Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Bailey's Local Foods ordering ends at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, July 19th - Order for TWO Weeks!

This is a reminder that you should place your order before 8:00 pm Tuesday July 19th for pickup on Friday July 22nd.
Click http://baileyslocalfoods.ca/ordering to log-in and order.
Items that you have placed in your shopping cart will be ordered on your behalf on Tuesday at 8:00pm. There is no checkout button. If you do not intend to order, please ensure that your shopping cart is empty.

Order enough for 2 weeks!

We will not have a pick up on Friday July 29th, so please order enough for 2 weeks (three if you need McKechnie Tortillas and J&D Pasta) and we'll see you again on August 5th.

You can stock up on Country Flavour this week if you want Edna and Melinda to preserve for you!

There is a small chance that the peaches may not be ready on Friday, but we will let you know!

Here is a note about the peaches and other fruits and roses that we get from Palatine:

Available for this Friday are Apricots, Early Golden plums and cut roses...both antique and hybrid tea roses! We may have peaches but I won't know until tomorrow.

The first of the apricots are ready! The secret to a good apricot is to let it ripen on the tree (tough to do when it is coming from California!). Rene said they have to be very particular when picking the apricots because you just have to know the right 'feel' to know that it is ready. Rene and another trusted worker are the only two allowed to pick the Apricots on their farm!! These first apricots are smaller in size but they are quite sweet! They are golden-orange with a red cheek, high in vitamin C and packed with beta-carotene.

Also ready (and happy with the hot sunshine) are the Early Golden Plums. The Early Golden plums are always the first of the season. They are a smaller yellow plum with a reddish cheek. They offer a combination of zing (tartness) from under the skin with sweetness from the flesh!

The early peaches are on the brink of being ready but just not quite. I will send another email tomorrow if we will have some for Friday. If not then they will be ready for next Tuesdays run.

Just a reminder - All the fruit we get from Eva and Rene are 'tree un'. We do this to avoid the sorting station that insists on fungicidal baths, fuzz removal (peaches) and paraffin wax coatings!. This means some fruit will be larger and some smaller, some more ripe and some less ripe all in the same box. Eva and Rene let our fruit ripen on the tree much longer than if they were to pick it for the shippers! The shippers want green fruit and we want tree ripened fruit!!

Eva and Rene grow both the traditional tea roses and antique roses! The Antique rose is a little different looking then the tradition Tea Rose we are accustom to. The Antique rose is meant to have a large center rose that opens accompanied by several side buds which may or may not open. This offers contrast for bouquets!
Both the Tea and Antique roses have a lovely fragrance since they are grown our-doors and are bred for fragrance. The roses grown in hot houses, as opposed to out-door roses, have been bred for longevity since they never know when they will be purchased. Hot house roses usually have a thicker leaf/petal to accomplish this characteristic! But when they do this they have to give up the fragrance. You cannot have fragrance and extreme longevity in the same rose!

See you Friday!
Maryrose and Rachael
Bailey's Local Foods

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