Welcome to Week 11!

We'll see all Full Shares, ODD-week Half Shares, Mini Shares and Delivered Shares this week

 

Official Notice #4: Fair Shares will not have pickup/delivery the week of July 4th!
We have put everyone's share on hold for that week so that your accounts will not be charged. If you would prefer to donate that week, go ahead and take the hold off. :) 
Note to EVEN-Half Share Members, you will have a whole month between pickups after your June 20th share, so plan accordingly! Also note that this is your last pickup before Father's Day, in case you need to pick up a little something special.




Going Somewhere?
Our new member accounting system allows for putting your share on hold, but we can't allow it after we've already ordered the produce for the week, so it seems prudent to state our policy: You may put your share on hold (although we and our farmers would much prefer your sell or give your share to family, friends, or co-workers--i.e. a potential new member), but you must do so BY MIDNIGHT on SUNDAY. In the winter, when there is no fresh produce to speak of, it's not a problem, but in high produce season, we can't give you credit for produce we will have to donate. You can even put your share on hold yourself in your account, but again YOU MUST DO THIS BEFORE MONDAY MORNING. We are happy to reschedule for Friday or Monday, when available, if you miss the deadline.


A Note About Ordering Online
We love the new system with the tradable items in your carts and the ability for members to order through the store, but it will always be a challenge. Because of the nature of our trading system at pickups, along with our inability to update the nearly 800-item store for before both Wednesday and Thursday pickups, the inventory is often inaccurate. If we are out of something you request, we may contact you if time allows, or send an alternative option. You can always trade it and select something different from the swap items available at your pickup site*. If you don't see something you're looking for, just ask because we might have it even if it isn't in the store.
*Note this option is not available to Delivery to Groups members.

Pickup members must order by noon on your pickup day.
NOTE EARLIER TIME! >> Delivered share members must order by 9:00 on your delivery day.

Login to your Farmigo account to swap out the tradable items in your cart.

More questions? Check here on our FAQ page. The FAQ is located under the Basics tab on the website, in case you need to look it up later.
 

Did Eddie Cochran Have it Wrong?
We think we may have found the cure. We give you... 

Exhibit A: The Blueberry.


Loaded with anti-oxidents, this little blue pill can help heart health, bone strength, skin health, blood pressure, diabetes management, cancer prevention, and mental health. Everyone loves them.

Exhibit B: The Sweet Cherry. 


Another anti-oxident rich fruit, this deep-red nugget of sweetness has anti-aging beneftis, boost immunity, prevents cancer, protects vision, aids in digestion, improves brain function and reduces heart disease. Sounds magic, right? Unicorns love them.

Exhibit C: Peas (English shelling and sugar snap). 


Not just for baby... I could spoon feed you the health benefits, but what, are you a baby, no! And with all those cherries helping your vision, you can read all about them yourself, here. We don't have many extras for sale, so they aren't going in the store, but we hope to be able to include them in all the shares in the next few weeks.

Also...This is the dawning of the end of asparagus. But, you know, to every thing (turn turn turn), there is a season...and it's been a pretty good one, so I'll stop there, so everyone's eyes don't roll too far back in their heads. If you haven't gotten your asparagus fix for the season, we still have some fresh coming in, plus, Kitchen Kulture has a delicious, asparagus soup with fennel, potato, spices and a little cream. Delicious hot or cold, and with some plain yogurt, it makes a good dip for those cucumber slices. Yay, cucumber, the base of everything I will eat for the remainder of the summer!



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CSA-eating

There is a learning curve to eating locally and seasonally, so give yourself and your family the time to figure it out. It's worth learning because it can save you time and money, make you a more creative cook, and teach you to appreciate your food more as you savor the delicious quality of produce at it's peak of flavor when it's in season. As I look at recipes, I automatically adjust them according to what is in my refrigerator and cupboard. I've learned to cook according to what I have available. As you learn to assess what you need... Read more
Wash your food! The bugs are really enjoying it, and unless you want to enjoy them (extra protein), you may want to cut the top off that corn...Read more
Even if you don't like kale, baked kale chips are something you should try before writing this superfood off for good. This recipe from Recipe Zaar is pretty basic; when I make kale chips, I add garlic powder and/or fenugreek powder. Feel free to spice them up with your favorite flavors--curry powder, cayenne or chili powder would be great additions, and I doubt anyone would complain if you grated a salty cheese over it after baking.Read more
With gyro meat, pita, yogurt and cucumber, you are minutes away from a super delicious and infinitely satisfying meal. Happy happy joy joy.Read more
Nobody could believe this was carrot tops--yeah, the ones that usually end up in your compost instead of your chicken broth. Use as a dip for veggies (like the carrots whence the greens came), a spread for crackers, or toss over pasta, meat, fish, rice, etc. An easy, basic pesto recipe that replaces the basil with carrot tops. Simply delicious.Read more
This recipe was made up after the fact, based on very fuzzy recollections from a tropical vacation on a boat several years ago, along with another recipe for Mushroom-Polenta Collard Rolls I found online. I adjusted the recipe based on what we did, as well as can be remembered. What I do remember was that this was delicious. Since we have a variety of greens in the shares, I would say that Swiss chard would make a great substitute.Read more

12/5&6/18
4. FSA/ FSD

Meramec Ground Bison ($12.75)
Ozark Forest Fresh Mushrooms ($7)
Hilty Tomatoes ($7)
Kreta Reserve Olive Oil ($7)
Bellews Creek Black Beans ($3.50)
Companion Frozen Bread Choice ($3.50)
Nolte Winter Squash Choice

12/5&6/18
5. FSB/FSE

Circle B Pork Meatballs or Choice ($8)
Ozark Forest Sundried Tomatoes ($6.75)
Prairie Fruits Chevre Cheese ($7)
Buttonwood Eggs ($4.75)
Midwest Pasta-Short ($6.50)
Mr. Meowski's Sourdough or Biver Slicing Tomatoes
Bee Simple Shoots

12/5/18
1. FSC $29.50

Raincrow Ranch - Ground Beef ($6.50)
Del Carmen Black Beans Choice ($5.75)
Buttonwood Eggs ($4.75)
Ozark Forest Fresh Mushrooms ($7)
Condiment Choice ($5.50)
Bee Simple Shoots
Double Star Carrots
Kopmann Butternut or Acorn Squash
Biver Slicing Tomatoes

2. UCA/KWA

Buttonwood Chicken Sausage Choice ($9)
Marcoot Choice ($4.50)
Coffee ($11.50) or KK Saag Paneer
Hilty or Nolte Pickles ($7)
Braggadoccio Rice or Polenta Choice ($4.50)
Biver Spaghetti Squash
EarthDance Carrots

12/5&6/18
3. UCB/KWB

D & M Gyro Lamb ($10.75)
Ozark Forest Pesto ($6.75)
Cham Pita ($2.25)
Buttonwood Eggs ($4.75)
Midwest Pasta -WW/Porcini/Egg Linguine ($6.50)
Windcrest Dairy Yogurt Choice ($3.75)
Bee Simple Shoots
Biver Slicing Tomatoes

12/5&6/18
1. MINI

Raincrow Ranch - Ground Beef ($6.50)
Del Carmen Black Beans Choice ($5.75)
Buttonwood Eggs ($4.75)
Ozark Forest Fresh Mushrooms ($7)
Thies Spinach

12/6/18
3. Delivered

D & M Gyro Lamb ($10.75)
Ozark Forest Pesto ($6.75)
Cham Pita ($2.25)
Buttonwood Eggs ($4.75)
Midwest Pasta -WW/Porcini/Egg Linguine ($6.50)
EarthDance Carrots