Fair Share Farm

Fair Share Farm
Fair Share Farm
Rebecca Graff and Tom Ruggieri
18613 Downing Road

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 between 8-16 hours per year to the CSA either by helping at the farm during the weekly harvests 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!

We are one of the few CSA farms in the area that does not also sell to 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 and Wednesday 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.
CSA, sauerkraut, fermented foods, strawberries, vegetables
We grow 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 the wintertime, we can sometimes be found at the Brookside Winter Farmers Market. We have built a certified commercial kitchen at the farm that is used for the fermenting of our vegetables into krauts and kimchis. These products will be available through The Sundry, as well as at a discounted rate through our CSA.
Our CSA season is 24 weeks out of our fields, or 31 weeks that includes additional produce out of our high tunnel in the Spring and Fall. The 31-week extended season is limited to 50 shares and fills up quickly. We have 100 memberships available for the 24-week season. Visit our website to join today.

We partner with other KCFC producers to offer 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 Urbavore 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 5-7 pm
-in Brookside KCMO: 815 E. Meyer Blvd., KCMO 64131, Mondays 5-7 pm
You have 2 options for share size:
1. Full share: 7-9 produce items (i.e. a pound of carrots or a head of lettuce is 1 item)
cost: $706 (sliding scale*: $546-866),
farm shifts: three 4-hour shifts (shifts are 8-noon Weds. or Sat mornings)
*the CSA operates an internal system of assisting one another with the cost of the CSA shares. Members may pay anywhere within the range of the sliding scale. The farm is paid the cost of growing the food and the excess goes into our Veggie Voucher fund which is available to families who benefit from further assistance with the cost.
2. Partial: 4-6 produce items
cost: $526 ($366 - $686),
farm shifts: two
A deposit of $75 holds your spot until the March Spring Sign-up meeting. Members and farmers gather at our Spring Sign-up to sign contracts, schedule farm shifts and meet our partner vendors. The $75 deposit goes towards the cost of the share. Final payments are due July 31, 2017
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, bulb fennel, heirloom varieties and lots of carrots and broccoli. Our strawberry patch provides fruit for the shares in June. We grow extra of some things like roma tomatoes, beets and beans for preserving 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.
Our Partner Vendors are mostly KC Food Circle members (Parker Farms, Skyview Farm and Creamery and Urbavore) or they use similar practices.
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