Friday, July 31, 2009

Baileys Local Food Buying Club - Weekly Pickup Reminder

***This "Pickup Reminder" email currently goes to all Members who have chose to receive "Notifications" (in Account Settings). We are considering only sending it to members who have ordered for the current week and also posting it to But then you might not be able to swing by and get that Sweet Corn on the spontaneous table. If you have an opinion on this, please let us know. We may not reply to each individual note if we get a lot of responses, but we will read them and consider your opinion. Thanks!

If you put in an order this week it will be ready for you to pick up on Friday, July 31 from 3:30 until 7:00PM in Hilliard Hall at the First United Church at 16 William Street West in Waterloo. You can check your order by logging in at

Some notes for this week:

  • We have No Spray Sweet Corn on the Spontaneous Table this week! $2.75 for 7 ears from Edward and Selema Martin
  • Lydia was short of small Spanish Onions and so members can take one big Walla Walla Onion instead of three small Spanish.
  • If we don't get medium sized carrots, smalls can be substituted. They should grow bigger soon!
  • We have been given FREE canning jars for the taking. A buying club member got over 100 from his grandma and does not need them all. Look for them in the corner with the bulletin board.
Self Checkout Reminder
This Friday we can offer the SELF CHECK-OUT option to all of you who are paying by cheque! We hope that this will help speed up the check out process for some of you who want to work out your total yourself.  We did all self check-out last year and now we are returning to our roots.
We choose to trust our members.  You know that if we lose money due to missing items or math mistakes, we won't survive.  We will still have the regular check-out option for those of you who prefer it.

Produce bags
Some items are sold by the quart/litre box. The boxes we have are for measurement only. Please bring small bags to bring these items home in.

  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!

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 are piloting a self checkout system this week. Please bear with us. If it works well we will open the option to others.

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 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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