Welcome to Week 19!

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

Thanks to our amazing new member volunteers, Ann Posega, Cabrini King, Emily Levin, Kevin Linden and Steve Neville, and Wednesday pickup volunteers Kelly and Carrie. This is not even including our "regular" volunteers who have committed their every Wednesday and Thursday to Fair Shares--some for all 10 years!. UCity folks, please thank Ann Getz for cutting her Spain trip short to be here for you in UCity (not really, but she probably has jet lag). We love our volunteers and couldn't do it without you all.

We are still in need of help for some of our very busy times, so if you have time, please reply and let us know what days and hours you might be able to spare. We could especially use a little more help on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during the morning and early afternoon for farmer deliveries and produce weighing, counting and sorting, and also during pickups. I promise you'll appreciate your farmers and the food so much more! We could really use help this Thursday afternoon because Steve is unavailable for help with pickups.

Please read the post below regarding upcoming changes to our Payment System. It is really important for everyone to be aware of this change, how it will affect your payments and what is expected of you when we make the transition.

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 frozen this week: $5/loaf. 

Kitchen Kulture

Anchovy Tomato Sauce: $7.50/pt. ? We didn't get an invoice yet, but this is what it was last year. We'll adjust if necessary.

Pumpkin Risotto: $11. A hearty side dish with a little sweetness from the winter squash and dried fruit.
Moroccan Lentil Stew: $11.

Vegetable Green Curry: $11. This Thai Green Curry is delicious over rice, pasta, or perhaps the coconut grits below.
Sundried Tomato Grits: $11. We're excited to try this new variety--we were confused about whether this is supposed to be smoked, or sundried tomatoes, and we won't know until they deliver tomorrow, so let us know if you don't want it if it's smoked instead of sundried.

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.


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

IT'S FIG THIRTY! Woot woot! $7. Ivan has his fantastic figs available, and everyone needs to learn how to eat them (see post below). They are ripe and fragile and need to be eaten relatively quickly, but please do read about figs because they can be eaten even if they look "rotten" and moldy to you. I rinse off the mold and eat them anyway, really.

Yoder Blackberries: $5.50/pt. LIMITED.

Jacob's Peaches: $3.50/share. The number per share varies per size.

Jacob's Orchard Peach Seconds: $2.50/share. Peach cobbler, peach pie, peach crisp, peaches and cream, peaches and yogurt, peaches and oatmeal, peach jam, peach butter, peach ice cream. Do you need any more suggestions?

Nolte Tasty Bites (Small) Cantaloupe:  $2/ea. Sweet!
Nolte Aphrodite or Lee Cantaloupe: $4/ea.

Yoder Watermelon: $6.75. We may have a number of varieties coming in, and only a few of them are seedless. The majority will be seeded so if you will ONLY take seedless, let us know, otherwise we will sub in seeded melons when the seedless run out.

Nolte Orange Sherbet Watermelon: $5.50. Bright yellow-orange flesh with seeds. Super sweet, and delish.


Yoder Carrots: 3.00/lb. 

EarthDance Red Russian Kale: $4/bu. 
EarthDance Rainbow Swiss Chard: $4.

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.
Biver Cherry Bomb Tomatoes: $4/pt.
Biver Funky Bunch Mixed Tomatoes: $4/pt. 

Heirloom Tomatoes: $4.50/share. We have a few extras of Ivan's spectacular heirlooms available. About 1.3lb. shares. 
Slicing Tomatoes: $3.80/share. It's tomato gorging season!

Tomato Seconds: $1.50/lb. We don't have a full box available, but certainly enough to make a nice tomato jam or sauce. If anyone wants a box of seconds from the farm, let us know and we can order it for your next pickup.

Biver Slicing Cucumber: $1.50/ea.
Biver Pickling Cucumbers: $2.75/lb. I forget that not everyone knows that pickling cucumbers are just a cucumber variety that is small enough to fit in a jar. They are good raw, too.

Sweet Corn: $2/4 ears. This week's corn is from Missouri Produce. It's not sprayed, so check for worms!
Biver Tomatillos: $3/.75lb. Throw a couple of tomatillos into any veggie saute for a nice, bright citrusy addition--adds bulk and a bit of moisture, without being watery like tomatoes.

Zephyr Squash: $1.50/share. Half a zephyr and a garlic scape sauteed, make the perfect vehicle for that scarmbled egg and shredded smoked gouda for breakfast. 
Nolte or Kopmann Eggplant: $1.50/ea. Asian, or $2/globe.

Colored Peppers: $2.00/ea. These are red, yellow and mixed color--at last, wee! Limited.
We're at the verge of peppers kicking in--there may be extras, so 

Bellews Creek Garlic:  We just got a new crop of cured garlic in last week. Some big, beautiful heads in various sizes. XL: $3.00, L: $2.50, L: $2.00, S: $1.00.
Girod Onions: $2.00. Red and yellow candy onion mix. 

Girod Red Potatoes: $3.00/2lb.

Ozark Forest Mushrooms: $7.00.  Shiitakes this week.
Bee Simple Shoots: $4. Sunflower, Pea, Arugula, Mix. We've ordered in only a few each variety. If we run out, we will substitute, so please leave your second and third choice, and tell us if there is one you do NOT want. We got only 12 this week, so if lots of folks are interested, we'll get more in for next week.

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

Did you read the email from last Tuesday? Did you login and update your account info and enter a payment plan? PLEASE READ THIS NOW. I'M NOT YELLING, I'm begging...Read more

How To Eat Figs

Fresh, ripe figs are a delicacy that not many people get the chance to enjoy. Because of this, a bit of information may be helpful to those of you who haven't experienced a fresh fig. Unlike the dried version, which will live on indefinitely in the cupboard, fresh figs are highly perishable and must be refrigerated, and handled carefully. They are picked ripe, which makes them sweet and flavorful, but also very delicate, and they need to be eaten right away. figbliss.jpg Figs do mold quickly, but many people mistake the blue, waxy-looking substance that forms along the bottom or... Read more
This photo is from the stunningly-beautiful, creativity-inspring cookbook Jeruselem, by Sami Tamimi and Yotam Ottolenghi, which I highly recommend you race out and buy right now. You can be inspired and let it lead you on your own path.Read more
Did you read the email from last Tuesday? Did you login and update your account info and enter a payment plan? PLEASE READ THIS NOW. I'M NOT YELLING, I'm begging...Read more
This recipe was created with larger bell peppers in mind, but will work well for other peppers, either hot or sweet, such as corno de toro, ancho and poblano peppers. Go ahead and make extra, so your dreams of more in the future will come true.Read more
Did you read the email from last Tuesday? Did you login and update your account info and enter a payment plan? PLEASE READ THIS NOW. I'M NOT YELLING, I'm begging...Read more
This is not a low-cal, healthy recipe. But man it's so good. I may try to adapt this using yogurt instead of mayonnaise--if anyone tries that, let me know! The photo here is a tomato pie made with a homemade whole wheat crust because I don't have a photo of my own. You can find a more realistic image of what the pie for this particular recipe looks like hereRead more
I got this recipe from Cooking Light. It was sooo good and the tomato jam is seriously a winner if you are looking for new ideas to get through all those tomatoes.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