Welcome to Fair Shares Week 16!

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

This is probably the last week of blueberries --just some for sale and not the shares (sadface), but we now have peaches and blackberries (happyface)! 



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.

 

These are easy to just cut up and use like any other summer squash, but I love to scoop out the middles, stuff and bake them for an attractive little side dish.Read more
Look out, cucumber has fled the kitchen and become your new health food, beauty secret and handyman. After reading this list from Conscious Life News, we'll all be carrying around a cucumber or two in our pockets, and everyone will be happy to see us.Read more
I first discovered ground cherries over 25 years ago in Madison, Wisconsin at the stellar farmers' market that encircles the Capitol every Saturday morining, rain or shine, drawing oodles of farmers, bakers, and flower growers from hours away to sell their wares to the always huge crowds. I was intrigued by the tiny tomatillo-looking fruits, and the farmer handed me one to taste. I peeled open the cherry-tomato-sized berry with a papery husk to reveal a shiny yellow pearl...Read more
It's peach and tomato season, which means it's time for a reminder that Fair Shares is not a grocery store. Unlike a grocery, we don't buy in lots of extra produce to account for the amount of waste that grocery stores experience because they allow customers to touch every peach and tomato, squeezing, battering and bruising it until it's ready for the compost heap! Also unlike a grocery store, we purchase tomatoes ripe off the vine, so the flavor and nutrients are at their peak. The heirloom varieties are so delicate that we have to purchase them a bit under-ripe in order for them to make it ...Read more
The name of the recipe sort of says it all. You can use equal proportions, or more or less of any depending on your tastes, or what you have available. This salad is so fresh it deserves a slap on the face. It also makes a delicious salsa with the addition of hot peppers, and we have jalapenos!Read more
If you ever get invited to my house for dinner, I should probably forewarn you that it's likely you'll be eating something that was once less-than-desirable-looking produce. We call it "Farmer Food" because it's what the farmers eat that they cannot sell--the food with a hole or blemish or wrinkle, the week old (or older) stuff we stuck in our fridge and never got to before it started to rot. But wait, that's not compost! My friend Robin was utterly disgusted one day when I cut the stinking, rotting half off an heirloom tomato and used the remainder in our salad a few years ago. Really, what's the problem? Half of that huge, beautiful tomato was perfect.Read more

12/11&12/2019
3. FSA/FSD

(Everyone please order by 11a.m. Wednesday)

Buttonwood Whole Chicken ($12.75)
Marcoot Smoked Gouda ($4.50)
Del Carmen Mojo ($5.75)
Basmati Rice ($5.50)
Pickle Choice - ($7)
Shoots
Squash - Spaghetti or Butternut
Carrots

12/11&12/2019
4. UCA/KWA

(Everyone please order by 11a.m. Wednesday)

Circle B Meatballs ($8)
Ozark Forest Fresh Mushrooms ($7)
Marina's Sauce or Condiment Choice ($5.50)
Midwest Whole Wheat/Spinach Spaghetti ($6.50)
Windcrest Yogurt Choice ($3.75)
Turnips - Purple Top or Golden Ball
Carrots
Sweet Potatoes
Tomatoes - Heirloom
Apples

12/11&12/2019
1. FSB FSE ucb kwb

(Everyone please order by 11a.m. Wednesday)

Raincrow Ranch Beef Stew Meat ($8.80)
Del Carmen Black Beans Choice ($5.75)
Eggs ($4.75)
Ozark Forest Fresh Mushrooms ($7)
Carrots
Beets
Lettuce - Mix
Squash - Butternut
Potatoes
Apples

12/11&12/2019
2. MINI 

(Everyone please order by 11a.m. Wednesday)

Mermac Bison or D&M Gyro or Circle B Chops ($11.50)
Eggs ($4.75)
Tomatoes - Cherry
Baby Bok Choy
Sweet Potatoes
Apples

12/11&12/2019
1. Delivered

(Everyone please order by 11a.m. Wednesday)

Mermac Bison or D&M Gyro or Circle B Chops ($11.50)
Eggs ($4.75)
Tomatoes - Cherry
Baby Bok Choy
Sweet Potatoes
Apples