<h2>&apos;Tis the Season <br /><br /></h2> <p>Our last week before Christmas! We will be making our regular deliveres between Christmas and New Year&apos;s Day so if you don&apos;t want a box please update your holiday schedule using the &apos;Holiday Stops&apos; button on the Choose Your Box page. <br /><br />This week we have a very full list of produce, Lisa has worked hard to give lots of Christmas and holiday options for your table. If you would like to get more produce than is in your standard box, you can click &apos;Weekly Produce Listing&apos; in the categories and add extra items to your order. We all tend to overindulge during the holiday season, so make sure you are feeding your loved ones food that is healthy, sustainable and brought to you with the love and devotion of our team and the producers in our food family. <br /><br /><strong>Logistics Logistics Logistics. <br /><br /></strong>We are very proud of the supply chain we have built to bring the goodness to you in the Capital Region. By using overnight express truck freight service and dealing with growers directly, we are able to circumvent the layers of produce warehouses and fleets of reefer trucks parked for weeks at a time. Fresher food, less preservatives and more money back to the growers. However! This also means our supply chain can be very sensitive to weather events and other hiccups. Often, produce coming up from the USA will be delayed en route and will miss our daily truck leaving Vancouver. Or, items will arrive with blemishes or other problems and we don`t have enough time to react. Our commitment to you is that when we have a hiccup, we will always make it right, either by substituting something in your box that has equivalent value, back-ordering the item for your next box, or giving you a credit on your account. It is so encouraging to have so many families in Edmonton supporting our attempts to change the way we grow, source, buy, transport, pack and deliver food to your kitchen. It can often be a matter of hours! Today Danny took a van over to the freight depot to collect our late arriving order just to save two hours so we could fill everyone`s Friday orders.</p> <p></p> <h2>HolidayPricing<br /><br /></h2> <p>Pricing has been increasing on many of our fruits and vegetables. Although some local greens are still available, weather woes are challenging our producers in the south. California has been experiencing unusual amounts of rain, and there have been three days of thunderstorms in Yuma.<span></span>Our producers are also feeling the impact of increased holiday demands. Avocado demand has jumped (Guacamole for the holidays?) Also, Brussels sprouts are a popular choice. Most conventional grocers pack and harvest Brussels Sprouts in November and store them on ice for the holidays. Ours are fresh harvested and much sweeter. We have put some Brussels sprouts in the big box this week, we hope that you enjoy them. </p> <p></p> <p></p> <h2>Gift Cards<br /><br /></h2> <p><img title=&quot;Gift Card&quot; border=&quot;3&quot; hspace=&quot;20&quot; alt=&quot;Gift Card&quot; vspace=&quot;20&quot; align=&quot;left&quot; src=&quot;/uploadedImages/009_-_This_Week/Gift%20Card.jpg&quot; />Wondering what to get your friends, family, or employees this holiday season? We have the solution! The Organic Box has holiday gift cards. This is a great way to share health with your loved ones, and support the local economy. The Organic Box is a wonderful familyexperience. When the box comes to your door, kids rush to greet our drivers and unpack the box. It is incredible to see families and members excited about receiving the gift of healthy, delicious organic food. We know that a gift of good food will be well received.</p> <p>We have three standard box choices of fresh, organic fruits and vegetables put together to meet the needs of virtually any household or office. Need something different? Get in touch. We are super-flexible.</p> <p><b>The Organic Box:</b> Our original box filled with enough produce for an average-sized family for a full week. <br /><b>The Organic Singles Box:</b> A smaller version of the standard box of organic produce suited for singles or couple.</p> <p>Gift cards are available for a Trial Gift membership. This includes three deliveries of any one of our standard boxes. We will bring a box of organic food to the doorstep of anyone on your gift list in our delivery area. Just give us a call or order a card to be included in your next box!