Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Bailey's ordering for Monday November 25th is open!

For the next 3 pickups we are excited to invite local artisans to our pickups to our local food and holiday shopping more fun! We'll share more about who you can expect soon! Everyone is welcome, so please invite your friends to come too!

What is that white dust on my organic apples?
When I get to talking with Mary at Apple Creek Farm I always learn something new! A customer was asking about the white dust on her organic apples... What is that? Well, I remember hearing about it a few years ago, but couldn't remember exactly what it is! I checked with Mary and it's Kaolin clay (aka Surround) - organic approved for use to prevent the apple maggot fly and the plum curculio from landing for long on the apples. The insects do not like the sharp crystals of the clay on their under body and so they do not stay long on the apple.

While some think that organic farming does not allow any sprays, this is not true. Synthetic chemicals are not allowed. Pete and Mary need pre-approval by eco-cert, their certifying agency, to use ANYTHING on their apple trees including natural fungicides. Some of the extra precautions the take are spraying their trees at night as there is less wind and they get better coverage and to help avoid pollinators and beneficial insects. Also the trees have not been sprayed since mid July.

Harrington Lane Bulk Pork Boxes
Krista has more meat than freezer space and because of that you are getting a great deal! We will have 20 and 25 lb boxes of her pork starting November 25th

The boxes include:

  • 3-4 lbs Bacon
  • 3-4 lbs Sausage (GF)
  • 4 lbs Pork Chops (approx. 6 packages of 2)
  • 2-3 lbs Boneless Roasts
  • 2-3 lbs  Cured Hams/Ham steaks (Bone In)

Don't forget:

  • McKechnie chips, tamales, tostadas, taco shells, and corn tortillas
  • J&D Peters fresh flour tortillas in stone wheat, Mexican flour, spelt and kamut as well as pasta and noodles!
  • Grainharvest has some holiday goodies available including stollen and fruit and nut bread that will be added very soon
  • Egg Nog caramels from Hugo and Nate
  • Mat's Oils - cold pressed, organic sunflower, flax and hemp!
  • Fruit from Warner's Farms including their awesome pears! (see full list below)
  • Gluten free baked goods and prepared food from Winnie's Gluten Free including Tourtière and perogies! (stock up, shes away for the next pickup)
  • Gift Baskets! We're happy to make gift baskets with the items YOU want included for any dollar amount and can also include a membership if you want to give friends or family the gift of local food 

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