June 14, 2013

How and Why We are Different.

Over the past 3 months, as we have brought over 1000 new families into ours, our team has stretched itself ...

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May 31, 2013

Its Market Season - Part 2

The long weekend in May means the start of camping season in Alberta - but is also means the start ...

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May 24, 2013

Its Market Season

Our program is designed to complement the farmers' market - not replace. If you don't have time to regularly attend ...

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March 8, 2013

Farm to Fridge? - Part 2

In the local food industry, often there is a lack of appreciation amongst consumers for the complexity and challenges of ...

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March 1, 2013

Farm to Fridge?

This year, I have been focusing quite a bit of my time educating about and working on the distribution problem ...

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Feb. 21, 2013

Alberta Organic Milk - Part 2

We saw excellent milk sales growth in 2012 from our members which has translated into a good volume of milk ...

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Feb. 15, 2013

Alberta Organic Milk

When one thinks about the major agricultural outputs of Alberta, usually grains, seeds, beef, and milk come to mind. In ...

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Jan. 21, 2013

Winter, winter, everywhere - Part 2

The combination of heavy winter conditions in Western Canada and freezing in California and Northern Mexico really highlights the fragility ...

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Jan. 14, 2013

Winter, winter, everywhere

This week you've probably heard lots of news about blizzards in the BC Interior, Alberta, Saskachewan, Manitoba and the Maritimes. ...

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Nov. 23, 2012

Where does my food come from?

<p>Brrrrr! Winter arrived with a smash this year, sending our team into slight chaos as we tried to cope with ...

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Sept. 14, 2012

Extremely Extreme Weather - Part 2

This summer, the BC Fruit industry went from May forecasts of a bumper crop to a near total loss in ...

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Sept. 7, 2012

Extremely Extreme Weather

There is no debate in the organic farming community on the question of climate change and extreme weather. Universally, we ...

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June 15, 2012

Our Beloved Summer Fruit and Climate Change

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Jan. 5, 2012

Happy New Years

<p><span lang=QUOTEN-CAQUOT>We wish you all the best over this special time and into the New Year. What a year it ...

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Dec. 29, 2011

Tis the Season

<p>We wish you all the best over this special time and into the New Year. What a year it has ...

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Dec. 21, 2011

Local Greens in December & Gift Cards - Part 2

<p>Our last week before Christmas! We will be making our regular deliveres between Christmas and New Year's Day so if ...

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Nov. 15, 2011

It's Snowing Really

<p></p> <p>Its Friday night and I am sitting in the kitchen at the farmwaiting for Miranda and the boys to ...

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Nov. 2, 2011

Banana Woes, Winter is Coming

<p></p> <p>This week we have no bananas. Unfortunately, the sea containers used to ship them from Peru have been delayed ...

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