Thursday, November 18, 2010

Bailey's Buying Club - Ordering is now open for Monday December 6th

Click to log-in and order. Ordering closes at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, November 30th.
Please be sure to read the wavier on our website when you log in. It reminds you that items placed your shopping cart are automatically saved (there is no 'checkout' button).

Items you order this week are to be picked up at First United Church on Monday December 6th between 3:30 PM and 7:00 PM. Ordering will end on Tuesday, November 30th, 2010 at 8:00 PM

***Please note - Upcoming  MONDAY pickups are December 20, January 17, February 28, March 28 and April 18 or 25. Friday Pickups will resume at the end of May.

Hi Local Eaters!

It seems too soon to think about the December 6th pickup, but the order form is open for you now!

Here are some highlights:
  • Oak Manor Flour is still on sale!
  • Green Table Foods now has Chili and Curry in 744 mL glass jars!
  • More excellent teas (including Winter Flu Fighter) from Little City Farm!
  • New Hot Sauce from Country Flavour - Made with cherries!
  • Organic Sweet Potatoes from Pfennings
  • There is a new 'squash' section under 'vegetables' - look for the Sweet Mama Squash there and a 'gifts' section under 'other' with great gifts like baskets and memberships!
Local Crafts Too!
To get ready for the holiday season we would like to invite some local artisans to show their wares at the next two pickups so you can give local items as gifts or buy them for yourself! If you are interested in displaying your own items, please let us know what you have to offer! We will be asking vendors for a $20 table fee that will go to a local food based charity.

In the spirit of fostering entrepreneurship we would like to invite local children to sell crafts in the new year and through the summer. Think of it as a great spot for a lemonade stand! If you and your children are interested (yes, we need a parent involved), please let us know! We will have one table available at each pickup and will be asking children for a $5 table fee that will go to a local food based charity.

Holiday Favourites
We have so many amazing foods that are a treat, especially when the weather gets cold! In addition to the hot chocolate from Anna Tolazzi (It's Katharina's mother's name). We have sparkling cider from The Cider Keg in delicious flavours like peach, raspberry, strawberry-rhubarb and cranberry in addition to apple and golden apple (drier for the more refined palate). These are also great beverages to have on hand during holiday festivities. What's better than a bowl of popcorn drizzled with ghee? You can go simple, organic or gourmet with all the selection from Ontario Popping Corn! For extra fun try one of the Pop-A-Cobs. They can make great stocking stuffer's too! Oh and don't forget about Christmas Fruit Cake. The Nutty Bakers have a light and dark cake to choose from.

Easy Snacks
I had some ladies over for a meeting tonight and found that the absolute easiest and tastiest treat to share was a bag of Tortilla chips from McKechnie, some salsa (you have your choice!) and hummus from Green Table Foods. The best news this week is that Doug has begun experimenting with local corn so we may get lucky and have locally made tortilla chips with local corn for the next pickup. I'll keep you posted. The chips, while best when super fresh, do have a three month shelf life, so you can stock up! You never know who will stop by over the Holiday Season.

Gift Baskets
Maryrose and Aura came over the other day and put together three gorgeous gift baskets for gift giving this season! We'd love to share the 100 Miler (large), Regional Favourites (medium) and The Sceptic Locavore (small) with you. An idea of what is included in each is at You will find them in the 'gifts' section under 'other'.

Talking Turkey
Kevin wants you to roast one of his turkeys for your holiday meal. I asked him why we should buy his birds. Here is his response:

Why Snyder Heritage Farms Turkeys?

This is what we do on our farm:
  • We produce and blend our own feed. (We know what's in it)
  • We us crops grown on our farm.
  • GMO Free Grains are used.
  • Drug Free birds.
  • No animal by-products.
  • Pre and Probiotics are used for a healthier bird.
  • Fresh Cryovac Frozen for food Safety and Quality (Find the processed date, not the best before)
  • Best management practices: Environmental Farm Plan, Food Safety and Traceability and a Farm Food Safety Program - We believe these courses are an important part of our farm so we can produce a high quality product.
  • We have nothing to hide about the way we grow our Birds, we "Grow Healthy and Happy Turkeys"
Please visit our website for more info at

Thanks Kevin & Anne Snyder
Snyder Heritage Farms

P.S. Did you know Turkey is classed as a Super Food for it's Health benefits, the only meat protein on the list! Check out the super food list at

We'll check in again before ordering closes on November 30th.
Rachael and Maryrose,
Bailey's Local Foods

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

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