Welcome to Week 23!

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

NEW STORE ORDER TIME DEADLINE FOR WEDNESDAY PICKUP GROUPS! Details below.


Reminder for the End-of-September Sanity Break

Notice Number 3. Mark Your Calendars: There will be NO PICKUPS on Week 26, September 26 and 27th! How will you remember? No pickups Wk 26 on the 26th.
Although our farmers would love it if we were here to sell their food that week, we really gotta get the heck outta dodge. Really, we'll be much nicer when we come back. We need this break to recharge and save our sanity, though we fear it may be too late. Odd-week half shares picking up this week, you will not be affected, so you can disregard this notice unless you like to come in on your off week.
 

This Wednesday, September 5th.
Involunteer Extraordinaire Stephen, who drives the shares from the Mothership to UCity each Wednesday, will be flying back in town on Wednesday afternoon, and if there are any delays, he may be late to do the delivery. Our backup delivery people are unavailable, so in a worst case scenario, we'll lose one of the three of us at Fair Shares while we get the food to UCity. This is all to say, expect delays, feel free to help, and please be patient. Thanks! Also, we're seeking volunteers on Wednesdays... 
 

BYOB = Bring Your Own Bags. Please put your reusable bags in the trunk of your car so you are prepared should you have to do the pickup unexpectedly (or even expectedly, like you do each or every other week). Although we are thankful to Josh Allen at Companion Baking for supplying an ongoing backup of paper bags for everyone, we think you should all do the right thing and advertise for Fair Shares with the reusable bags we gave you! Josh is the only member exempt from this request. Also, if you borrowed a cloth "guilt bag" at pickup, consider this your guilt trip and bring it back in for the next poor soul who forgot their bags. Thanks!

Todd Geisert Farms / Farm To You Market Closed
We got news quite suddenly last week that Todd Geisert's Farm To You Market was closing. Since we didn't get any advanced notice, we don't know what this might mean for the future, but will keep you apprised as we learn more. We did hear from Todd's processor, who said he'll be able to make the sausage recipes in the future, but we'll have to figure out where the pork is coming from. Todd indicated that he still has pigs, so we hope to be able to continue offering you the same product, but we don't know how pricing or anything else will be affected yet. Sadface.

 

NEW ONLINE ORDERS TIME DEADLINE FOR WED. PICKUP GROUPS!

Was that headline sufficiently obnoxious enough to get your attention? 
We have moved the Wednesday members' ordering deadline up an hour to 11:00a.m. because noon isn't giving us enough time to pull the reports, gather and pack all the food and set up for the pickups. 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 will not have been completed yet. If the store is closed by the time you check, 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 all afternoon.

If you arrive early and we're scrambling to finish setting up, feel free to jump in--we're happy to have our community participate in on our Community Supported Agriculture!

Monster Melons aka Kiwano - African Horned Cucumber aka Jelly Melon

Bob Lober of St. Isidore Farm tried a crazy new crop this year: the Jelly Melon. He said it grew enormous and out of control, and he had no idea when to harvest it. According to Wikipedia the fruit is supposed to be bright yellow or orange when ripe, but can be eaten when more green like the majority of what we have here. They will ripen like bananas once picked. Reviews on the jelly melon (as we're calling them) on the Rare Seeds website was pretty entertaining. Have a look see here.

Here's another site with more info you might find helpful in deciding if you want to give one a whirl: http://paisleycarrot.com/2012/04/paisley-plant-of-the-week-jelly-melon/

We got a dozen of these scary little creatures in for those of you who would like to broaden your culinary horizons. $1.50 each in the store.

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 each time they come in (like chicken breasts and thighs). When we get different sizes week to week, and when deliveries don't come in until Wednesday, it makes keeping this info updated in the store 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.
Wednesday pickup members must order by 11 on Wednesday and Thursday
pickup members must order by noon on Thursday.

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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A spin on traditional tabouleh, using wheat berries in place of cracked wheat. This recipe uses all local ingredients, save for the lemon juice, salt and pepper. Good and good for you!Read more
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I used to make this all the time BFS (before Fair Shares). This recipe's origin is a mystery. I can’t find it in any of my favorite cookbooks to give credit, so I'll just tell you how to do it, and suggest these variations I would do now in order to make it more local. You could substitute bacon for the prosciutto and Havarti or Gouda for the Fontina, but you should know what the original was meant to taste like.Read more
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Well, pickle my sweet pepper! When it's high pepper season, I start thinking of how many different ways I can get them in my belly. I've always enjoyed pickled peppers--both hot and sweet--but I never actually made them myself...until now. It's so easy to do, I could even do it at work, and they were ready in an hour!Read more
This is about as easy as you can get, and you can halve the recipe and skip the sterile jars just to have some killer sweet dills to enjoy for the weekend.Read more

12/12&13/18
5. FSA/ FSD $47 trade value

Circle B Meatballs or Choice ($8)
Prairie Fruits Chevre Cheese ($7)
Buttonwood Eggs ($4.75)
Midwest Pasta-Short ($6.50)
Ozark Forest Sun-dried Tomatoes ($6.75)
Mr. Meowski's Frozen Sourdough or Comp. Croissants-2 ($6)
Ivan's Fig Jam ($8)
Kopmann Squash Choice

12/12&13/18
1. FSB/FSE $40.50  trade value

Raincrow Ranch - Ground Beef ($6.50)
Del Carmen Black Beans Choice ($5.75)
Kitchen Kulture Choice ($11)
Buttonwood Eggs ($4.75)
Ozark Forest Fresh Mushrooms ($7)
Condiment Choice ($5.50)
Bee Simple Shoots
Kopmann Butternut or Acorn Squash - s
Kopmann Daikon Radish

12/12/18
2. FSC $36.50 trade value

Buttonwood Chicken Sausage Choice ($9)
Marcoot Choice ($4.50)
Coffee ($11.50)
Hilty or Nolte Pickles ($7)
Braggadoccio Rice or Polenta Choice ($4.50)
Thies Beets
Kopmann Spaghetti Squash
Kopmann Daikon Radish

12/12&13/18
3. UCA/KWA $41.50  trade value

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)
Ozark Forest Mushroom Box Kit ($6.75)
Kopmann Acorn Squash 
Kopmann Purple Top Turnips or Earth Dance Radishes

12/12&13/18
4. UCB/KWB $40.75 trade value

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 Seedy Wheaty Bread ($3.50)
Bee Simple Shoots
Kopmann Spaghetti Squash

12/12&13/18
2. MINI  $25 trade value

Buttonwood Chicken Sausage Choice ($9)
Marcoot Choice ($4.50)
Braggadoccio Rice or Polenta Choice ($4.50)
Hilty or Nolte Pickles ($7)
Bee Simple Shoots
Kopmann Acorn Squash
Kopmann Purple Top Turnips or Earth Dance Radishes

12/13/18
4. Delivered $30.25 trade value

Meramec Ground Bison ($12.75)
Hilty Tomatoes ($7)
Kreta Reserve Olive Oil ($7)
Bellews Creek Black Beans ($3.50)
Kopmann Spaghetti Squash