Welcome to Fair Shares Week 9!

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

 UCity Volunteers Revolt! 

Not really, but there will be a severe shortage of those wonderful, smiling faces on hand to help UCity members get their shares this week. Since it will just be Colleen, our former ace-in-the-hole employee who is in to cover for Stephen, and Ste. Rebecca, who has devoted her Wednesday afternoons to helping at the UCity pickup since the very beginning of (Fair Shares) time, we ask that you be extra patient and friendly this week! We may try to load up coolers with individual shares for one of the smaller groups so that you can locate your cooler and collect your own share in order to free up some time. If you show up at the beginning or end, and you can help get the van unloaded or reloaded, that would be a dream.

 New Kirkwood Location - Week 2 

We had a little hiccup on the first week, but we believe we've gotten the exact spot hammered out for all parties. Our pickup location is Kirkwood United Methodist Church at Clay and Adams. Just a reminder in case it is different from what your understanding was, the tubs and bags will be in the hallway at the bottom of the steps when you walk in the red doors of the building to the left of the church.

We will keep the same hours as previously, 1:30 - 6:30. Though the church closes later, we want to make sure that all the bags get picked up while we still have time to do something about it. Please refer to the check-in sheet at the pickup for instructions, and remember to note the time of your pickup. This will help us establish a better routine and communications.

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. Remember you can customize your cheese, yogurt, gyro, Del Carmen and other choices by switching these items 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.

Operation Food Search created this dish at a recent event for the Fruit & Vegetable Presciption shares at the Care StL clinic. It's a pretty simple recipe that's easy to adapt to whatever fresh produce is in season, and especially good when created with our local ingredients.Read more
Operation Food Search invited Fair Shares to be the food provider in a new Fruit and Vegetable Prescription program they created at the CareSTL Health clinic. This pilot, along with the Fresh Rx program, is another great food-as-medicine resource that Fair Shares is excited to be involved with. Here's how it works:Read more
Member Joanne McAndrews shared another "newsletter-worthy" recipe with us this week, and it looks great for those of you getting bok choy in your shares. You can incorporate a good number of Fair Shares ingredients into this healthy and satisfying meal!Read more
This recipe is from http://allrecipes.com/recipe/fresh-strawberry-pie-i/detail.aspx A few of the reviews said the gel only made enough for one pie, so adjust accordingly. We do have a few pints of heavy cream available...mmmm.Read more
Whenever the fruit arrives, I go a little nuts and have to eat it with every meal: from granola, yogurt and strawberries for breakfast to fruit, nuts and cheese on salad for lunch, to strawberries and cheese on crackers (served with prosecco, perhaps) for hors d'oeuvres, and do we even begin to talk about dessert?Read more
It doesn't get much more simple, or simply delicious than this. Four ingredients and you will never look at broccoli the same again.Read more

Order by 11:30 Wednesday


Anton's Ground Beef ($6.75)
Del Carmen Black Beans Choice ($6)
Eggs ($4.75)
Nolte Bread n Butter or Hot Sweet Dill Pickles ($7)
Companion Multigrain Bread ($7)
Marcoot Cheese Choice ($4.50)
Lettuce - Mix
Spaghetti Squash - XS

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 11:30 Wednesday


D&M Feta and Spinach Lamb Gyro ($12)
Yogurt - Plain Greek ($4)
Cham Zaatar (or Pita) Bread ($2.50)
Ozark Forest Mushrooms ($7)
Coffee or Kitchen Kulture Choice ($11.50)
Lettuce - Mix
Watermelon Radishes

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 11:30 Wednesday


Buttonwood Apple Cinnamon Chicken Sausage ($9)
Eggs ($4.75)
Bragadoccio Popcorn Cornmeal ($4.50)
Yogurt - Regular Vanilla ($3.75)
Granola Choice - Apricot or Cranberry
Lettuce - Mix