Welcome to Week 29

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


Thanksgiving Turkeys from Buttonwood 

It's hard to believe we're only five weeks away from Thanksgiving...reserve your turkey now!

Hens (females) will weigh about 16-19lb, Toms (males) 20-25lb. $3.85/lb.+sales tax. This is open to non-Fair Shares members in case you have friends/family you would like to let know. Email orders to sara@fairshares.org. Inclue your name, pickup site and the size turkey you would like (please give a two pound range).

Turkey Orders due November 11th. You can spend all the time you need deciding who you want to vote for in the election, then you'll have three days to decide how big a Thanksgiving turkey you'll need. Orders filled in the order received--the longer you wait 

Delivered Share Members: Check for the video describing this week's Delivered share here on our Fair Shares YouTube Channel by mid morning Thursday.

We offer Gift Memberships! What do you give to the person who has everything, or that newlywed couple who doesn't need a new blender? Just let us know the amount of money or the number of weekly shares you would like to purchase and we can work out the details. It's a great gift to go in on with friends or family--the holidays are coming up!

Trades and Additional Purchases

Please include your pickup group in your trades and orders emails (this is your name and your assigned pickup group that we sent you when you joined. We have over 400 members in 24 different groups, and we're really good, but... We can look you up, but it sure will save us time. Thanks!

Remember, fresh produce IS NOT tradable, but you're welcome to order extra. 
You can read the rules of trading and the price lists on the Trades and Orders page of our website (note you must be logged in to access this page).

Place orders by noon (Delivered-share members, please email by 9:30a.m. Thursday OR after you receive the Wednesday evening newsletter.  Because we may have different items available, please check the Wednesday evening newsletter for the updated produce list). Email orders@fairshares.org -- you can just reply to this email.

NEW! Apple Jerk Fruit Leather: $8.75/pk. Certified organic apple fruit leather from Blue Heron Orchard. 10 rolls, 4oz. container. Great for the lunchbox.

Kitchen Kulture Yummy Prepared Foods

Made with local ingredients!

Limited variety this week:
Massaman Curry: $11. Scratch-made curry with potatoes from Three Rivers Farm.
Strawberry Tamarind Salad Dressing: $7.50



We're seeing even more new items now that cooler weather is settling in, which is the joy of seasonal, local eating.


Apples: we have both organically grown and non-organically grown apples. Please specify your preference and variety.

Organic Jonathan apples from Blue Heron: $2/5. These are certified organic apples from Blue Heron Orchard. 

Non-organically grown apples from Schwartz Orchard:

Golden delicious: 4/$2.85
Jonathan, Gala or Fuji: 4/$2.25

Apple Cider: $5.50/half gallon. Cool nights are made for hot cider! Maybe if you buy some it will cool back down again.

Figs: $7.00. Limited.
Watermelon: $6.75/ea. Seeded, which taste better anyway!


Broccoli: $3.25/share. This is beautiful looking stuff with nice big, tight heads, about a pound. We got pretty much, so please eat broccoli. :)

Fresh Ginger: $2.75/share. This is a little over 2.5 oz. and is truly a thing of beauty. This ginger was just harvested and is so fresh and juicy, you can use it without peeling. The flavor is spicy and heady and exotically intoxicating.

Tomatoes! Slicing: $2.75/lb. Heirlooms: $3.50/lb. Juliettes (Baby Romas): $3/pt.

Sunflower or Pea shoots: $4/bag. Add them to a salad or a sandwich for a nice nutty, crunch. We haven't had pea shoots for a long time. woot woot.

Radishes: $1.50/bu. How about a radish and butter sandwich for your high tea, dahling?

Sunchokes: $2.75/.75lb. Boil until tender and puree with a little butter, garlic and plain Greek yogurt, salt and pepper. Serve over your bed of sauteed arugula and under your trout for a flavorful layer of depth and texture.

Japanese Hakurei Turnips: $3.00/bu. These tender white turnips are mild enough to eat raw, but are delicious sauteed with a bit of garlic , sliced and served over their salted sauteed greens.

Cucumbers: $1.50. 

Green Beans: $3.25/~lb.
Eggplant: $2.00/share. These may be globe or Asian--please indicate if you have a preference.
Zucchini: $1.50/ea.

Acorn Squash: $2.00/ea. These may vary in size, but we paid by the piece, so $2 any size.

Spaghetti Squash: Small: $2.00/ea. Medium: $3.00/ea. Large: $4.00/ea. We may need to adjust the price according to size--more are arriving tomorrow and we don't know what size/price they will be.

Butternut: Small: $2.00/ea. Medium: $3.00/ea. Large: $4.00/ea.

Jalapenos or Bulgarian Carrot Peppers: $1.00/4. Spice it up--hot peppers are good for your digestion!
Beaver Dam Peppers: $2.25/4. These are not just another pepper in your vegetable drawer, these are THE Beaver Dam Peppers! Stuff them and bake them.

Colored Peppers: $1.00/ea. Red or yellow. Limited. Not even sure if we will have extras, but go ahead and order and we'll send them if we do.
Carmen and Escamillo Peppers: $3/5. Not sure what combination of these super sweet and delicious Red Carmen and Yellow Escamillo peppers we'll have, but we'll put together five for a share. Great for the lunchbox or for stuffing and frying.

Red or white potatoes: $3.50/2lb.

White or yellow onions: $1.50/lb. Order one color, or a mix.
Garlic: S: $.50, M: $1.00, L: $1.50, XL $2.00, XXL $2.50. We'll see how long this extensive breakdown lasts.

Ozark Forest Shiitake Mushrooms: $7.00.
Hen of the Woods Mushrooms: $7.00/5.6 oz. Also known as Maitake mushrooms, these are totally different from the Chicken of the Woods that were available last week. Here's how you can use them

Fresh herbs: $1.00. Sage, Thyme, Rosemary, Chives--we have a variety of herbs growing out back (unfortunately no cilantro). What do you need?

Please Join Us This Sunday!

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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