Saturday, May 11, 2013

Bailey's Local Foods ordering now open for Friday May 24th pickup in Waterloo!

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Items that you have placed in your shopping cart will be ordered on your behalf on Tuesday, May 21st at 8:00pm.
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Upcoming dates:
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!

A message from Rachael:

Two weeks until the next pickup. Friday pickups can be so fun. Thanks to all of you who joined us tonight!

Well, asparagus season is sure in full swing and tasty too! Hopefully this weekend's weather doesn't really get as cold as predicted. I'm asking you all to send a few warm vibes to Mother Nature.

Speaking of asparagus, I want to tell you the best way to store it! Upright, in a container with 1-1.5 inches of water in the fridge (sort of like cut flowers). If the ends have dried out you might want to give them a fresh cut, though not as much as cutting is needed compared to grocery store asparagus. If you'll notice the asparagus from Barrie's Asparagus and Paul Bowman are all green and edible. The price may be a bit higher than the grocery store, but you have little to no food that needs to be thrown away (if you get asparagus with white ends, you should be trimming the woody ends off). If you want to read a post from 2009 when Bailey's Local Foods was just a toddler check out our email archives here. I love this post as it talks about asparagus and how grocery stores use it (and many other seasonal vegetables) as "Loss Leaders" to get you into their store.

Well, with asparagus comes rhubarb! We have a hard time classifying rhubarb. Is it a fruit or a vegetable? While it really is a vegetable it sure goes great with the strawberries that are coming next... or made into a syrup for your drinks, or as a sauce for your ice cream... or you can chew on it dipped in a little sugar. What is your favourite?

Things to order:
  • Asparagus and Rhubarb!
  • Country Flavour Preserves - While you are waiting for peach or cherry season you can eat amazing fruit that has been preserved with love.
  • New Moon Cookies has so many flavours of awesome cookies. Everyone loves Momints and Goldies as well as their "Crunch This" Granola. They have some new cookies coming out and we're hoping to sample their Mini-Moon Cookies For Kids at the next pickup (with less sugar than most cookies)
  • You cleaned us out of McKechnie Tortilla Chips on Friday. We're looking forward to a fresh batch on the 25th! Have you tried their wraps? You can get the Stone Wheat and Mexican White wraps in 8", 10" or 12" sizes for an easy to wrap burrito!
  • 'Tis the season for seedlings. We have so many available in the 'plants' section' under 'other' The 26th will be a perfect planting day, I'm sure!
Enjoy your weekend!
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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