Saturday, May 24, 2014

Order before Tuesday at 8pm for Bailey's Local Foods pickup on Friday May 30th

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Items that you have placed in your shopping cart will be ordered on your behalf TUESDAY May 27th at 8pm for pickup on FRIDAY May 30th at First United Church, Waterloo *Order enough for 2 weeks!*
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Here are our Upcoming dates:
Friday, June 13
Friday, June 20 (only if strawberries are ready)
**Thursday, June 26 (Thursday)
Friday, July 4

A message from Rachael:

Seedlings and strawberries
Back up the bus. The strawberries aren't ready yet, but Brenda Knechtel assures me that a cool, damp spring (with no more frost!) will result in big, juicy strawberries. I can's wait.
Brenda has added seedlings to our list. Look for tomatoes and eggplants among the available seedlings in our "plants" section under "other" if you are looking for quality heirloom and hybrid organic plants! We need to charge HST on the plants, but please be aware that we've included the HST in our prices already!


The asparagus is ready! We've been enjoying the super sweet asparagus from Barrie's Asparagus and are supplying some for Saturday's First Fruits Feast  (tonight! see below for details). You may think that the price per pound doesn't compare to the grocery store, but the freshly picked spears we offer are cut with no woody stem, so there is no waste and you are not paying by weight for the part of the stalk that you often have to snap off and throw out! So far we've eaten asparagus quiche (if you are GF, keep a pastry shell from Green Table Foods in your freezer), asparagus in pasta with herbs and steamed asparagus.  On to the grill next!

Juice and Energy Bars

We have two more new suppliers, and oh, are their products tasty (we should have samples on Friday too!)
  • Soma Juice - Look for their organic, raw, cold-pressed, Juices and Cleanses in the 'beverages' section under 'pantry' despite being fresh pressed and in our fridge! Maryrose's  two year old loves the Red Purifier (with beets)!
    We carefully handcraft each beverage ensuring the highest quality drink every time. At SOMA we uses organic & local produce as available, make all juices to order for guaranteed freshness, and package local orders in recycled glass bottles utilizing a bottle return program!
  • 2GO Energy Bars are in our 'bakery' section and the Truffles are in our 'chocolate' section under 'other'. I loved the ones I tasted, but didn't get to try Maryrose's favourite, the Peanut Butter Pretzel Bar. Other exciting flavours including peanut butter/chocolate, triple chocolate brownie, mint brownie, seed & quinoa, quinoa coconut and greek yogurt.
    We know you'll like these wheat/gluten and soy protein free gourmet energy bars and energy truffles that are hand made in Cambridge. You may have seen them on Season 7 of the Dragons Den!
We need some help!
As you may know we have been supporting
Welcome Home Refugee Housing Community with your help for a few years now. We accept donations from you (add a donation to your order by adding the "$5 donation" item from the 'other' section) as well as donating all table fees we collect from vendors at our pickups and sending food that is extra at the end of a pickup day to the refugees. The problem is, we're exhausted at the end of a pickup day and would LOVE if we had a few volunteers to come at 7:30 and bring a box or two to Welcome Home (which is near the Kitchener Market). If you are interested, please respond to this email!

So much more:
  • New untreated, raw, organic honey. We have limited amount, but will get more if it is popular. Check out to find out more about the premium raw honey that is now available. "This honey is personally processed in small batches by professional beekeeper Alexandre Obnovlennyi. It is produced only from wild plant nectar and this organic honey is free from artificial sugars and is not heated or pasteurized. Alexandre, a bee keeper for over 30 years, engages in sound traditional beekeeping practices to preserve the nutritional and medicinal properties of the honey"
  • Soup Surreal has three gourmet soups available: Moroccan Tomato, Maple Roasted Sweet Potato and Lemon Grilled Asparagus
  • TruJoy Pie Co. has serving sized pies in mason jars! What an awesome snack!
  • We have restocked with Sparkling Cider from The Cider Keg. What a great treat on a warm day! (Warm days are coming!)
  • Apple Creek Farms has lots of frozen sauce and cider made from their excellent organic apples. There is still lots of canned sauce, apple butter and honey.
  • We've got asparagus and Rhubarb from Barrie's Asparagus on the order form! Let's hope that the supply will be plentiful by May 30th so that there is enough for us!
  • Tofu from Ontario Natural is changing to one pound packages! The price has changed accordingly but it's still a great deal and super tasty!
  • Sheep milk  is available in 1 and 4 L jugs from Harrington Lane Farms now. It's pasteurized, but not homogonized so the cream will rise to the top!
Upcoming community events!
First Fruits Feast
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We are excited working with Chef Jon Rennie to connect farm to table next Saturday. You should come.
Come celebrate the taste of new growth after a long, harsh winter. This four course dinner is to raise awareness about suicide prevention, with powerful symbolism that speaks to the fruits there are to enjoy when we hold on through the winters of our lives to finally greet the dawn of a new season.
In addition to a four course meal, there will be speakers and music. If you are able to volunteer, contact the organizers through facebook!
First Fruits is a pay-what-you-can event, designed to be accessible for all. Costs are covered at $12.50 per plate. We recommend that those who are able to, bring their chequebooks and make this thing a roaring success. Seating is limited to 150 people. Will you be one of them?
May 24, 2014 - 5:30 to 8pm. Doors open at 5 p.m.
St John’s Lutheran Church/ Elevation in the gym. (22 Willow St, Waterloo)
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And if you have time...
A Local Seed Bank:

Enjoy the sun,
Maryrose and Rachael
Bailey's Local Foods
KW's Online Farmers Market

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