Welcome to Week 12!

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

 

Official Notice #5: 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 this week's June 20th share, so plan accordingly!



 

 

We have a few whole milk available in the store if you you'd like to order an extra.


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 have so many shares on hold that we're worried we won't meet our farmer commitments, so 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. 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
Because of the nature of our trading system at pickups, along with the short window of time to update the store, 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.
Delivered share members must order by 9:00 on your delivery day. << 
NOTE EARLIER TIME! 

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.


We've got your summertime blues right here. 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 Tart Cherry. 


Another anti-oxident rich fruit, this deep-red nugget of tart flavor has anti-aging benefts, boosts immunity, prevents cancer, protects vision, aids in digestion, improves brain function and reduces heart disease, and it makes delicious cherry pie. Sounds magic, right? Unicorns love them.

Exhibit C: Vincent and the Garlic Scape:

This shameless plug for Vincent, one of our former Fair Shares ferals, is here to give you all a little break from the political chaos and encourage you to tell me how adorable he is. Vinnie runs to the kitchen whenever he hears the produce drawer or a plastic bag, and hovers underfoot until offered something fun to play with--he particularly enjoys garlic floss, as evidenced in the video below.

Didja catch that wink at the end? ; P
Eating locally in the summer is fun for the whole family!

 

This really is the end of asparagus. Even if it's available next week, we're moving on to the summer produce, so this is your last chance!



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Everyone knows it's all about having the right tool for the job. How do you extend a dish to feed the family (or have leftovers for lunch for yourself? Introducing Windcrest Plain Yogurt.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

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
This is a great dip for veggies or toasts, crackers and bread. It also makes a delicious spread for a sandwich or filling for an omelet. Can you say versatile?Read more
We're attempting to be more green with your greens by purchasing compostable vegetable bags. Although they cost nearly four times the amount of the evil, eco-hating, polluting, earth-killing bags (was that too much?), we think good old Mother Nature is worth it.Read more
Oh man, this was soooo delicious. I bet this would make a great blueberry pie, too.Read more

How to Prep Cooking Greens

Prepping your greens can seem like a chore if you don't have a good system. Try this method for kale, collards, Swiss chard, spinach, etc. and you'll find that it's easy eating greens! 1. De-stem the greens by grasping the stem in one hand and the bottom of the leaf where it meets the stem in the other. Holding the leaf with the back facing you, carefully pull the leaf away from the stem toward the front of the leaf with your thumb and forefinger on either side of the stem. Then lightly squeeze the leaf around the stem and... 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