Saturday, June 8, 2013

Bailey's Local Foods ordering now open for Friday June 21st pickup in Waterloo!

Items that you have placed in your shopping cart will be ordered on your behalf on Tuesday, June 18th 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 June 21st,
July 5th 12, 19, 26, Aug 9, 16, 23, Sept 6, 13, 20, 27, Oct 4, 11,
No pickup June 28, Aug 2, Aug 30, Oct 18! We may add Friday June 14th if the strawberries are ready!

A message from Rachael:

Thank you for another lovely pickup day!
Despite being tired from a long day, I come home happy on Fridays in the summer. My mom noted that 'everyone leaving the church had a smile on their face' and working at the checkout this week I got to chat with many of you. That's a treat! A new member at the end of the day told me she found out about Bailey's from the Ontario Culinary Alliance website article Kitchener's Best Kept Secret: Bailey's Local Foods. It's not the first time that this Waterloo business has been pegged as one of the best kept secrets in Kitchener. Thanks for sharing. It's our favourite way to find new members!

We will have strawberries on the 21st. There are organic berries by the pint on the order form now, If you are looking for flats keep checking back and we'll let you know by email, facebook and twitter when we add them**! Prices for conventional berries will come down when the weather warms up. We'll make those changes accordingly. Last night when I brought our strawberries home the kids got out a 4 kg jug of nutella to eat them with. I should be embarrassed about owning that, right? Blame grandma!

(** if you don't see our facebook posts in your news feed you might consider clicking "get notifications" under the "like" check mark or adding us to an interest list.)

I'm reposting from last year (again) as the sizing on berries and cherries is always so confusing.
  • A pint is half a quart (12 pints = 6 quarts = 1 flat)
  • A dry quart is a bit bigger than a litre (2 pints = 1 quart = 1.137 Litres)
  • Dry quarts and liquid quarts measure differently
  • The darker green, more sturdy looking plastic baskets with rounded corners are litres, the lighter green, slightly larger baskets with square corners are quarts.
  • Farmers are generous and tend to top up whatever container they are using.
And one other thing - Why isn't there a big discount for buying a flat? Well... it takes a while to fill up one pint and twelve times as long to fill the whole flat (of 12 pints). We let the farmers decide the prices that pay them for the work they do!

Thanks for the cookies!

We want to thank New Moon Baking Co. for sending the cookies that we gave away yesterday! How did you like your Mackies, Ginger Snappers or Chocolate chip cookies? They are on this week's order form and are nut-free and school safe! Check out their granola and "Super Crunch Health Bar" too! If you can't find the Mackies, they are hiding in the 'gluten free' baking section.

Here are some awesome community events you might like to put in your calendar:
  1. Grand Porch Party - Sunday June 9th, 2-5pm,
    The Grand Porch Party is held in Uptown West Waterloo, behind the Waterloo Town Square. The neighbourhood for the GPP is bounded by Euclid Ave, Alexandra Ave, Roslin Ave and Dawson St.
    This is an afternoon of community, music and environment for anyone and everyone. They put together a PDF version of the GPP Map for your listening and wandering convenience! Be sure to print one off to bring with you. Looking for a paperless version? As long as you can open PDFs on your phone, you’re good to go!
  2. Tools for change: Farm to fork - June 11, 7-9pm Just $5.
    Click here for a printable poster.
    Come out to learn about the link between local food and sustainable living, and learn how to cook a great meal with seasonal, local produce. @ The Kitchener Farmer's Market Community Kitchen, Invite your friends!
    Register by emailing - you could win a Bailey's Local Foods membership!
  3. Chicken Coop Tour - June 15th, 11am-3 pm
    Hi friends, supporters, and associates of Waterloo urban chickens!
    We're doing a 2013 Chicken Coop Tour, and we'd like to invite you to come!
    The format will be similar to others years - the Public Square will be the hub of activity (and the place where you can pick up a map to the coops), and then members of the public can go to whichever coops they choose.
Have a lovely 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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