Monday, November 23, 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 Monday, November 23rd 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

It's already been a month since the last pickup! How time flies.

Tomorrow there are a lot of orders and there will be a lot of food! I guess that I'm not the only one stocking up for the next month.

This our first winter pickup ever and we may be a bit rusty from a month 'off' so please be patient with us tomorrow. You can always ask if you have a question.
Josh and Caroline from Meals That Heal asked if they could come tomorrow to feed you samples. Of course we said YES! I don't know if you can plan to sample instead of making dinner, but if you ever wanted to see how spicy the Green Thai Pumpkin and Cashew Curry is, here is your chance. You might want some yogurt as a chaser.

Here is an update on changes that may affect your order this week:

  • We are short on baby garlic dills from Erma. We have regular garlic dills or sweet dills from Country Flavour to substitute
  •  Bulk Carrot Firsts from Miriam will be substituted by two 5 lb bags from Pfennings. You ordered so many that Miriam was 360 lb short!
  •  9 lb dark kidney beans were not available - substituted with light red
  • We are short on Persian Walnuts. There will be Heartnuts to substitute
  • Traditional foods was out of stock on bone in ham roasts and steaks. They will send boneless to substitute
  • Summer sausage is not only available in 1.75 lb chubs. If you ordered a smaller chub we have extra chubs available if you choose to buy one
 Not available: 
  • Red October Squash
  • Gold beets from Lena
  • In shell peanuts!
  • Antony does not have chard anymore. Darn that cold weather
  • Black Walnuts not available this month . Next month we will have them pre-shelled if you would like.
  • Traditional Foods is out of Chicken liver and pork schnitzel too
Self Checkout Reminder
We continue to offer a SELF CHECK-OUT option to those 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. If you notice an error (ours or yours), please let us know.

Pre-Packed Orders
If you indicated that you would like your items pre-packed when you ordered they will be ready after 5pm. Please ask a volunteer to get your order. Items requiring refrigeration will be added when you arrive.

Please enter through the white kitchen door off Caroline Street.
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. If you need help collecting your order, please ask!

In out checkout area, please help us and our volunteers by having items available to view 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 bags to carry your items home. We have boxes, but do not have 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 Park in the Waterloo Town Square Public Parking Lot. 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

P.S. We can use your fruit baskets and boxes as well as jars from preserves again if you return them.

Is this your first email from us?

You are receiving this notification because you are a member of Bailey's Local Food Buying Club.
If you do not wish to receive Notifications in the future, please uncheck the Notifications box associated with your email address in
Account Settings at

Click to log-in.

No comments: