Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Bailey's Local Foods ordering ends TONIGHT at 8:00 pm (Tuesday, August 13th)

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Items that you have placed in your shopping cart will be ordered on your behalf TUESDAY August 13th at 8pm for pickup on Friday August 16th 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. (My apologies for the incorrect date in the last email)

A message from Rachael:
Where is the sweet corn?
There are a few dozen ears of corn available this week. I wish I had better news. This corn is from Ruth Martin. Ruth's farm was certfied organic in the past but though it no longer is, her practices remain the same.

Why is there very little organic corn this year, you ask? Well, some didn't germinate as well as the farmers expected, others grew kernels up only half the cob. I'm sure the cool nights aren't helping growth either. In past years Paul Bowman and The Kingwood Farm grew organic corn - lots of it! This year Paul moved north near Timmins so that his children would have more land to farm in the future and Kingwood decided to scale back a bit this year and concentrate on growing cucumbers and winter squash. Corn is also a tricky crop that unless a few rows are planted successively in the spring, all the corn matures at the same time - and our farmers don't know when that is! They won't sell us corn that was picked Monday for sale on Friday so unless we're lucky the crop often gets put up for winter or tilled under. If you are interested in bulk corn for farm gate pickup on a day other than Friday in the future please let us know and we might be able to get you some corn!

Niagara tree fruit for this week:

All our Niagara fruit is Tree Run, which 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.

Did you try the Sugar pears last week? They were small, sweet and green (they don't turn yellow) - so good! My children ate them first!

Torrie has two varieties of peaches:
  • Garnet Beauty - A medium/large semi-freestone peach with yellow skin and a pink blush. Juicy and great for pies, cobblers and fresh eating
  • Veecling - Best for  fresh eating and canning. It is a large yellow clingstone peach that will remain firm when processed.
There are lots of plums this week:
  • Early Golden, small and large sized, yellow often with a blush.
  • Shiro, greenish to yellow, clingstone, juicy, sweet when ripe.
  • Blue plums are freestone, small or large with nice flavour
What we do have:
  • A new supplier! Jewels under the Kilt is roasting Ontario tree nuts with sweet (and sometimes some heat) You'll find them in the pantry sections and Lis will be sampling on the 23rd.
  • Did you try the hot tamales from McKechnie on Friday? We sampled Chicken, Pork and Bean and Beef Tamales (in the 'prepared' section) with the wonderful Crema La VaQuita from Local Dairy (in the 'dairy' section)
  • The tortilla chips, taco shells and tostadas from McKechnie are all super fresh and yummy and made with GMO free corn!
  • J&D Peters makes all the flour products that we previously had listed under McKechnie. The amazing stone ground wheat wraps have new packaging and they make some of the best local pasta too!
  • Blueberries from Walkers (no spray) are now available in 3L baskets and quarts as well as pints and flats. Pleasant Berry's conventional berries are also available in pints, baskets and flats. Blueberry season only goes until the end of August (weather permitting), so now is the time to fill your freezer!
  • Golden Hearth is back from a well deserved vacation and ready to bake for you!
  • Lemon Macarons and Chocolate marshmallows from Ambrosia Pastry Co.
  • 'Bulk Tomatoes and Zucchini from Organic Oasis, Kale too!
  • Melons!
Be well!
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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