Welcome to Fair Shares Week 20!

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



BYOB

Please remember to Bring Your Own Bags. As the summer struts along, and the shares may require more than one bag, we find our supply of paper bags from Companion deliveries and our cloth "guilt bag" supply from member donations running short!


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, or put their share on hold after we've ordered, 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 and 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. Keep in mind that Wednesday pickups and on-site purchases might make the quantity available in the store 

KIRKWOOD MEMBERS: Please note a new policy. We request the THIRD to last person text us when you pick up. The last two people didn't show up last week, so we had a lot of food to eat when we picked up the bags on Friday!

Member Joanne McAndrews has come through once again with a winning recipe! This one from Detoxinista is great for those of you with an Instant Pot. Those without a pressure cooker can get out your Slow Food standby, the crockpot, and enjoy a more leisurely pace for dinner prep.Read 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
Besides being a source of vitamins A, C, and K, hot peppers supposedly help burn fat deposits in the body. That alone gets me interested, but did you know that hot peppers are also believed to arrest the growth and division of cancer cells, act as an anti-inflammatory to help in the treatment of migraines, arthritis, and muscular pains, help fight colds, sinusitis, and bronchitis, improve blood circulation, have an anti-coagulant effect, be beneficial for stomach ailments, suppress appetite, combat depression, and in a dried state, kill bacteria and hasten the healing process? Sounds like the next wonder drug, right? Here are some suggestions on how to handle, eat and preserve those hot peppers.Read more

How To Eat Figs

Fresh, ripe figs are a delicacy that not many people get the chance to enjoy. Because of this, a bit of information may be helpful to those of you who haven't experienced a fresh fig. Unlike the dried version, which will live on indefinitely in the cupboard, fresh figs are highly perishable and must be refrigerated, and handled carefully. They are picked ripe, which makes them sweet and flavorful, but also very delicate, and they need to be eaten right away. figbliss.jpg Figs do mold quickly, but many people mistake the blue, waxy-looking substance that forms along the bottom or... Read more
Do you feel at a loss on what to do with green tomatoes--besides the obvious breaded and fried standard? Don't be afraid of the green! You can use green tomatoes raw or cooked, and you can also let them ripen if you prefer red ripe tomatoes. We've looked up a lot of suggestions on the web, and here are some pages we found with multiple ideas that might help inspire you.Read more
Founding member Joanne McAndrews shared another "keeper" recipe she found on foodnetwork.com. The combo of local Savoy cabbage and scallions with cilantro in a tart and creamy lime dressing makes for a perfect summer slaw.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