Welcome to Week 19!

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

ORDER ONLINE!
Please wait until your weekly share items have been added to your cart before selecting any items from the store. You don't have to wait until the newsletter is sent, but keep in mind that the store updating may not have been completed yet. If the store is closed by the time you check (after non on your pickup day), you may logout to browse the store and send us an email, but we may not see it before you pick up because we often aren't at our computers after noon.

 Smaller Fig Shares 
We heard from some members that they have a hard time getting through all their figs before they go bad. We know they are very delicate, but never seem to have that problem ourselves. Anyway, Ivan wants us to move more of his figs while they are in abundance during the season, but it's difficult to fit a $7 item into lots of shares when there is so much other fresh produce to include. So we asked him to make half-size shares that will cost $3.75 rather than $7 (we are requiring him to use more packaging, so we gave him the extra quarter). With this in mind, we will likely include them in the shares a little more often than in the past. For those of you who are big fig fans, you may want to order extras if you have to share with others...

Important Update on Meat Orders from the Store

We request that you order the number of packages you would like. We will make the price in the store a typical package price and will update with the actual price. You are welcome to email us with details on whether you are seeking a specific weight or number of pieces.

For example, boneless chicken breasts are usually two to a package and average one pound. If you want two packages (four breasts), you will order two packages. If you are looking for a minimum of three pounds and you don't care how many breasts or packages it takes, you can enter "1" and email us with any instructions. We will do our best to get the store updated with accurate info, but keep in mind that some items vary wildly in size and weight--like the chicken breasts that showed up last week in larger than normal packages. When we get different sizes week to week, and when deliveries don't come in until Wednesday, it makes keeping this info updated next to impossible, so just email us to tell us what you want.

Keeping the inventory in the store accurate is extra difficult with our system and schedule, so 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 (sorry, this option is not available to Delivery to Groups members). If you're looking for something you don't see, just email/ask because we might have it even if it isn't in the store.

Delivered share members must order by 9:00am on your delivery day.
Pickup members must order by noon on your pickup 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.
 

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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. Figs do mold quickly, but many people mistake the blue, waxy-looking substance that forms along the bottom or on... Read more
We learned something new recently. Ellen Knoernschild of Centennial Farms told us that they picked a bunch of peaches a lot less ripe than they normally do because of the rain. Anyone know why?Read more
This is basic, be creative, add a layer of thinly sliced potatoes to the bottom and top to make a scalloped potato, okra and corn dish. Stir in some shrimp, add some peppers. Make it your own and remember to play in the kitchen and eat local, eat seasonal and eat fresh! Sustainable Agriculture Rules!Read more
Someone told us that okra is only slimy once it's cut, so the secret should be to cook it whole. Eating it whole may present more of a challenge, but if you really have a problem with the texture of okra, you now know the solution.Read more
It’s officially grill time. Let’s get the heat out of the house and into the back yard.Read more
With colored peppers in season and lamb in ready supply (we bet this would be delicious with the gyro meat), it's time to get out the stuffed pepper recipe... Use the hot peppers to add a little zing.Read more
Todd of Todd's Treats, maker of those delicious olive oil crackers and pistacchio toffee, gave us his favorite peach cobbler recipe.Read more
This raw, cold, blender soup is perfect for summertime when you don't want to heat up the kitchen, not to mention when those tomatoes are starting to stockpile... We know the color of this soup in the picture may not be the most appealing, but remember that green and red make brown, not gross.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