<span class="&quot;titleText&quot;"><strong>Spring is coming, it really is!</strong></span> <span style="font-family: 'Calibri,';">Its pretty cool that we have overlapping local food - potatoes, onions and shallots from last year still coming from storage and the early greens coming out of the greenhouse at Sunrise Gardens. In the meantime, we are pleased to continue to bring healthy and delicious produce from our independant farms in Mexico and California. We have turnips from Bon Pack Farms - only his 3rd year as a certified organic farmer so I am so excited we can support his family from so far away. Look for a recipe for this next week so don't shy away! We've also got a shipment of cauliflower from Bunn farm - a fourth generation farm in the Salinas Valley of California - believe it or not their growing season is nearly finished! More plantings to come but by the time its ready we'll be back with our local farms in Western Canada.</span> On the citrus front, we are transitioning from Navels to Valencias this week - the oranges go in waves so navels will be back one more time before the end of the season but for the next few weeks we'll enjoy Valencias from Sonora Growers Coop in Mexico - 180 independant growers working as a collective. We also have Tangerines from Twin Girls - a tiny little orange grove in California. Finally, more fairtrade organic blueberries to enrich your lives. <b>New Products</b> We are excited to welcome <b>Golden Acres Honey, Gold Force Grains and Fairways Farm</b> to our food family this week. Goats Dairy products will be available starting next Thursday. If you have a Wednesday delivery unfortunately you'll have to wait a week before you can order! We just couldn't make the logistics work to get it done for Wednesday deliveries. <b>Note on Prices</b> There has been a significant amount of media coverage lately regarding prices rising on basic food due to several global factors. Prices are pretty volatile on greens and it just doesn't seem to want to warm up in Northern California making some of our options pretty expensive. We are still trying to manage the price rises in fuel but we may need to consider increasing the sustainabilty charge back to $2.00 to absorb for the increased freight and fuel charges. Reminder that we operate 12 months a year and when I can't get it locally, I find sustainably-produced food from non-local farms and bring it here. Good, real food, available year-round and bought from small farms and producers. <table cellspacing="&quot;15&quot;" cellpadding="&quot;0&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p align="&quot;center&quot;"><img title="&quot;Fairwinds" src="&quot;/uploadedImages/009_-_This_Week/fairwinds.jpg&quot;" alt="&quot;Fairwinds" width="&quot;100&quot;" height="&quot;100&quot;" /></p> </td> <td><span class="&quot;titleText&quot;">Fairwinds Farm</span> <strong>New this Week!</strong> Fairwinds goats have year long access to pastures for grazing &amp; exercise! They are fed a home raised top quality dry hay &amp; grass mixture. Goat's milk is more easily digestible, contains more vitamins, and less cholesterol &amp; lactose than cow's milk. Fairwinds is located in Fort MacLeod, in southern Alberta, all certified organic. You can find 2L jugs of whole goats milk, an assortment of plain and flavoured goats milk yoghurt, plus hard, soft and feta cheeses in the new 'Dairy and Eggs' section below.<strong> NOTE that for this week only, Fairways products are available for deliveries and pickups from Thursday to Saturday. Next week we will have their products available to Wednesday members. </strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p align="&quot;center&quot;"><img title="&quot;Golden" src="&quot;/uploadedImages/009_-_This_Week/honey.bmp&quot;" alt="&quot;Golden" width="&quot;100&quot;" height="&quot;65&quot;" /></p> </td> <td><span class="&quot;titleText&quot;">Golden Acres Honey </span><strong>New this Week!</strong> Golden Acres Honey, in Three Hills, Alberta, Canada is a packager and seller of the finest Canadian Honey. We are also Kosher, and organically certified as packagers by Pro-cert Canada Inc. They sell clover / alfalfa honey in a variety of formats; creamed, natural, raw, organic, and buckwheat honey. McKenzie's Natural Honey is one of our premier brands, and we have that available in the box starting this week in 2kg and 500g sizes.</td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p align="&quot;center&quot;"><img title="&quot;Gold" src="&quot;/uploadedImages/009_-_This_Week/goldforest.jpg&quot;" alt="&quot;Gold" width="&quot;100&quot;" height="&quot;60&quot;" /></p> </td> <td><strong><span class="&quot;titleText&quot;">Gold Forest Grains</span> </strong><span style="font-family: 'Calibri,';"><strong>New this Week!</strong> Certified Organic farm near Edmonton, Alberta, Canada producing farm-milled flour and whole grain products. They are a small family farm supplying wholesome local food to our friends and neighbours.</span> <span style="font-family: 'Calibri,';">We are carrying a wide variety of their products - read John's blog here:</span><a title="&quot;http://goldforestfarms.blogspot.com&quot;" href="&quot;http://goldforestfarms.blogspot.com&quot;" target="&quot;_blank&quot;">http://goldforestfarms.blogspot.com</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p align="&quot;center&quot;"><img title="&quot;En" src="&quot;/uploadedImages/009_-_This_Week/ensante_seal.png&quot;" alt="&quot;En" width="&quot;100&quot;" height="&quot;100&quot;" /></p> </td> <td><span class="&quot;titleText&quot;">The Great Experiment</span> The Organic Box is now licenced by the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission to deliver locally produced Wine and Beer to our registered members. We have Charlie Flint Organic Lager from Alley Kat Brewery in Edmonton, and the range of fruit wines from En Sante Winery east of Edmonton. Note that these deliveries must be made in person and we must deliver to a person over the age of 18. We can't leave liquor on your front step! The drivers have also been instructed to collect ID for persons who appear to be under the age of 25, so be flattered! This is the great experiment, we are the only organic food delivery service in Canada to offer this so we are breaking new ground.