Fair Share Farm

Fair Share Farm
Farm Name: Fair Share Farm
Contact Person(s): Rebecca Graff and Tom Ruggieri
City: Kearney
State: MO
Zip: 64060
Farm Description:

In 2003, we began growing organic fruits and vegetables on Rebecca's family farm in rural, northeastern Clay County, Missouri. We focus on building the soil through biological farming methods, including extensive cover cropping. The farm is home to 2 farmers, 2 cats, 100+ hens, 2 roosters and countless frogs, butterflies, birds and insects. 2 part-time employees join us at the farm to bring in the harvest. The 200+ acre family farm is planted in native grasses, good habitat for deer, turkey, quail, coyotes, and many other species of wildlife.
At the heart of Fair Share Farm are the 100 families that join us in our efforts through Community Supported Agriculture. Each family contributes a minimum of four hour per year to the CSA either by helping at the farm during the weekly harvest or on the Core Group which guides decision-making, holds member events, conducts the annual survey, coordinates the distribution sites and keeps the CSA running smoothly. We welcome you to join our community of happy eaters!

Visit our blog to see what is going on at the farm!

What makes your farm unique?: We are one of the few CSA farms in the area that does not also sell produce at other markets during the growing season. CSA members come first and receive the best quality and quantity that we have to offer. In return, we take very seriously the trust that is given and strive every day to grow productive and healthy crops. The farm is open to the membership on Saturday mornings and together we bring in the harvest. We encourage families to bring their children to the farm so that they can see where their food comes from and participate in the digging of the carrots, the picking of peas and the chasing of frogs and butterflies.
Specialty Items: CSA, sauerkraut, fermented foods, strawberries, vegetables
Where to buy?: We grow fresh produce for our CSA member families. We invite you to join the Fair Share Farm CSA and eat local and organic every week of the growing season. In 2016 we built a commercial kitchen on the farm and now make live culture fermented krauts, kimchis and pickles that can be purchased at the Brookside Organic Farmers Market directly from us or at area retailers like Green Acres, Terra Health, Bulk It and Green Dirt Farm Creamery. Or better yet, join our CSA and receive a discount on all of our value-added products.
Farmers Markets Where You Sell?: Brookside Organic Farmers Market
CSA Distribution Info: We pffer fresh produce from our farm every-other week for a total of 16 distributions starting mid-April and going until mid-November. Our goal is to have 100 memberships in 2017. Visit our website to join today.

We partner with other KCFC producers to offer optional add-ons of bread, eggs, cheese and meat to our CSA membership:
Parker Farms supplies a meat share
Goatsbeard and Skyview dairies supply a cheese share
Companionship Breads supplies a bread share
Fair Share and supply an egg share

More info. on our Partner Vendors can be found at http://fairsharefarm.com/csa/

Distribution sites:
-at the Farm: 18613 Downing Road, Kearney MO 64060, Wednesdays or Saturdays after 1:30 pm through the next day.
-in Liberty, MO: 414 N. Missouri, Saturdays 2-3:30pm
-in the Crossroads, KCMO: 1734 Cherry St., KCMO 64108, Wednesdays 4:45-6:45 pm
-in Brookside KCMO: 815 E. Meyer Blvd., KCMO 64131, Mondays 5-7 pm
CSA Share Structure: Every-other week share: 7-9 produce items (i.e. a pound of carrots or a head of lettuce is 1 item)
Each member family contributes one farm shift: one 4-hour shifts (shifts are 8-noon Weds. or Sat mornings) or assists on the Core Group.
We are in the process of planning for the 2018 season, contact the farm for more information in January.
CSA: What can shareholders expect in their share?: We grow a wide variety of vegetables on our farm, including favorites like tomatoes, potatoes, and butterhead lettuce. You will also receive fresh herbs, stir-fry greens, heirloom varieties and lots of carrots and peppers. Our strawberry patch provides fruit for the shares in June. We grow extra of some things and offer a weekly bulk list of what is available for purchase exclusively to our membership if they wish to add-on to their weekly share. Check out our blog: www.fairsharenews.blogspot.com for a weekly listing of what was in the share in previous seasons.
Exceptions to Farmer Pledges: Our Partner Vendors are mostly KC Food Circle members (Parker Farms, Skyview Farm and Creamery) or they use similar practices.
Farm Phone : 816-721-4456
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