Friday, August 28, 2009

Baileys Local Food Buying Club - Weekly Pickup Reminder

If you put in an order this week it will be ready for you to pick up on Friday, August 28 from 3:30 until 7:00PM in Hilliard Hall at the First United Church at 16 William Street West in Waterloo. You can check your order by logging in at

The best way to eat your peaches - ripe and perfect!
Peaches need to be picked before ripe to survive going in a box. They then should be spread out on their side or bottom (not stem side down)
on newspaper and they'll ripen over the next few days. You can go through and do the squeeze test and pick out the ripe ones each day. If you leave your peaches in the box one rotten peach can spoil all the ones around it.

Good news first this week

  • We have lowered the price on 3 L baskets of fruit! We hope you don't mind paying a little less. You can even take the basket (though we will try to reuse them if you bring them back in good shape)
  • Lots to look for on the Spontaneous Table this week: Melons, Sweet Red Peppers, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Peaches, Plums and Pears in 3 L baskets, blueberries in pints and 4 L baskets, peanuts, cider and preserves. I'll bet that we have Sweet Corn too!

Substitutions to note:

  • Field Cucumbers are from Fertile Ground instead of Pfenning's.
  • All Watermelon (Red and Yellow) from Paul and Saloma are substituted with Mini Red Watermelons from Pfenning's
  • Musk Melons are from Paul and Saloma instead of Pfenning's
  • Flat pasta has been substituted for the medium pasta
  • Medium KAMUT has been substituted for the flat kamut
  • Flat SPELT has been substituted for medium spelt
  • Medium Zucchini are from Kingwood rather than Paul and Saloma Bowman
  • Spanish Onions (3's) are from Selema, not Lydia

The items that we won't have this week:

  • No Mapleton's Yogurt Fat Free - Plain this week.
  • Not all orders will be filled of Mapleton's Vanilla Yogurt (Fat Free and Cream on Top).
  • No Bulk broccoli crowns (10 lb boxes).
  • Hillbilly Beans (other than those in inventory) will not be delivered this week.
  • Calendula bouquets are not available this week
  • No Chicken from Traditional Foods this week.
  • No peach apple sparkling cider - Sorry!
This year's Busker Festival will be happening in Uptown Waterloo at the same time as our pickup this week. Please leave yourself extra time and remember that King Street is closed to car traffic. Better yet, give yourself some extra time and enjoy the Buskers before or after you pick up your order! All the details are at

Self Checkout Reminder
We continue to offer a SELF CHECK-OUT option to those of you who are paying by cheque! We hope that this will help speed up the check out process for some of you who want to work out your total yourself. We did all self check-out last year and now we are returning to our roots.
We choose to trust our members. You know that if we lose money due to missing items or math mistakes, we won't survive. We will still have the regular check-out option for those of you who prefer it. If you notice an error (ours or yours), please let us know.

Please enter through the white kitchen door off Caroline Street.
You will find a pickup slip with your name on it listing the items that you ordered this week. Pick up all your items (including those in the fridges and freezer), check out our Spontaneous Table then head to our checkout area.

We will have extra items for you to purchase on our Spontaneous Table in front of the blue cupboards just in case you forgot anything. Anyone can purchase items from the Spontaneous Table. You don't even have to be a Member!

There will be room to socialize and mingle. Expect your pick-up to take awhile.

In out checkout area, please help us and our volunteers by removing all items from your bag for the checkout process. Please be patient as this area will likely be quite busy.

We accept payment in cash or cheque (made out to Bailey's Local Foods). The total from your shopping cart is always approximate. We will try to ensure that you only pay for the items available this week as local food can sometimes be unpredictable and items that are priced by the pound are approximate on the order form.

When writing cheques, please ensure that the date is correct (it's 2009!) and that the numbers you write (digits and words) match. Also, if you make your cheque out to anything other than Bailey's Local Foods the bank won't cash it. We need you to sign it too! Please help us to avoid these costly errors.

You need to bring your own bags to carry your items home. We have boxes, but do not have any plastic bags. A limited number of cloth bags will be available for sale.

If possible, consider walking, biking or bringing a wagon to pick up your order. If you are driving, please Park in the Waterloo Town Square Public Parking Lot. You can access the Waterloo Town Square Parking Lot by Caroline Street, Alexandra Avenue, Willis Way or King Street by the LCBO. We have been asked not to park in the church parking lot.
**Please don't forget to pick up your order! At approximately 6:30PM, if you have not picked up your order, we will call the number you provided (when you registered) with a friendly reminder. At 7:00PM we will pack up your order and add the $15 packing fee to your order total.If you have not picked up your order by 7:30PM (or when we finish cleaning up) your order will be donated - and you still get the pleasure of paying for it. We need to receive payment for this week's order before you can order for the following week.

If you are not happy with what you receive, all claims for missing/damaged items must be made at the pick-up site before 7:00PM that same day. After 7:00PM all sales are final.

Thank you,
Rachael and Nina
Bailey's Local Foods

P.S. We can use your fruit boxes and jars from preserves again if you return them.

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