<h2>Holiday Hours</h2> We are open and delivering as usual this Remembrance Day. Our team is working hard on this holiday so make sure you give us nice big orders this week to fill the vans! <h2>Banana Woes</h2> This week we have no bananas.&#160; Unfortunately, the sea containers used to ship them from Peru have been delayed due to improper servicing - the Diesel engines that power the coolers were filled with contaminated fuel and some have exploded.&#160; Four dock workers have been killed in explosions in South American ports due to this problem.&#160; Our first repaired sea container arrived in Vancouver on Friday but we won't have any bananas ready until after Remembrance Day.&#160; Instead of buying Dole or other&#160;bananas on the commodity exchange we have decided to skip a week of bananas and offer more local vegetables. <h2>Winter is coming</h2> <img title="&quot;Storage" src="&quot;/uploadedImages/009_-_This_Week/trailers.jpg&quot;" alt="&quot;Storage" align="&quot;right&quot;" />The weather is really changing this week.&#160; On Thursday night it dipped below minus 10 at Peas on Earth.&#160; That is the killing frost.&#160; Danny was at the farm in&#160;the afternoon before and everyone was working furiously to fill the three storage trailers we have set aside for winter storage.&#160; Carrots, Kale and Beets hopefully to last us the entire winter. Winter is coming and its time to start thinking about your winter delivery instructions.&#160; You can update your instructions by clicking 'My Account' on the Choose Your Box page, or send us an email.&#160;&#160;If you aren't home during your regular delivery time, we can leave it in your garage, leave it with a neighbour, in a shed, or anything you like.&#160; Boxes without winter delivery instructions will be left on your front step if you aren't home. <h2>Pickup your box this winter</h2> Pickups are available Wednesday to Friday from 10am to 5pm, or Saturdays from 9am to 1pm (Saturdays starting November 5).&#160; Please also let us know which day of the week you will pickup so we can have it ready when you arrive and you get the freshest food we have available. <h2>New this Week</h2> <ul> <li>One of our featured producers is the<strong> Fernwood Coffee Crew</strong>. We now have Expresso 1936 Coffee Beans, and a Signature Roast Medium Blend.</li> <li><strong>Dates Madjool Fancy Premium</strong>. Perfectly sweet, with large amount of "fruit meat." Wonderful for the holidays. Pitted.</li> <li>We are very pleased to offer <strong>Saxby Organic Salted Butter</strong>. This is local and organic butter. It is made from the cream of Alberta grass fed cows, and produced just blocks from our warehouse.</li> </ul> <h2>New Office Box Deliveries Start November 15th</h2> Throw away the office potato chips and candy and share a healthy alternative with your co-workers. Our first Delivery will be November 15th. Deliveries happen on Tuesdays, on a weekly or biweekly basis. The Office Box starts at $50 per delivery. Learn more at <a href="&quot;/innerContent.aspx?id=582&quot;">The Organic Office Box Program</a>. Sign up online, or over the phone at (780) 469-1900. <table cellspacing="&quot;15&quot;" cellpadding="&quot;0&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p align="&quot;center&quot;"></p> <p align="&quot;center&quot;">&#160;&#160;&#160;<img title="&quot;Fernwood&quot;" src="&quot;/uploadedImages/009_-_This_Week/Fernwood" alt="&quot;Fernwood&quot;" /></p> </td> <td> <h2>Fernwood Coffee Company Victoria, BC</h2> Fernwood Coffee Company is an award winning artisan roaster based in Victoria BC. They are partly owned by an Edmontonian Family, and quickly earning&#160; a great reputation for quality in a very competitive industry. They roast single origin coffees from around the world. This fall they took&#160;their first trip to the growers to work directly with farmers as&#160;they steer their business towards a direct trade model. They are working hard to establishing the relationships needed to achieve&#160;their goals. They&#160;produce a 100% fairtrade and organic line of blends, which are available&#160;mainly on the coast of BC. The Organic Box&#160;is now&#160;bringing&#160;in two amazing Fernwood Blends. The Expresso 1936 (Bean), a bright, dark chocolate, rich body, thick amber cream. As well a the signature Medium Blend (Bean) which&#160;has a&#160;sweet aroma, bright, milk chocolate flavor, and a mellow aftertaste.</td> </tr> <tr> <td>&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;<img title="&quot;Sundance&quot;" src="&quot;/uploadedImages/009_-_This_Week/Sundance.jpg&quot;" alt="&quot;Sundance&quot;" width="&quot;183&quot;" height="&quot;230&quot;" /></td> <td>&nbsp; <p id="&quot;fpProducerName&quot;">Sundance Farms</p> Similkameen Valley, BC <div id="&quot;fpdLarge&quot;">Trevor and Debbie Evans have been farming organically in the Similkameen Valley since 1978. One of the founding organic farming families in the area, Trevor recalls a time when his conventional neighbours laughed at the idea of growing without chemicals and pesticides. &#8220;They called us bug growers instead of farmers,&#8221; he explains.</div> With apple season here, look for a colourful&#160;variety of Sundance apples in your box, and in our weekly produce listings. &nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> &nbsp;