Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Bailey's Local Foods ordering open until 8:00 pm on Tuesday, July 23rd

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Items that you have placed in your shopping cart will be ordered on your behalf TUESDAY July 23rd at 8pm for pickup on Friday July 26th at First United Church Waterloo
There is no checkout button. If you do not intend to order, please ensure that your shopping cart is empty.
**Order for 2 weeks - including the August long weekend!**

A message from Maryrose:
Hello All,

I hope everyone made it through the storm last week with little or no damage to their homes and yards. Our power was out for about 24 hours but all is fine now.

It’s my turn to write a message to you about our wonderful offering this week. This is the time of year when there is always something new coming out of the ground. Cucumbers, zucchinis, and peppers to name a few. I have been trying to put my finger on this growing season. Is it early or is it late? I think a bit of both depending on which crop.

For those of you that don’t know, I grew up in the Niagara Region. It wasn't until I left that I realized Niagara’s fruit trees were so special. Amazing fruit doesn't grow on the trees everywhere. Every summer I head “home” with the kids for an extended visit and swims in the pool. This year I decided to look around the area to see what early produce I could bring back to you.

I was lucky enough to come in contact with Torrie from Warner's Farm - our newest fruit farmer. On my first trip to the farm we spent over an hour talking about fruit and his practices. The farm follows Integrated Pest Management(IPM). If you want to know more about IPM you can read about it here. Pheromones are used instead of insecticides to control the pest populations and he has chosen for more then 10 years now not to send his fruit to the sorting station. This eliminates the fungicide bath required at the station.

I have a couple secrets to tell you. Warner's Farm will be harvesting their first crop of hazelnuts this year. I am pretty excited to make my first batch of locally grown homemade hazelnut spread. The other secret is they will be pressing concord/sovereign grapes for juice in the fall. A few of us have had the chance to try last year's juice and I am looking forward to having enough to offer everyone.

We will not have an a pickup day on August 2nd so be sure to order enough food for 2 weeks.

Produce Highlights for this week:
  • Last week for raspberries and possible last week for cherries
  • Pickling cucumbers are in full harvest. They may not be available at the next pickup.
  • Early golden plums are now added
  • Lena Burkhart has organic green bell peppers
  • Harrow Diamond Peaches a semi-cling stone - yummy and juicy to eat
  • Sam Bowman will have Frozen Organic Shelled peas which will be added shortly
  • The first of our organic cherry tomatoes are coming out of the field too.
Other highlights this week:
  • We are restocked with The Cider Keg. Blush Twist along with the others are back.
  • We have a new Sparkling Apple Jelly and 2L apple cider vinegar perfect for all you pickling needs available
  • Revive, The Natural Health Clinic has a great tea to drink cold called “Refreshing Tea” Helen is getting married and her products will not be available again until September.
  • There are a few different cut flowers bouquets available. I have loved getting one every week from Garden Party. Watching the summer go by in my kitchen with the different seasonal flowers. I look forward to flower season every year.
  • Elderberry Honey from Bauman Apiaries has been added to their flavoured honey selection.
I hope everyone has a wonderful week and see you on Friday,
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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