Saturday, August 13, 2011

Bailey's Local Foods ordering ends at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, August 16th

This is a reminder that you should place your order before 8:00 pm Tuesday August 16th for pickup on Friday August 19th.
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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.

From Maryrose:

I ended up with an extra half box of peaches unexpectedly last week in addition to the peaches I had ordered. We ate them, put them in smoothies and froze some. I needed to find something else to do with them. There weren't enough to peel and can. They were cling stone which would have made the experience of canning a little more difficult then I wanted it to be.

I found a recipe for Peach Nectar online. I decided to freeze it instead of using a water-bath.

Peach Nectar. It is really easy!
  1. Peel and cut up peaches
  2. Add 1 cup of water to every 4 cups of peaches.
  3. Bring to a boil, then puree.
  4. Add a sweetener of your choice, to you liking (honey, maple syrup, sugar)
  5. Bring back to a boil
At this point I cooled the nectar and froze it. You can do the same or jar it and process it. Here is a link on Canning Safety if you are not sure how to safely do so.

I may do the same with pears later in the year.

Some highlights for this week's order:
  • Stock up on Green Table Foods yumminess! They will not be available again until after Labour Day.
  • If you haven't noticed, it is flower season! We have wild bouquets, glads and roses! They are in the 'plant' section.
  • Peaches, pears and blue plums! Palatine is in full swing. The pears are finally ready after a small delay this week.
  • We had a teaser week last week. Organic sweet corn is now available to order! To BBQ soak the full cob for 10 minutes and throw on the grill for 15 and you will have some of the best corn ever!
  • We will not have Golden Hearth for the next three weeks. Stock up as they will be on vacation on August 26th and Bailey's will be closed Sept 2nd for the Labour Day weekend. The cookies and macaroons would last that long if you don't eat them first!
  • Theresa from Garden Party has made Cucumber relish kits. She will supply all the veggies needed to make three pints. Also included will be the recipe with full instructions. What a great introduction for a novice canner!
  • She will also have acorn squash - The first Fall squash. Can you believe it?
  • Bell Peppers are ready from Lena Burkhart. She is starting with a mixed bag. I can't wait to start roasting them!
  • Paul Bowman has bulk String Beans - They are great and easy to freeze, pickle or preserve with salt. Check out
  • Soiled Reputation has Fava beans for you
  • Fertile Ground has Mixed Salad Greens available
  • Sorbet Swirl watermelon is ready from Paul Bowman. They have a yellow and pink swirled flesh. Mmmmm!

Here are some fun events in the area this weekend:
  • square2square - Sunday, August 14th from11:00 am to 3:00 pm King Street will be closed to cars from Central Avenue to Union Street in Waterloo. King Street will be open to pedestrians, cyclists, strollers, skateboarders, runners, walkers, shufflers, skippers, urban pole enthusiasts, dancers, artists, and businesses - anyone really. Details at
  • 23rd annual Kidspark - Sunday, August 14th from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm in Victoria Park, Kitchener It's fun, it's free, it's amazing. Details at

Have a great weekend!
Maryrose and Rachael
Bailey's Local Foods

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