Fair Shares Combined CSA

Fair Shares is dedicated to helping more people gain access to fresh, local, seasonal, sustainably-produced food in the St. Louis area.

We think knowing where your food comes from is the first step in preparing safe, wholesome food for your family. We put together a weekly share of locally-produced foods from a variety of farmers and producers to give shareholders a well-rounded example of our local bounty. We direct the focus to the farmers and producers so you'll know exactly who raised your grass-fed beef, grew your arugula, collected your eggs, made your cheese and baked your bread.

By sourcing from multiple farmers, we offer a great variety of produce in the shares, rather than being limited to what a single farm is able to grow, or not grow, due to soil, weather and other factors.

We give tips on storing your food and recipes to help you prepare each week's menu. Our website is a resource for members to learn more about the importance of supporting small, local food producers--and why not to support the industrial food chain. Our Facebook Group allows members to share recipes and ideas on how they prepared the food in their shares.

Pick-ups are Wednesday and Thursday afternoons and are time specific due to the frozen and cold items included in the shares. Pick-up locations are Kirkwood (Thursdays), University City (Wednesdays) and midtown St. Louis city (both Wednesdays and Thursdays).

Subscribers pay a joining fee of $50 and a weekly fee of $50 plus tax for 46 weeks (payable in installments). Fair Shares donates food throughout the year to help families in need, and we are building relationships with non-profit organizations who work toward the goal of teaching low-income individuals how to prepare healthy, safe food for their families.


Listing last updated on Jan 23, 2014

Be part of your local food loop!

By joining our combined CSA, you will help link the rural-suburban-urban food loop. Support local farmers, food producers, and the local economy while giving yourself and your family the best food available.

We offer a two-week trial membership--check out our website at fairshares.org for more info.

Season:  January through January

Type:  3rd party CSA service

Since:  2008

# of Shares:  350

Full Share:  Annual membership only--$50 joining fee (one time), $50/week plus tax for 46 weekly shares (payable in installments. (Half shares, add $1 per week). See our website for payment plans.

1/2 Share:  26 alternating weeks at $51/week plus tax. See our website for payment plan options

Work Req?  No

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We recently moved from Florida to St Louis and discovered Fair Shares online before we arrived. We'd never belonged to a CSA before, and were eager to try it out as a way to immerse ourselves locally.... [more]

This is my second year with Fair Shares and I highly recommend getting the full-share over the 1/2. Every week I am pleased with the selections. It gets me to try new foods that I would have passed up at farmers markets and expand my culinary skills. It is very easy to trade on things I can't use.

We have been Fair Shares members since they began (five years now). We love what Jamie and Sara are doing to support local farmers and suppliers. We have learned about so many great products (coffee, honey, tortillas, chocolate, salsa, specialty products, meats, cheeses, the list goes on and on) in addition to the wonderful produce we receive.... [more]

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