Welcome to Fair Shares Week 6!

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

 Attention UCity Members 

Three of your fellow members who volunteer every week to help you get your food at the church will be away this week. If you're able to help out, the remaining volunteers (and Stephen, the INvolunteer) might appreciate a hand. Otherwise, please be patient, tell them they look nice and let them know you appreciate their generous help every week!

 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 take chips from the box." This way, you will know if there is something besides your bag for you to grab.

 Attention ALL Members 

Got Solar? Please take a second to help out our favorite (and only) INvolunteer Stephen Hale by voting in the Brews From the Sun Competition for The Saint Louis Brewery - Schlafly Beer as your favorite solar-powered brewery. The Maplewood Schlafly Bottleworks location has been sporting a 125-panel solar array since 2012. We're starting to explore solar for Fair Shares, too!


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, 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. 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, etc. when available.

Is your garden all planted?

We've offered Biver's organic potted herbs and vegetables in all the shares, but we are still able to order more, in case there's anything you're missing. We haven't ordered a lot of extras, but take a peek at your pickup, or let us know what you're looking for, and if we don't have it on hand, we'll order it for next week.

Cheers, and happy Spring!

Sara, Jamie and Lindy


It's lettuce season. This is the time of the year when organizing a combined CSA gets difficult. When everyone who grows lettuce for us has lettuce ready, and we have committed to buying their lettuce, we all get a little tired of salads. Now you may wonder why we would commit to purchasing lettuce from so many farmers, and that's a good question, with a reasonable answer: the weather makes us do it.Read more
Here's a delicious preparation for cooking greens, especially if your family thinks they don't like them.Read more
This delicious, simple, 20-minutes-to-make, two-minutes-to-eat recipe is messy and not really as much of a wrap as it is a pick it up and stuff it in your mouth thing. Fun and addictive. I'm already looking forward to leftovers. See the even faster, lazier version here, too!Read more

Asparagus Tip

asparagusbunches.tn_.png 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... Read more
Brunch is the traditional Mother's Day meal (in my version of reality). Show your favorite mum a little love by making a delicious homemade brunch using all local ingredients! Here are a couple of exciting menu ideas:Read more
The picture here shows a quiche with a morel mushroom decorating the top, but it would be equally pretty with a chanterelle or a shiitake. Wow your family, they're worth it.Read more

Order by 11:00 Wednesday


Meramec Bison ($12)
Yogurt Plain Greek ($4)
Cham Zaatar (or Pita) Bread ($2.50)
Ozark Forest Mushrooms ($7)
Coffee or Kitchen Kulture Choice ($11.50)
Companion Granola ($5.50)

Please order by 11AM Wednesday

3. Trial Full Share

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

Order by 10:30 Wednesday

Buttonwood Whole Chicken ($13.50)
Eggs ($4.75)
Ozark Forest Pesto ($7)
Ludwig Cheese Choice ($6.25)
Nolte Canned Choice Peppers or Relish ($6)
Kale or lettuce

Order by 11:00a.m. Wednesday

4. FSB/FSE/ucb/kwb 
Raincrow Ranch Beef Stew Meat ($9)
Eggs ($4.75)
Ropp Cheddar Cheese Variety ($6)
Almond or Cashew Butter ($9)
Yogurt - Regular Vanilla ($4)
Ozark Forest Mushrooms ($7)
Spaghetti Squash - S

Order by 11:00 Wednesday


Circle B Italian Sausage ($7)
Eggs ($4.75)
Midwest Whole Wheat/Spinach Cresta ($6.50)
Marina's Tomato Sauce ($6)
Lettuce - Mix