Welcome to Week 10!

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

Many thanks to our wonderful member volunteers who have stepped up to offer their time to help us while we continue to be short staffed this month. Again, anyone available, let us know. As more and more fresh produce comes in, we would always welcome an extra pair of hands. We know that the members who volunteer gain a new appreciation of the effort that goes into getting the food in and out each week, not to mention the tremendous work that our rock-star farmers do to grow and raise all this beautiful, healthy food for us. If you'd like to get a little closer to your food, please contact us about coming in on a Tuesday or Wednesday late morning or early afternoon. 


Trades and Additional Purchases

Please read the rules of trading and how we like to receive your trades and orders on the Trades and Orders page of our website (note you must be logged in to access this page).

Place orders by noon* to orders@fairshares.org -- you can just reply to this email.
*Delivered-share members: please email by noon Wednesday OR wait until after you've received the Wednesday evening newsletter and order by 9:30a.m. Thursday. (Because we may no longer have certain items available, please check the Wednesday evening newsletter for the updated produce list). 

Be sure to include your account name--which is your last name and pickup group, so we know where to send the food.

Jowl Bacon
Looks like bacon, smells like bacon, tastes like bacon, acts like bacon, cheaper than bacon! $6/lb. Geisert (limited) or Circle B, $7/lb. Blind Star. This is delicious bacon from the jowl, rather than the loin. The pieces tend to be shorter, slightly thicker, and when cooked up crisp, I daresay it may even taste better than the regular bacon...but don't take my word for it. We got three pigs in and the jowl is stacking up. Great cooked with greens or on a BLT.

Mr. Meowski's Sourdough 
Available frozen this week: $5/loaf. Did someone mention a BLT?

Centennial Jams are back! $4.75. We're getting a good variety in this week, including our personal favorites, Triple Crown and Summer Trio.

Companion Local Grains Project
Just in the nick of time, since we ran out of all the frozen porridge bread last week, Companion has started the next chapter of the Local Grains Project. We got a sample last week and can vouch for its deliciousness. We'll include it in the shares so everyone gets a chance to try it. $4.00. Read about these yummy buns below.

Kitchen Kulture

Strawberry Tamarind Dressing: $5.50/8oz. We thought having a lovely salad dressing in the shares during lettuce season would be appreciated. This sweet and tangy dressing also works well as a sauce for vegetables (like zucchini) and roasted meats.

Saag Paneer: $11. With Mofu Tofu and local greens--just add rice, and maybe some sauteed chicken for a quick and tasty meal.

Coconut Grits: $10. Creamy coconut milk and grits? Okay!  I mixed this with Saag Paneer, for a win.
Cheddar Grits: $11. They're cheesy delish and the perfect base for a little grilled meat or fish. Greens on the side, please.

Moroccan Lentil Stew: $11. As seen in the shares! Heady Moroccan spices bring an exotic, savory flavor to the dinner table.
Pumpkin Risotto: $11. A hearty side dish with a little sweetness from the winter squash and dried fruit.

Date Lady
Organic Dates: $7.
Date Balsamic Vinegar: $6.25. Drizzle over grilled or roasted veggies. WOW!
Date Syrup or Coconut Date Syrup: $8. Add the date syrup to your salad dressing, or use in place of honey in baking, or in your yogurt, or your oatmeal.


Some of the produce is limited, so please leave a second choice when you order, or don't plan to make even trades.

Yoder Sweet Cherries: $6.00/pt. Big, bright red, sweet cherries. Delicious in a yogurt parfait, or right out of the bowl.
Yoder Tart Cherries: $6.00/pt. Limited. Make your own hand pies, because have you read the ingredients in the store bought version?
Babb's Blueberries: $5.50/pt. Not sure how many extras we'll get in. If we don't get as many as we'd hoped, we may limit orders to one.

Shelling or Snap Peas: $3.50. We won't have lots of extras, but there should be a few.

Berger Bluff Carrots: $3.50. They said they are bringing rainbow carrots this week. I think we could all use a rainbow right about now.

Biver Kale: $4/13oz.
Biver Collards: $4.
Biver or EarthDance Swiss Chard: $4.

