Friday, March 28, 2014

Bailey's ordering for Monday April 14th is OPEN! **order enough for 3.5 weeks!

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Items that you have placed in your shopping cart will be ordered on your behalf TUESDAY April 8th at 8pm for pickup on MONDAY April 14th at First United Church, Waterloo *Order enough for 3.5 weeks!*
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A message from Rachael:

I'm so done with snow. I'm looking forward to a wonderful summer that makes it easy for our farmers to grow amazing food. May the sun shine, the rain fall (every couple of days, maybe even overnight). May this crazy deep freeze make pest management easier. I'm full of hope for a lovely spring and summer right now. This is our last Monday pickup, so be sure to order enough for three and a half weeks and we'll continue running on Fridays.
Here are our Upcoming dates:
Monday April 14th
FRIDAY May 9th
Friday, May 30
Friday, June 13
Friday, June 20 (only if strawberries are ready)
**Thursday, June 26 (Thursday)
Friday, July 4

New crop maple syrup!!!

Maple syrup is flowing (on the days that aren't -17°C) and Kevin is making some of the best quality maple syrup we can find. You may wonder why you don't find 'dark' syrup on our order from, but that is because his trees don't make dark syrup. His trees start making light, then medium, them amber as the sap stops flowing (not available now, this will come!). The grades are based on the syrup's colour and the darker the syrup, the more flavourful it becomes! Kevin highly suggests the medium syrup! Ontario syrup is graded as follows:

  • Extra Light - 75% or more light transmission
  • Light - 60.5% or more but less than 75% light transmission
  • Medium - 44% or more but less than 60.5% light transmission
  • Amber - 27% or more but less than 44% light transmission
  • Dark - Less than 27% light transmission
While not certified organic, Kevin follows organic principles. He uses state of the art technology including vacuum tubes to collect the syrup (no buckets with the possibility of lead solder leaching into the syrup) and energy efficient practices that reduce by 50% the amount of energy needed to make syrup. They feed the boiler using only wood sustainably collected from their wood lots. My family visited last year and we have shared some photos (and a video) of our visit at You can follow Kevin on twitter at

This pickup is conveniently the day before Passover and one week before Easter for those of you who celebrate. Will you be getting food for a Seder meal or Easter breakfast? Look for

  • Eggs for eating or colouring (you might need an extra dozen!)
  • Flour or grains for baking Easter bread
  • Lamb
  • Turkey or chicken
  • Tofu
  • Cheese
Seed Starting Garden Kits are still available!
If you've never done it before or don't like making choices we have a great kit that is ready to go with a selection of Brenda's heirloom and organic favourites! You can see the full details at and you will find it in the 'plants' section under 'other'  on our order form but here is a sneak peek:
The Seed Starting Garden Kit will contain:

  • 1 non-perforated tray and greenhouse dome
  • 22 -3" round peat pots
  • organic potting soil
  • planting instructions
  • Seeds for broccoli, cabbage, kale, peppers, zucchini, tomatoes, and herbs!
Supper club at Kitchener Market!
Our very own Aura (also of Ambrosia Pastry Co.) is running a Supper Club at the Kitchener Market! Join her for an interactive cooking session full of fun, food and laughs. There are two clubs scheduled so far on Tuesday April 15 and Tuesday May 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. The cost is $45 per person and includes a market bag and the food prepared during the class. Bring a friend or make friends as you cook together in the Market's gourmet kitchen! You can read more and register at

Go away, snow!
Maryrose and Rachael
Bailey's Local Foods
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P.S. We can use your egg cartons, fruit boxes, baskets and jars from preserves again if you return them.
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