Welcome to Fair Shares Week 5!

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

Attention Kirkwood Members

We are implementing a new system for your bag pickup. We will leave a check-in sheet on a clipboard for you to initial when you pickup. There we will write any notes regarding  your share, e.g. "Please select a plant from the tray" or "Your plant order is in the box with your name on it" or "Don't forget to grab chips from the box." This way, you will know if there is something besides your bag for you to grab.


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 our 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.

Fair Shares Mothership and UCity Pickup Members: The online store closes at 11am on the day of your pickup.

Kirkwood and Delivered Share Members: You have until 9:00 on Thursday morning to place orders. Remember to swap out the "choice" items in your cart if you have a preference, e.g. Del Carmen variety, vanilla regular vs. plain Greek yogurt, regular gyro meat vs. spinach and feta gyro, oyster vs. shiitake or mushroom mix, when available.

Mary Mary, quite contrary, what will your garden grow?
We're offering a choice on Biver's organic potted herbs and vegetables in the shares, but you are welcome to put in an order. We will attempt to get all your plant requests to you in the coming weeks, so get out in the garden and start prepping! We'll have a clipboard available for you to write your plant orders. We have a printed list from Keith Biver on what is available if you pick up at the Mothership. Most plants will be $2.50 per pot, though some items may be grown in larger, multi-pack starters with different pricing.

NOTE: Only half share members have the potted plant in the share this week.  Kirkwood B members, we will not be offering you much of a choice since we don't want to leave plants on the porch. Plant orders will be separate from the shares choice. either in a box with your name if you ordered several plants, or in a tray with your name on the individual plant. Please be careful to identify your labeled plant and not take someone else's. Thanks!

Cheers, and happy Spring!

Sara, Jamie and Lindy


Asparagus Tip

When you get asparagus in your CSA, it's going to be so much fresher and more tender than the often tough and woody stalks you'll find in the grocery store. The "proper" technique for removing the tough end is to hold the end and the lower part of the stalk and bend until it snaps. In theory, it will break where the stalk is at the point where it's too tough to eat. We find this to be wasteful because usually, only the very end of the stalk where it was cut needs to be removed, and it's almost impossible... Read more
Try serving your hot protein and cooked veggies atop a crispy cool salad instead of on a bun or over pasta. The contrast of hot and cold along with the variety of textures makes for a very satisfying supper, as well as cutting down on the carbs.Read more
It's officially salad season. That means it's time to start using a bed of lettuce as the base for every meal. Whether you're cooking burgers, making pasta, mixing up a smoked salmon salad, or whipping up a stir-fry, be sure to serve it on salad. Some people say they have trouble getting through so much lettuce every week, but if there is one thing we should all be eating with abandon, it's salad. I know, I know, sometimes just the thought of making a salad is too much work, but there are a number of things you can do to prepare in advance and make salads a simple joy rather than a thankless chore.Read more
This recipe calls for collards, but any of your greens will be fabulous like this. Also note that we suggest rolling the leaves together and slicing them into 1/2-inch strips before cooking to avoid the mess and hassle later.Read more
Whenever there is bibb or butterhead lettuce available, I fantasize about lettuce wraps. You can wrap anything in a lettuce leaf, really, just make sure to make it a fun, communal meal in which everyone gets to participate in the assembly of their own wraps.Read more
Wrap it up, I’ll take it! Roll-ups were a popular trend for a number of years, but we're way beyond trendy. We’ve always had a soft spot for pitas--soft or crispy, white or whole wheat--and here are a few of our favorite ways to eat them.Read more

5/22 & 23/2019

Circle B Pork Chops ($11)
Prairie Fruits Angel Food Cheese ($5)
Marina's Marinara Sauce or Mast Applesauce ($5.50)
Windcrest Dairy Yogurt (3.75)
Midwest Pasta Spinach & Egg Fettucini  ($6.50)
Veggie Wildcard
EarthDance Head Lettuce
Biver Bok Choy
Yoder Farms Strawberries

5/22 & 23/2019

Raincrow Ranch - Ground Beef ($6.50)
Del Carmen Bean Choice ($5.75)
Cool Cow Cheese ($8)
Ozark Forest Fresh Mushrooms 8oz. ($7)
Mr. Meowski Sourdough ($6)
Bee Simple Shoots
Kopmann Lettuce Mix
Yoder Zucchini
Yoder Farms Strawberries

5/22 & 23/2019
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Buttonwood Whole Chicken ($12.75)
Marcoot Cheese ($4.50)
Buttonwood/Dry Dock Eggs ($4.75)
Companion Frozen Bread Choice ($3.50)
Ozark Forest Fresh Mushrooms 8oz. ($7)
Biver Head Lettuce
Greens Choice (chard, kale, bok choy)
EarthDance/Kopmann Veggie Choice (scallion or radish)
Yoder Farms Strawberries

5/22 & 23/2019

D&M Lamb Gyro Meat ($10.75)
Buttonwood/Dry Dock Eggs ($4.75)
Midwest Pasta WW & Egg Fusilli ($6.50)
St. Isidore Head Lettuce x 2
Biver Collards
Yoder Farms Strawberries

1. Delivered

Raincrow Ranch - Ground Beef ($6.50)
Del Carmen Beans Choice ($5.75)
Companion Pain Beaucaire Rolls ($3.50)
Bee Simple Shoots
Kopmann Lettuce Mix
EarthDance Swiss Chard
Yoder Farms Strawberries