</p> <p></p> <h2></h2> <h2>Featured Producers</h2> <p></p> <table cellspacing=&quot;15&quot; cellpadding=&quot;0&quot; bgcolor=&quot;#edf0e9&quot;> <tbody> <tr> <td valign=&quot;top&quot; align=&quot;center&quot;><p><img title=&quot;Sunworks Logo&quot; alt=&quot;Sunworks Logo&quot; src=&quot;/uploadedImages/009_-_This_Week/Sunworks Logo.png&quot; width=&quot;121&quot; height=&quot;77&quot; /><img title=&quot;Organic Eggs&quot; alt=&quot;Organic Eggs&quot; src=&quot;/uploadedImages/009_-_This_Week/Organic Eggs.jpg&quot; width=&quot;82&quot; height=&quot;80&quot; /><br /><br /><img title=&quot;Sunworks&quot; alt=&quot;Sunworks&quot; src=&quot;/uploadedImages/009_-_This_Week/Sunworks.png&quot; width=&quot;233&quot; height=&quot;131&quot; /></p> </td> <td><h2>Sunworks Organic Farm<br />Armena, Alberta</h2> <p>Whether you are doing your Holiday baking, or preparing breakfastin the morning, these eggs will make all the difference! Really. </p> <p>Sunworks Farm is the home of Ron and Sheila Hamilton is located near Armena, Alberta. They are guided by their philosophy and strongly believe in the principals of organic and holistic agriculture, as well as the importance of ethical/humane handling of all creatures, including their farm animals.</p> <p><span>In 1992 they moved and immediately started converting our land to certified organic status. In 1995/96 they took a Holistic Management Course which helped us focus on the direction our farm and lives would take. Holistic Management is described as a goal oriented approach to managing land, livestock, people and finances in a manner which is environmentally friendly and economically and socially sound. They have been raising Certified Organic Animals since 1997.<br /><br />The Organic Box gets most of our Organic Eggs from Sunworks Farm. Buying these eggs keepresources in the local economy, and limit your food miles. Conventional farms are really troublesome when it comes to eggs. We have all heard the terrible stories of factory farmed eggs and dairy. Sunworks uses Organic feed without added hormones or antibiotics. They have free-range chickens, that live well, and produce beautifully.<br /><br /><br /></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign=&quot;top&quot; align=&quot;center&quot;><p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p><br /><br /><img title=&quot;Choco Logo&quot; alt=&quot;Choco Logo&quot; src=&quot;/uploadedImages/009_-_This_Week/Choco Logo.png&quot; width=&quot;241&quot; height=&quot;169&quot; /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><img style=&quot;WIDTH: 233px; HEIGHT: 233px&quot; title=&quot;Chocolate Dr&quot; border=&quot;2&quot; alt=&quot;Chocolate Dr&quot; align=&quot;absMiddle&quot; src=&quot;/uploadedImages/009_-_This_Week/Chocolate%20Dr.(1).jpg&quot; width=&quot;233&quot; height=&quot;233&quot; /></p> <p></p> <p></p> </td> <td> <h2>The Chocolate Doctors<br />Edmonton, AB<br /><br /><br /></h2> <h3><p>The Trio Gift Bag is a fabulous gift </p> </h3> <p>The Chocolate Doctors now has 3 flavours of Ambrosia; Chocolate, Peppermint, and Mayan Spice. Raw, organic, vegan, fair trade and no GMO&apos;s, The Chocolate Doctors aims to provide you with the highest quality chocolate with all the health benefits of low glycemic raw chocolate. These jars of joy can be used for drinking hot chocolate, drizzled on ice cream, fondue, as a spread or on a spoon! Ambrosia gift bags contain all 3 flavours, making it the perfect gift for the holiday season. </p> <p><strong><span>Gift Bag contains all three flavors Chocolate Ambrosia, Peppermint Ambrosia and Mayan Spice Ambrosia Sizes. They come in three 125g jars wrapped in a gold cardboard gift bag with a ribbon. </span></strong></p> <p></p> <p><img title=&quot;Hot Choco&quot; alt=&quot;Hot Choco&quot; src=&quot;/uploadedImages/009_-_This_Week/Hot Choco.png&quot; width=&quot;277&quot; height=&quot;206&quot; /></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign=&quot;top&quot; align=&quot;center&quot;><p align=&quot;center&quot;><img title=&quot;Christmas Baking&quot; alt=&quot;Christmas Baking&quot; src=&quot;/uploadedImages/009_-_This_Week/Christmas Baking.jpg&quot; width=&quot;118&quot; height=&quot;141&quot; /><br /><br /><br /><img title=&quot;Rolling Pin&quot; alt=&quot;Rolling Pin&quot; src=&quot;/uploadedImages/009_-_This_Week/Rolling Pin.jpg&quot; /></p> </td> <td><p><img title=&quot;New Life Organic&quot; alt=&quot;New Life Organic&quot; align=&quot;right&quot; src=&quot;/uploadedImages/009_-_This_Week/NewLifeOrganicFoods%20-%20logo.jpg&quot; /></p> <h2>New Life Flours<br />Denzil, Saskatchewan </h2> <p></p> <p>Whether you are baking cookies, tarts, or pastries this holiday season, start your recipe off right with an amazing flour base. <strong>New Life offer incredible flours. Right now at the Organic Box, the whole wheat and the white flours are featured and on sale</strong>. </p> <p>Their flour is all-purpose, ready to rise, and Certified Organic.<span> </span>Replace bleached white flour withthis organic wonder.<strong>White flour is 15% off, and whole wheat is 10% off.</strong></p> <p>New Life is owned by the Witzaney family. Their farm was homesteaded in 1911. In 1999 they reclaimed their heritage in organic farming. Within a few years their farmland was certified organic and we noticed many benefits. The soil, once lumpy and hard, was becoming soft and mellow. In 2007 they were presented with an opportunity to buy an organic processing mill. After some serious thought, this idea firmly took root. Operating a mill corresponds with their dedication to growing organic food and adding value to our home grown products.</p> <p></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table>