Sunday, July 14, 2013

Bailey's Local Foods ordering open until 8:00 pm on Tuesday, July 16th

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A message from Rachael:

We're sharing our fridges. They aren't perfect and tidy, they are real and we are blessed that they are filled with bounty from local farmers who grow amazing food for us. Check out the photos on facebook and consider sharing your fridge too!

From Mary at Apple Creek Farm
We are getting 75 chicks on the 17th of July to raise free range supplemented with organic feed. These are meat birds and will be ready close to Thanksgiving or slightly after. As I think about that .. I better make a date at the butcher ... thanksgiving for them is very hectic. SO that is just a heads up. Our organic tomatoes are just beginning.. when we have enough to make a few pints we will let you know. The apples are beginning to size up. They like the rain better than I do... the challenging thing about rain and apples is that rain spreads scab spores so the apples might not be as pretty as in a dry year BUT they will be sweet! Some of the potatoes are in the ground but there are a few still to plant.... waiting for a dry spell.. Sprouts and eggs are still yummy .. hope things are coming up in your garden. Mary

Did you see the photo of the laying hens that Mary and Pete of Apple Creek farm are raising when you picked up your kitchen items on Friday. It's simply idyllic. If I were a chicken, I'd like that life! There are only a limited amount available each week, so get them quickly!

From Theresa at Garden Party:
She's added Collard greens and Portugese Kale (a type of collard) as well as potatoes and pickling cucumbers. According to Theresa:

Here are 2 amazing ways to use collard greens...
Collard Soup
  1. Sautee chopped garlic (at least 3 cloves), 1-2 potatoes and 1 chopped onion in garlic oil
  2. Chop 1 bunch of collards -  remove the stem,  and chop the tender leaves
  3. Saute the collards in with the other vegetables
  4. Add 6 cups of any kind of stock
  5. Add 1 piece of smoked meat -  either smoked pork chop (my favourite)  or smoked turkey leg
  6. Boil and then simmer for 2 hrs or so.
  7. Chop up the meat and serve in the soup,  with crusty bread.
Collard Rolls -  way easier and sweeter than cabbage rolls
  1. Cut stems out of collard leaves,  and cut large collard leaves in half
  2. Microwave the leaves for a few seconds  -  until soft
  3. Mix your filling -  I use a mix of pork, beef and rice, salt and pepper
  4. Roll the filling into the soft leaves
  5. Place in a casserole. Cover with water,  or use tomato juice if you like
  6. Bake at 375 for 1 hr or so.
Eat your greens!!!

Some changes to Eco-Coffee varieties available
Ed from Eco-Coffee is offering us in 1/2 lb or 1 lb bags of Fair Trade Organic (FTO) and Rainforest Alliance (RFA) certified coffee in the following blends:
  • Coban Blend
  • Nerudas Blend
  • Spotted Frog Blend
  • Espresso Blend
  • Colombia Excelso
If you want another blend (all found here), he would be happy to custom roast for you in 5 lb quantities so please let us know what you want to see on our order form! We'll be adding these this week (likely after the kids are in bed)

This week's highlights:
  • Shelled Peas in 1 lb and 10 lb bags. Great for freezing for the winter. I have confirmed with the farmer that the field they are currently harvesting has not been sprayed for weeds - This is why we try to offer these early! These will be kept very cold and are very perishable. Eat or freeze right away!
  • Conventional blueberries from Anton and Grace of Pleasant Berry Blueberry Farm in pints, flats and 2 and 4 L baskets.
  • Elderberry honey from Bauman Apiaries. Everything about that sounds great. It's almost as tasty sounding as their raspberry honey (with fruit mixed in)
  • What is your favourite cheese? My kids reminded me to order Millbank's Colby and Monterey Jack cheese which we shred and mix together for our own 'marble' cheese. They have also become fast friends with any of the Mountainoak Gouda flavours.
  • All the available Monforte Cheese are available and you can use your Monforte dollars to pay for them if you are a shareholder!
  • Local Dairy's Crema La Vaquita and Creme fresh are awesome along with their
  • Kevin from Snyder Heritage Farms has offered Turkey drumsticks, smoked turkey drumsticks and turkey wings on special half price! We've left the price on the order form but your meat will be marked down after weighing. There are limited quantities only.
  • Sweet potato leaves Elvina Bauman. Why? They are supposedly the next big health food craze according to this
  • Sauerkraut from Pfenning's Organic is available again!
  • The Culinary Studio makes us fresh prepared items including entrees, soups, breads, Garlic crostini ( in the 'crackers' section), as well as pickled and preserved yumminess.

Stay cool!
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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