Sunday, August 14, 2011

Bailey's Local Foods Shelled Peas, Peaches and Plums!

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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From Rachael:

Despite a short delay, two types of Peaches and Red Plums are now available on the order form. We have arranged to have shelled peas on Friday again also!

 The Red Haven peaches have come into their season! These are the peaches that all other peaches are compared to. They have a red flush over an orange skin. The flesh is yellow with a bit of red near the pit (lovely colour for canning). It is juicy and sweet! They are fabulous for cooking, baking, canning, freezing, dehydrating and of course, for eating fresh!

We still have the Harson peaches. It is a sweet, firm, medium to large size freestone peach that was bred here in Canada to be a similar variety to the Red Haven. We found out Harson peaches to be quite large and very full of flavour with a wonderful texture! It is also very good for all the uses mentioned for the Red Haven peach!

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!!

Also, to prevent bruising, peaches are not completely ripe. Spread them out on newspaper on their side or bottom (not stem down) and not touching each other and they'll ripen over the next few days.

Maryrose and Rachael
Bailey's Local Foods

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