Welcome to Week 4!

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

Notes on Trades and Orders

Please do not add anything to your cart before we have filled it with your tradable share items. 
We fill the carts in Farmigo on Tuesdays. Then we send the newsletters early Tuesday evening. Note that the share clipboards in the newsletter will include the fresh produce on your list, but the cart in your Farmigo account lists only the tradable items in your share. You may want to wait for the newsletter to see what produce is in your share before making your trades. You must spend the total credit value in your cart because it will not be added back to your account.

If you are trading for meat or fish that is priced per pound, you may want to email (reply to this email) to let us know whether you are trying to trade close to even, or whether you are looking for three packages of boneless thighs versus three pounds of boneless thighs, e.g. With the variability of package sizes and the limitations of the online store listing, sometimes it's helpful to avoid big surprises when we have to guess.

The online store closes at noon** on the day of your pickup because it takes us that long to create the reports, gather the orders and get all set up for pickups. If you miss the opportunity to make trades within your account, or if you forgot something or prefer to just browse availability when you come in, you are more than welcome to do so at your pickup.

**Delivered Share members have until 9:30 on Thursday morning to place orders. Note you do not have an opportunity to make trades at your delivery site, so online is your only option, and thus, we encourage you to visit the Mothership so you can acquaint yourself with what is available.

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.


Kitchen Kulture: For those of you looking for REAL food fast, rather than fast food. Thom Kha soup, Thai Peanut Sauce, Saag Paneer, Lentil Stew, Cheese Grits, Butternut Squash Bisque... Check the store for availability.


Thanks to long-time member Dr. Amy Knoblock-Hahn for the shout out to Fair Shares in her April newsletter!



Help us get more members!

Our numbers are the lowest we've seen since we started 11 years ago (WHAAAAT?)! Yeah, so if you can help us spread the word to your friends and family who should be eating healthy local food, we'd appreciate it. We would also appreciate you viewing and sharing our Fair Shares videos, and well as leaving a review of Fair Shares on our LocalHarvest.org listing. Thanks!
 
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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