Welcome to Fair Shares Week 17!

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



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Summer Vacation Poliicy

We have lots of people putting their shares on hold late, so we'll keep this bit of info front and center for a while. The benefit of putting your share on hold is relatively new for our program. Since we are a Community Supported Agriculture trying to support our local farmers, allowing members to skip pickups during high-produce season is somewhat counter to that goal. But we understand that getting your share covered is not always easy. Still, we really appreciate your attempting to sell or gift your shares while you're away. Many members find it the perfect way to compensate house/pet-sitters, while helping Fair Shares gain exposure. 

Because we are not a grocery store with the ability to sell extra perishable produce outside our Wednesday and Thursday pickups, it is imperative that we keep from over ordering. We try to have extras avaiable so members can get their favorite items, but when four or five members don't show up, the leftover produce really adds up. Restocking and accommodating rescheduled pickups becomes more cumbersome in the summer, and it does nothing to help the integrity of your food. So please do let us know if and when you know you won't make it to your pickup.

You may put your share on hold through your account, but you must do so by Midnight Sunday. If you miss this deadline, email us. You may send someone else to pick up your food or you can pick it up Wednesday, Thursday or Friday instead of your regular day. Otherwise, you will be charged for your produce because we have already purchased it for you. Due to the volume of produce that comes in each week, we are unable hold over produce from the previous week. If you tell us (Sara, Jamie or Lindy, not our volunteers) and we tell you we will take care of it, you will not be charged, otherwise, we'll put a fee on your account for the produce portion of your share. Thank you for understanding for helping us keep this in balance.


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
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
Use as a side dish or leave the cheese off and toss with pasta topped with shaved Tomme or Cave-aged Gouda. Great leftovers!Read more
from New York Times 2 long Japanese eggplants (about 1 1/2 pounds) Salt 2 long English cucumbers 2 tablespoons rice vinegar 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt (more to taste) 2 teaspoons dark sesame oil 2 tablespoons peanut or canola oil 1 tablespoon minced ginger 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (to taste) 2 tablespoons minced scallions or chivesRead more
Fresh tomatillos have a slight citrusy flavor that makes a wonderful salsa that goes well with chicken, pork, fish, eggs, and grilled veggies. Or eat as is with chips...Read more
Shishitos are tasty little peppers that you can add to any dish you're cooking, but are most fun to enjoy with a group. These peppers are mild and delicious and make a great tapas dish to share, but beware, because every one in ten or so is spicy -- better have a beer nearby as you take turns trying the next pepper! So grab a few friends and a few beers and cook up a little party (if you're lucky enough to have family members that feel like friends, even better). pimientos-cook.jpg Simply saute them whole--stems and all--in some good olive oil with sea salt, and a few halved garlic cloves, if ...Read more

8/21&22/2019
4. FSA/FSD

D&M Pork Sausage ($6.75)
Buttonwood/DryDock Eggs ($4.75)
Ozark Forest Fresh Mushrooms ($7)
Prairie Fruits Angel Food or Marcoot Choice ($5)
Grains Choice ($4.50)
Nolte Red Bell Pepper -1
Biver Jalapenos-4 and Serrano Peppers- 4
Veggie Wildcard (beets, carrots, greens, 2 red bells, 2 rich sweetness)
Biver Pickling Cucumbers
EarthDance/Biver/St. Isidore Cherry Tomatoes
Centennial Apples
Jacobs Orchard Peaches

8/21&22/2019
1. UCA/KWA

Raincrow Ranch - Ground Beef ($6.50)
Del Carmen/Wildcard ($5.75)
Buttonwood/DryDock Eggs ($4.75)
Nolte Anaheim Peppers - 3
Kopmann Hungarian Wax (hot) Peppers -5
Biver Swiss Chard
Biver Zucchini & Zephyr
St. Isidore Cucumbers -2
Nolte Asian Eggplant -2
Biver Sungold Tomatoes
Nolte Heirloom Tomatoes - 21oz.
Ivan's Figs

8/21&22/2019
2. FSB FSE ucb kwb

Geisert Brat Burgers or Choice ($6.75)
Coffee or Kitchen Kulture Choice ($11.50)
Buttonwood/DryDock Eggs ($4.75)
St. Isidore Savoy Cabbage (or greens choice)
EarthDance Lunchbox or Shishito Peppers
Nolte Green Beans
Biver Zucchini & Zephyr
Biver Pickling Cucumbers
Biver Slicing Tomatoes 1.5lb
Kopmann Sweet Corn - 4
Jacobs Orchard Peaches

8/21&22/2019
3. MINI  

Buttonwood Turkey/Chicken Sausage ($9)
EarthDance Shishito Peppers -pt.
Nolte Green Beans
Biver Cucumber -1
Nolte Globe Eggplant -2 (or Kopmann)
Biver Slicing Tomatoes 1.5lb
Kopmann Sweet Corn - 4
Ivan's Figs

8/22/2019
1. Delivered

Chicken Andouille ($9)
EarthDance Lunchbox Peppers -pt.
Nolte Green Beans
Biver Zucchini
Biver Cucumber -1
Kopmann Eggplant
Biver Slicing Tomatoes 1.5lb
Kopmann Sweet Corn - 4
Ivan's Figs