</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <span class="&quot;titleText&quot;">Saturday Market Pickup</span> Saturday Market Pickup at our warehouse. If you can't be home for your delivery or we can't deliver to your work, you can still pickup your box at our warehouse on Saturday mornings from 9am to 1pm. We also put out all our extra produce and some fresh bread on Saturdays for purchase direct from the cooler. There are over 20 available products including those in the standard box. You can use the 'Choose My Box' page to mix and match your box and build the combination of these items that fits best for you! The order page will cap the value of your box but you can substitute for things like more fruit if you wish. We encourage everyone to give it a try. And if you want more than the box value will allow, purchase extra or add the 'extra fruit' to your order. <span class="&quot;titleText&quot;">Storage Tips</span> Here are <a title="&quot;some" href="&quot;/storage-tips.aspx&quot;">some tips </a>for storing the contents of your box. If you are finding that your greens and carrots are not lasting, make sure you are putting them in your crisper or a sealed tupperware container. Your fridge will de-hydrate them within a day or two. If they do go limp, give them a 10-15 minute bath in cold water and they will perk up again. They are not spoiled,just dry! <span style="font-family: 'Calibri,';">The Organic Box: March 28, 2011</span> <table border="&quot;0&quot;" cellspacing="&quot;1&quot;" cellpadding="&quot;0&quot;" align="&quot;center&quot;"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="&quot;boxHeaderCentre&quot;" align="&quot;center&quot;" valign="&quot;top&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#9bbb59&quot;">The Organic Box</td> <td class="&quot;boxHeaderCentre&quot;" align="&quot;center&quot;" valign="&quot;top&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#9bbb59&quot;">The Organic Singles Box</td> <td class="&quot;boxHeaderCentre&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#9bbb59&quot;">Item</td> <td class="&quot;boxHeaderCentre&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#9bbb59&quot;">Producing Farm</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="&quot;boxHeaderCentre&quot;" align="&quot;center&quot;" valign="&quot;top&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">clam</td> <td class="&quot;boxHeaderCentre&quot;" align="&quot;center&quot;" valign="&quot;top&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;"></td> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Pea Shoots - Local</td> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Sunrise Gardens</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="&quot;boxHeaderCentre&quot;" align="&quot;center&quot;" valign="&quot;top&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Bag</td> <td class="&quot;boxHeaderCentre&quot;" align="&quot;center&quot;" valign="&quot;top&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Bag</td> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Peeling Potatoes- Local</td> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;"><a class="&quot;design_selected_field&quot;" href="&quot;farms.htm#halwa&quot;" target="&quot;_new&quot;">Halwa Farms</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="&quot;boxHeaderCentre&quot;" align="&quot;center&quot;" valign="&quot;top&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">1 lb</td> <td class="&quot;boxHeaderCentre&quot;" align="&quot;center&quot;" valign="&quot;top&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;"></td> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Shallots - Local</td> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Noble Spuds</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="&quot;boxHeaderCentre&quot;" align="&quot;center&quot;" valign="&quot;top&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">1 lb</td> <td class="&quot;boxHeaderCentre&quot;" align="&quot;center&quot;" valign="&quot;top&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;"></td> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Cured Onions - Local</td> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Noble Spuds</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="&quot;boxHeaderCentre&quot;" align="&quot;center&quot;" valign="&quot;top&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Cluster</td> <td class="&quot;boxHeaderCentre&quot;" align="&quot;center&quot;" valign="&quot;top&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Cluster</td> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Tomatoes on the Vine</td> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Wholesum</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="&quot;boxHeaderCentre&quot;" align="&quot;center&quot;" valign="&quot;top&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Bag</td> <td class="&quot;boxHeaderCentre&quot;" align="&quot;center&quot;" valign="&quot;top&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Bag</td> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Crimini Brown Mushrooms - BC Local</td> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">All Seasons, Langley</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="&quot;boxHeaderCentre&quot;" align="&quot;center&quot;" valign="&quot;top&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Head</td> <td class="&quot;boxHeaderCentre&quot;" align="&quot;center&quot;" valign="&quot;top&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Head</td> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Cauliflower</td> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Bunny Farm</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="&quot;boxHeaderCentre&quot;" align="&quot;center&quot;" valign="&quot;top&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Head</td> <td class="&quot;boxHeaderCentre&quot;" align="&quot;center&quot;" valign="&quot;top&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Head</td> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Lettuce - Green Leaf</td> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Sue and Joe Heger</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="&quot;boxHeaderCentre&quot;" align="&quot;center&quot;" valign="&quot;top&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Bunch</td> <td class="&quot;boxHeaderCentre&quot;" align="&quot;center&quot;" valign="&quot;top&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;"></td> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Broccoli</td> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Sue and JoeHeger</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="&quot;boxHeaderCentre&quot;" align="&quot;center&quot;" valign="&quot;top&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Bunch</td> <td class="&quot;boxHeaderCentre&quot;" align="&quot;center&quot;" valign="&quot;top&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Bunch</td> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">White