Thursday, July 9, 2009

Baileys Local Food Buying Club - Weekly Pickup Reminder

If you put in an order this week it will be ready for you to pick up on Friday, July 10 from 3:30 until 7:00PM in Hilliard Hall at the First United Church at 16 William Street West in Waterloo. You can check you order by logging in at

Some notes about this week's items:

  • Swiss Chard from Pfenning's was sold out.
  • We did not meet the minimum to order honey this week. There will be a few containers on the spontaneous table that were extra from last week.
  • Snap Peas will be provided by Pfenning's this week as Antony of Soiled Reputation is waiting an extra week for sweeter peas.
  • The cabbages were bigger than we expected. The price is now $3.75 per head.
A limited quantity of 1/4 lb bags of Mesculn Salad Mix from Traditional Foods (valued at $3.50) will be on the Spontaneous Table for the introductory price of $2.00! One bag per family, please.

Produce bags
Some items like peas and cherries are sold by the litre box. The boxes we have are for measurment only. Please bring small bags to bring these items home in.

Why is there a video camera at the Pickup?
Smile! You may be videotaped on Friday. There will be a camera shooting background footage of our pickup. The Creation Care DVD by Mennonite Central Committee Ontario is an education series which will show real life examples of sustainable living. The section on food and eating sustainably will show the audience how to become involved in CSAs and other local food movements.

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 Tablein 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 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.

In out checkout area, please help us and our volunteers by removing 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.

When writing cheques, please ensure that the date is correct (it's 2009!) and that the numbers you write (digits and words) match. Also, if you make your cheque out to anything other than Bailey's Local Foods the bank won't cash it. We need you to sign it too! Please help us to avoid these costly errors.

You need to bring your own bagsto 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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