Welcome to Week 24!

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



Reminder for the End-of-September Sanity Break

Notice Number 4. 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.

We have put all accounts on hold for that week. If you wish to donate that week, you can let us know or feel free to delete the share hold off your account, otherwise the hold is supposed to be there so you are not charged for that week! 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.

EVEN-week half shares picking up this week, you will not have a pickup for a month, unless you would like to come in on your off week! You may email before Monday to request a share next week or on October 3rd or 4th, or just come in and shop during the regular hours. Otherwise, we will see you for Week 28 on October 10th or 11th.



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 the week before last that Todd Geisert's Farm To You Market was closing. We did hear from Todd's processor, who said he'll be able to make the sausage recipes in the future, and Todd said that he still has pigs, but we don't know all the details of how it will work and how pricing will be affected. At this point we are unsure what sort of variety of Todd's typical products we'll be able to get on a regular basis if we are ordering by the whole hog, but we'll keep you apprised as we learn more. 


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 send in your trades and orders and wish to add on or make changes, you may safely do so without it messing anything up. The final cart content is what shows up on the report we use to pull orders.

If you arrive early to pickup 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!


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 have a number of these scary little creatures on hand 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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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
These are great in a Bloody Mary, in case you--like me--no longer go to the grocery store to buy celery, and you need more than a pickle spear in your Bloody Mary (or bloody shame, for you teetotalers). This is a refrigerator pickling recipe, so it doesn't require canning equipment.Read more
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
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
This photo is from the stunningly-beautiful, creativity-inspring cookbook Jeruselem, by Sami Tamimi and Yotam Ottolenghi, which I highly recommend you race out and buy right now. You can be inspired and let it lead you on your own path.Read more
I'm looking forward to being on a boat on the coast of Maine in a couple of weeks, so let's make some delicious eggplant boats to get us in the mood. Although a poor substitute for the smell of saltwater and an ocean breeze in your hair, these are really good. If you hate eggplant, this might be the recipe for you. As some of you may have noticed, I would make a terrible food blogger. That's because I'm not a food blogger. But I do cook and write a weekly newsletter, so there you have it.Read more

7/10 & 11/2019
2. FSA/FSD $29 

Meramec Bison ($12.75)
Coffee Choice ($11.50)
Dry Dock Eggs ($4.75)
Biver Zucchini
Biver Zephyr Squash
EarthDance Turnips
Biver Pickling Cucumbers
Biver Sungold Tomatoes
Kopmann Sweet Corn - 4
Jacobs Orchard Peaches

7/10 & 11/2019
2. UCA/KWA $23.25 

Buttonwood Chicken Drumsticks ($5)
Ozark Forest Fresh Mushrooms 8oz. ($7)
Buttonwood Eggs ($4.75)
Midwest Pasta WW & Spinach Cresta ($6.50)
Biver Zucchini
Biver Zephyr Squash
Biver Fairy Tale Eggplant
Biver Cucumber -2
EarthDance Scallions
Biver Sungold Tomatoes
Kopmann Sweet Corn - 4
Babb's Farm Blueberries

7/10 & 11/2019
3. FSB FSE ucb kwb  $16

Circle B Pork Kielbasa ($7.50)
Buttonwood Eggs ($4.75)
Windcrest Dairy Yogurt (3.75)
Biver Chinese Cabbage
EarthDance Swiss Chard
Nolte Cucumber
Biver Fennel
Biver Eggplant
Biver Sungold Tomatoes
Biver/Nolte Heirloom Tomatoes
Kopmann Sweet Corn - 4
Jacobs Orchard Peaches

7/10 & 11/2019
1. MINI    $12.25 

Raincrow Ranch - Ground Beef ($6.50)
Del Carmen Bean Choice ($5.75)
Bee Simple Shoots
Biver Kale
Biver Patty Pan Squash -16oz.
Biver Cherry Tomatoes
Kopmann Sweet Corn - 4
Babb's Farm Blueberries

2. Delivered $17.50

Meramec Bison  ($12.75)
Buttonwood Eggs ($4.75)
Biver Zucchini
Biver Zephyr Squash
Biver Cucumber -2
Biver Sungold Tomatoes
Kopmann Sweet Corn - 4
Babb's Farm Blueberries