Welcome to Week 6!

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

Mother's Day is Sunday!
Got anything special planned? Whether it's breakfast in bed, picnic brunch, dinner al fresco or a decadent dessert (why not a full day of food and fun?), Fair Shares is here to offer some culinary inspiration. Don't forget to pick up your Bittersweet Chocolates goodies--we have Lava Cakes, Bourbon Butterscotch Sauce or Salted Caramel Chocolate Sauce to sweeten the day for Mummy dearest.

  • Breakfast/Brunch Ideas
    Smoked Salmon and Asparagus Pesto Omelet with Crispy Breakfast Potatoes
    - Cut potatoes into half-inch cubes, salt and pepper generously, and roast in a 400 degree oven with chopped garlic and onions for at least an hour, stirring every 20 minutes, until crispy. While the potatoes are cooking, start the eggs.
    - Personally, I prefer an egg scramble because I'm too lazy to be bothered with omelets, and why risk it being an ugly failure? Add a bit of milk, cream or plain yogurt to your eggs when whisking for extra creaminess. Salt and pepper the eggs, pour them in your hot oiled skillet and get the cooking started. Add some crumbled smoked salmon and a couple tablespoons asparagus pesto (recipe below) and a dollop of fresh chevre and continue cooking to desired consistency. Plate it up, sprinkle with chives and serve to the woman of the day. In bed...
  • Picnic Pasta Salad or Tortilla Espanol*
    - Cook your short pasta al dente and toss with pesto (pea shoot* or any Ozark Forest variety). Add in some very thinly sliced watermelon and purple daikon radish, lightly steamed or raw asparagus, some chunks of Marcoot gouda or your favorite Ropp cheese, Raincrow Ranch summer sausage or Salume Beddu Salame, and a heartly sprinkle of fresh chopped arugula, basil and chives. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve with chilled Prosecco, Mommy-o!
  • Winner Winner Simple Dinner
    You must be exhausted from all the breakfast and lunch prep--better keep dinner easy. How about:
    Midwest Pasta Ravioli (butternut, mushroom, 4 cheese, artichoke or goat cheese available). Cook it up and top with crisply bacon ends, steamed asparagus pieces, shoots, and grated cheese. Drizzle with Kreta Reserve Olive Oil and sprinkle with fresh herbs. Serve with salad, and voila!
    Kitchen Kulture Anything: Defrost, heat and serve over cooked rice or pasta. Add salad on the side and dinner's ready, and super delicious!

 

*Check out our recipes below.


 

Listeners & Trotters & Snoots, Oh MY!
Since we buy whole hogs from both Geisert and Blind Star Farms, we have a little back stock building up of some less popular pork parts. We're getting in two hogs from Blind Star on Thursday, and freezer space is at a premium, so... 
SALE! $2 per package. Neck bones, skins, Ears, Feet, Snoots, maybe more. I don't know what you want to do with them--maybe throw them in the smoker, feed the ears to Fido for treats, make some Pho, pickle the feet and give 'em to grandma--it is Mother's Day weekend after all. Email if you're interested. We aren't putting them in the store.

Mr. B's Salsa
We have some new salsa, pickled garlic and sweet and sour pickles in stock.
Someone from Mr. B's will be at the Mothership to sample their products tomorrow, Wednesday the 9th, so be here to try it and vote on the items we should carry. Check the store for this week's availability.


A Note About Ordering Online
Our system is less than perfect (stunning, we know). Because of the nature of our trading system at pickups, along with our lack of time available for updating the nearly 780 items in the store for before both Wednesday and Thursday pickups, we often find that the inventory is 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.

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 Tuesday afternoon and send the newsletters early Tuesday evening. The share clipboards in the newsletter include the fresh produce on your list, but the cart in your Farmigo account lists only the tradable items. 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 ordering something that is priced per pound, keep in mind that the variability of package sizes and the limitations of the online store listing sometimes leads to surprises. We try to note average size in the description, but you might want to email if you don't like surprises.

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.
 



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SO easy and a different way to enjoy the spinach. We substituted Marcoot Cave-aged Tomme for the parmesan, but you could use scamorza or any aged grating cheese. It was delicious with fresh pasta.Read more

Asparagus Tip

When you get asparagus in your CSA, it's going to be so much fresher and more tender than the often tough and woody stalks you'll find in the grocery store. The "proper" technique for removing the tough end is to hold the end and the lower part of the stalk and bend until it snaps. In theory, it will break where the stalk is at the point where it's too tough to eat. We find this to be wasteful because usually, only the very end of the stalk where it was cut needs to be removed, and it's almost impossible... Read more
If you think you don't like the shoots, make them into pesto! If you love the shoots, make them into pesto! This is such an easy and versatile preparation, and can be done with or without a food processor. The food processor gives a finer texture.Read more
This is a delicious, satisfying meal that can be eaten at any time of day, served with a simple salad (yes, with salad, even at breakfast). It is good hot or at room temperature, making leftovers great for an on-the-go snack or a picnic. And it's a great way to use more eggs and get lots of protein. Although this recipe doesn't call for it, I always include cheese, because I can.Read more
It's officially salad season. That means it's time to start using a bed of lettuce as the base for every meal. Whether you're cooking burgers, making pasta, mixing up a smoked salmon salad, or whipping up a stir-fry, be sure to serve it on salad. Some people say they have trouble getting through so much lettuce every week, but if there is one thing we should all be eating with abandon, it's salad. I know, I know, sometimes just the thought of making a salad is too much work, but there are a number of things you can do to prepare in advance and make salads a simple joy rather than a thankless chore.Read more
The picture here shows a quiche with a morel mushroom decorating the top, but it would be equally pretty with a chanterelle or a shiitake. Wow your family, they're worth it.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