Welcome to Week 7!

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

Did everyone enjoy their spring or did you blink and miss it? The farmers all have lettuce now, so we're going to overload you while we can, because heat makes lettuce bolt. See our salad dressing suggestion below, along with our other blogs about how to utilize more of your lettuce. Don't blink, it'll be gone before you know it.

Parts is Parts
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--primarily bacon skins and ends. We're got in two hogs from Blind Star last Thursday, and freezer space is at a premium, so... 
SALE! $2 per package. "Bacon skins and Ends", Ears, 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 cracklin'. Email if you're interested--we aren't putting them in the store.

Mr. B's Salsas and Hot Sauce
We have some new salsa, pickled garlic (both regular and Blazin'), Happy hot sauce, and sweet and sour pickles in stock. Check the store under Canned Fruits, Vegetables and Condiments.

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 800-item store for before both Wednesday and Thursday pickups, the inventory is often 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. If you don't see something you're looking for, just ask because we might have it even if it isn't in the store.

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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Read about Companion Bread's Local Grains Project, which we at Fair Shares are excited to be a part of: AS PART OF OUR CONTINUED COMMITMENT to supporting and enriching our community, we’re thrilled to introduce our Local Grains Project – a selection of breads made almost exclusively with locally grown and milled grains along with locally produced foodstuffs (think honey, sorghum, nuts and seeds). This project gives us the opportunity to give a voice to the Missouri/Southern Illinois regional food production ecosystem by delivering thoughtful small batch breads to our local consumer. This ...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
Whenever there is bibb or butterhead lettuce available, I fantasize about lettuce wraps. You can wrap anything in a lettuce leaf, really, just make sure to make it a fun, communal meal in which everyone gets to participate in the assembly of their own wraps.Read more
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
Miso paste is an amazing little gem to use for the base of salad dressings and marinades. It's a fermented soy paste that is salty and full of that earthy umame flavor--especially when made with mushrooms, like Ozark Forest's Mushroom Miso Paste. Try this delicious recipe as a salad dressing or veggie dip, or as a marinade for fish or meat.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
Rather than a super-intense-flavored pesto like you get from basil or arugula, pea shoot pesto is more delicate and mild, and delicious and versatile to boot.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