Saturday, May 7, 2011

Bailey's Buying Club - Ordering is now open for Friday May 27th

Click to log-in and order. Ordering closes at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, May 24th
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 Friday May 27th between 3:30 PM and 7:00 PM. Ordering will end on Tuesday, May 24th, 2011 at 8:00 PM

Hello Folks,

From Rachael:
An apology to those who tried ordering last night at 11pm. There were some errors that needed fixing and since this ordering period is so long we fixed the errors before opening the order. Sorry for any inconvenience! We still haven't gotten updated information from some suppliers, so we'll let you know when we're adding new things and when we confirm some of your favourites such as Stemmler's which will be back on the order form as soon as we get their new price list!

Between pickups we have a few suppliers with extra product that can't wait. If you are interested in eggs as well as spinach and mesculn mix too(!!) let us know by filling in the form at

Have you had any luck finding local food at markets? Another market to check out is the Waterloo Farmers and Crafters' Market which is held Thursdays at the Waterloo Public Square. It is set to begin on May 19 this year. Come out for great seedlings, honey, cheeses and crafts. As the season progresses, fresh local fruits and vegetables will be available too!

From Maryrose:
Did you miss us? I wish I could say we have been getting a bit of R & R before the new weekly season begin on May 27th. We have been working behind the scenes trying to get as organized for a successful busy season ahead of us.

It has been really hard thinking and waiting for Spring with all the cold rainy weather we had in April. The growing season will be a bit late because of this, but hopefully once it starts it will be wonderful! I am excited to get my garden going this year. There will be seedlings available from Sarah's Kitchen Gardens starting this pick up (please read her note below). I was lucky enough to get Eva Weber's sprouted Dutch onions in the ground a few weeks back when we had a few warm days in a row. They are growing very well so far. I tried planting some peas from seed but I am not sure they have germinated.

We have the very first spring harvests to offer you on May 27th.
  • Asparagus and Rhubarb from Barrie Brothers and Paul Bowman
  • Cinnamon Honey from Bauman Apiaries
  • Winter Lettuce From Elvina Bauman

Here is a note from Sarah about her lovely seedlings:

Hello Bailey's Members,

I'm so pleased to be growing seedlings for you again this year! I've had some positive feedback from last year, and a few requests, so I've done my best to accommodate. I'm particularly excited about the Variegated Fish Peppers, which are a hot variety with variegated leaves and multicolour peppers. I can't wait to see them growing! Peppers love containers, so if you are growing on a balcony they would love to come home with you. I also have patio pots available, large 15" diameter fibre pots, 10" deep, that are planted with a variety of items. You can even customize your own pot - just send me an email and I'll put it together for you. Also email if you have any questions about what is being offered. is my business email that I check personally. Thanks for your support, and happy growing!


If you are looking for even more variety in seedlings, you won't be able to wait for Little City Farm's 9th Annual SEEDLING SALE!
Sat, May 21 from 9 am -12 noon at Little City Farm, 508 Duke Street West, Kitchener (near Duke St & Waterloo St)

Don't miss this exciting seedling sale - your source for quality heirloom tomatoes, and sustainably grown seedlings including huge variety of tomatoes, and peppers, eggplant, kale, basil varieties, other herbs, perennials, annual flowers and more! Featuring 4 vendors, including Fertile Ground CSA, Sarah's Kitchen Gardens, Tracie Seedhouse, and Little City Farm. Payment by cash only. Please bring your own box/tray to take seedlings home.

The sale also features:
  • baked goods table featuring delicious pies, wholegrain breads and other treats made with organic ingredients.
  • willow furniture making demonstration, informal tours of Little City Farm and more.
For questions contact Karin at: or call 519-575-9174

Happy Mother's Day weekend! Enjoy some time outside if you can!
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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