Welcome to Week 13!

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

Next Tuesday is Independence Day--do you have your barbecue plans in place? Be sure to order your extras for pickup this week.

* Please note that we lost a freezer over the weekend, along with about $1200 in meats and fish, so if we run out of anything, we're sorry, but still more sorry for ourselves and the animals whose lives were wasted... :(

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.

Mr. Meowski's Sourdough 
Available fresh or frozen this week: $6/fresh, 5/frozen. 

Centennial Jams are back! $4.75. We've got a good variety on hand again, and it's perfect on Mr. Meowski sourdough toast with Larder and Cupboard butter.

Kitchen Kulture

Saag Paneer: $11. With Mofu Tofu and local greens--just add rice, and maybe some sauteed chicken for a quick and tasty meal.
Pumpkin Risotto: $11. A hearty side dish with a little sweetness from the winter squash and dried fruit.
Moroccan Lentil Stew: $11. It's ba-ack...

Vegetable Green Curry: $11. This Thai Green Curry is delicious over rice, pasta, or perhaps the coconut grits below.
Coconut Grits: $10. Creamy coconut milk and grits? Yes, please!  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.

Garlic Scape Pesto: $7.50. In case you just haven't been willing to take our advice and do it yourself, Kitchen Kulture to the rescue!
Cauliflower Hummus: $6. This is a great way to get more veggies into your day--it tastes like hummus (the kids will never know -- unless they can read, so hide the evidence).
Strawberry Tamarind Dressing: $5.50/8oz. This sweet and tangy dressing works well as a sauce for vegetables (like zucchini) and roasted meats, as well as on your salad.


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

Babb's Blueberries: $5.50/pt. Blueberries are winding down already, boo hoo! We ordered in a number of extras to have available for sale.
Jacob's Orchard Blackberries: $5.50/pt.

Jacob's Orchard Peach Seconds: $2.50/share. We are helping the farmer and ourselves out this week by taking peach seconds for the shares and for sale. We wouldn't have been able to get the peaches in on time because of their picking schedule, and the farmer assured us peaches aren't icky, they just have marks on them and are too small to be #1s.

Arugula: $2.25/.25lb.
Fennel: $1.50/hd. Fronds included. See recipes below for suggestions.

Berger Bluff Carrots: $3.50. Rainbow carrots--Complete with pot-o-gold.
EarthDance Rainbow Radishes: $2.75/.75lb. bag. Little purple daikon, green daikon and a few other pretty varieties. Unicorns not included (but if you get these and the rainbow carrots, we'll see what we can do).

Celtuce: $2./stalk.  Celtuce? What is this, like a cross between celery and lettuce? Ding ding ding! You win! Try this crazy, fun veggie with a peanut-y legume flavor in a stir fry, or slice it thin for the veggie tray and keep your friends guessing (you, like us, can be that wacky friend who always introduces people to wierd, exciting new produce). Read more below.

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

Biver Arugula: $2.25/4oz.
EarthDance Lettuce: $3.75. 

Biver Sungold Tomatoes: $4/pt. These beloved sweet, gold nuggets represent one of the best things about seasonal eating--the anticipation and the reward for waiting.
Nolte Cherry Tomatoes: $3.50/lb. Big, juicy red cherry toms--perfect for slicing in half and creating pretty little appetizers with fresh basil, fresh mozzarella, and perhaps a sliver of hard salame.
Nolte San Marzano Tomatoes: $3.50/lb. These are the famous Italian sauce tomatoes, but they're still good for eating raw--just not super juicy like your typical slicer.

Sweet Corn: $2.40/6 ears. It's now officially summer and barbecue season. Man that came up fast this year, but I am so ready for my favorite salad (see below).

Biver Tomatillos: $3/.75lb. 
Lee Zucchini and Yellow Squash: $3.00/share. One of each.

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!

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!
Lee Garlic Scapes: $1.85/.3lb. 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 green onions and garlic, and don't miss the garlic scape pesto recipe below!

Lee Green Garlic: $2.00/hd. Nice big bulbs with the edible stem attached. This is the second stage of our garlic eating enjoyment; next up, cured garlic. We threw one on the grill with a ton of other veggies and our kabob meat (the only thing we skewered) and it made the perfect roasted garlic accompaniment to a fabulous vegeful meal. 

EarthDance Bunched Onions: $2.75/bu. They are bringing a few varieties, but we didn't order in lots of extras: scallion, red cippolini, yellow cippolini and red tropea.
Girod Red Potatoes: $3.00/2lb. 

Ozark Forest Mushrooms: $7.00.  Oyster and Shiitake Mix.


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

Fresh tomatillos have a slight citrusy flavor that makes a wonderful salsa that goes well with chicken, pork, fish, eggs, and grilled veggies. Or eat as is with chips...Read more
The name of the recipe sort of says it all. You can use equal proportions, or more or less of any depending on your tastes, or what you have available. This salad is so fresh it deserves a slap on the face. It also makes a delicious salsa with the addition of hot peppers, and we have jalapenos!Read more
From Farmer John's Cookbook The Real Dirt on Vegetables. Great on roasted meats or grilled veggies, or to flavor sandwiches, bean dips, soups, etc.Read more
Here is a bright and refreshing salad that showcases fresh fennel perfectly.Read more
The simplest preparations are often the best. These two are a match made in heaven. The only intruder that might be welcome is toasted pecans.Read more
Once again, member Joanne McAndrew has come through with another winning recipe find, this time from BudgetBytes.com. There are so many Fair Shares ingredients that could be used and/or substituted here, it's almost like it was made for us.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