Thursday, September 4, 2014

Order forms for Tuesday and Friday are open!

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KW's year-round online farmers market
  We do not have a check out button, please ensure that your shopping cart is empty if you do not intend to order.

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Kitchener Pick Up - Tuesday September 9th
Items in your shopping cart will be ordered on your behalf  SUNDAY September 7th at 11pm

*** please note change in deadline *** 

Waterloo Pick Up - Friday, September 12th  
Items in your shopping cart will be ordered on your behalf Tuesday September 9th at 8pm

11th Annual Taste Local! Taste Fresh!  This Sunday!

We're excited to be paired with  Vibrant Farms  and  Ambrosia Pastry Co.  this weekend!
Foodlink Waterloo Region's local food showcase and fundraiser will be returning to Steckle Heritage Farm Sunday, September 14, 2014, 2-5 pm. Guests will be able to spend a delightful afternoon tasting original food creations prepared by teams of the area's finest chefs and farmers. This year's event will feature 20 all-new chef/farmer pairings offering participants an opportunity to sample exquisite new recipes featuring local foods and farm-fresh products.
Guests will be able to meet and chat with chefs about the art of cooking and farmers about the local food they grow. To add to the ambiance they will be treated to lively Gypsy jazz music of Juneyt and will have an opportunity to bid on fabulous silent auction packages while sampling Pelee Island Wines and Block Three brews.  Each guest will receive a one-of-a-kind pottery appetizer plate to sample the tasty creations. There will be a limited number of tickets available in advance of the event only!
This event is Foodlink's major annual fundraiser with proceeds going towards raising awareness of Local Food & Farms.  Tickets available through our  Bailey's order form  or online  here .

Tuesday fruit - Some changes to note!

***Important - Our order deadline for Tuesday fruit is now Sunday at 11pm and we will be getting our fruit from Warner's Farm on Tuesdays as well as Fridays!

We are offering:

  • Blackberries, Red Currants, 
  • Grapes:     
    • Himrod A seedless white table grape with golden yellow/light green fruit.  
    • Sovereign Coronation - A virtually seedless blue table grape. It is juicy, very sweet, blue grape. Excellent for fresh eating, preserving or juice.
  • Peaches:
    • Glowingstar - This peach is from the Stellar line of peaches. It is non browning and has a deep red skin over a bright yellow melting flesh. The flesh has a lovely red colour around the pit. It has sweet flavour and is completely freestone.
    • Harmony are an older variety developed in Ontario in the 60's. It is large and freestone with a rosy glow. They have great flavor and hold up beautifully in a can. Great for fresh eating and canning. I laughed reading this review:
    • White Knight - Canada's first original white-fleshed peach has a firm flesh and athe aroma like raspberries!
  • Pears
    • Clapp's Favourite - A sweet, crisp, tasty, green pear with a red blush. The Clapp pear has a 'melting' flesh and a bit fuller flavour.
    • French Bartlett - An old cultivar (AKA Guyot). Resembles Bartlett in shape and colour, but tends to be larger and rougher.
    • Harrow Delight - Similar to Bartlett. Yellow skin with attractive red blush. Smooth, fine flesh is especially flavourful.
  • Plums
    • Blue - Damson (A small sour clingstone plum that makes great jam, liqueur and plum cake) and Vibrant (A semi-freestone plum with amber coloured flesh and violet-blue skin)
    • Prune - Early Italian - Super tasty and great for drying, canning, baking and eating
    • Red - Vanier - Red Freestone Plum; Stays firmer longer

A note about our fruit from Niagara

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 in the case of peaches. You will find smaller and larger fruit together in your box. Enjoy the ripest fruit first!
Enjoy the ripest fruit first and for the rest, spread your peaches out at room temperature on newspaper on their side or bottom (not stem down) and not touching each other and they'll ripen over the next few days.
Keep peaches and apricots out of the fridge until they are ripe as they can get a mealy texture when chilled.
Bailey's Market Days at Entertaining Elements
179 King St W, Kitchener, ON N2G 1A7
Tuesdays noon to 6pm
Stop in to our mid week market in downtown Kitchener every Tuesday!  Ordering is open Friday to Monday so you can pre-order Bulk Fruit at
Upcoming pickup dates
at First United Church
  • Friday, Sept. 12th
  • Friday, Sept. 19th
  • Friday, Sept. 26th
  • Friday, October 3rd
  • Friday, October 10th
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