Welcome to Fair Shares Week 13!

We'll see all Full-share, Mini-share, Delivered-share and ODD-week Half-share members on Wednesday and Thursday.
 

Fair Shares field trip to CIRCUS FLORA is tonight, so this is going to be a mediocre newsletter because we have to practice our act! 

 



NO PICKUPS NEXT WEEK

We've put everyone's shares on hold so that your account won't be automatically charged as usual.

If you take it off hold, we'll assume you would like to donate the week, and thanks!
Since Independence Day is on a Thursday, we will skip next week. This will be Week 14. Rather than move the week forward and confuse the ENTIRE membership, we will just put everyone who regularly would have a pickup next week on hold. This way the ODD-week half shares who are picking up this week won't have their routines affected at all. Delivered, Mini and Full shares will skip one week.


 

Notes on Trades and Orders
Please do not add items to your cart until your tradable share items have been added. 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 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 your intention, e.g. 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. 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.

If you order before receiving the newsletter, you may see a discrepancy in pricing or availability because we don't send the newsletter until we've updated the store.

Login to your account to swap items from your cart and add extras. Remember you can customize your cheese, yogurt, gyro, Del Carmen and other choices by switching these items to your preferred choices in your cart. 

Fair Shares Mothership and UCity Pickup Members: The online store closes at 11am on the day of your pickup, so be sure to login and make your trades before then.

Kirkwood and Delivered Share Members: You have until 9:00 on Thursday morning to place orders.

 

Patty Pan Squash are adorable and delicious and you should buy them and eat them. They are especially amazing when you scoop out the middle, chop the innards & mix them with garlic and cheese, then stuff them and bake them for 30 minutes. Nom nom nom.

 




Sad news
Strawberries are done for the season. It was a good run, but our fond memories will have to carry us through until next Spring. I hope everyone wisely froze some of the bounty to bring a bit of sweet sunshine in the winter (hint hint, blueberries freeze well). Seasonal eating takes some getting used to, but generally, there is always something new and exciting to step in and cheer us up, such as...

Great news: 

 BLUEBERRIES ARE HERE! 

As you can see, we're pretty excited about it, and we bought a lot to sell. The red, white and blueberry holiday is coming up next week, so what are you going to make? Blueberry slump? Blueberry pie? Blueberry granita?  

More good news: Peaches and blackberries are right around the corner, so you can expect to see them when we're back from next week's holiday.

I love this time of year, when both garlic scapes and summer squash are in season. There are so many possibilities to add to a dish like this, and I have a tendency not to know when to stop. Simplicity is key to enjoying each ingredient at its peak of deliciousness, but fresh shelled peas would be so good in here, too...Read more
Adapted from chocolateandzucchini.com This was tasty and intriguing enough to make me want to try to improve and perfect it. You may want to add mushrooms and tomatoes, or just go minimal to see how the chocolate contributes and how the pasta absorption method works.Read more
In case you didn't know, beet greens taste a lot like their cousin, Swiss chard. So don't compost those beautiful greens, cook them up! We even think they are good enough to include as a vegetable in their own right. And beet greens LOVE balsamic vinegar, too.Read more
Beets and fennel compliment each other nicely, and the addition of fresh mozzarella or chevre and balsamic vinaigrette add the texture and tartness that pulls it all together for a salad that is both earthy and refreshing. Other additions to consider: chopped cucumber, fresh-shucked corn, chopped sweet bell peppers, chopped roasted hot peppers.Read more
This is a quick and delicious pesto that whips up in the food processor lickity split. You could throw in some of those carrot tops, too!Read more

Go Topless!

Woo woo. Take it off baby! When you receive root veggies with the greens attached, it's important to remove the tops from the roots. The greens are edible if they're in good shape--yes, even radish greens--and don't think that just because they are wilted that they are not good. They are just thirsty! Why? Because the roots and the greens are competing for the moisture in the plant. This is why you want to separate them. It will help keep your greens perky and your roots firm. Just cut off the roots below the rubber band or twist tie and... Read more

7/17 & 18/2019
3. FSA/FSD

Buttonwood Chicken Drumsticks ($5)
Ozark Forest Fresh Mushrooms 8oz. ($7)
Del Carmen Mojo ($5.75)
Midwest Pasta WW & Spinach Cresta ($6.50)
Biver Zucchini -1
Biver Cucumber -1
Biver or Nolte Eggplant (Fairy Tale, globe or 2 Asian)
EarthDance Scallions
Biver Sungold Tomatoes
Biver Slicing Tomatoes 1.5lb (+14Nolte)
Kopmann Sweet Corn - 4
Centennial Farm Blackberries

7/17 & 18/2019
4. UCA/KWA

Circle B Pork Kielbasa ($7.50)
Buttonwood Eggs ($4.75)
Windcrest Dairy Yogurt (3.75) or ground cherries
EarthDance Lettuce
Nolte Zucchini and Summer Squash 1 of ea.
Nolte Cucumber
St. Isidore Beets 20oz
Biver Tomatillos .75lb
Biver Cherry Tomatoes
Biver Slicing Tomatoes 1.5lb
Kopmann Sweet Corn - 4
Biver Jalapenos
Jacobs Orchard Peaches

7/17 & 18/2019
1. FSB FSE ucb kwb

Raincrow Ranch - Ground Beef ($6.50)
Del Carmen Bean Choice ($5.75)
Dry Dock Eggs ($4.75)
Ozark Forest Fresh Mushrooms 8oz. ($7)
Midwest Pasta Spinach & Egg Spaghetti  ($6.50)
Nolte Zucchini
EarthDance Kale or Mustard Greens
Biver Patty Pan Squash -16oz.
Biver Sungold Tomatoes
Kopmann Sweet Corn - 4
Jacobs Orchard Peaches

7/17 & 18/2019
2. MINI 

Meramec Bison ($12.75)
Dry Dock Eggs ($4.75)
Biver Zucchini
Biver Pickling Cucumbers
Biver Sungold Tomatoes
Biver Heirloom Tomatoes 1.5lb
Jacobs Orchard Peaches

7/18/2019
2. Delivered

Circle B Pork Kielbasa ($7.50)
Windcrest Dairy Yogurt (3.75)
Biver Fresh Basil
Nolte Zucchini and Summer Squash 1 of ea.
Nolte Cucumber
Biver Fairy Tale Eggplant
Biver Cherry Tomatoes
Nolte Slicing Tomatoes
Jacobs Orchard Peaches