Friday, August 3, 2012

Bailey's Local Foods ordering open until 8:00 pm on Tuesday, August 7th for Waterloo and Breslau!

This is a reminder that you should place your order before 8:00 pm Tuesday August 7th for pickup on FRIDAY August 10th.
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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 August 10, 17, and 24, September 7, 14, 21 and 28, October 5 and 19.
There are no pickups on August 3 or 31.

A Message from Rachael:
Loooong weekend!!
Are you ready for the long weekend? Did you start a little early? I'm always amazed how easy it is to add a few things to my order on my phone when I'm on the go. We'd love to hear any tricks you have for ordering on the go!

I want to remind you again that there is no pickup on Friday, August 3rd and that the order form is open for pickup in Waterloo and Breslau on Friday August 10th.

Have you been enjoying the peaches? My family have eaten them straight, in smoothies on salads, fried in the frypan and served with eggs and bacon or grilled on the BBQ. Aren't they versatile? The next peaches we will be getting are freestone. I should be able to tell you the exact variety early next week but I have some info on the possible varieties below. As well, there should be plums and the lovely roses that have been grown in Niagara by Eva and Rene.

This is prime season for preserving. Do you have plans to put away the best of the season? I took a break last year, but I'm looking forward to restocking our pantry shelves in the coming weeks. If you are looking for any fruit or vegetable in bulk, just ask and we will try to find them!

Take a look for:

  • Blueberries - now in 2L baskets from Pleasant Berry Farms
  • French Caramels from Hugo and Nate Confections.
  • Fresh baked loaves, bundts, brownies and scones from Sweet Crumbs Etc.
  • Ice Cream, frozen yogurt and ice cream cookies from Mapleton's Organic dairy!
From Mary Jane regarding fruit:

We have about 3 weeks left before the canning/preserving season will be over! The free-stone peaches are in their glory and the pears will be soon. Knowing this you can plan your canning season according to your holidays.

Last year this was the most popular peach. All of our peaches are great but the Harson peach stands out with an amazing taste, aroma and texture. It got rave reviews from you too.

The Harson peach is a sweet, firm, medium to large size freestone peach of excellent quality. It stands up very well for canning and cooking. It is a great peach for dehydrating and freezing as well. Bred at the Harrow Station here in Canada it is considered to be 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 and 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. 

The Red Haven peaches have come into their season! These are the most widely known peach. Tried, tested and true, my bet is these were your grandparents favorite peach! 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!

The Burbank plum is a medium size plum with a red mottled yellow skin. Its flesh is deep yellow and has very good flavour!

This plum is the earliest blue plum of the season. It is a lovely plum for fresh eating! The varieties of blue plums for cooking will come later in the season.

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 traditional tea roses along with antique roses which are very popular in Europe! The antique roses look similar to what you used to see in grandmother's or even your great grandmother's garden! They are varieties of old that are being reintroduced by Eva and Rene.

Enjoy this weekend!
Maryrose and Rachael
Bailey's Local Foods

P.S. We can use your fruit boxes, baskets and jars from preserves again if you return them.

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