Welcome to Week 15!

We look forward to seeing all full-share, mini-share, ODD-week half-share and Delivered share members tomorrow and Thursday.

* Many thanks to all of you who donated to our Freezer Fund--every little bit really helps, and we are so grateful! We have realized through this experience that we are riding a fine line between having a good inventory and having a good cash flow, so we are going to put a little squeeze on the spending and try to work down the inventory on hand a bit. If anyone would like to add a couple of dollars to your invoice to help us recover from our $3200 loss, we would happily and graciously accept.

Trades and Additional Purchases

Please read the rules of trading and how we like to receive your trades and orders on the Trades and Orders page of our website (note you must be logged in to access this page).

Place orders by noon* to orders@fairshares.org -- you can just reply to this email.
*Delivered-share members: please email by noon Wednesday OR wait until after you've received the Wednesday evening newsletter and order by 9:30a.m. Thursday. (Because we may no longer have certain items available, please check the Wednesday evening newsletter for the updated produce list). 

Be sure to include your account name--which is your last name and pickup group, so we know where to send the food.

Mr. Meowski's Sourdough 
Available frozen this week: $5/loaf. 

Kitchen Kulture

Pumpkin Risotto: $11. A hearty side dish with a little sweetness from the winter squash and dried fruit.
Moroccan Lentil Stew: $11.

Vegetable Green Curry: $11. This Thai Green Curry is delicious over rice, pasta, or perhaps the coconut grits below.
Sundried Tomato Grits: $11. We're excited to try this new variety--we were confused about whether this is supposed to be smoked, or sundried tomatoes, and we won't know until they deliver tomorrow, so let us know if you don't want it if it's smoked instead of sundried.

Coconut Grits: $10. Creamy coconut milk and grits? Yes, please!  I mixed this with Saag Paneer, for a win.
Cheddar Grits: $11. They're cheesy delish and the perfect base for a little grilled meat or fish. Greens on the side, please.

Garlic Scape Pesto: $7.50. This stuff is amazing as a spread on your sandwich, a pesto for your pasta, on crackers with chevre or slathered over fresh crusty bread.
Strawberry Tamarind Dressing: $5.50/8oz. This sweet and tangy dressing works well as a sauce for vegetables (like zucchini) and roasted meats, as well as on your salad.


Some of the produce is limited, so please leave a second choice when you order, or don't plan to make even trades.

*Yoder Blueberries: $5.50/pt. Blueberries are winding down and we have a limited number of extras for sale.
*Centennial Blackberries: $5.50/pt.

* If anyone getting the berry choice in your share would prefer peaches, we'll put together a nice sized share--let us know so we know we'll have extra berries to sell.

Jacob's Orchard Peach Seconds: $2.50/share. Peach cobbler, peach pie, peach crisp, peaches and cream, peaches and yogurt, peaches and oatmeal, peach jam, peach butter, peach ice cream. Do you need any more suggestions?

Jacob's or Centennial Peaches: $3.50/share. The number per share varies per size.

St. Isidore Carrots: $3.50. Sweet and tender and AHmazing--you'll never get a carrot like this at the grocery store.

Celtuce: $2./stalk.  Celtuce? What is this, like a cross between celery and lettuce? Ding ding ding! You win! Try this crazy, fun veggie with a peanut-y legume flavor in a stir fry, or slice it thin for the veggie tray and keep your friends guessing (you, like us, can be that wacky friend who always introduces people to wierd, exciting new produce). Read more below.

Biver Kale: $4/13oz.
Biver or EarthDance Swiss Chard: $4.

Biver Sungold Tomatoes?: $4/pt. I ordered wrong (never trust the voice texting on your phone) but I've requested some from Ivan. Let's hope he gets my message and comes through!These beloved sweet, gold nuggets represent one of the best things about seasonal eating--the anticipation and the reward for waiting.

Heirloom Tomatoes: $3.50/lb. I didn't really order much extra but I think we'll have a few shares to sell.
Nolte or Kopmann Cucumbers: $1.50/ea.

Sweet Corn: $2.40/6 ears. It's now officially summer and barbecue season. Man that came up fast this year, but I am so ready for my favorite salad (see below).
Last Week's Corn: Half Price--$1.30/6 ears. We don't have a ton left, but we don't feel like shucking it out to freeze it ourselves just yet. We can attest to the value of this task, because we just had the last of our pan-fried corn and corn pudding a couple of weeks ago. Mmm.

Biver Tomatillos: $3/.75lb. 
Zucchini and Yellow Squash: $3.00/share. One of each.

