<p class=&quot;titleText&quot;><span class=&quot;titleText&quot;>Local Berries and Veg on the Way.</span></p> <p>Finally we&apos;ve had enough sun and heat to ripen our local berries!&#160; This week you&apos;ll find raspberries and saskatoons in your box.&#160; The raspberries come from Roy&apos;s near Spruce Grove.&#160; Harvey and his wife Lorraine inherited the raspberries from Grandpa Roy and now live on the farm and produce the fruit.&#160; They are not certified organic, or transtional.&#160; Grandpa Roy started the raspberry patch before chemical agents even existed and the land&#160;has never been farmed using any herbicides, pesticides, or chemicals of any kind.&#160; Harvey doesn&apos;t even allow his u-pick customers to take bug spray into the fields.&#160; This is an original organic farm that never needed to transititon because they have always farmed using traditional methods.&#160; We salute Harvey for sticking to his principles and keeping the farming practices handed down from Grandpa intact.</p> <p>Saskatoons come from Shady Lanes in Lac La Biche. These are new to our box this year.&#160; We will have strawberries from them when their summer variety, Day Neutral,&#160;starts in about 2-3 weeks.</p> <p>Eric and Ruby at Peas on Earth have English Peas&#160;and Iceberg lettuce&#160;this week for us, in addition to&#160;their usual glorious greens.&#160; Our next crop of Spinach isn&apos;t ready yet so we will have to wait a few more&#160;weeks but in&#160;the meantime enjoy their other items.&#160; The radish are getting so big they are starting to look like apples!&#160; Some&#160;vegetables just love the rain and radish&#160;is one of those.&#160; I&apos;ve found some potatoes from BC to tide us over, Vince Halwa lost our&#160;first crop&#160;to hail back in June but the second crop of new potatoes and baby carrots will be in your box the week of August 15th.&#160;&#160;&#160; </p> <p>Our total list of items allows you to mix and match to make your perfect box of Organic produce. When we can&apos;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 at a fair price.&#160;</p> <table cellspacing=&quot;15&quot; cellpadding=&quot;0&quot; bgcolor=&quot;#edf0e9&quot;> <tbody> <tr> <td><p><br /><img style=&quot;WIDTH: 282px; HEIGHT: 194px&quot; title=&quot;Might Trio&quot; alt=&quot;Might Trio&quot; src=&quot;/uploadedImages/009_-_This_Week/Might Trio.png&quot; width=&quot;282&quot; height=&quot;194&quot; /></p> </td> <td><h1>Mighty Trio Organics </h1> <p>Mighty Trio Organics is a family owned and operated business located on a beautiful acreage just outside of Redwater Alberta. They are both a manufacturer and distributer of highly nutritious, fresh foods such as hemp, flax, and canola oils. This allows them the opportunity to interact directly with customers and seed producers. By bringing people closer to the farms where their food is grown they are able to provide the freshest, most nutrient rich foods available.&#160;</p> <p>Mighty Trio Organics values the environment and support local businesses, which is why they use seed grown as close to their facility as possible. By supporting Mighty Trio Organics you are supporting local farmers. Also, their products have not traveled great distances, so you are making a friendlier choice for our planet.&#160;</p> <p>Mighty Trio Organics provides you and your family with the fats, fibers, proteins and nutrients essential for healthy bodies and minds.&#160;To your good health!<br /><br />We are now carrying Mighty Trio culinary oils. We have flax seed oil, hemp oil, and canola oil. They are great!</p> </td> </tr> <tr> </tr> <tr> <td><p align=&quot;center&quot;><br /><img style=&quot;WIDTH: 262px; HEIGHT: 210px&quot; title=&quot;Shady Lane&quot; alt=&quot;Shady Lane&quot; src=&quot;/uploadedImages/007_-_Our_Farms/All_Farms/Shady Lane.jpg&quot; width=&quot;262&quot; height=&quot;210&quot; />&#160;&#160;&#160;</p> <div>&#160;&#160;</div>&#160;&#160;</td> <td><h1><span id=&quot;ctl00_ContentPlaceHolder1_Collection2&quot;><span id=&quot;ctl00_ContentPlaceHolder1_Collection2&quot;>Shady Lane&#160;Farm</span></span></h1> <p>&#160;Shady Lane farm boasts glorious red strawberries, and saucy saskatoon&#8217;s. A Member of the Alberta Farm Fresh Association, dedicated to sustainable direct marketing. The Shady Lane Family farm works hard to contribute to the health and economic well being of Albertans. The farm has Junebearing Strawberries, Day Neutral Strawberries, Raspberries, Saskatoon Berries, Red Currants, Evans Cherries, Haskap, Sour Cherries, Seabuckthorn.&#160;&#160; </p> <p>You can find the full selection of Shady Lane products at the Callingwood and Castlegar Farmer&apos;s markets, as well as Wild Earth Foods on 99th Street.&#160; The farm is in Lac Le Bich.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><p align=&quot;center&quot;><img style=&quot;WIDTH: 226px; HEIGHT: 205px&quot; title=&quot;Harkers&quot; alt=&quot;Harkers&quot; src=&quot;/uploadedImages/007_-_Our_Farms/All_Farms/Harkers.jpg&quot; width=&quot;226&quot; height=&quot;205&quot; />&#160;&#160;</p> <div>&#160;&#160;&#160;</div>&#160;&#160;</td> <td><p class=&quot;titleText&quot;><span id=&quot;ctl00_ContentPlaceHolder1_Collection2&quot;><h1>Harkers Fruit Ranch</h1> <p>A Certified organic family farm. Bruce and Kathy Harker grew up in the Similkameen and have seen the disappearance of much of the riparian habitat in the area. Realizing the importance of this habitat, they were prompted to care for a creek running through their property. They cleaned the streamside, fenced out livestock and are letting the area regenerate with native vegetation. </p> <p>On the other side of their property they are preserving old and mixed-growth black cottonwood habitat. Bruce and Kathy are enthusiastic supporters of conservation and stewardship work in the Similkameen Valley. Their vision for the valley is one in which all property owners work together to create wildlife corridors along the natural riparian routes. They continually help to educate other farmers, and members of the public about how farming and local conservation initiatives can work together. </p> <p>We carry a truly scrumptious Apple Cider called Harvest Moon from Harker&#8217;s.&#160; This week our bing cherries will be coming from them and in the fall they produce about half the apples we sell.&#160;</p> </span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <font size=&quot;2&quot; face=&quot;Calibri, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot;></font><p><span class=&quot;titleText&quot;></span></p>