Friday, June 17, 2011

Bailey's Buying Club - Ordering for Friday June 24th still open!

Click to log-in and order. Ordering closes at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, June 21st
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 June 24th between 3:30 PM and 7:00 PM. Ordering will end on Tuesday, June 21st, 2011 at 8:00 PM
***Remember to order enough tasty local food for two weeks! There will be NO PICKUP on July 1st ***

From Maryrose:

Hello folks,

It's all about strawberries for me this week . I had a wake up call bright and early Thursday morning. It was well before my alarm clock was to go off. Elvina Bauman called to let me know she has many more strawberries then she thought this week! This is very exciting news as I was worried that the cold snap we had last week was going to delay the strawberries even longer. My son and I took a drive out to Herrle's on their opening day to get our hands on some strawberries from the Norfolk area last week. I could not hold out any longer.

I hope we will have strawberries on July 8th. I can't guarantee we will. Paul Bowman has an unlimited supply of pints this week. I will be stocking up to get some of my freezing and preserving done for the winter.

Here is a recipe I will be making again this year:

Strawberry Lemonade Concentrate from Bernardin Guide to Home Preserving 1996

  • 6 c prepared strawberries (hulled)
  • 4 c lemon juice
  • 6 c granulated sugar
  1. In a blender or food processor, puree strawberries. In a large stainless steel or enamel saucepan, combine strawberry puree, lemon juice and sugar. Heat to 165º F, stirring occasionally. (Do not allow to boil.)
  2. Remove strawberry lemonade from heat; skim foam using a metal spoon.
  3. Ladle concentrate into a hot jar to within 1/2 inch of top rim (head space). Wipe jar rim removing any stickiness. Center snap lid on jar; apply screw band just until fingertip tight. Place jar in canner. Repeat for remaining concentrate.
  4. Cover canner; return water to a boil; process 15 minutes. Remove jars. Cool 24 hours. Check jar seals.
Makes 7 pint (500 ml) jars.

  • Strawberry lemonade: mix 1 part concentrate with 1 part plain or sparkling water, tonic water or ginger ale. Adjust concentration to taste.
    NOTE: we found 1 part concentrate: 3-4 parts water to be very good
We would love to hear about some of the recipes you plan to make with strawberries this year. Send them along to

Soiled Reputation, Rounds Beans and Monforte Dairy are back!
Antony from Soiled Reputation has let us know his fields are finally producing enough greens for us to have some! If you haven't yet tasted his Bistro and Gourmet mixes, you really ought to! They are yummy and a little spicy and MMmm...

This also means Rounds Brand beans and Monforte Dairy have been added back to the offering list as they are all from the Stratford area and delivered with Soiled Reputation. Remember that if you are a Monforte CSA subscriber we will happily accept your vouchers for the amount of your cheese purchase!

From Rachael:
No pickup on the Fridays before Summer Long Weekends
We will not have a pick up day on Friday July 1st, BUT we'll see if we can have a special delivery of flats of Strawberries on Thursday, June 30th - Stay tuned for details!!

Friday Bailey's Pickup dates include: June 17, 24, July 8, 15, 22, August 5, 12 19, 26, September 9, 16, 23, 30, October 7th
No Bailey's Pickup on: July 1, 29, September 2, October 14
(we will run the Friday before Thanksgiving, but not the Friday after Thanksgiving).

Remember to order enough tasty local food for two weeks!!

Other than strawberries we have added a few other new items:
  • Paul Bowman has his first zucchini available!
  • Brenda Knechtel has the first baby carrots and cooking onions
  • Golden Hearth will be making baguettes and epis for us (if you need to ask what an epi is, here's a photo:
  • Hot Dog Buns are now available from Grainharvest! Thank you to the member who asked for them! Thank you also to Roland for coming to sample your lovely breads at today's pickup! Look for some new items on our order form soon!
Here are some more items available this week! Blog Roll!
We'd like to thank members when they blog about Bailey's! I love reading how you prepare and enjoy local food - I'm always looking for new ideas! Square2Square this Sunday!
Park your car and walk, bike or rollerskate down King Street this Sunday, June 19th from 11am to 3pm! All the details (including a countdown) are online at

Rachael and Maryrose,
Bailey's Local Foods

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

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