Sunday, April 21, 2013

Bailey's Local Foods ordering now open for Monday May 10th pickup in Waterloo!

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Items that you have placed in your shopping cart will be ordered on your behalf on WEDNESDAY, May 7th 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:
FRIDAY May 10th, Friday May 24th, Friday June 7th, Friday June 21st, Friday July 5th! We may add in another Friday in June if the strawberries are ready!
  • EDSS Twice as Sharp will be at our May 10th pick. Bring your knives and scissors so that they are as sharp as you are in the kitchen! If you take the blade off your power mower, they can sharpen that too! $3 for knives under 6", $4 for knives 6" or over, within reason.
  • As the weather improves, you can bring your bike to our pickups for tune-ups and repairs by Nav of Bliss by Bike.
A message from Rachael:

The next pickup seems so far away. May 10th is our first Friday of 2013, the Friday before Mother's Day and only a week before the Victoria Day long weekend and the unofficial start of summer (maybe the snow will have stopped by then).

So far I have a few kinds of cheese in my shopping basket. The Colby and Monterey Jack from Millbank shredded and mixed together are necessary for quesadillas around here. It's a quick lunch without much clean up. I'm also getting some pepperettes and other foods for travelling as we have a little trip in store. How about you?

The winter is a bit of a slower time for us so we have a chance to catch up and make improvements. Did you notice the new and improved pick up slips? Now your purchases are grouped by the area in the hall where you will find them and in order by supplier as well! At the next pickup all the items that you order multiples of will be a different colour so that you remember to pick up the number you ordered! I hope that this makes your pick up experience more fun!

Another of the things we're working on right now is updating our very out of date website. We're putting together a bit of information on each our farmers, producers and suppliers so that you can get to know them better. After asking you on facebook ( and twitter ( you want to know about items that are GMO free. Just as a quick primer, all farmers who are certified organic are GMO free. We'll do our best to find out  the farmers who only grow or use GMO free seed and products and let you know. If you have input on what you'd like to see this would be a great time to share it with us!

Just like I remind you to stock up when it's a big stretch between pickups I'll remind you that you only have to shop for 2 weeks this time. We're easing back to weekly pickups as the produce ramps up. Soon enough there will be asparagus, rhubarb and then strawberries!

Going back to Fridays means we've added back breads from Golden Hearth Baking Co, but that well unfortunately loose items from Winnie's Gluten Free Foods. Organic, stone ground flour from Oak Manor will be available on the first pickup of each month through the summer (if you mark things on your calendar you can mark May 10th, June 7th, July 5th and Aug 9th)

New Moon Cookies was recently featured in an article on Blog To. If you've ever wondered what the kitchen looks like, here's a chance to check out some action photos and see the cookies being made.

Community events:
  • Don’t miss the Stitch ‘n’ Kitsch Spring sale! Find unique, handmade items made by local artists on Saturday April 27th from 11am to 6pm at First United Church.
  • The film "Dirt" is being shown by Transition KW Wednesday April 24th at 7pm at the REEP hous and there's lots of seats still available.  Reserve your seat at Bailey's member Jon Spee is facilitating the discussion about the humourous history and current state of this important organic matter.

Take care,
Maryrose and Rachael
Bailey's Local Foods

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

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