Aug. 17, 2012

My Favourite Time of Year

It has been a long year of ups and down - the rainy weather in June threatened to ruin us ...

BC Fruit

Aug. 10, 2012

Cherries are here!

It has been a long year of ups and down - the rainy weather in June threatened to ruin us ...

BC Fruit

Aug. 3, 2012

My Favourite Time of Year - Part 3

Here in Edmonton, more and more local organic vegetables are becoming available with a great selection coming from Peas on ...

Organic

July 13, 2012

BC Organic Fruit - still on its way.

Get out your salad spinner this week. We've got loads and loads of local greens and they are loving the ...

BC Fruit

July 6, 2012

BC Organic Fruit - almost there.

Local Organic Vegetables are in full swing now. We've got the first crop of beets from Peas on Earth and ...

BC Fruit

June 29, 2012

Our Beloved Summer Fruit and Climate Change - Part 3

James and Jenny Vriend own and operate Sundog Organic Farm located just outside of Gibbons, AB. About a 45 minute ...

Local

June 22, 2012

Our Beloved Summer Fruit and Climate Change - Part 2

Get out your salad spinner this week. We've got loads and loads of local greens and they are loving the ...

Local

June 15, 2012

Our Beloved Summer Fruit and Climate Change

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Food System

June 8, 2012

The Canada Organic Regime and You

Lately we have been getting questions about the certified organic produce we bring to Edmonton from California and Mexico. With ...

Organic

May 25, 2012

The Start of our Market Season

May 19th is our first farmers' market - we'll be at the south end of the City Market at 104 ...

Local

May 18, 2012

Happy Birthday to Us and Local Yum.

Week two of our new warehouse and all reports are that it was a pretty smooth week. I expect there ...

Local

May 11, 2012

Fair Trade Fruit and Local Veg

This past week was our first in the newly expanded warehouse, offices and delivery areas. We had a few bumps ...

Fair Trade

May 4, 2012

Time for Planting

If anyone has been wondering where Danny has been lately, he's been working very hard with everyone to get our ...

Local

April 27, 2012

Time for Planting - Part 2

If anyone has been wondering where Danny has been lately, he's been working very hard with everyone to get our ...

Local

April 20, 2012

Our New Home

If anyone has been wondering where Danny has been lately, he's been working very hard with everyone to get our ...

Local

April 6, 2012

Understanding Organics - Part 3

Thank you so much for your support of The Organic Box. Your membership and your purchase of our products provides ...

Food System

March 30, 2012

Understanding Organics - Part 2

Thank you so much for your support of The Organic Box. Your membership and your purchase of our products provides ...

Food System

March 23, 2012

Understanding Organics

Often I am asked to explain the difference between Organic and Conventional food. Many people believe that organic just means ...

Organic

March 16, 2012

Our Next Step

It was 24 months ago that we bought our first delivery van. It was a rusty 1994 GMC Safari white ...

Delivery

March 9, 2012

We Love Organics

Its the Eve of the annual Organic Alberta Council Conference. In addition to looking after The Organic Box, running our ...

Organic

March 2, 2012

Flood Relief This Week

Last week I wrote about the changing weather patterns we've been seeing lately and what it could mean for our ...

Food System

Feb. 24, 2012

Thoughts about our Weather

At The Organic Box we know that our climate is changing due to human activity. However, single-year anomalies like this ...

Food System

Feb. 17, 2012

Spring in the Central Valley - Part 2

Thinkingof spring, it is springtime in the central valley of California. Most western Canadians don't realize how much we depend ...

Food System

Feb. 10, 2012

Spring in the Central Valley

<p>Our local produce cycle is finishing up here in Edmonton - the stored greens like Kale arenearly goneand we are ...

Food System