Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Damson plums, 4 grape varieties and our full selection of meat, dairy and bread - Order now!

Order at www.baileyslocalfoods.ca/ordering!
Order at www.baileyslocalfoods.ca/ordering!
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Fill your shopping cart by Wednesday September 9th to pick up your order
FRIDAY, September 11th between 3:30pm and 7pm at First United Church, Waterloo
Our next pick up will be on FRIDAY September 18th

Friday's pickup - Restock your fridge and pantry!

Are you running low on Maple syrup? Out of Crema La Vaquita? Need bread for sandwiches? Tofu for a stir fry? Sausages for the BBQ?
This is the harvest season and a great time to think about the local food you want to eat through the winter and how you want to preserve it.
Look for:
  • Bulk Beans from Brenda Knechtel! Bushels are a great deal! You can get flat beans, green beans, yellow beans and even purple beans! For those who are fans of pickled beans - get them while you can!
  • Watermelon (Red, Yellow and Sorbet Swirl) and Canaloupe from Brenda Knechtel
  • Matt's Cherry Tomatoes (tiny, but sweet!) and Ground Cherries from Brenda as well!
  • Potatoes from Stevanus Family Farm are dug and ready! We love all the colours available as well as the fingerling potatoes. Beautiful and tasty!
  • Purple Basil and Candy Cane Beets from Bowman's Organic Produce
  • Eggplant from Garden Party and Brenda Knechtel
  • So many lovely fermented foods and salsas from Garden Party. Her no-dill pickles are my favourite!
  • This may be the last week for melons. Our farmers have grown amazing red and yellow watermelons as well as Cantaloupe. Melon freezes well and you can enjoy fruity ice cubes all year long!
  • Amazing bread from Grainharvest for lunches and healthy sliced meats from Stemmler's too!
  • I missed the Gluten Free Italian Bread from Sugar Babies Cakes last week. It's the best GF bread I've ever tasted and we love the muffins too!
Take care,
Rachael and Maryrose
Fresh Pressed Pear Apple Cider
This amazing cider is ready for the season.  No Preservatives!
A great treat only available a short time throughout the year. 
It is in the Pantry Section under Beverages

It's all about the grapes!

If you have been buying grapes every week you know that they are getting sweeter and sweeter!
In addition to Peaches, Pears and Raspberries, we also have lovely Plums including Damson (great for jam!) and Italian Prune Plums.
Our BULK 10 and 20 pound boxes of fruit are a great value!
This week's grapres are:
  • Himrod Green Grapes - These are a cross between Thompson Seedless and Ontario grapes. The white seedless grape is juicy and sweet
  • Sovereign Coronation Grapes - A virtually seedless blue table grape. It is a juicy, very sweet, blue grape. Excellent for fresh eating, preserving or juice. Transition to organic and conventional available
  • Fredonia Blue Grapes - Seeded - Very large deep purple grapes with a thick skin. Great for fresh eating, jelly, juice and wine. 
  • Niagara White Grapes - Seeded - Generous clusters of flavorful fruit. They are known for their pleasant aroma. Great for fresh eating, jams/jellies, juice, wines, and champagnes

A note about peaches!

We have some of the most amazing peaches coming from Warrner's Fruit Farm in Niagara.
  • Warner's practices Integrated Pest Management (IPM) which means that they only spray when there is a problem to be solved. This uses less pesticides and often solutions allowed in organic farming
  • The fruit is TREE RUN which means that we are avoiding the fungicidal baths that occur at the sorting stations. The advantage, no extra fungicidal baths, fruit ripens longer on the tree since the shipping time is only 2 hours! 
  • Caring for these peaches is a bit different, but definitely worth it.
Here are some tips:
  1. When you get home, remove the peaches from their box. Some will be ripe and ready to eat. Eat them!
  2. Peaches that are not ripe should be set out on newspaper, not touching and with the stem end up.
  3. Keep an eye on them and eat or process your peaches when they are perfect. You won't be waiting long! Peaches can go in the fridge, but please note that the texture can change, especially if they are not yet ripe.
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Taste Local! Taste Fresh!

Sunday, September 13, 2015, 2-5 pm at Steckle Heritage Farm. 
Come meet the farmers who grow our food and taste amazing food creations prepared by top chefs from the region. 
Early bird price of $60 ea until Aug 31 or while quantities last. To purchase yours click here: https://kitchenerwaterloo.snapd.com/#/events/view/813838    More at 
Upcoming pickup dates
at First United Church  
  • Friday, September 11th
  • Friday, September 18th
  • Friday, September 25th
  • Friday, October 2nd
  • Friday, October 9th

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