Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Bailey's Local Foods ordering ends TONIGHT at 8:00 pm (Tuesday, August 6th)

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Items that you have placed in your shopping cart will be ordered on your behalf TUESDAY August 6th at 8pm for pickup on Friday August 9th 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.

A message from Rachael:

Apologies if you tried to order on Friday. Our order system is hosted by a company whose servers were down for 6 hours on Friday due to a major hardware failure. Unfortunately this occurred a few hours after I sent my email reminding you to order. If you tried to order and our ordering website didn't load, I'm very sorry. This was out of our control and affected quite a few websites that day. I now realize that the email might not have been sent to everyone, so if you didn't get it you can read it at

Walker's Blueberries

My kids and I went blueberry picking last week at Walker's for the first time. It was lovely picking! High bush blueberries are great. You tie a bucket around your waist and pick with two hands. You don't need to bend over and there aren't any brambles. The toddler can graze from the bucket and the older children can pick as many or as few as they want. Every few minutes you'd hear animal noises or bird calls. It's a way of scaring off animals and birds so that they don't eat the berries. Also, I asked some questions recently and found that the Walker's patch is not certified organic so I've removed that label from their berries as we only label certified organic products as organic. These blueberries are pesticide free as they do not spray their bushes.
(Their PYO in New Hamburg is generally open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 8am to 1pm - call them first at 519-662-2558).

More apples are here!!!

From Steve Martin of Martin's Family Fruit Farms:
"We have Vista Bella and Lodi (green harvest apple) now and we will almost certainly have Jersey Macs by Aug. 9th I am going to offer 3 litre baskets only in these early apples as I think that half bushels are too much for your average consumer and the apples are so thin skinned that they will transport better actually already packed in the baskets.

If someone is looking for sauce apples I have seconds available in Vistas and Lodis in half bushels."

If you would like a half bushel of #1 Lodi of Vista Bella apples please contact us as we can arrange it!!

Other items to look for:

  • Apple Creek Farm organic Yellow Transparent and Vista Bella Apples
  • From Warner's Farm we have excellent berries and tree run* stone fruit:
    • Garnet Beauty Peaches: A medium/large semi-freestone peach with yellow skin and a pink blush. Juicy and great for pies, cobblers and fresh eating
    • Shiro Plums: A round, yellowish green plum with a pink blush. It is a very juicy, clingstone plum
    • Apricots (they were delicious last week!)
    • Black Currants, Blackberries and maybe (yes, just maybe) Cherries.
    • *Tree Run means that the fruit is not sent to the grading station. The fruit is picked riper (and tastier) and avoids fungicidal baths and defuzzing of peaches. The size of the fruit may be bigger or smaller as well.
  • Zucchini from Brenda Knechtel
  • Beets in larger quantities from Sam Bowman
  • This is the week to order awesome prepared foods from The Nutty Bakers! Get enough for a month!
  • Oak Manor Flour is back from holidays! Get all your organic stone milled grains for fruit pies!
  • Green Table Foods is also available. They served their African Peanut Stew at Hillside last weekend.
  • McKechnie tortillas, tostadas, tamales, taco shells and more are available this week!
  • Buffalo Blue cheese and sheep yogurt (finally!!) from Monforte Dairy
  • I need to stock up on Farmstead and Fresian Gouda from Mountainoak Cheese
  • Maybe some Crema La Vaquita from Local Dairy too
  • Organic English Cucumbers from Kingwood Farms are back on our order form!
  • Lena Burkhart now has bouquets of Zinnias and Lisanthus!
  • Mixed bouquets from Garden Party are lovely and have come down in price! Don't you deserve lovely flowers in your home?
  • Vegetable stock kit from Garden Party is back and Theresa has added new garlic varieties and a pesto kit (in the 'herbs' section) too!
  • Black Forest Macarons - chocolate with a cherry filling (in the 'cookie' section under 'baking') and Liquorice Marshmallows (in the 'pantry' section) from Ambrosia Baking Co.
  • Shelled Peas from Winfield Farms (great for freezing)
  • New crop potatoes

If you have time check out an interview with one of our farmers: Melissa Baer of Vibrant Farms at http://www.rarerepublic.com/spotlight/friday-interview-melissa-baer.html

Tuesday is the new Monday...(order today!)
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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Upcoming dates:
Aug 9, 16, 23, Sept 6, 13, 20, 27, Oct 4, 11,
No pickup Aug 2, Aug 30, Oct 18!
Oak Manor - Aug 9;
Green Table Foods - Aug 9, 23, Sept 6;
The Nutty Bakers - Aug 9, Sept 6, Oct 4

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