<h2>Important Delivery Day Changes</h2> <p>As we move into our fifth full growing season, we have taken a look at our delivery days and routes and have decided to make three adjustments to our schedule to better serve everyone. Please read below to see if this change affects you.</p> <p><strong>1. St Albert Moving to Tuesday</strong></p> <p>The support in St Albert for our program continues to be overwhelming! We are so grateful to everyone who joins our program and supports our alternative food system, and in St Albert our growth is very strong. Currently we send half our delivery fleet to St Albert on Wednesday but it still isn&apos;t enough to service everyone so we have decided to open a new delivery day on Tuesdays and move the entire city of St Albert to a Tuesday delivery day. </p> <p><strong>Therefore, effective APRIL 15, 2013</strong>, we will move St Albert delivery slots from Wednesday to TUESDAY EVENING. The order window for Tuesdays will now close on MONDAY at 9:00 am and your boxes will be packed for delivery on TUESDAY afternoon. This change includes the pick-up location at <a title=&quot;Sweet Momma Spa&quot; href=&quot;http://www.sweetmomma.com/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>Sweet Momma Spa</a>.</p> <p><strong>2. Mill Woods Moving to Wednesday</strong></p> <p>Mill Woods originally started with a few stops on a Thursday night, then grew to its own route on Friday, and now there are three active delivery routes each week. This area of Edmonton has now grown to a size where we need to send more vans to service our members there and so it will be moving from Friday evenings to the open slots on Wednesday left by moving St Albert. </p> <p><strong>Therefore, effective APRIL 16, 2013</strong>, we will move the Mill Woods delivery slot from Friday to WEDNESDAY. The order window for Mill Woods will now close on Monday at 12:00 noon and the boxes will be packed for delivery on WEDNESDAY afternoon and evening.</p> <p>If you are impacted by either of these changes you have been contacted directly by the office with details about your new delivery day and time. If you have any questions about how this change will affect you, please get in touch with our office and we will be happy to assist you.</p> <p><strong>3. Our Office Will Be Opening Seven Days a Week</strong></p> <p>As part of this reorganisation, we will be opening our doors seven days a week. Currently, our office is only open from Tuesday to Saturday. After reviewing the results of our member feedback survey this spring, and with the expansion of our delivery days to include Tuesday, we have decided to open our doors every day of the week, and also to keep the office open until late on delivery days. This change will take effect at the end of April and will provide much more flexibility for picking up boxes at our warehouse and getting in touch with us when there is a problem with your delivery. </p> <p><strong>Frequently-Asked Questions about this change:</strong></p> <p>Q: Will quality of my food suffer as a result of this change?<br />A: We receive food deliveries several times a week, including a trailer from Vancouver every day. Food delivered to our members is received only one or two days before delivery. Several of our local producers provide several orders per week to ensure that no one receives week-old food in their Box. Baked goods are delivered fresh every day.</p> <p>Q: What if I absolutely cannot make a this new delivery slot for my household?<br />A: If this change is absolutely unworkable for your household, please contact our office. We are flexible and will see what options are available to you.</p> <h2>Spread the Word, We Are Changing the World</h2> <p>Over the past few months I have written about a few key issues that make us different and our members special. Here are my favorites, and I hope you will share our thoughts with your loved ones this month:</p> <p>Sustainability: <a href=&quot;/this-week-at-the-The-Organic-Box-archive-item.aspx?id=1624&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>How We Are Sustainable</a></p> <p>Food Security: <a href=&quot;/this-week-at-the-The-Organic-Box-archive-item.aspx?id=1609&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>Food Security in Our Region</a></p> <p>True Cost Accounting: <a title=&quot;Pay the Full Price for Your Food&quot; href=&quot;/this-week-at-the-The-Organic-Box-archive-item.aspx?id=1630&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>Pay the True Price for Your Food</a></p> <p>Understanding Organics and GMO Food: <a title=&quot;Organic Means No GMO&quot; href=&quot;/this-week-at-the-The-Organic-Box-archive-item.aspx?id=1604&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>Organic Means No GMO</a></p> <p>Our Alternative Food System: <a title=&quot;Why we are Different&quot; href=&quot;/this-week-at-the-The-Organic-Box-archive-item.aspx?id=1511&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>How We Are Different</a></p> <p>By being a member of our food family, you can have confidence that your food dollar is going towards real people who are producing real food and working every day to change our relationship with our food and our health. Our members are our best advocates and you can give your friends and loved ones the gift of real food this month.