Saturday, October 5, 2013

Bailey's ordering for October 11th is open!

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Items that you have placed in your shopping cart will be ordered on your behalf TUESDAY October 8th at 8pm for pickup on Friday October 11th at First United Church, Waterloo
There is no checkout button. If you do not intend to order, please ensure that your shopping cart is empty.
**Please note that this is our last weekly FRIDAY pickup for 2013! See the bottom of this email for our Monday dates until May!****

A message from Rachael:

We have so much to be thankful for. Let's celebrate the harvest with our loved ones!

Just over five years ago, Nina started a fledgling Local Food Buying Club, run out of her carport. Just before Thanksgiving in 2008, the city informed her that the property was not zoned for business and she could not continue. It seemed tragic at the time and may have been the end of Bailey's Local Foods. Despite this and other hurdles along the way we've continued and become an Online Farmers Market. Thank you for the role you have played in our growth.

I'm thankful that in the years I have been a part of Bailey's Local Foods I have:
  • Met so many amazing people in our area. I'm so happy that so many neighbours and friends are members, especially those who I may not have known without Bailey's
  • Worked with two amazing business partners - Nina and Maryrose. It has been a pleasure to work with you both.
  • Had the pleasure to work with of all those who areor have been Market Assistants at each Bailey's pickup day and behind the scenes at other times. Special thanks to Aura, who is our Manager.
  • Supported and gotten to know local growers and makers of awesome food and more. The bounty in our area is truly amazing.
  • Enjoyed amazing local food!!!
We would love to help you find local goodness for your Thanksgiving celebrations. Here are a few things to look for:
  • Winter Squash and Pumpkins (for pie or carving)
  • Amazing fruit and nuts from Niagara - Peaches, plums, kiwi, quince, chestnuts, walnuts and hazelnuts (see below for the full list)
  • Pies and other sweets all ready to serve!
  • Fall arrangements and flowers
  • Turkey (Traditional or chocolate)
  • Cranberries (non-local from Ottawa) to make your own sauce!
  • If turkey isn't your thing look for ham, rabbit, or other meats from Harrington Lane or Top Market Meats
  • Lamb Shoulder from Harrington Lane is on special this week!
  • We have parsnips, potatoes, turnips, rutabaga, celeriac, broccoli, fennel and so many more vegetables to compliment your meal
  • Greens, Mushrooms (including shiitake!), and herbs
  • We still have bulk canning tomatoes from Nith Valley available!
  • Strawberries from Floralane
Niagara Fruit
All our Niagara fruit is Tree Run, which means that the fruit is not sent to the grading station. The fruit is picked riper (and tastier) and avoids fungicidal baths and defuzzing of peaches. The size of the fruit may be bigger or smaller as well.

Here is the Niagara Fruit we have From Warner's Farms this week:
Quince - a fruit that is high in pectin and best stewed with apples or in pie or made into jam (the original marmalade)
Hardy Kiwi (aka Chinese Gooseberry) is a berry or grape sized fruit that will remind you of the fuzzy kiwi.
- Fresh from Upper Canada Cranberries in Ottawa (no from within 100 miles)
Peaches: Cresthaven and Flamin' Fury PF 32 One of Paul Friday's peaches. Always awesome.
Pears: Flemish Beauty, Harrow Delight, Bartlett, Bosc, D'anjou and HW623
Plums: Italian Prune plums, German Prune Plums (smaller and sweeter than the Italian prune plums), Verity and Vision Blue plums
Seedless Grapes: Vanessa (pink, tangy, seedless), Sovereign Coronation (blue, virtually seedless), Himrod (green, seedless),
Seeded Grapes: White Niagara, Vineland White, Vineland Red, Fredonia and Concord.
Tree Nuts: Hazelnuts, English Walnuts and Chestnuts are available this week!
Raspberries and Blackberries too!

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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Upcoming dates:
October 11th
No pickup Oct 18!
Winter Dates:
Monday Oct 28th
Monday November 11th, 25th
Monday December 9th, 23rd
Monday January 13th
Monday February 3rd, 24th
Monday March 24th
Monday April 14th
FRIDAY May 9th

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