Saturday, August 18, 2012

Bailey's Local Foods ordering open until 8:00 pm on Tuesday, August 21st for Waterloo and Breslau!

This is a reminder that you should place your order before 8:00 pm Tuesday August 21st for pickup on FRIDAY August 27th.
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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 24, September 7, 14, 21 and 28, October 5 and 19.
There are no pickups on August 31 or October 12.

*** Please order enough for 2 weeks! ***

A Message from Rachael:
The nights are getting cooler and you know it's the end of August. Growing up, this was the time that my family (with two parents who were teachers) went south for a week before reality set in and we were all back in school. I'm sorry to remind you that it's coming. When you are ordering be sure to plan for school lunches.

Take a look for:

  • The last peaches of the season. So amazing and already gone so fast. In the winter we will remember this by the peaches we dried or froze and the ones we put in jars. Check out for how to can your own peaches.
  • French Caramels from Hugo and Nate Confections.
  • Ice Cream, frozen yogurt and ice cream cookies from Mapleton's Organic dairy!
  • Tofu (Sorry that it didn't get shipped last time we offered it... please order it again!)
  • Zucchini! Zucchini! Zucchini! You can bake yellow zucchini in muffins and the kids won't see it!
  • Cauliflower - Just starting, but what was sent this week looked beautiful!
From Mary Jane regarding fruit:
Eva and Rene have land in Dunnville that has the Clapp and French Barlett pears we usually would have already offered. The Dunville farm was affected by the spring warmth/freezing weather.
We expect to have Bartlett pears this week as they are on the 'home' farm which did not get hit with the freezing temperatures and frost.

We have hit the peak of our freestone peach season and are starting to see the final varieties coming in. 'Freestone' means that the flesh comes free of the pit easily. All the freestone peaches are great for cooking, canning, freezing, dehydrating and jams.

The All-star is similar to the Coral Star as they come from the same 'Stellar' peach series developed by a private peach breeder. The All-star peach has a golden skin covered with a bright red flush and has a firm yellow flesh. Peaches from the 'stellar' series are famous for not turning brown after it is cut. It is a high quality freestone peach that is excellent for canning, cooking, baking, drying, freezing and eating!

These peaches are from the 'Stellar' peach series developed by Jim Friday. We also have the PF24 peach which is from the 'Flamin' Fury' series of peaches developed by Paul Friday (thus the 'PF' in the name)... Jim's cousin. The Friday family have been breeding fruit since they came to Michigan in 1846 and the farm has been in the family for 162 years! Both Fridays are one of the few private breeders left! Paul and Jim were always competing to create the best peaches! I think they both succeeded. But you can taste for yourself!

The PF 24 peaches are nicely coloured peaches with a firm flesh and is of excellent quality. It is freestone and is an all purpose peach - canning, cooking, baking, freezing, drying and as always... fresh eating! Enjoy!

The Bartlett pear is known for being 'the' pear for canning. When it ripens is has a soft yellow skin and a juicy creamy texture and gives off a sweet aroma. They are great for eating fresh or adding to salads. Along with being good canners they are also excellent cooked and poached!

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.

Be well,

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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