</p> <p>At The Organic Box we are always growing, always looking for ways to get better, and always trying to find ways to fill more of your shopping basket with Alberta and BC food producers. We can do it! You are helping!</p> <p>Havea Great Week!</p> <p>Danny.<br />Founder, The Organic Box.</p> <a name=&quot;featured&quot;><h2>FeaturedProducts and Producers:</h2> </a><table cellspacing=&quot;15&quot; cellpadding=&quot;0&quot; bgcolor=&quot;#edf0e9&quot;> <tbody> <tr> <td valign=&quot;top&quot; align=&quot;center&quot;><img title=&quot;BulkFruit&quot; alt=&quot;BulkFruit&quot; src=&quot;/uploadedImages/009_-_This_Week/Apples-and-Oranges-Planetvisits.jpg&quot; /></td> <td><h2>Bulk Up with More Fruit!!</h2> <p>As the citrus and apple season is wrapping up, we thought you might want to get your last big burst of these fruits. So, we brought in a few of your favorites in bulk bags so you can get more for less. This week, we&apos;ll have 3 lb <strong>Gala</strong> and <strong>Pink Lady Apples</strong>; 5 lb <strong>Red Ruby Grapefruit</strong>;2 lb <strong>Tangerine Pixies</strong>; and 4 lb <strong>Navel</strong> and <strong>Valencia Oranges</strong>. Think of all the yummy goodies you can make with so much fruit! If you&apos;re stuck, follow us on our <a title=&quot;Facebook&quot; href=&quot;https://www.facebook.com/theorganicboxedmonton&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;><strong>Facebook</strong></a> page; we&apos;ll have lots of great ideas throughout the week on how to make the most of your bulk fruit. </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign=&quot;top&quot; align=&quot;center&quot;><img title=&quot;Chickadee Dried herbs&quot; alt=&quot;Chickadee Dried herbs&quot; src=&quot;/uploadedImages/009_-_This_Week/unnamed.jpg&quot; /></td> <td><h2>Chickadee Farm Herbs Have Arrived! </h2> <p>The day you&apos;ve long been waiting for is here! We now have <a title=&quot;Chickadee Farm &quot; href=&quot;http://www.chickadeefarmherbs.ca/index.html&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;><strong>Chickadee Farm </strong></a><strong>dried herbs </strong>in <strong>six</strong> fantastic varieties: <strong>Sweet Basil</strong>, <strong>Celery Flakes</strong>, <strong>Parsley Flakes</strong>, <strong>Greek Oregano</strong>, <strong>French Thyme</strong>, and <strong>Summer Savory</strong>. These amazing herbs are like none other. Grown and processed here in <strong>Alberta</strong> on the banks of the <strong>Pembina River</strong>, Chickadee Farm&apos;s herbs are <strong>handcrafted</strong>andair-driedwith precisionto preserve the essential oils and maintain the color and fragrance as close to the fresh plant as possible. Anything can taste ten times better with a sprinkle of herbs to boost the flavor. Get &apos;em in your box and <a title=&quot;let us know &quot; href=&quot;https://www.facebook.com/theorganicboxedmonton&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;><strong>let us know </strong></a>about your kitchen creations. </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign=&quot;top&quot; align=&quot;center&quot;><img title=&quot;HotCrossBuns&quot; alt=&quot;HotCrossBuns&quot; src=&quot;/uploadedImages/009_-_This_Week/Hot-cross-buns.jpg&quot; /></td> <td><h2>A Great Start to Passover!</h2> <p><strong>Easter</strong> is right around the corner, with <strong>Passover</strong> starting this coming Monday. If you haven&apos;t tried <strong>Prairie Mill Bakery&apos;s Hot Cross Buns </strong>yet, now is the best time to do so. An Easter special and a real treat that&apos;ll sure please everyone in your family, Prairie Mill&apos;s Hot Cross Buns will be in stock for <strong>ONE MORE </strong>week. These deliciousfreshbunsare made with <strong>currants</strong>, <strong>citrus peel</strong>, and topped with <strong>bavarian cream</strong>. Try thesedelicious Easter staples while they last!</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table>