Thursday, March 28, 2013

Bailey's Local Foods ordering now open for Monday April 15th pickup in Waterloo!

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Items that you have placed in your shopping cart will be ordered on your behalf on Tuesday, April 9th at 8:00pm.
There is no checkout button. If you do not intend to order, please ensure that your shopping cart is empty.

Upcoming dates:
Monday April 15th, FRIDAY May 10th, Friday May 24th, Friday June 7th, Friday June 21st, Friday July 5th! We may add in another Friday in June if the strawberries are ready!
  • EDSS Twice as Sharp will be at our pickups. Bring your knives and scissors so that they are as sharp as you are in the kitchen!
  • As the weather improves, you can bring your bike to our pickups for tune-ups and repairs by Nav of Bliss by Bike.
A message from Rachael:

What a lovely weekend! Longer days, almost warmer weather. Snow on the ground. I could do without the snow. Sunday we enjoyed some time outside in the garden. The covered section was balmy inside and the kale, lovage, chard and endive looked pretty happy and a few sprouts of other plants were emerging. Outside in the herb section of our garden (not covered)  the oregano is healthy and lovely and was a nice addition to salad at dinner and there looks to be some sage in good shape. Some chard was coming back to life too. Most of the rest of the garden is still covered in snow. We never did plant peas as planned.

More From These Roots

Krista has added "Family Jar" sized jams, fruit and preserves - A whole 750 mL of your favourites: Raspberry Jam, Strawberry Vanilla Bean Jam, Chai Tea Peach Jam, Wild Blueberry Jam, Cherry Jam, Pantry Peaches and Garlic Dill Pickles. She is also offering her Peach Salsa (a nice spicy sweet blend with Mangoes) for $5.  She's been teasing me about a new caramel maple pear butter that is almost ready, but has let us know that her Pears with Honey Chai Spices are finally ready to eat! They have no refined sugars as they are sweetened with honey.

Here are some highlights for the April 15th pickup:
  • Gordon's Goat Dairy - Order before this weekend!
  • Kim-Chi from Green Table Foods
  • Beans from Rounds - Stock up!
  • Flour from Oak Manor
  • Onions from Nith Valley - Nathan just found some extra in storage!

Roasting Chickens - farm direct! New Date - Chickens will be now be available April 11th!
We're not offering these through Bailey's, but if you want to buy roasting chickens from Sam Bowman in Wallenstein. You can pick them up fresh at his farm on April 11th, but you need to call ahead to tell him how many you want! His number is 519-698-2960 and if you've never been to his farm before ask for directions. I hear it isn't GPS friendly.. =) The birds are $3.75/lb and about 5-6 lbs. They have been fed organic grain, raised inside with room to move around and will be processed at Country Poultry.

Will you endorse the Waterloo Region Food Charter?
As you may know, this winter the Waterloo Region Food Systems Roundtable has been working to develop a Food Charter for Waterloo Region. Our community consultation phase is complete and we now have a finalized Waterloo Region Food Charter! We appreciate everyone who provided feedback! We reviewed all the contributions and painstakingly re-drafted the document to incorporate survey responses.

The next step to making this document a permanent part of Waterloo Region's food policy is to seek Regional Council’s endorsement of the Food Charter. We would like to demonstrate to Council, when we present the charter to them on April 9th, that many people and organizations in our community are behind the food charter.

If you are willing to endorse the updated food charter as it stands, then please follow the instructions here to endorse the charter by April 1st.

As outlined in the link above, to endorse the charter please send an email including your personal and/or organization's endorsement to!

Have a great week,
Maryrose and Rachael
Bailey's Local Foods

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

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