Monday, June 27, 2011

Bailey's Local Foods special strawberry ordering ends at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, June 28th

This is a reminder that you should place your order before 8:00 pm Tuesday June 28th for pickup on THURSDAY June 30th.
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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.
***Remember there will be NO REGULAR PICKUP on Friday July 1st ***

A message from Rachael:

Ordering closes Tuesday at 8pm for strawberries only and the order form for the July 8th pickup will continue to be open for another week (Don't worry, we'll send a reminder next week). This week may be the last opportunity to order flats of organic strawberries.

I was wondering aloud if whipping creme sales go up during strawberry season today... Maryrose said that the store she went to was definitely out of angel food cake, which would be very tasty under strawberries and whipped creme.

Another yummy thing to do with strawberries is make Fresh Strawberry Pie!!! I used a recipe that was passed down from Andrew's grandma, but a very similar recipe is on this blog: I highly recommend it and the sugar can be reduced a bit without much loss of flavour!

Jackie sent us this suggestion for making Strawberry Hearts. Thank you so much Jackie!!!

Strawberry Hearts
Wash and hull the berries within hours of either picking them or bringing them home.  Slice them in half, placing the seedy skin sides down in a food dryer, and dry the heart-shaped berry halves.  I put them in little jars (250ml or so) to store or to give away to children, many of whom seem to only slowly devour the hearts, keeping the jars longer for the scent of summer.  I use them in salads, to decorate pies,  to soak for adding to summer smoothies or to pre-cooked hot cereals, and occasionally to float in a summer iced herb tea.  The Ojibwa/ Chippewa called them "heart berries"; and they do seem to have a nutrient profile that's good for the heart.  However, I'm with the kids.  To me the smell when the lid first comes off the jar is more heartening than anything else.

Fertile Ground CSA featured in The Record today + Looking for an intern!
Do you have a green thumb? Angie Koch of Fertile Ground is looking for an full-time intern from now until September or October. More details on their website You can read more about her farming in an article from Monday's Record: This farmer connects with the soil, and her customers.

Enjoy the long weekend!
Maryrose and Rachael
Bailey's Local Foods

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

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