Welcome to Fair Shares Week 36!

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

We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and that the winter storms haven't inhibited your travels too much  (writes Sara from New Hampshire, hoping to get on an airplane out of Boston Tuesday night). 
 

December Holiday Schedule

Christmas and New Years Day are on Wednesdays this year. In an attempt to avoid serious cash-flow issues, we will open one day each of those weeks and ask members to come in and spend their share value for the week. Think of it like a shopping spree--you get to pick out whatever you want and come to the Mothership to pick it up and have some snacks and a drink with us while you do! 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.

If you want to spend your share value the week before or after, that is okay by us. We plan to open on Friday the 27th and Thursday, January 2nd for Shopping Days, and we'll post more details as we figure out what will work best. 


 

Trades and Orders

New Ordering Deadlines

The wacky Thanksgiving week schedule helped us determine that our ordering schedule needs to be simplified in order to create less work for us, which will lead to fewer mistakes for your orders. We won't change the online store schedule until the first of the year to give everyone a chance to read this and adjust to the new timeframe, but we will begin now asking ALL MEMBERS: place online orders by Wednesday at 11a.m.


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. 

KIRKWOOD MEMBERS: Please remember - 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! 

 

As I sit in Boston Logan Airport, with nearly two feet of snow having fallen, listening to news of winter storm disasters, travel delays, and another five hours before boarding, I'm finding a theme to the recipes I'm pulling up for this newsletter. Anyone spot it?
Sage and winter squash are a match made in heaven.Read more
This is a recycled recipe that can be substituted with any winter squash variety and grain or legume... Desperate times call for desperate measures, and my refrigerator has never felt so lonely and abandoned as it does now. Rather than despair, I pretended it was creativity rather than lack of supplies that led to last night's meal. It did have a bit of the monochrome blues, but all in all, was quite a tasty dish.Read more
There's just something so satisfying about soup in the cold weather. It warms the body and the soul. And right now, with all the winter root veggies, it's easy to make a hearty, healthy pot full of all-local deliciousness from whatever share you get each week.Read more
Rather than getting bored with your winter squash, spice it up a bit with a fresh sprinkle of variety.Read more
Some people are a little iffy about or uninspired by root veggies, and let them sit in the fridge until they are in a state that leaves no future but the compost heap. One way to sweeten up--and sometimes even disguise a root veggie you or your family is suspect of--is to throw it in the oven and roast it until it caramelizes.Read more
This is a great preparation for your radishes (daikon, watermelon radishes or any variety), turnips, carrots, kohlrabi, or any root veggie you can eat raw. It makes a super-crisp chip that's great for dipping.Read more

1/22&23/2020
3. FSA/FSD $36.75

Please order by 11a.m. Wednesday
Buttonwood Whole Chicken ($12.75)
Marcoot Smoked Gouda ($4.50)
Ozark Forest Pesto ($7)
Ozark Forest Fresh Mushrooms ($7)
Condiment Choice ($5.50)
Carrots
Squash - Acorn x 2
Apples

1/22&23/2020
4. UCA/KWA $30.75

Please order by 11a.m.
Circle B Meatballs ($8)
Eggs ($4.75)
Midwest Whole Wheat/Spinach Spaghetti ($6.50)
Marina's Tomato Sauce ($5.50)
Mr. Meowski Sourdough ($6)
Radish - Purple Heart
Beets
Shoots
Onion
Apples

1/22&23/2020
1. FSB FSE ucb kwb  $37.80 

Please order by 11a.m. Wednesday
Raincrow Ranch Stew Beef ($8.80)
Del Carmen Black Beans Choice ($5.75)
Eggs ($4.75)
Ozark Forest Mushrooms ($7)
Eastwind Peanut Butter - Organic ($6)
Marina's Cranberry Chutney ($5.50)
Turnips
Potatoes
Spaghetti Squash - M

1/22&23/2020
2. MINI    $22.50

Please order by 11:am Wednesday!
Meramec Bison or D&M Gyro ($11.50)
Eggs ($4.75)
Yogurt Choice ($3.75)
Cham Pita ($2.50)
Spaghetti Squash - L
Onion
Sweet Potatoes

1/23/2020
2. Delivered $22.50

Please order by 11:am Wednesday!
Meramec Bison or D&M Gyro ($11.50)
Eggs ($4.75)
Yogurt Choice ($3.75)
Cham Pita ($2.50)
Spaghetti Squash - L
Onion
Sweet Potatoes