Sunday, May 5, 2013

Ordering open until TUESDAY for Friday May 10th pickup in Waterloo! - Bailey's Local Foods

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Items that you have placed in your shopping cart will be ordered on your behalf on Tuesday, May 7th at 8:00pm. (yes, ordering ends Tuesday and pickup is FRIDAY!)
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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(s) off your power mower, they can sharpen them for $10 each! $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 Maryrose (written yesterday): 
Hi Folks,

It is a beautiful Saturday afternoon and I am on the computer.  It is nap time here and everyone but me has crashed.  Perfect time to place my Bailey's order and write an email telling you about the items I have been ordering as of late.

Someone asked me recently if I have tried everything we have to offer at Bailey's.  I would have to say I have tried about 90 - 95% of the items.  When I first became a member I made a point of ordering one vegetable every pick up that I had never tried before.  Arugula was one of those items.  I wasn'€™t a fan of it as it was to peppery as a green for me.  At the end of the last growing season Rachael suggested I sauté it as I do with all the other greens.  So I tossed it in with a bunch of other greens and it was amazing.  The peppery bite mellows out and it is amazing.  I am so happy we have it is back. 

While placing my order today I decided to google Sorrel as it is a green I haven't ordered in the past.  I came across this great link. 50 uses for Sorrel.  Now to decide which way to use it. Looking forward to trying it next week.

We like to eat spicy foods in our house.  Now with a little one sharing our meals with us we have had to tone it done a bit.  I was pleasantly surprised when I tried Barrie's Asparagus' All Purpose Seasoning (in our 'pantry' section).  We use it on just about everything to add flavour.  My neighbour loves the Steak Spice.

I have also become a big fan of the jarred Garlic from August Harvest (pantry/prepared section).  I keep both the pureed and minced in our fridge.  If you are a forward thinker you could just puree some of the lovely garlic grown by many of our farmers and freeze it.  I on the other hand did not and love the convenience of having these on hand.

Same goes for the Ghee (clarified butter) from Local Dairy.  Great for sautéing mushrooms, greens or whatever your heart desires. We have even popped popcorn using Ghee.

We recently added Pretzel buns from Grain Harvest.  They are delicious as a sandwich or with a burger.  We sometime just have them toasted with butter.  They freeze amazingly well.

New Items on the Offering List:
  • It is Asparagus Season.  Both Asparagus and Rhubarb have been added fro Barrie’s Asparagus. They also have a new Portobello Asparagus Burger available.  We tried it last week - it is really good. 
  • Caramelized Onion with Feta Salad and a Gluten Free Lasagna. We are happy to have Culinary Studios offering some of their prepared items.  I will be having the Salad for dinner on Pick Up day.
  • We have added some of our first seedlings in the plant section.  They are able to stand up to colder weather and need to get in the ground ahead of the big seedling day on May 24th'€™s pick up. There are flowers as well as food seedlings!
A few local events:
  1. TransitionKW's Tools for Change Movie Night Presents Home The Movie
    May 22nd  -  7:00pm  -  Any donations will be greatly appreciated!
    Through visually stunning footage from over fifty countries, all shot from an aerial perspective, Yann Arthus-Bertrand shows us a view most of us have never seen. He shares with us his sense of awe about our planet and his concern for its health. With this film, Arthus-Bertrand hopes to provide a stepping-stone to further the call to action to take care of our HOME.
    The movie will be followed by discussion of what we can do at the local level to change what we see happening at the global level.
    Register at
  2. You're Invited - Foster Parent Information Night!
    Being a foster parent is a wonderful opportunity to help a child in need in your community.
    Join us to learn how you can become a foster parent and be part of something special!
    Monday, June 3 at 7:00pm at The Family Centre
    To register: 519.576.0540 or
  3. 11th Annual Seedling Sale at Little City Farm!!
    Sat, May 18, 2013 (Saturday of the long weekend - rain or shine!) from 9 am-12 noon (sale starts promptly at 9 am, but no earlier)
    Payment by cash only - and please bring your own trays or containers to cart your seedlings home in!
    More at:

In love with spring,
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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