Welcome to Week 8!

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

Our apologies for any delays or mistakes we may make again this week. Lindy will probably be on hand, but still fairly immobile while recovering from knee surgery last Monday. Kevin is away this week, so we are essentially down 2/5 of our staff, though we do have an array of stellar member volunteers who have stepped up to offer their time to help us get the shares together. We do love the opportunity to show more of you how this crazy-little thing called Fair Shares works so you can appreciate our ability to fake the appearance of a well-oiled machine.

Baetje Cheese Tasting June 6th

We're hosting a Baetje Cheese tasting for members and friends on Tuesday, June 6th at 6p.m. Please mark your calendar and gather the troops. It's a party situation.


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.

New Yogurt
Yo-Bul Sheep and Cows Milk Yogurt: $2.50/6oz.
Windcrest Greek Strawberry, Raspberry, Peach and Blueberry Yogurt: $1.50/6oz. Windcrest is now carrying only the Greek fruit yogurts.

Prairies Fruits Cheeses
Black Goat: $6.50. A bloomy-rind goat round dusted in vegetable ash to neutralize the acidity and give a mellow and buttery finish.
Little Bloom: $9.50. Bloomy-rind camembert style with a mushroomy rind and slightly tangy yet creamy interior.
Angel Food: $5. Bloomy-rind brie-type with a thin rind and creamy paste. All these cheeses are worth letting them come to room temp for the full-flavor experience.

Bittersweet Artisan Chocolate Treats
Lava Cakes (Frozen): $8/2-pk. If you were one of the smart moms who bought herself one of these for the kids to give you for Mother's Day, you know that this is the stuff of dreams. We highly recommend wrapping one in butcher paper and marking it "pigs feet" or "beef heart" to store in the freezer for emergencies. Just like on an airplane, you have to save yourself before you can save the children.

Salted Caramel Chocolate Sauce*: $10.75. Just heat and add a spoon. Or dip in fresh strawberries, or spoon over ice cream, vanilla yogurt or even pancakes. 
*Note save $1 when you purchase this as part our May Member Special below.

May Member Special - Almond O'Joy
Save up to $3!
Buy a Mound City Almond Butter and get $1 off. Add a Bittersweet Artisan Salted Caramel Chocolate Sauce or a Hilty Coconut Oil and take $2 off. Buy all three and save $3!
Mound City Almond Butter $12.25 for the month of May. Bittersweet Chocolate Sauce $9.75 with purchase of MC Almond Butter. Hilty Coconut Oil $10.30 with purchase of MCAB.

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 asparagus!) 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! 
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 ana exotic savory spice 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.
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 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 Farms Strawberries: $6.00/qt. Every salad, every yogurt, every peanut butter sandwich...strawberries included. We didn't get lots of extras since everyone has them in their share.
Spinach: $4/.75lb. Very limited.

Shelling Peas: $3.50/.3lb. Fresh
Double Star Asparagus: $3.50/bu. 
Very limited.
Mast Rhubarb: $3.50/.75lb.

Berger Bluff Carrots: $3.50. 
EarthDance Rainbow Radishes: $2.75/.75lb. bag. Little purple daikon, green daikon and a few other pretty varieties. Unicorns not included.

Girod Green Onions: $2.00/bu.
Nolte Leeks: $3.50/lb.

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. 

Double Star Tomatoes: $3.50/lb. Very limited.
Double Star Zucchini: $2.75/lb.ish. Very limited.

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

When both strawberries and rhubarb are in season, there are certain things that must be done...like dessert! We adapted this recipe from tasteofhome.com. We've also included a link to gluten-free Strawberry-Rhubarb Cobbler recipe that supposedly tastes better than the regular version.Read more
A good radish sandwich can be nothing more than sweet butter spread on bread and topped with sliced radishes and sea salt. But the different variations can take it from a simple lunch to an elegant hors d'oeuvres fit for a fancy party. Here are a couple ideas to get you started eating your new favorite sandwich.Read more
A simple butter sauce transcends a boring old veggie into a delicious dish suitable for company. Details at 10.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
I just found this "recipe" in the database, and it made me laugh at how pathetic and uninspired it is. It doesn't even have the decency to include a photo or to call for salt and pepper to taste. Just who does this recipe think it is? I hope I didn't make it up... Anyway, great ingredients don't need a lot of extras, so enjoy!Read more

Go Topless!

Woo woo. Take it off baby! When you receive root veggies with the greens attached, it's important to remove the tops from the roots. The greens are edible if they're in good shape--yes, even radish greens--and don't think that just because they are wilted that they are not good. They are just thirsty! Why? Because the roots and the greens are competing for the moisture in the plant. This is why you want to separate them. It will help keep your greens perky and your roots firm. Just cut off the roots below the rubber band or twist tie and... 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