Fair Shares CCSA (Combined CSA)

St. Louis, Missouri

We're celebrating our 10th season of providing happy, healthy, local food from our many wonderful farmers and producers!

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). We also offer a Delivered-to-the workplace (or school) option on Thursdays.

Subscribers pay a joining fee of $50 and a weekly fee of $50 plus tax for 48 weeks (payable in monthly, quarterly, semi-annual or annual installments). Half share members pick up for 24 alternating weeks. We also offer a weekly Mini-Share option, which is 30% smaller than the full share, and a Delivered share, also the mini size, which is delivered weekly to groups at a business or school. You can jump in any time during the season to begin your annual commitment. We also offer a two-week trial. See our website fairshares.org for details.

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 Mar 24, 2017

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--$50 joining fee (one time), $50/week plus tax for 46 weekly shares, payable in installments. (Half shares, add $1 per week). Mini-season shares available (30% smaller and a shorter season commitment. Two-week Trials available too!

1/2 Share:  24 alternating weeks at ~$51/week plus tax. See our website for payment plan options.

Work Req?  No

Latest Reviews

I joined Fair Shares on the recommendation of a friend and could not be more pleased! I have gotten great quality produce, eggs, and meat and the staff and volunteers could not be more friendly and helpful. Looking forward to great things to come!

I have been a Fair Shares CCSA member for 5 seasons now and I think it is the best decision I've made about my grocery shopping. Sarah, Jamie, Kevin, Ariane and all the other staff are great.... [more]

My husband and I find that the weekly mini from Fair Shares is just the right size. The Fair Shares team works tirelessly to provide a rotating variety of delicious produce, protein & dairy items as well as tasty jams, pickles, pasta, nuts & chocolates.... [more]

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