy and connecting with our food and its sources than we are with simply satisfying our need for convenience.Read more
Try this super-filling, satisfyingly spicy meatless meal made entirely from Fair Shares winter ingredients (all except the sesame oil). It's simple, but exceedingly delicious.Read more
Don't Despair about Your Share! This time of the year isn't very abundant in the fresh produce department, so now is the time to explore the wonderful world of "value-added foods" we offer from the area. This utterly unappetizing term is the industry name used for all the lovely produce that has been processed and canned or frozen or dried for our winter shares.Read more
This is one of my favorite combinations. The spicy and creamy texture in a rich, hearty soup is so satisfying. Use any winter squash here--the kabochas or buttercup have a nice, dense texture, perfect for a thick soup that can double as a side dish.Read more
In the mood for noodles with Thai peanut sauce, or maybe a gooey, cheesy lasagna? Is Mexican striking your fancy tonight? Asian fusion? Go on, prepare it with spaghetti squash.Read more
Notes On the Shares
Throughout the year, there are always instances of items not coming in, or last minute substitutions for which we track a running tally on each share so that we can be sure to give everyone their (ahem) fair share. At this time of the season, we attempt to even out all the over/under values we've tallied during the season, so you might see some oddball wildcard amounts in the shares. We typically try to give ourselves a spare dollar up until the final pickup week for each share, in case something comes in costing more than we had anticipated. Also keep in mind that the weekly share amount charged in Farmigo includes sales tax. Check the clipboards below to see what will be in the shares. Some of the choices will not show up in your cart, so feel free to delete out what is listed there and add in your preferred choice.

Please order by 11AM Wednesday

3. FSA/FSD $38.5

Buttonwood Whole Chicken ($12.75)
Ozark Forest Pesto ($7)
Companion Seedy Wheaty ($3.50)
Dry Beans ($3.50)
Cheese Choice ($6.25)
Wildcard ($5.50)
Wildcard Vegetable
Apples - Fuji

Please order by 11AM Wednesday

4. UCA/KWA $39.75 

D&M Sausage ($7)
Eggs ($4.75)
Midwest Whole Wheat/Spinach Cresta ($6.50)
Marina's Tomato Sauce ($5.50)
Almond or Cashew Butter ($9)
Ozark Forest Mushrooms ($7)
Turnips with Greens
Spaghetti Squash - M

Please order by 11AM Wednesday

1. FSB FSE ucb kwb  $41.05 

Raincrow Ranch Stew Beef ($8.80)
Del Carmen Black Beans Choice ($5.75)
Mr. Meowski Pizza Dough ($4)
Clean Plate Kitchen Pizza Sauce ($4)
Coffee or Kitchen Kulture Choice ($11.50)
Ozark Forest Mushrooms ($7)
Wildcard Vegetable

Please order by 11AM Wednesday

1. MINI $22.50

Meramec Bison, D&M Gyro, CircleB Pork Chop ($11.50)
Eggs ($4.75)
Cham Pita ($2.50)
Yogurt Choice ($3.75)
Greens Choice
Sweet Potatoes
Squash - Acorn

Please order by 11AM Wednesday

1. Delivered $22.50 

Meramec Bison, D&M Gyro, CircleB Pork Chop ($11.50)
Eggs ($4.75)
Cham Pita ($2.50)
Yogurt Choice ($3.75)
Sweet Potatoes
Squash - Acorn