Friday, June 26, 2009

Baileys Local Food Buying Club - Weekly Pickup Reminder

Hi Folks,

We're sorry for the harsh "Important Reminder" at the top of last week's email. Most of you are very understanding, flexible and supportive of us as we organize this crazy venture. Thank you for your encouragement and thank-yous. We're all in this together. Thank you for being a part of this!

Please join us in celebrating our new location, more volunteers, more members, more local food and the possibilities in this, our second season at our Grand Opening Celebration. There will be stories of local food from 3:30 until about 4pm and tasty treats for you to sample thanks to some of our wonderful suppliers.
Fair warning: 3:30-4:30 will be busy. We will have volunteers on hand to help, but it may take longer than usual to fill your order between 3:30 and 4:30 pm.

If you put in an order this week it will be ready for you to pick up on Friday, June 26 from 3:30 until 7:00PM in Hilliard Hall at the First United Church at 16 William Street West in Waterloo.

Some notes about his week's items:
  • Rainbow Carrots, Shelling Peas and Sno Peas from Pfenning's are not available
  • Peameal Bacon is not available this week. It should be back from the butcher in time for our next offering.
  • No Maple Syrup this week. We did not meet the minimum for ordering.
  • All of our Asparagus is no-spray this week (substituted for conventional)
  • No Beef Deli Meat. They sold all of the stock to Vincenzo's. Go to Vincenzo's if you need some. We'll offer it again July 10.
  • No peameal bacon. Not back from the butcher yet.
  • Beef from Shadynook Farm is not available this week.
  • Flower Bouquets: Sweet William will be substituted for Peonies
  • Dried beans will not be available this week
Please enter through the white kitchen door off Caroline Street.

Due to construction on William Street you may have to cross a stream of water that runs through the parking lot. Please wear appropriate footwear to reach the church and your order!

You will find a pickup slip with your name on it listing the items that you ordered this week. Pick up all your items (including those in the fridges and freezer), check out our spontaneous table then head to our checkout area.

We will have extra items for you to purchase on our Spontaneous Table in front of the blue cupboards just in case you forgot anything. Anyone can purchase items from the Spontaneous Table. You don't even have to be a Member!

We will have cookies for sale again this week, so bring some extra change for a treat. There will be room to socialize and mingle. Expect your pick-up to take awhile. Look for multiple checkout tables this week with one for cash or cheque payments and others for payment by cheque only.

In out checkout area, please help us and our volunteers byremoving all items from your bag for the checkout process. Please be patient as this area will likely be quite busy.

We accept payment in cash or cheque (made out to Bailey's Local Foods). The total from your shopping cart is always approximate. We will try to ensure that you only pay for the items available this week as local food can sometimes be unpredictable and items that are priced by the pound are approximate on the order form.

You need to bring your own bags to carry your items home. We have boxes, but do not have any plastic bags. A limited number of cloth bags will be available for sale.

If possible, consider walking, biking or bringing a wagon to pick up your order. If you are driving, please be aware that William Street is currently closed for construction between King Street and Euclid Street. You can access the Waterloo Town Square Parking Lot by Caroline Street, Alexandra Avenue, Willis Way or King Street by the LCBO. We have been asked not to park in the church parking lot.

**Please don't forget to pick up your order! At approximately 6:30PM, if you have not picked up your order, we will call the number you provided (when you registered) with a friendly reminder. At 7:00PM we will pack up your order and add the $15 packing fee to your order total. If you have not picked up your order by 7:30PM (or when we finish cleaning up) your order will be donated - and you still get the pleasure of paying for it. We need to receive payment for this week's order before you can order for the following week.

If you are not happy with what you receive, all claims for missing/damaged items must be made at the pick-up site before 7:00PM that same day. After 7:00PM all sales are final.

Thank you,
Rachael and Nina
Bailey's Local Foods

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