Sunday, February 24, 2013

Bailey's Local Foods ordering still open for pickup on March 4th

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Items that you have placed in your shopping cart will be ordered on your behalf on Tuesday, February 26th at 8:00pm.
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Upcoming dates:
Monday March 4th and 25th, April 15th
Our first Friday will be May 10th!
  • EDSS Twice as Sharp will be at our pickups. Bring your knives and scissors so that they are as sharp as you are in the kitchen!
  • As the weather improves, you can bring your bike to the pickup for tune-ups and repairs by Nav of Bliss by Bike.
A message from Rachael:
When you compare the nutrient content of spinach grown in Hamilton and Spinach grown in California what do you get? In this case they found that locally grown food *is* healthier!

Check out this super cool map of "The Various Varieties of Vegetables": It makes we wonder where Bacon Avocadoes are grown. Also, whoever made this chart hasn't seen Nathan of Nith Valley's list of tomato varieties! (And yes, both of those are in the 'fruit' section). The 'leaf vegetables' section is cool too! Head lettuce is a subset of salad greens. Can you find Jerusalem Artichokes on the map?

What are your favourite local foods to order in February and eat in March? Here are some of my family's favourites
  • Cheese
  • Popcorn
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Carrots
  • Greens and sprouts
  • Tempeh
  • Cookies, muffins and bread!
  • Crema La Vaquita - great with tamales, cabbage rolls and in soups!
Need a treat?
New Ambrosia Pastry Co. items were just added to our order form:
  • There is a new macaron flavour: Gianduja (Chocolate and hazelnut, but this ain't nutella) - 'cookies' section
  • Caneles: small French pastry with a soft and tender custard center and a dark, thick caramelized crust. - ' bakery' section
  • 6 flavours of handmade marshmallows (rosewater, pear, coffee, spearmint, orange blossom and bourbon) - 'pantry' section (since I had to look)
Have you ever wondered how to make Maple Syrup?
Kevin of Snyder Heritage Farms asked me to share some information on 4-H Clubs. This is a great opportunity for any 9-21 year old you know!
Here's some info about 4-H:
  • 4-H takes a “Learn To Do By Doing” mentality.
  • Members, youth aged 9â€"21, and Volunteer Leaders come together to create a 4-H Club and learn about a selected topic through hands-on activities and mentorship.
  • 4-H activities and Clubs are structured in a manner that develops leadership skills including public speaking, communication,decision making, parliamentary procedure, meeting management and networking while educating Members about the topic at hand.
  • Waterloo 4-H sign up night is March 20, leaders will be there with info about the clubs, last year we had 25 different clubs, each club is 6- 2hr meetings.
  • Lots more info on the web site "Waterloo 4-H"
  • Need more info contact , Kevin Snyder or John Drummond john.drummond@hotmail
Maple Syrup 4-H Club1st meeting: Saturday, February 23 1:30-3:30pm
Kevin Snyder's, Bloomingdale
Tentative Meeting dates: Feb 23, Mar. 9, 16, 30, Apr 6, 14 
$70 membership fee (if you haven't paid yet) which lets you join as many 2013 4-H clubs as you like.
Bring a friend - everyone welcome!

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Thanks to Marc from Waterloo Region Food System Roundtable for sharing the following upcoming events:
The World of Pollinators â€" Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 6:30-8:30pm, Kitchener
Organic Farming Workshop â€" Saturday/Sunday, March 1-2, 9:30am-4:30pm, Kitchener
Trade Agreements and Buying Local â€" Monday March 4, 2013, 1-2:15pm, online
Explore your Farm Dream â€" Tuesday, March 12th, 19th, and April 2nd, 9th with a day of farm tours on March 24th., 6:30-9:30pm, Kitchener
    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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