Thursday, May 16, 2013

Ordering open until TUESDAY for Friday May 24th pickup in Waterloo! - Bailey's Local Foods

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Upcoming dates:
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!

A message from Rachael:

I wanted to catch you before the long weekend.

Next Friday seems so long away, but ordering ends Tuesday at 8pm so that we can call and email farmer's and suppliers in time for them to pick vegetables and prepare your orders. This would be a great time to take a minute and order some asparagus, herbs, seedlings, rhubarb and whatever else you need for two more weeks!

Highlights on our order form:
  • Theresa from Garden Party is back! In addition to being one of this area's awesome CSAs she is offering some items for you. Look for her herbs, preserves and cut flowers - all organic! She also has a 'make your own stock' kit. Just add heat and water!
  • Oak Manor Flour - Stock up as after this pickup we'll be offering these amazing organic grains less often (May 24th, June 21st, July 12th, Aug 9th) - yes the dates changed if you've already marked them in your calendar
  • Country Flavour Preserves - We're restocking so you can order anything you want including cases of your favourites. Please let us know if you want something that we haven't listed as a case!
  • New Moon Baking has new granola bars. Maryrose says they're good, and I trust her judgement on these things.
  • Winnie's Gluten-Free Foods is back - offering some of their frozen specialties for us this summer including GF Tourtière. Look for stuffed ravioli and new varieties of perogies in the 'prepared' section too!
  • We have a few select cuts from Vibrant Farms and some Stewing Beef available too until we restock (We've ordered a half steer so that we'll have more soon). If you have special requests for cuts, please let us know! We'll be sure to have some lovely thick cut steaks and more.
  • Spud's Finest potato chips are one of my weaknesses. The bags seemed a bit bigger last week (more for sharing) I'll have to restock, how about you?
Community events! (There are quite a few!)

BLBF Map Launch & Food Revolution Day

May 18 marks Food Revolution Day AND the launch of Foodlink Waterloo Region's 2013 Buy Local! Buy Fresh! Map. It will be a great day at the Kitchener Market! Be one of the first to get your free map between 10 am and 3pm. Details at:

Little City Farm Seedling Sale!
This Saturday you are sure to see many familiar faces at Little City Farm while they celebrate the 11th Annual Organic Seedling Sale! This year a selection of vendors will provide a great variety of organic and heirloom varieties of seedlings including vegetables (e.g.tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, kale), culinary herbs (e.g. basil, thyme, lavender, sage, dill) and some flowers and perennials all ready for planting. This exciting annual sale specializes in heirloom tomato varieties. At least 15 varieties (I heard it was closer to 50 varieties!) of heirloom tomatoes will be available, including a range of colours (pinks, purples, greens, reds, oranges); a range of sizes (e.g. cherry, plum, pear, sandwich slicer, beefsteak); a range of features (e.g. patio, striped, mid-season, early harvest) etc etc!!!

When: May 18, 9am-noon
Where: Little City Farm, 508 Duke Street West, Kitchener
Payment by cash only!

Sharing Backyards (organized by KW Urban Harvester) is designed for those with backyards (who aren't growing their own food, or have extra space left over) and those without backyards (who would like to grow food) to find each other, if they're close together geographically. There are some in the neighbourhood already signed up:,+on

Fertile Ground Farm Work Bee
If you just want to commit to getting your hands dirty for a day rather than an entire season, Angie's farm is hosting a Work Bee on the long weekend - Monday the 20th. Here's a little more info:

Foster Parent Information Night
You’re invited to attend an information session on how to become a foster parent.
Foster parenting a child is a very rewarding opportunity to give back to our community by helping a child.
Date: Monday, June 3, 2013 or  Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Time: 7pm â€" 8:30pm
Location: The Family Centre, 65 Hanson Ave, Kitchener
Please call to register: 519.576.0540 or

Enjoy your weekend!
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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