Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Bailey's Local Foods ordering ends at 8:00 pm on Tuesday August 17th

This is your reminder that you should place your order before 8:00 pm Tuesday, August 17th for pickup on Friday, August 20th

Click http://baileyslocalfoods.ca/ordering to log-in and order.

Items that you have placed in your shopping cart will be ordered on your behalf on Tuesday at 8:00pm. There is no checkout button. If you do not intend to order, please ensure that your shopping cart is empty.

Message from Rachael:

Thanks to all who joined us for our Pot Luck Picnic on Sunday! It was a delicious time!

I was lucky enough to visit my cousin and her two day old baby today. You should always bring food to new parents so I brought peaches and blueberries! It must have been a nice break from hospital food!

Be sure to check out:
  • New crop apples (and applesauce!) from Apple Creek and Martin's
  • Large pails and jars of honey from Bauman Apiaries
  • Sweet Peppers and Eggplant - to make local ratatouille! Mmmm!
  • Sparkling Apple Cider for a bubbly treat!
  • 100 mile organic spelt bread from Golden Hearth
  • Super tasty Gazpacho from Meals That Heal
  • Carrots from Eva Weber! They taste better than other carrots - Really!

Some more information about our fruit from Mary Jane:

The Early Italian plums are here. These are the best plums for cooking, baking, canning and juicing. They are also very good for drying and fresh eating. They are a medium-large plum with a dark purple skin and a yellowish flesh that turns dark wine when cooked! They are very sweet with a hint of prune flavour!
The Coral-star peach is a peach that is said to 'have it all'. Beautiful appearance, size and flavour. They are a large peach with attractive colour with skin 60-80% bright orange-red. It has great sweet peach flavour and aroma. This freestone peach is unique in that is does not brown when cut making it one of the best peaches for canning and freezing!
We have 2 varieties of pears available for Friday. The Clapp pear is a bit larger pear with a 'red cheek' in comparison with the French Bartlett. The Clapp pear has a 'melting' flesh and a bit fuller flavour. The French Bartlett is smaller and green in colour. It has a bit firmer flesh and stores longer than the Clapp pear. We will still have the pears that are great for canning and storing later in the season!

A reminder of the best way to let your peaches ripen without spoiling (from previous years): To prevent bruising, peaches are not completely ripe. Spread them out on newspaper on their side or bottom (not stem down) and they'll ripen over the next few days.

All the fruit we get from Eva and Rene are 'tree run'. We do this to avoid the sorting station that insists on fungicidal baths, fuzz removal (peaches) and paraffin wax coatings!. This means some fruit will be larger and some smaller, some more ripe and some less ripe all in the same box. Eva and Rene let our fruit ripen on the tree much longer than if they were to pick it for the shippers! The shippers want green fruit and we want tree ripened fruit!!

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