Welcome to Week 48

This is the final pickup until April 5th and 6th! (Even-week half-shares, your next pickup is April 12th or 13th)
We take the remainder of March off and resume pickups with Season 10 on April 5th and 6th.

You may want to think about stocking up. We will have a Happy Hour Shopping Day on Wednesday March 22nd from 3-7!

If you started your annual commitment at the beginning of the season, and are NOT planning to stay in for Season 10, please let us know now so we can cancel your recurring payments. If you are on recurring payments and plan to stay in, or if you began mid-season, you do not need to contact us. If you are unsure of your commitment date, or don't plan to stay in, or if you have questions, email info@fairshares.org.

Please fill out our Year-end Member survey linked here and in the post below.

* Delivered Share Members: WE NEED ALL YOUR BAGS THIS WEEK! We are going to update our tags, and clean up our loaner bags. Some of you have as many as five loaner bags out. Please, we really need them back!

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.  


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!

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).

Pick-up members place orders by noon. 
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). Email orders@fairshares.org -- you can just reply to this email.

SOLD OUT: Dark meat and white mean chicken cuts, cut-up chickens are sold out, but can be thawed and cut for us (which means that re-freezing, which although safe, may affect quality, so should otherwise be used within a week). If you want any of those, order by Sunday for delivery that week. 

Boneless Chicken Breast Special: ~5.lb. package, $6.50/lb. frozen.
Defrosted Boneless Chicken Breast 2-pk. $8.00/lb. These have been defrosted and although they are safe to refreeze, the texture and quality may be affected, but they will be fine for a week in the fridge before cooking. Limited, but Matt would love if we order lots of it for next week.

We have chops (shoulder, leg, loin, and Frenched rib) racks, sausages, stew meat, bone-in and boneless legs--in addition to ground. Check the pricing on the Trades and Orders page.

Bittersweet Salted Caramel Chocolate or Bourbon Butterscotch Sauce: $9.00. Serve warm over ice cream or cake (or include in your favorite sweets recipe) or just serve with a spoon! 

Ozark Forest Elderflower Cordial: $8.00. This delicate, refreshing floral syrup is a wonderful addition to Prosecco or fizzy water for cocktails or soft drinks, or make a lemon elderflower sorbet--read about how to make your own elderflower cordial, and ideas for its use in this blog on Jamie Oliver's website.

Laughing Bear Baked Goodies: See the blog post for info on this fabulous non-profit bakery. All items are frozen and in limited availability.
Gluten-Free Bear Naked Almond Cakes: $5.50.
Granny Bear Caramel Muffin: $2.00. These rolls are sticky deliciousness when zapped in a microwave for 20 seconds.
Bana-Crana Muffin: $1.75. No sugar added, sweetened with banana and raspberry-flavored cranberries.
Chocolate Chocolate Cakes: $3.75. Really, with a name like that, what else do you need to know?

Kitchen Kulture Yummy Prepared Foods
Made with local ingredients! 

- Pumpkin Risotto: $11. The pumpkin is from Double Star Farm. With wine-poached raisins, goat cheese, cardamom, and pepita.
- Saag Paneer: $11. You've had it, you love it, you know it.
- Coconut Grits: $10. I tried them over, but that's only because I'm afraid I'll eat the entire tub by myself, in one sitting...
- Tom Kha Goong: $7. Thai coconut milk soup with shrimp. It's delicious over jasmine rice (or any rice, really). I tried it over the coconut grits. Mmm.
-Ginger Carrot Dressing: $7.50/pt. Delicious over salads or with cooked greens.


Wild Alaska Salmon, Cod and Halibut

$13.75/lb. Available in whole fillets, smaller portion fillets, or smoked &7/75/pk. (traditional, peppered, or candy).
Pacific Cod ($11.30/lb. varying ~.5-.8lb. fillet)
Black Cod ($33.25/lb. varying ~.4-.7lb. fillets)
Halibut ($25.95/lb. 4 steaks ~1.1-1.3lb.)

Ozark Forest Mushroom Miso Paste: $5/3oz. tub. This is frozen, and stays soft enough that you can scoop out a spoonful at a time as you need it. Mix with rice vinegar for a delicious salad dressing or marinade for fish. Add a little plain yogurt to that to make it a creamy sauce--so good.


Apple Cider (frozen): $5.50/.5 gallon. So good. This is award-winning cider here, folks. Serve hot or cold, spiked or not.