Arugula: $2.25/4oz.
Lettuce: $3.00-$4.00. We should have a few extra head lettuce or loose leaf available. 

Double Star Tomatoes: $3.50/lb. Limited, but go on, with all that lettuce, not to mention arugula, and bacon? You know what to do.
Biver Zucchini or Zephyr Summer Squash: $2.00/share.

Nolte Purple Kohlrabi: $2.75/2 large bulbs. These are a pretty purple skin with creamy white flesh that are a crisp and crunchy addition to your veggie platter as well as your salad. Also try the delicious slaw below for a summer refresher.
Double Star Beets: $2.75/lb. Yay, beets! I think these will just be red beets, but didn't actually find out.

Biver Japanese Turnips: $3.50. White, tender and mild, these turnips are great for salads, or raw on the veggie platter, but also saute up quite nicely and make a great little dish served over their own sauteed greens--just add garlic scapes!
EarthDance Rainbow Radishes: $2.75/.75lb. bag. Little purple daikon, green daikon and a few other pretty varieties. Unicorns not included.

Double Star Broccoli: $2.75/lb. We will probably will just price these individually based on what the size of the heads look like.
Double Star Cauliflower: $2.75/lb. Same with the broccoli, will probably be priced per head.

Lee Garlic Scapes: $1.85/.3lb. Yay! These are delicious as a side dish, cut into 1-inch pieces and sauteed in a little olive oil (no need to add garlic!). Chop and use as you would garlic, and don't miss the garlic scape pesto recipe below!
Girod Green Onions: $2.00/bu.

St. Isidore Cippolini Green Onions: $3/lb.
Nolte or Elixir Leeks: $3.50/lb. The leeks and the cippolini onions above are a great addition to a veggie broil/roast--they crisp and brown up perfectly, nom nom nom.

Bee Simple Shoots: $4. Not sure what we'll be getting tomorrow - pea, sunflower, maybe a super mix?
Ozark Forest Mushrooms: $7.00. A mix of Shiitakes and Oysters. 


Happy Milk from Ozark Mountain Creamery
Order by Sunday for pickup with your share.

Binomial Name: Allium sativum L. When we found out the garlic scapes were ready, we were fairly giddy with excitement, what with garlic being our favorite vegetable and all. Garlic scapes are the above ground stalk and seed head of the hardneck garlic bulb. Scapes are often harvested about three weeks before the head of garlic reaches maturity. Removing the scape makes for a bigger garlic bulb.Read more
From charter member Joanne McAndrews: Got greens? And maybe some Fair Shares eggs, cheese, and bread? Here's a delicious brunch/breakfast-for-dinner casserole that turns spinach/kale/Swiss Chard, etc. into a main dish that the whole family will enjoy.Read more
Kohlrabi is low in calories, high in nutrients and a great raw snack. If you need an instant immune system boost, then try snacking on a cup of raw Kohlrabi. Of all the vitamins in kohlrabi, vitamin C is the most abundant. A cup of raw kohlrabi has almost 84 mg of vitamin C, which is more than enough to meet your daily requirement. It also has a good amount of the B vitamins, which play a role in increasing metabolic rates and maintaining healthy skin and hair.Read more
Try serving your hot protein and cooked veggies atop a crispy cool salad instead of on a bun or over pasta. The contrast of hot and cold along with the variety of textures makes for a very satisfying supper, as well as cutting down on the carbs.Read more
This is just a simple dish that makes its own thickened sauce and is wonderful over pasta or rice, or in risotto, cooked wheat berries or other whole grains. It's versatile and forgiving, and can be adapted to your particular tastes.Read more
A few of our farmers are growing a lovely array of chicories, so I looked up a bit more info to share and found this great blog from the Whistling Train Farm in Washington state. She has some great information not just on chicories, but on a lot of the same goodies we see in our shares, so it's worth a look around there.Read more
Oh man, this was soooo delicious. I bet this would make a great blueberry pie, too.Read more
Beets are so beautiful, and their earthy flavor pairs fabulously with the tart creaminess of fresh chevre and a few salad greens. If your beets have the greens attached, you can chop them and add them to the salad (stems removed).Read more

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