Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Bailey's Local Foods ordering ends TONIGHT at 8:00 pm (Tuesday, August 9th)

This is a reminder that you should place your order before 8:00 pm Tuesday August 9th for pickup on Friday August 12th.
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.

We have added melons, tomatoes, and a few other items from Lester and Irene Brubacher - Check them out! Look for new crop organic potatoes from Pfenning's also!
Stock up on flour from Oak Manor, Gordon's Goat Cheese, McKechnie Tortillas and J&D Pasta.
Don't forget to try the Barrie's Asparagus/Barrie Bros Tortilla Chips now that they are on sale! Don't forget to check out their great products too - including crackers and pickles that are locally grown and produced.

I've been enjoying the lovely bouquet of roses from Palatine all week! It's been a pleasure too look and and the fragrance is divine!

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


The Shiro plum has a mild flavour that is pleasently sweet and juicy! It is round yellow plum usually medium in size. Due to the harsh weather this year, their size is a bit smaller than the early golden plums.

This week kicks off the start of the freestone peaches! All the peaches we have from here on in are great for eating, cooking, canning and dehydrating!
The first of the freestone peaches we have is the Harson! Many of you will remeber from last year how amazing the taste and bouquet was of the Harson peach. It got rave reviews from you! The Harson peach is a sweet, firm, medium to large size freestone peach that was bred at the Harrow Station here in Canada. It is considered to the the Canadian Red Haven! Ever since the Red Havens were discovered back in the 30's in the United States, research stations have been trying to imitate, duplicate are create trees like the Red Haven that will survive in different climates. This is one of the varieties Agriculture Canada has developed....but of course, they cannot call it Red Haven.

Just a reminder - All the fruit we get from Eva and Rene are 'tree run'. 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 traditional Tea Rose we are accustomed 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 lovely contrast for bouquets! Most of the antique roses have a lovely fragrance.

Enjoy the rain!
Maryrose and Rachael
Bailey's Local Foods

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