Thursday, June 7, 2012

Strawberries at Bailey's Local Foods - Ordering open until 8:00 pm on Tuesday, June 12th for Waterloo and Breslau!

This is a reminder that you should place your order before 8:00 pm Tuesday June 12th for pickup on FRIDAY June 15th.
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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.
Upcoming dates are: Friday June 15 and 22, July 6, 13, 20 and 27, August 10, 17, and 24, September 7, 14, 21 and 28, October 5 and 19. (Thanks to Sharon for letting me know I left out September 21st!)

From Rachael:

Well, the rain in June is making up for April and May! After Friday's lovely soak which made all the farmers happy, we got three downpours and hail at my house Wednesday, though it sounds like the rain was quite localized. Let's hope that the farmers who needed rain got some rain and that the hail wasn't too damaging to the crops.

A few years back the Brubacher farm in St Jacob's had hail that damaged their raspberries so badly that they were no longer fit to sell and impacted the fruiting of the canes for a few years afterward. Luckily the berries that were hailed upon still made great jam (which sold very well to make up for some of the crop loss). Raspberries will be ready soon enough, but I'm getting ahead of myself here...

Strawberry season is here!
While the strawberries from Norfolk and Niagara are delicious and such a treat in late May and early June we are very happy to have strawberries from our own organic farmers available for the June 15th pickup!

Tonight I was thinking of Spinach and Strawberry salad. I love foods that taste so well together and are ready to harvest at the same time. Brilliant! Don't get me started about strawberries and rhubarb...

I'm reposting from last year as the sizing on berries and cherries is always so confusing.

  • A pint is half a quart (12 pints = 6 quarts = 1 flat)
  • A dry quart is a bit bigger than a litre (2 pints = 1 quart = 1.137 Litres)
  • Dry quarts and liquid quarts measure differently
  • The darker green, more sturdy looking plastic baskets with rounded corners are litres, the lighter green, slightly larger baskets with square corners are quarts.
  • Farmers are generous and tend to top up whatever container they are using.
And one other thing - Why isn't there a big discount for buying a flat? Well... it takes a while to fill up one pint and twelve times as long to fill the whole flat (of 12 pints). We let the farmers decide the prices that pay them for the work they do! There may be a flat discount next week!

Things to know that aren't about strawberries:

  • We now have Blush Twist from The Cider Keg - a delicious blend of apples and grapes - sparkling, of course!
  • Farmers are generous and tend to top up whatever container they are using.
  • We are stocked up on New Moon Cookies. Baked with love, but without eggs or dairy!
  • This will be the last pickup with Nutty Baker products for at least 2 weeks! They are moving to a new store in Stratford and will be taking a short break while they set up shop
Upcoming events:
Thanks to Malcolm who pointed out the error in the website for Open Streets UpTown Waterloo from my last email. It should have been

Don't let your laundry get wet in the rain!
Maryrose and Rachael
Bailey's Local Foods

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