Welcome to Fair Shares Week 46!

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

We're in the final countdown to the end of Season 12--only THREE weeks until our March break!
We will start back with Season 13, Week 1 on the last full week of March, Wednesday the 25th and Thursday the 26th.

Please let us know if you would like extra milk for your final pickup before the break. Also if you know you want the small Rolling Lawns heavy cream or half and half in the next couple of weeks, please let us know now. We will not be stocking up on items that won't hold over during our break.

Mark Your Calendars
We're planning a happy-hour shopping day on Friday March, 13th from 3 to 6, and will beg everyone to come shop during our break to help us out. We can order milk for everyone interested that week, so please email orders@fairshares.org to let us know by Friday the 6th.

Friday, February 28th is National CSA Day and we need your help! We need to start promoting it right now so we can get potential members to do a two-week trial and then sign up by the 28th in order to receive a special bonus. See the post below for more info.


 

Trades and Orders

ALL MEMBERS please place online trades and orders by Wednesday at 11a.m.


Remember not to order 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 (check the description), 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 that the THIRD-to-last-person text us the names on the remaining bags 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! 

Have a Sweet Valentine's Day!

What is CSA Day?... According to research done by Small Farm Central in 2015, the last week of February was the week when most of the nation’s CSA members signed up. As a result, the term CSA Day was coined to help farmers promote more sign-ups during this all-important week.Read more
It's the perfect time of year for this sort of rich, spicy dish. The aromas are positively intoxicating. I'm sure those of you smarty pants with an instant pot will adjust the recipe accordingly and have dinner ready before the rest of us. Enjoy!Read more
This recipe calls for pears and persimmons in addition to apples, but I wouldn't let that stop you from making it with straight up apples, since that's what we have on hand right now.Read more

Roasting a Chicken...and Creating a Stock

Roast a Chicken and Make Delicious Homemade Stock To roast a chicken, pre-heat the oven to 400F. Rinse and pat the bird dry, then rub with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Stuff a bunch of herbs in the cavity (along with the neck and other parts that are in there--they add flavor and nutrients) and throw it in the oven for an hour to an hour and a half, turning after about 40 minutes so top and bottom get golden brown and the meat is falling off the bone. Eat what you want, remove the meat from... Read more
Bittersweet Artisan Truffles has a delectible suggestion for how to use their Bourbon Butterscotch Sauce. This is a great time to test it out while carrots are available. If anyone needs a taste tester, we're here for you.Read more
Nothing says I love you like buying yourself chocolate, and if you're in love with someone besides yourself, you just may be willing to share. Available next week for Valentine's Day!Read more

Please order by 11AM Wednesday

2/26&27/2020
4. FSA/FSD

D&M Sausage ($7)
Eggs ($4.75)
Midwest Whole Wheat/Spinach Cresta ($6.50)
Marina's Tomato Sauce ($5.50)
Almond or Cashew Butter ($9) or frozen blackberries
Ozark Forest Mushrooms ($7)
Shoots
Spaghetti Squash - S

Please order by 11AM Wednesday

2/26&27/2020
1. UCA/KWA

Raincrow Ranch Stew Beef ($8.80)
Del Carmen Black Beans Choice ($5.75)
Mr. Meowski Pizza Dough ($4)
Clean Plate Kitchen Pizza Sauce ($4)
Frozen Blueberries ($10)
Ozark Forest Mushrooms ($7)
Spinach
Wildcard Vegetable

Please order by 11AM Wednesday

2/26&27/2020
2. FSB FSE ucb kwb

Meramec Bison, D&M Gyro, CircleB Pork Chop ($11.50)
Eggs ($4.75)
Cham Pita/Zaatar ($2.50)
Yogurt Choice ($3.75)
Coffee or Kitchen Kulture Choice ($11.50)
Wildcard $6)
Spinach
Squash - Spaghetti L

Please order by 11AM Wednesday

2/26&27/2020
3. MINI

Buttonwood Whole Chicken ($12.75)
Ozark Forest Pesto ($7)
Companion Seedy Wheaty ($4)
Spinach
Cheese Choice ($6.25)

Please order by 11AM Wednesday

2/26&27/2020
3. Delivered

Buttonwood Whole Chicken ($12.75)
Ozark Forest Pesto ($7)
Companion Seedy Wheaty ($4)
Spinach
Cheese Choice ($6.25)