Welcome to Fair Shares Week 23!

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


 

September Sanity Break

Official Notice #3: Everyone mark your calendars! Fair Shares pickups will not be happening on Week 26, September 25 and 26. ODD-week half shares may ignore this completely, because you won't even feel it, but all Full, Mini, and Delivered shares will have a week off, and EVEN-week half share members will be off for an entire month. This is a good opportunity for you to clear out the fridge, but be sure to stock up on the essentials, and know that you can always shop on your off weeks if the thought of a month without Fair Shares sends you into a panic.


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. If you are one of the last two people, you may be appreciative of the reminder to fetch your food. Thanks!

 

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11/20&21/2019
3. FSA/FSD

Pork Choice ($6.75)
Mr. Meowski's Sourdough ($6)
Windcrest Dairy Yogurt ($3.75)
Blue Heron Applesauce ($7)
Cabbage - Savoy or Deadon
Kale or Lettuce
Turnips - Purple Top
Potatoes
Tomatoes - Heirloom
Apples

11/20&21/2019
1. UCA/KWA

Raincrow Ranch - Ground Beef ($6.50)
Del Carmen Choice ($5.75)
Coffee or Kitchen Kulture Choice ($11.50)
Ozark Forest Mushrooms ($7)
Vegetable Wildcard
Cabbage - Chinese
Sweet Potatoes
Onions - 2M
Apples

11/20&21/2019
2. FSB FSE ucb kwb

Mermac Bison or D&M Gyro or Circle B Chops ($11.50)
Bellews Creek Black Beans ($3.50)
Eggs ($4.75)
Missouri Pecans ($8)
Cabbage - Choice Dutch or Savoy
Potatoes or Sweet Potatoes
Radishes - Salad
Squash - Spaghetti medium
Carrots

11/20&21/2019
3. MINI 

Buttonwood Whole Chicken ($12.75)
Eggs ($4.75)
Shoots or
Radishes - Purple Daikon
Potatoes
Asian Pears

11/21/2019
1. Delivered
Double Share

Pork Choice ($6.75)
Buttonwood Whole Chicken ($12.75)
Eggs ($4.75)
Marina's Cranberry Chutney ($5.50)
Yogurt Choice ($3.75)
Marcoot Cheddar Cheese ($4.50)
Missouri Pecans ($8)
Cabbage - Chinese
Carrots
Potatoes
Asian Pears
Apples