Italian Flag Meal

Simply Delicious. Like Italian food, this meal was simply prepared and really yummy, but it wasn't Italian.


The Asparagus: roasted in a cast iron skillet in a 400F oven with olive oil, green onions, mushrooms and Marcoot smoked gouda until browned and melty, with the cheese crusting in the bottom. Oh my.
The Trout: roasted in that same 400F oven, sprinkled with olive oil, sesame oil, soy sauce and garlic, and sprinkled with coarse sea salt.
The Tomato: sliced and sprinkled with salt and pepper.

Tip: Sunchoke 101

These roots of a sunflower variety, also known as Jeruselem Artichoke, look a lot like ginger root. There are different schools of thought on the origin of the name Jeruselem artichoke, which is not from Jeruselem. I believe the one that says someone misunderstood the Italian word "girasole" which means sunflower...Read more


Fair Shares has created a new level of sales opportunities for area growers beyond restaurants and farmers markets. They have simplified for us the most difficult part of farming: marketing. Selling to Fair Shares has enabled us to sell larger quantities of produce with great ease. Not only is the ordering process simple but we can combine our deliveries with other farms in our area. Their commitment to supporting small local farms is unparalleled in the St Louis area, and we love them for it!

Berger Bluff Farm