Monday, September 13, 2010

Bailey's Local Foods ordering ends at 8:00 pm on Tuesday September 14th

This is your reminder that you should place your order before 8:00 pm Tuesday, September 14th for pickup on Friday, September 17th
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Items that you have placed in your shopping cart will be ordered on your behalf on Tuesday at 8:00pm. There is no checkout button. If you do not intend to order, please ensure that your shopping cart is empty.

Message from Rachael:

Talking to the farmers this week they're very busy harvesting so much amazing food. Paul was out in the field until 11pm on Friday and Brenda was very busy too. It takes extra luck to get them on the phone to find out what is available for the coming week! Farmers are already planning for next year! They likely already have their garlic planted!

Would you like to join in a monthly community potluck? The TransitionKW group has invited Bailey's Members to their monthly potluck dinners. This month's pot luck will be Wednesday, September 15th, 6:00p at St. John's Kitchen (97 Victoria Street North). Plates and cutlery will be available. For more information contact them at

I'm just planning for this week and getting my order in soon.

Order now so you don't miss:
  • Ghee from Local Dairy - made the traditional way!
  • Roses (in the plants section) and the last of the grapes from Palatine
  • Romanesco Cauliflower from Soiled Reputation (it's a cross with a broccoli and looks like a fractal!)
  • All the other yummy local food you love!
Some more information about our fruit and roses from Mary Jane:

For the last few weeks of the season we are offering the beautiful cut roses grown out-doors by Eva and Rene. 
You can choose from the traditional Tea roses or the Antique rose that is new to North America! The Antique rose is a little different looking then the traditional Tea rose we are accustomed to. The Antique rose is meant to have a large center rose that opens accompanied by several side buds which may or may not open. This offers contrast for bouquets! We will get some of each of two varieties of antique roses available - the caramel antiques (caramel in colour), or 'Piano' which is a smaller red antique rose.

Both the Tea and Antique roses have a lovely fragrance since they are grown our-doors and are bred for fragrance. The roses grown in hot houses, as opposed to out-door roses, have been bred for longevity since they never know when they will be purchased. Hot house roses usually have a thicker leaf/petal to accomplish this characteristic! But when they do this they have to give up the fragrance. You cannot have fragrance and extreme longevity in the same rose!

All the fruit we get from Eva and Rene are 'tree run'. We do this to avoid the sorting station that insists on fungicidal baths, fuzz removal (peaches) and paraffin wax coatings!. This means some fruit will be larger and some smaller, some more ripe and some less ripe all in the same box. Eva and Rene let our fruit ripen on the tree much longer than if they were to pick it for the shippers! The shippers want green fruit and we want tree ripened fruit!!

Take care,
Bailey's Local Foods

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