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Bring Your Own Bags!

We know there are plenty of reasons that you show up without your bags--we get it, there's so much going, especially in the summer--that's why we have extras available. But in the summer, we have to have two times the number of extra bags available, so here's your reminder to put you bags by the front door!  

Also, in order to keep costs down and use less plastic and packaging, there is plenty of fresh produce that bunch or give out loose, but it should really be bagged for freshness, so we encourage you to bring along some of your produce bags from previous weeks to help keep everything fresh. 

Tip: Mushroom Handling Tips

Mushrooms need to be kept cold in a breathable bag, so store them in the fridge in the paper bag they come in. Shiitake mushrooms have a tough stem, so remove that and save it in the freezer for stocks. Oyster mushrooms are all edible, except for the dirty little bit at the "root." Oyster mushrooms are more...Read more

Testimonials

Del Carmen has been a vendor for Fair Shares for 3+ years now.  We have developed a quality relationship based on trust. Our communications have been seamless. In addition, Fair Shares and its members have been great marketers for our products.  As a (very) small business, we are unable to advertise or market our products, so we have to rely on word of mouth.  Many of our customers are, were, or know Fair Shares members who have recommended our products.

Del Carmen has also benefitted from valuable ideas for use of existing products and suggestions in product development from the Fair Shares community.  I go to them for feedback, knowing I will get good, reliable and useful information.

We thank you, Fair Shares, for your support and commitment to del Carmen. We wish you much continued success.  After all, your success also helps the success of del Carmen and other local vendors and farmers.

Estie Cruz-Curoe, del Carmen Beans, St. Louis, MO