Monday, March 22, 2010

Baileys Local Food Buying Club - Pickup Reminder

If you put in an order this month it will be ready for you to pick up on Monday, March 22nd 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 If you checked the pre-packaing option your order will be packed and ready for 5pm. Items that require refrigeration will not be pre-packed for health reasons.

Extra Spinach!
Paul called (and then later Debbie called too) and said with the lovely sunny days they both have extra spinach for us! If you've been craving a tender young salad of local greens, you're in luck.  We'll have the extra bags on the spontaneous table.  Lena has fresh parsley for us too!  Spring is the taste of fresh parsley singing in a salad.

New Pickup Slips
We have changed our pickup slips slightly. Items that are unavailable will have 'u/a' in the quantity column. There are check boxes so that you can check off items as you pick them up. Variably priced items (Meat and cheese) are highlighted in green and still need to be added to your total. We welcome your feedback on how these slips work for you and how we could further improve them.

Samples from The Nutty Bakers and Stratford Pies
If you like pie, today is your day!

Swing by and say 'hi' to The Nutty Bakers, Anna (and maybe her mom), who make us many flavours of pot pies, cabbage rolls and lasagna. If you haven't ordered and tasted their products yet, you will get a chance to try them today!

Susie from Stratford Pies says she'll try to stop in today to serve samples of apple and elderberry pie too!

Ground Beef from Traditional Foods
The ground beef from Traditional Foods has been removed from your orders due to poor quality butchering. Thank you for your understanding until we can work with a new butcher who can make ground beef of a better quality (without "gristly" chewy bits).  Noah will still bring the ground beef you ordered today. If you choose to purchase it the cost will have to be added to your total.

Items not available and things to look for on the Spontaneous Table:
  • Look for Organic Spinach and Parsley on the Spontaneous Table!
  • Vibrant Foods Bone Packages and Outside Round were not available
  • Traditional Foods Ground Beef will not be offered until butchering quality issues are resolved
  • Pfennings baby and regular beets will be substituted with Cylindra Beets. The price for baby beets (3 lb bag) is adjusted to reflect the lower cost of the smaller bag
  • Flat Kamut Noodles will be substituted for Medium Kamut Noodles from J&D Peters
  • Medium Pasta will be substituted for Medium Old Fashioned Egg Noodles from J&D Peters
  • We will be short 2 packages of Natural Roast Beef from Stemmler's. Two frozen packages available on request.
  • We may be short on Sunflower Oil from FlorAlp Farms
  • We may be short on Crackers from Barrie Bros.
  • We may be short of Blueberry Jam from Country Flavour

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 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.

Pre-Packed Orders
If you indicated that you would like your items pre-packed when you ordered they will be ready after 5pm. Please ask a volunteer to get your order. Items requiring refrigeration will be added when you arrive.

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 coolers, 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. If you need help collecting your order, please ask!

In out checkout area, please help us and our volunteers by having items available to view 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 2010!) 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 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 baskets and boxes as well as jars from preserves again if you return them.

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