Thursday, July 28, 2011

Bailey's Buying Club - Ordering is open for Friday August 5th

Click to log-in and order. Ordering closes at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, August 2ndh
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 August 5th between 3:30 PM and 7:00 PM. Ordering will end on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011 at 8:00 PM

From Rachael:

Hello Local Eaters!

Are you spending this weekend in town or heading somewhere else? In the past we have found that running a pickup on the long weekend is a pretty quiet event as most of you are away - and, truth be told, we like having a weekend 'off' every once in a while too.

We have been working on the order form for the upcoming August 5th pickup and hope that if you're back in town by then you'll get a chance to order some of your favourites!

Green Table Goodness
This is the week for stocking up on tasty prepared foods from Green Table Foods. They have a wonderfully long 'fridge' life before the expiry date. If you spent last weekend at the Hillside Festival, I hope you visited Green Table Foods and enjoyed their tasties! I *finally* added back all the AMAZING Gluten free items that Green Table Foods has to offer. I'm looking forward to trying some of the new ones myself! Even if you don't need to eat Gluten Free I'd suggest trying some anyway. Eleanor has this magic touch and who knows, you might feel better without gluten!

Nutty Bakers Update
One of the things we added was Gluten Free Pot Pies, and since people have been asking what happened to the AMAZING pot pies from The Nutty Bakers, I'd like to take a minute to share Anna's story with you. We had been holding out hope that we could offer her products again, but as we are considered a wholesale suppler this is not a possibility without major work and expense on Anna's part.

Here is a note from Anna:

To our Baileys Local Foods Customers

Unfortunately, The Nutty Bakers are not able to provide Bailey's with any of our pre-cooked meat products due to regulations by OMAFRA (Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Foods and Rural Affairs). We were unaware of these regulations which would require us to obtain a meat plant processing license. We consider ourselves a bake shop and these new regulations would change our day to day activities drastically. We would like to stay as a small business which we can continue under the Health Unit regulations and sell directly to the consumer.
The Nutty Bakers have decided to focus on the Farmers Markets that we currently sell at. You can find us at the Stratford Farmers Market and St Marys Farmers Market on Saturdays and on Thursdays at the Exeter Farmers Market. If you would like to contact us, email us at or check us out on facebook!

Thanks for all your support!
Anna and Mary Szabo
The Nutty Bakers
519 229 6760

The Nutty Bakers isn't the only small business affected by these regulations. Another small business was the focus of a Halton newspaper article that you can read at:

Nominate us!
We would be honoured to be nominated for The Record 2011 Readers' Select Awards. We don't really fit into the food categories, but Jeanette suggested that we fit in the Specialty Food Store category. If you have a minute the survey is at:

OK, on to this week's highlights!

  • We will have peaches this week. I'll add them on the weekend once we know what the variety is!
  • Green Beans (and yellow beans and purple beans) are ready! Anyone know how to prepare the purple ones so they don;t turn green?
  • Lena has some crops ready now! Look for her broccoli and bouquets!
  • Theresa from Garden Party is offering a garlic sampler... did you know there was a difference?
  • We're now offering BULK wheels of cheese from Monforte Dairy! Love the Toscano? Get more than a single serving! (one of the regular pieces would be 2-3 servings for my 4 year old if he got to serve himself)
  • Kevin at Snyder Heritage farms has Necks and Backs (great for soup!) and Whole turkey breasts available again!
  • Soiled Reputation will continue to have their YUMMY greens all summer even when it gets too hot for head lettuce. Antony is also offering Purslane this week! Don't know what that is? We learned to love it as part of our CSA share a couple years back. "The plant is rich in vitamin E, vitamin C and beta carotene, and quite high in protein. Most noteworthy of all, it is considered a better source of essential omega-3 fatty acids than any other leafy plant." (, it goes amazingly in your favourite beet or potato salad - or any other salad for that matter! In truth, you might recognize it best as a weed from your garden.
  • Organic blueberries from Walker's are on the order form. With the very dry July the season may not be very long, so despite the limits order what you need! If you would like a large amount, you can email us and we'll try to accommodate if extra are available.

Enjoy a little rain before the long weekend!
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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