Welcome to Fair Shares Week 34!

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

THANKSGIVING WEEK PICKUPS ARE MONDAY AND TUESDAY NEXT WEEK!

Fair Shares Holiday Schedule

Thanksgiving is next week! Everyone needs to know the special Thanksgiving schedule, and you need to order your Thanksgiving turkey by TOMORROW Wednesday, November 20th (see the blog below). We'll be sending an email tomorrow night to the list of people who ordered turkey orders. If you don't receive an email by 8p.m. Wednesday with your name and order on the list, or if the order is incorrect, let us know immediately!

Following is the info you need about the pickup schedule.

Thanksgiving Week is Week 35, an ODD week 

- Fair Shares Mothership pickups will take place on Monday or Tuesday, November 25th or 26th, regular hours. You can choose either day. If you're putting in an online order, it would help us know which day you're coming so we can pull your orders on the proper day. You can do this by deleting the other day from your online cart (this will make sense when you login to order that week).
Delivered Shares will receive a double share this Thursday, November 21st. If you order turkey, you will need to pick it up from the Mothership on Monday or Tuesday the 25th or 26th.
- UCity and Kirkwood members will get their shares on Tuesday, November 26th at the regular location and time. Turkey orders will be available at your pickup.

Christmas and New Years Schedule
Christmas and New Years Day are on Wednesdays this year. That leaves us little option but to close for both weeks. We're extremely concerned about taking two weeks off, so we are thinking of asking everyone to spend one  or both of your week's shares value. Food makes a great gift, so please consider helping us and our farmers by spending your hard-earned money on local food for friends and family. We would be happy to print out a gift certificate for a trial share and/or put together a gift bag of Fair Shares goodies.

We plan to open on Thursday, January 2nd for a Happy Hour Shopping Day, and a number of members said they would be interested in shopping Friday the 27th, so that may be an option as well.


 

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, Wildcard$ 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.  After 9am, we are not at our computers, so even if you are able to access your cart and the store, we won't see it. Keep in mind that Wednesday pickups and on-site purchases might make the quantity available in the store false.

KIRKWOOD MEMBERS: Please note - 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. We also need the last bag pickup member to let us know everyone has picked up. Lindy's phone number is on the clipboard. Thanks! 

 

Order by Wednesday the 20th! Matt and Eleanor Tiefenbrun of Buttonwood Farm have our pastured, happy turkeys well under way. Reserve yours through your online cart--Thanksgiving is right around the corner. You can tell all your friends, too, because even non-members are welcome to purchase their Thanksgiving turkeys from Fair Shares! You can also order just boneless breasts, wings, drumsticks or thighs.Read more
This sweet, tart, crunchy and nutty cranberry Jello salad may well become a standard on your Thanksgiving table. It's so easy and so good as leftovers.Read more
These three fruits and veggies enhance one another’s flavors, and they all like butter (who doesn't?).Read more
Here's a delicious preparation for cooking greens, especially if your family thinks they don't like them.Read more
This looks like it would work well with any type of pork. From the Hammons Walnut website ages ago--they have a host of new recipes now.Read more
Kevin found this recipe from Yotam Ottolenghi, whose fabulous Jeruselem cookbook I've waxed on about several times here. It looks wonderful--the photo is from the recipe in the Guardian. Here's what the chef says, let us know if you try it: Slightly sweet and vaguely mushroomy, Jerusalem artichoke is here combined with goat's cheese, egg and lemon in a very elegant dish. Make it in ramekins or shallow, ovenproof soup bowls. Serves four to six.Read more

12/4&5/2019
2. FSA/FSD
(Everyone please order by 11a.m. Wednesday)

Mermac Bison or D&M Gyro or Circle B Chops ($11.50)
Coffee or Kitchen Kulture Choice ($11.50)
Eggs ($4.75)
Cham Pita ($2.50)
Tomatoes - Cherry
Baby Bok Choy
Cabbage - Dutch
Romanesco Cauliflower

12/4&5/2019
3. UCA/KWA
(Everyone please order by 11a.m. Wednesday)

Buttonwood Whole Chicken ($12.75)
Marcoot Smoked Gouda ($4.50)
Eggs ($4.75)
Pickle Choice - ($7)
Shoots
Squash - Spaghetti & Butternut
Carrots
Wildcard Vegetable
Asian Pears

12/4&5/2019
4. FSB FSE ucb kwb
(Everyone please order by 11a.m. Wednesday)

Circle B Meatballs ($8)
Ozark Forest Fresh Mushrooms ($7)
Eggs ($4.75)
Midwest Whole Wheat/Spinach Spaghetti ($6.50)
Windcrest Yogurt Choice ($3.75)
Turnips - Purple Top or Golden Ball
Radish - Purple Heart
Cabbage - Dutch
Heirloom Tomatoes

12/4&5/2019
1. MINI 
(Everyone please order by 11a.m. Wednesday)

Raincrow Ranch Beef Stew Meat ($8.80)
Del Carmen Black Beans Choice ($5.75)
Ozark Forest Fresh Mushrooms ($7)
Carrots
Cabbage - Savoy or Wildcard
Squash - Butternut

12/5/2019
1. Delivered
(Everyone please order by 11a.m. Wednesday)

Raincrow Ranch Beef Stew Meat ($8.80)
Del Carmen Black Beans Choice ($5.75)
Ozark Forest Fresh Mushrooms ($7)
Carrots
Cabbage - Savoy
Squash - Butternut