Friday, March 11, 2011

Bailey's Buying Club - Ordering for Monday March 28th still open!

Click to log-in and order. Ordering closes at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, March 22nd.
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 are to be picked up at First United Church on Monday March 28th between 3:30 PM and 7:00 PM. Ordering will end on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011 at 8:00 PM

***Please note - Upcoming MONDAY pickups are March 28 and April 18(NEW Date!). Weekly Friday pickups will resume May 27th!

An email from Rachael:

Hi Local Eaters!

Ordering is open for just over a week more. We've made this ordering period a bit longer so that those who enjoy March Break can still get an order in! If you are going somewhere tropical enjoy the local fruits that we can`t grow here and maybe bring some back for the rest of us!!! Have you ever tasted a local banana allowed to ripen on the tree? They are completely different than an imported banana!

Stand up for our Farmers

Kelly is one of our Buying Club Members and she emailed me a few days ago (March 4th) and asked that I share information about the moratorium on Genetically Modified Alfalfa. I would write more, but her note is concise and links to lots of information.

My name is Kelly and I am a member of your buying club. I am so thrilled to be able to support my local farmer and get excited over the abundance and variety of the beautiful food we have in Ontario. I have become an advocate of keeping our food supply safe and was wondering if you would be willing to help spread the word.
I am including a link to an email I received today from CBAN. A motion was tabled in parliament yesterday calling for a moratorium on the approval of genetically modified alfalfa in Canada. It is imperative to our farmers that this moratorium happen!

I am hoping that you would consider sending this to other Bailey's members so as a community we may raise awareness and work together to keep our food supply safe and protect the livelihood of our farmers. The link has a great cartoon and the info is well explained.

Country Flavour items by the case!
Just a note to let you know that this is a great time to order cases of items that you love! We will be able to offer Country Flavour items by the case this pickup so stock up on peaches, jam and more!

A few other things you might like:
  • Golden Hearth Baking - They're baking especially for us on Mondays and and even increased the number of loaves they'll bake (but only so many fit in the oven)
  • Gordon's Goat Dairy - for exceptionally creamy goat cheeses made from the milk of their own goats.
  • Mmmm tortillas from McKechnie! Great to wrap up your lunch or enjoy the chips smothered in chili and cheese! I just added their new 10" LARGE wheat tortillas to the order form too if you`d prefer more stuffing inside!
  • Monforte cheese - I still need to add some more varieties so keep checking back! Chipotle Cheddar is one of the new varieties now available.
  • Nutty Bakers - Anna is introducing a few new items and wants to visit and let you taste her lasagna and new pies on the 28th! Look for two new pies that are the Nutty Bakers` own creations. Cajun pulled pork with pork from their farm as well as Chili 'n Cheddar, ground beef chili with cheddar on the pastry.
  • NEW CROP Maple Syrup from Snyder Heritage Farms. Mother Nature has to play along to make sure we have the amazing sweetness that you love. For those of you who like amber syrup, it will be available eventually also
  • BULK Organic Beef from Vibrant Farms is still available. There is a bit of a wait for this as it is custom butchered, so order soon if you want some great grilling and roasting meat!
Since ordering opened we have added a few more items that we think you should take note of:

Locally Milled Gluten Free Flours

I included a teaser last month about the gluten free flours now available from Jamestown Mills. You can get certified GF Sweet Potato Flour that is made from locally grown sweet potatoes. Did you know that Sweet Potatoes are an excellent source of beta-carotene, vitamin A, iron, potassium, are high in fibre and have a low glycemic load? One bag contains over 9 lb of raw sweet potatoes and it's easy to substitute this flour for 10% of any recipe you choose!

We are also offering their chickpea flour, which while not grown locally are are a very good source of fibre, folic acid and manganese as well as sorghum flour is an excellent source of dietary fibre, protein, phosphorous and iron.

There are recipes on their website at

Seed Starting kits to grow your own garden!

Sarah's Kitchen Gardens (formerly Sarah's Seedlings) is offering seed starting kits and has written about them at She has done all the work so that you buy one kit instead of lots of seeds.

Each kit includes:
  • Seeding Tray with 4-cell inserts
  • Dried Chamomile flowers for making disease-preventing tea
  • Plastic tag markers for labelling
  • Detailed instruction pages
  • Bag of Certified Organic Potting Soil
  • Bag of Certified Organic Composted Cattle Manure (for planting out)
Seed Types:
  • Organic Beefsteak Tomatoes
  • Green to Red Sweet Peppers
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Organic Brandywine Tomatoes
  • Jalapeno Peppers
  • Green Bunching Onions
  • Organic Parsley
  • Organic Chives
  • Organic Genovese Basil
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Slicing Cucumber
  • Organic Pie/Carving Pumpkin
  • Organic Zucchini
And for seeding outdoors:
  • Sugar Snap Peas
  • Organic Radish
  • Organic Carrots
  • Bush Beans
If you bought all of these types of seeds, you'd pay $34 for the normal-sized packets!

Also, if you haven't yet seen Sarah's pins they are super cute! A set of 3 include 'Oh Snap', 'Full of Beans', and 'Tomato Lover'. You can see them for yourself on Sarah's site at:

Some sad news from Pfenning's.

We received news earlier this week that Wilhelm Pfenning passed away. Please keep the entire Pfenning family in your thoughts at this difficult time.

In 1981 Wilhelm and Barnhild Pfenning came from Germany to begin farming in Canada. That was the beginning of Pfenning's Organic Vegetables. In a time when there was little demand for organic produce, they understood the importance of health and the harm from chemicals in our food. Time has passed and increasingly consumers share these ideas.

On March 7, 2011, just two days before his eighty-first birthday, Papa died in his sleep on vacation in Cuba. Everyone who knew him is bereft. We will miss his wisdom, work ethic, integrity and strength. And we will always remember his example.

Local Fudge For Sale!

We would like to support one of our young volunteers to fundraise for a school trip. You may have met Nicole at checkout already. If you would like to order fudge please contact Nicole directly at The company that makes the fudge is in St Jacobs and it's called The Fudgery. Here is an email that Nicole asked me to send on to you:

There will be fudge and brittle sales for a music fundraiser for Eastwood C.I.
Fudge is $5 each (175 grams) or 3 for $12. Brittle is $6 each (200 grams) or 3 for $15.

The fudge flavours are;
  • Butter pecan,
  • Belgian chocolate,
  • chocolate caramel,
  • chocolate mint,
  • chocolate walnut,
  • chocolate peanut butter,
  • cookies and cream,
  • Canadian maple,
  • maple walnut,
  • turtle delight (chocolate, pecans and caramel),
  • Madagascar vanilla,
  • and pralines and cream.
Brittle Varieties;
  • Peanut,
  • coconut,
  • sesame,
  • sunflower,
  • and trailmix.
If you are interested in buying fudge or brittle or have any questions , you can contact me at If you are purchasing fudge, please send your first and last name and phone number, what you want to purchase, and the amount. I will be collecting the money at Bailey's on March 28th. I will also be taking orders for fudge on the 28th at Bailey's, and it will be ready for pick-up at the next Bailey's pickup on April 18th.

We`ll send another email next Sunday to remind you that ordering is coming to a close.

Yours in local goodness,
Rachael and Maryrose,
Bailey's Local Foods

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