Welcome to Week 40

Happy New Year! We are officially in the countdown to the end Season 9, with nine pickups to go until Week 48 on March 1st and 2nd. We take the remainder off March of and resume pickups with Season 10 on April 5th and 6th.

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


All Full, Mini, Delivered and ODD-week Half Share Members: we put a credit on your account for last week, Week 39, December 28 and 29. The credit has automatically applied to any overage on your account. We will be sending statements soon so that everyone can see if they have a credit (shown as a negative number) or a balance due (shown as a positive number).

We are also finally adjusting accounts as we had indicated for the Advanced Payment Policy. If your account needs adjusting, you will receive a separate email to notify you.

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


We Need Your Help!

Season 10 Member Drive Eggstravaganza

Help us reach our goal of signing up 50 new members before the end of Season 9, March 1st and 2nd. When a new member includes your name on the "How did you learn about us?" section of the member form, you will both receive a dozen eggs. It's a win-win, right? Eggsactly. Most eggscellent!

Is your New Year's resolution to be more self sufficient? Then you need this book!

Grow Create Inspire
Crafting a joyful life of beauty and abundance

We have just a few signed copies of this new release by Crystal Stevens, former farmer at La Vista CSA Farm. This is a wonderful resource for those wanting to become more self-sufficient, become a homesteader or just connect with a more meantingful life--for that person on your list who has everything (they don't have this yet!). $29.95. Note that this purchase cannot be applied toward any food trades. 

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.

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! 

-Cheese Grits: $11. New York aged white cheddar, Ozark mountain creamery cream, McKaskle grits. Oh so good. Limited.

- *Saag Paneer: $11. *See Kitchen Kulture's Menu Inspiration suggestions post here!

- Anchovy Tomato Sauce $10. Simple yet intense and flavorful. Mama mia!

- Szechuan Tofu Ragout: $10. Serve over rice, and don't forget the chopsticks. Limited.

- Vegetable Creen Curry: $11. Coconut milk, green Thai curry paste and local seasonal vegetables make this insanely delicious and satisfying dish a total comfort food when served over Jasmine rice or noodles. You can extend it with additional greens or root veggies from your shares.

Easy Peasy Supper Sale

Let's face it, the holidays may be over, but you're still really lazy busy! You need a quick, yet delicious meal for the family, and you aren't going to stoop to store-bought garbage or (shudder) fast food. Have no fear. You can still support our wonderful local farmers and food producers with this special deal: Purchase all three of these items and get $2 off! (buy only two, take off $1)

Mofu Tofu, Midwest Ramen Noodles, Kitchen Kulture Prepared Item (Vegetable Green Curry, Saag Paneer, or Anchovy Tomato Sauce)
What's the catch? The tofu has a short expiration date, so use it in a couple of days (or change out the water and store it in another container).


New Items from Blue Heron

Apple Jerk Fruit Leather: $6.75/tub.
Apple Cider Vinegar: $6.75/ 7oz. plain, $7.50/7oz. habanero-infused vinegar
Apple butter: $7/pt.



It's beginning to look a lot like winter (finally). As we get less produce each week, we won't include much in the shares, but will offer it for sale for those who wish to trade for it.

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.. like the Christmas Cake Recipe below. Or try this addicting, easy snack: slice apples into flat disks. Slice in half and remove core from the center slices. Saute in melted butter over medium heat until golden. Flip them and add a little slice of smoked cheddar or smoked gouda, and a sprinkle of chopped pecans. Cheese will melt and kind of burn onto the pan, nom nom nom.

Apple Cider (frozen): $5.50/.5 gallon. It's that time of the year when a big hot mug of spiced--and maybe spiked--apple cider is just so soothing and satisfying (especially in front of the fire).


Lettuce: $3.50/.5lb. Salanova varieties.
Spinach: $3.50/.5lb.

Radicchio: $3.50/hd. This chicory variety is the round red head that looks like a miniature red cabbage and is delicious quartered and sauteed until slightly caramelized in olive oil with a little garlic and a genereous sprinkle of sea salt. Limited.z

Bok Choy: $4 share.

Cardoons: $4.00/bu. Like artichokes? These are a cousin--and they taste like them. Read more about them here.
Shoots: $4.00. Don't yet know if we'll get sunflower, pea or a combo.

Carrots: $3.50/lb.
Parsnips: $4.00/lb. Here's a recipe for parsnip crisps we found a few years ago in STlL Today. Gooood snackin'! Limited.

Beets: $3.50. Don't yet know if we're getting any in, but we'll sell them if we get them.
Kohlrabi: $1.50. Limited.

Golden Ball Turnips: $2.75/lb. Certified organic from Blue Heron Orchard.

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 spinach and under your trout for a flavorful layer of depth and texture. You may like to blend them with your mashed potatoes, even.

Spaghetti Squash: Small: $1.50/ea
Butternut: Small $1.50/ea
Acorn Squash: $1.50/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. 
Cushaw Squash: $5.00/ea. Big and pretty with green and yellow stripes. Great substitute for butternuts, and generally large enough for a couple different recipes.

Sweet Potatoes: $3.50/2lb.
Yukon Gold Potatoes: $3.50/2lb.

Garlic: XXL $2.50.

Ozark Forest Shiitakes: $7.00 
Ozark Forest Sun-dried Heirloom Tomatoes: $6.75. These are like healthy candy. Like tomato jerky. I'm sure they are delicious in a recipe, but I usually can't stop eating them as is, right out of the box.



This recipe from Cooking Light was suggested by original member Joanne McAndrews. If anyone can find a delicious way to feed her family with our local seasonal food, it's her--thanks Joanne!Read more
Kevin found this recipe on a website called The Woks of Life a few years ago. I don't remember if he made it, but I'm interested in trying it--mostly because it looks like pizza... The list of ingredients leads me to believe I would be sorely disappointed if I had pizza expectations--please do let us know if you try it and I'm right. Our small purple heart daikons would certainly give a different appearance.Read more
As we approach the end of another season, we like to assess how we did, and what we can do to make it work better for you, our wonderful members. We haven't heard from many of you yet, and we'd love to know what you think.Read more
Some people are a little iffy about or uninspired by root veggies, and let them sit in the fridge until they are in a state that leaves no future but the compost heap. One way to sweeten up--and sometimes even disguise a root veggie you or your family is suspect of--is to throw it in the oven and roast it until it caramelizes.Read more
Known as Cabello de Angel, this typically Spanish filling or topping for pastries found in most regions of the country really is quite tasty. Jamie found this recipe in a Spanish cookbook from the antique mall. Yum!Read more
In the mood for noodles with Thai peanut sauce, or maybe a gooey, cheesy lasagna? Is Mexican striking your fancy tonight? Asian fusion? Go on, prepare it with spaghetti squash.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
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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