Turnip</td> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Bon Pack Farm</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="&quot;boxHeaderCentre&quot;" align="&quot;center&quot;" valign="&quot;top&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">2</td> <td class="&quot;boxHeaderCentre&quot;" align="&quot;center&quot;" valign="&quot;top&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">2</td> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Apples -Fuji - BC Local</td> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Organics Plus</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="&quot;boxHeaderCentre&quot;" align="&quot;center&quot;" valign="&quot;top&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">2</td> <td class="&quot;boxHeaderCentre&quot;" align="&quot;center&quot;" valign="&quot;top&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">1</td> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Pears - Red D'Anjou</td> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">CMI</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="&quot;boxHeaderCentre&quot;" align="&quot;center&quot;" valign="&quot;top&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">clam</td> <td class="&quot;boxHeaderCentre&quot;" align="&quot;center&quot;" valign="&quot;top&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">clam</td> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Blueberries - 6 oz</td> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Green Tribe, Fair Trade Organic</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="&quot;boxHeaderCentre&quot;" align="&quot;center&quot;" valign="&quot;top&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">2</td> <td class="&quot;boxHeaderCentre&quot;" align="&quot;center&quot;" valign="&quot;top&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">2</td> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Oranges - Murcott</td> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Twin Girls</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="&quot;boxHeaderCentre&quot;" align="&quot;center&quot;" valign="&quot;top&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">2</td> <td class="&quot;boxHeaderCentre&quot;" align="&quot;center&quot;" valign="&quot;top&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;"></td> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Oranges - Valencia</td> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Sonora Farm Coop</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="&quot;boxHeaderCentre&quot;" align="&quot;center&quot;" valign="&quot;top&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Bunch</td> <td class="&quot;boxHeaderCentre&quot;" align="&quot;center&quot;" valign="&quot;top&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Bunch</td> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Bananas - Fair Trade</td> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;"><a href="&quot;http://www.bos-salitral.com/en/bos.html&quot;" target="&quot;_new&quot;">Bos Salitral</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" colspan="&quot;2&quot;" align="&quot;center&quot;" valign="&quot;top&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Substitutions</td> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" align="&quot;left&quot;" valign="&quot;top&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Substitute items in the suggested box <b>Included or additional price</b></td> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" align="&quot;left&quot;" valign="&quot;top&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">per Pineapple, 1 lb Strawberries - California, 1 lb Kiwi - California,1 lb Sunchoke - White, 2 lb Table Carrots, 1 lb Red Onions, bunch Green Chard, Bag Mushrooms - Shitake, per Apples - Granny Smith - BC Local, per Beefsteak Tomato, per Apples - Pink Lady - BC Local, per Apples - Red Delicious - BC Local, per Apples - Spartan - BC Local, per Pears - D'Anjou, per Oranges - Navel, per Oranges - Cara Cara Navel, Grapefruit,Avocado Haas</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" colspan="&quot;2&quot;" align="&quot;center&quot;" valign="&quot;top&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Extra</td> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Extra Organic Fruit <b>Add on for $20</b></td> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Get more fruit - including both seasonal favourites and standards.</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" colspan="&quot;2&quot;" align="&quot;center&quot;" valign="&quot;top&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Extra</td> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" align="&quot;left&quot;" valign="&quot;top&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Office Fruit Box <b>Add on for $40</b></td> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Take a box of healthy, Organic fruit to the office. Its apple season! Put the potato chips away!</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" colspan="&quot;2&quot;" align="&quot;center&quot;" valign="&quot;top&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Extra</td> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" align="&quot;left&quot;" valign="&quot;top&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Bakery, Eggs and Milk <b>Various Prices</b></td> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">6 or 12 Farm Eggs, the whole lineup of bread from Prairie Mill Bread Co., and local Organic milk from Saxby Creamery in Edmonton.</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" colspan="&quot;2&quot;" align="&quot;center&quot;" valign="&quot;top&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Extra</td> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" align="&quot;left&quot;" valign="&quot;top&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Dry Goods <b>Various Prices</b></td> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Organic Fair Trade Coffee and Tea, Brown Basmati, Jasmine, and Long Grain Brown Rice, Organic Flame Raisins, Organic Whole Wheat Flour, Organic Whole Wheat Pastry Flour, 7 grain cereal, Organic Oatmeal, Organic Cream of Wheat, Pot Barley, Split Peas, Green Lentils, Organic Pancake Mix</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h2>Choose your Box</h2> If you are getting a delivery this week and would like to request substitutions or add to your order, please go to <a title="&quot;Choose" href="&quot;https://theorganicbox.homedel.com/&quot;">Choose Your Box</a>.