Spinach: $3.50/.6lb.
Swiss Chard: $3.50/.6lb. Limited.
Lettuce: $3.50/.5lb. Limited

Shoots: $4.00. Sunflower or pea.
Purple Daikon Radishes: $3.50/lb. These beautiful purple radishes from EarthDance (see photo above) are mild and sweet and certified organic.  

Carrots: $3.50/lb.
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 greens and under your trout for a flavorful layer of depth and texture. You may like to blend them with your mashed potatoes, even.

Kohlrabi: 2.75/lb. Average around $3.50/bag. Very limited.

Sweet Potatoes: $3.50/2lb.
Sweet Potato Seconds: half price. IF AVAILABLE.

SOLD OUT! NO Yukon Gold Potatoes, sorry. We can't find any that are affordable at the moment.

Ozark Forest Shiitakes: $7.00

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
We're reaching the final pickup of the season, so what do you need to stock up on for the month off? There are so few items on the lists that are not tradable that we have decided to simplify our receipt writing and make a Trade All option. We will add up the value of all tradable items and post it at the end of the food lists. If you choose to Trade All, but want a couple of the tradable items on your list, just list each item you want at the trade value noted.Read more
This is a contribution from member Todd Eller: Julia Child once said the true test of any good cook is how well they can roast a chicken. No offense to Julia but I find it one of the easiest dishes to prepare, full of flavor and endless seasoning possibilities. So this week I give you my roasted rosemary chicken recipe. Learn this basic way to roast a whole chicken and then trade out the rosemary for any of your favorite herbs and seasonings.Read more
Farmer Tricia of Yellow Wood sent a sad and touching email last week letting us know they are moving to Chicago and leaving the commercial farming business. This is a huge loss for Fair Shares because Scott and Tricia Wagner always brought the most beautiful, delicious greens and root vegetables, and we will be hard pressed to replace them. Plus they were always generous and easy to work with. We've shared her email here below.Read more
If you don't live in Soulard, you may not even be aware that it's Mardi Gras season. Having lived in the neighborhood for 26+ years, I can only say Lucky you. But we will celebrate in great taste with a big pot of semi-traditional Beans and Rice. Laissez le bon temps rouler!Read more
This is a great way to enjoy Ivan's fig jam, or your favorite Hilty jam. The whole wheat flour allows you to pretend they're good for you--and if you eat only one, it will be!Read more


D&M Pork Sausage ($6.75)
Buttonwood/DryDock Eggs ($4.75)
Ozark Forest Fresh Mushrooms ($7)
Prairie Fruits Angel Food or Marcoot Choice ($5)
Grains Choice ($4.50)
Nolte Red Bell Pepper -1
Biver Jalapenos-4 and Serrano Peppers- 4
Veggie Wildcard (beets, carrots, greens, 2 red bells, 2 rich sweetness)
Biver Pickling Cucumbers
EarthDance/Biver/St. Isidore Cherry Tomatoes
Centennial Apples
Jacobs Orchard Peaches


Raincrow Ranch - Ground Beef ($6.50)
Del Carmen/Wildcard ($5.75)
Buttonwood/DryDock Eggs ($4.75)
Nolte Anaheim Peppers - 3
Kopmann Hungarian Wax (hot) Peppers -5
Biver Swiss Chard
Biver Zucchini & Zephyr
St. Isidore Cucumbers -2
Nolte Asian Eggplant -2
Biver Sungold Tomatoes
Nolte Heirloom Tomatoes - 21oz.
Ivan's Figs

2. FSB FSE ucb kwb

Geisert Brat Burgers or Choice ($6.75)
Coffee or Kitchen Kulture Choice ($11.50)
Buttonwood/DryDock Eggs ($4.75)
St. Isidore Savoy Cabbage (or greens choice)
EarthDance Lunchbox or Shishito Peppers
Nolte Green Beans
Biver Zucchini & Zephyr
Biver Pickling Cucumbers
Biver Slicing Tomatoes 1.5lb
Kopmann Sweet Corn - 4
Jacobs Orchard Peaches

3. MINI  

Buttonwood Turkey/Chicken Sausage ($9)
EarthDance Shishito Peppers -pt.
Nolte Green Beans
Biver Cucumber -1
Nolte Globe Eggplant -2 (or Kopmann)
Biver Slicing Tomatoes 1.5lb
Kopmann Sweet Corn - 4
Ivan's Figs

1. Delivered

Chicken Andouille ($9)
EarthDance Lunchbox Peppers -pt.
Nolte Green Beans
Biver Zucchini
Biver Cucumber -1
Kopmann Eggplant
Biver Slicing Tomatoes 1.5lb
Kopmann Sweet Corn - 4
Ivan's Figs