Welcome to Week 35

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

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? Give the gift of food!

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 present to go in on with friends or family--the holidays are coming up!


Farmers markets are on the monthly winter schedule, but we're still getting tons of good food in the shares, so please let your friends know they can continue to support the local farmers and our local economy by joining Fair Shares!

Trades and Additional Purchases

Please include your pickup group in your trades and orders emails (this is your name and your assigned pickup group/Delivery location that we sent you when you joined. We have over 400 members in 24 different groups, and we're really good, 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've received 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 ITEM! Rose Veal: $12/lb. Sustainably, humanely raised veal from right here in Missouri. Maplethorn Farm, New Haven, MO.

Kitchen Kulture Yummy Prepared Foods

Made with local ingredients! 

- Vegetable Green Curry: $11. This yummy dish has all the ingredients you'd expect in your traditional Thai green curry--coconut milk, lemongrass, fish sauce, ginger, chili, cilantro--with a twist to include local squash, eggplant, peppers, broccoli and green beans. A lovely holiday main dish for vegetarian if you add some tofu and serve it over jasmine rice. 
-Cheese Grits: $11. New York aged white cheddar, Ozark mountain creamery cream, McKaskle grits. Oh so good.

- *Saag Paneer: $11 
- *Potato Chowder: $10.

-Anchovy Tomato Sauce: $8/pt. Only one left!
-Strawberry Tamarind Salad Dressing: $7.50. Fantastic salad dressing on all the fall greens coming in, a great dip for broccoli, and wonderful as a sauce over baked chicken.

*See our new Menu Inspiration suggestions post below!



You might not guess today's date based on the array of fresh produce available right now. 

APPLES: Non-organically grown Jonathan apples from Schwartz Orchard: 4/$2.25. These are getting a bit soft for just eating out of hand, if you are a fan of crunchy crunchy apples, but they are perfect for pies, crisps, smoothies, etc. Or try the yummy dish below...


Fennel: $3.75/hd. We're a little short fennel this week, so will offer a choice and only sell it if enough people choose something else.

Lettuce Mix or Spinach: $3.50. Very limited.
Chinese Cabbage: $3.50/hd. These haven't come in yet--not ieven sure if we'll have them available.

Slicing Tomatoes: $2.75/lb.
Tomato seconds: $2.00.lb.

Heirloom Tomatoes: $3.50/lb. Limited.

Sunflower (or Pea?) Shoots: $4/bag. Add them to a salad or a sandwich for a nice nutty, crunch. We may get some pea shoots if they are short on sunflower.

Carrots: $3.50/lb.
Beets: $2.75/lb. or $3.50/bunch. Let us know if you would like them with or without the tops.

Japanese Turnips: $3.00/bu. These pretty little white organic turnips have delicious, tender greens that are delicious sauteed and served as the bed for the roots, that you can saute separately with a little garlic a salt and pepper.
Salad Turnips: $3.50/bu. Pretty pink and white sweet turnips with lovely greens that cook up nicely.

Gold Ball Turnips: $2.75/lb. These heirloom turnips are so flavorful, they seem to have been seasoned with a little cinnamon or something, and are delicious sauteed or roasted, especially in a mixed root veggie roast. 

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. You may like to blend them with your mashed potatoes, even.

Zucchini: $1.50/ea.? We haven't gotten these in yet and need to count to determine the price per piece, but this has been the average lately.
Pickling Cucumbers: $2.00/lb.

Spaghetti Squash: Small: $2.00/ea. Medium: $3.00
Butternut: Small $3/ea. Large: $4/ea. 

Pie Pumpkins: $3.00/ea. These don't have to be used for pie--they make a lovely soup, especially when served in the whole pumpkin shell. 
We have jack-o-lantern sized pumpkins for $3.50, and a few of the most enormous, totally awesome suckas that will look fabulous on your porch.

Green Peppers: $1.50/lb. These are from last week, so discounted, but still good. Mostly pretty small, but an array of sizes, so we'll just weigh them out and sell them by the pound.

Sweet Potatoes: $3.50/2lb.
Red or Yukon gold potatoes: $3.50/2lb.

Yellow onions: $1.50/lb.
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 Shiitakes: $7.00 

Fresh herbs: $1.00. Sage, Thyme, Rosemary, Chives.


Sometimes inspiration strikes, but it's more of a strike out. And sometimes, the heavens open and the angels do sing... This was such a happy lunch that I had to do it again for dinner. The third time, I omitted the ham and substituted pecans; the angels started singing in rounds.Read more
We’ve teamed up with the amazing folks at Kitchen Kulture to create meal ideas including Kitchen Kulture delicious prepared dishes paired with local ingredients available through Fair Shares. You can purchase the whole bundle or just order the items you need to throw together a spectacular feast featuring all locally-sourced components.Read more
Everyone says sexy food pics entice people to try a recipe, so enjoy! This simple gratin can be altered, adjusted, seasoned as you see fit, but the simplicity here really allows the pure, delicious flavors of the produce to shine. Plus, heavy cream? I ask you, what could be bad?Read more
This soup calls for chocolate! Yep, that's right. Dark chocolate adds a great depth of flavor to the earthiness of the beets and the sweetness of the squash.Read more
I was obsessed with this recipe a few years ago when Arianna first adapted it from Smitten Kitchen. The original recipe called for celery, but since we don't have celery locally, she substituted Japanese Turnips. It was delicious and I resurrect it every year.Read more
I heart this radicchio! Not just because it's beautiful and tells you sweet nothings while you slice it, but because it tastes great, too. This chicory looks a lot like a tall, thin head of romaine, but the leaves are wrapped like a rose and make a lovely picture when sliced crosswise. This recipe couldn't be simpler, and it's a method more than a recipe, but learn it and use it, often. You will become as boring as me in your cooking, yet everything will taste delicious.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
2. FSB FSE ucb kwb

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