Yay, eggplant and peppers!
Nolte Millionaire Eggplant: $1.50/ea. These dark, deep purple beauties are long and thin, like the typical Asian variety.
Nolte Bell Peppers: $2.75/share. At last the peppers are coming on. Two green bells and two yellow gypsy. Both are sweet peppers. You can have one of each for $1.75.

Nolte or Berger Bluff Beets: $2.75/lb. Summer is time for pickling--beets, cukes, carrots, how about onions and garlic? When life gives you a lemon, beet it into a pickle.

Lee Garlic Scapes: $1.85/.3lb. These are delicious as a side dish, cut into 1-inch pieces and sauteed in a little olive oil (no need to add garlic!). Chop and use as you would green onions and garlic, and don't miss the garlic scape pesto recipe below!
Lee Garlic: $1.50-2.00/hd. Sizes vary. This is mostly-cured garlic--no longer needs refrigeration.

EarthDance Bunched Scallions: $2.75/bu. They trim them just above the root so they will reproduce and we can have green onions throughout the summer. Cool!
Girod Red Potatoes: $3.00/2lb. 

Ozark Forest Mushrooms: $7.00.  Shiitakes this week.


Happy Milk from Ozark Mountain Creamery
Order by Sunday for pickup with your share.

Did you read the email from last Tuesday? Did you login and update your account info and enter a payment plan? PLEASE READ THIS NOW. I'M NOT YELLING, I'm begging...Read more


Bring Your Own Bags! We know there are plenty of reasons that you show up without your bags--we get it, there's so much going, especially in the summer--that's why we have extras available. But in the summer, we have to have two times the number of extra bags available, so here's your reminder to put you bags by the front door! Also, in order to keep costs down and use less plastic and packaging, there is plenty of fresh produce that bunch or give out loose, but it should really be bagged for freshness, so we encourage you to bring... Read more
I have made this so many times I hardly need the recipe anymore. Perfect with roast meat, especially pork. Also good cold or room temperature the next day.Read more
The photo looks a bit psychedelic with the purple cabbage and bright green vitamin greens, but really, it's food. It's a big, thick, juicy cabbage steak. What? Mmmmm... Trust me on this. The giant green cabbages we got in this week will be perfect prepared like this.Read more
Belonging to a CSA provides a new learning experience for all of us. In most CSAs, members join with a single farm to share the risk of the growing season, being subject to the limitations of the farm's diversity, as well as to the possibility of crop failure or poor yields caused by heat or drought. The risk also tips in the other direction--sometimes there's an abundance of a single crop, such as collards or beets, and many a CSA member has lamented getting four-consecutive weeks of five heads of cabbage. This teaches us about the risks that farmers take, the difficulty involved in growing produce, the toll that weather takes on crops, and the importance of having a good stock of recipes and cooking creativity on hand!Read more
‚ÄčI adapted this recipe from one that called for rice, tomatoes and leftover roasted chicken, versus polenta, tomatillos and ground chicken. You can also make this vegetarian, and feel free to substitute any way you wish. I love poblanos because they pack a little bit of heat and a lot of flavor without rendering your lips numb, like jalapenos tend to do. Although, I do often stuff both jalapenos and poblanos to eat at the same meal, so I guess I kind of like that numb lip thing (no it doesn't shut her up).Read more

Please order by 11AM Wednesday

3. FSA/FSD $38.5

Buttonwood Whole Chicken ($12.75)
Ozark Forest Pesto ($7)
Companion Seedy Wheaty ($3.50)
Dry Beans ($3.50)
Cheese Choice ($6.25)
Wildcard ($5.50)
Wildcard Vegetable
Apples - Fuji

Please order by 11AM Wednesday

4. UCA/KWA $39.75 

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)
Ozark Forest Mushrooms ($7)
Turnips with Greens
Spaghetti Squash - M

Please order by 11AM Wednesday

1. FSB FSE ucb kwb  $41.05 

Raincrow Ranch Stew Beef ($8.80)
Del Carmen Black Beans Choice ($5.75)
Mr. Meowski Pizza Dough ($4)
Clean Plate Kitchen Pizza Sauce ($4)
Coffee or Kitchen Kulture Choice ($11.50)
Ozark Forest Mushrooms ($7)
Wildcard Vegetable

Please order by 11AM Wednesday

1. MINI $22.50

Meramec Bison, D&M Gyro, CircleB Pork Chop ($11.50)
Eggs ($4.75)
Cham Pita ($2.50)
Yogurt Choice ($3.75)
Greens Choice
Sweet Potatoes
Squash - Acorn

Please order by 11AM Wednesday

1. Delivered $22.50 

Meramec Bison, D&M Gyro, CircleB Pork Chop ($11.50)
Eggs ($4.75)
Cham Pita ($2.50)
Yogurt Choice ($3.75)
Sweet Potatoes
Squash - Acorn