<h2>Local Greens in December?&#160; Whaaaaat?</h2> <p>Back in August we started to fill three 53 foot trailers with winter storage out at Peas On Earth.&#160; One of those trailers is a greens heaven with Chard and Kale right to the roof.&#160; It is amazing that we can offer local field greens in December, not grown unsustainably in a winter greenhouse but harvested and stored in statis for you.&#160; Even when the greens look sleepy - they will perk right up when given a little water.&#160; Bathe your food in cold water and watch it rejuvenate. The produce in the grocery store is sprayed with water every 30 minutes or so to keep it perky and life-like, but it has also been sprayed with waxes, pesticides and dyes to give the illusion of health.&#160;&#160;Your food is not hydrated at our warehouse, or the farm. We are a non-industrial operation, so the rewatering&#160;should happen&#160;in your home.&#160; Enjoy these local greens as much as you would a mason jar of peaches, or potatoes from your cellar.&#160;&#160;</p> <h2>Gift Cards</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 family&#160;experience.&#160; 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.&#160; <br /><b>The Organic Singles Box:</b> A smaller version of the standard box of organic produce suited for singles or couple.&#160;</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>&#160;&#160;&#160;</p> <h2></h2> <h2>Featured Producers</h2> <p>&#160;</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 align=&quot;center&quot;><img style=&quot;WIDTH: 118px; HEIGHT: 141px&quot; 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; />&#160;&#160;&#160;<br /><br /><br />&#160;&#160;<img title=&quot;Rolling Pin&quot; alt=&quot;Rolling Pin&quot; src=&quot;/uploadedImages/009_-_This_Week/Rolling Pin.jpg&quot; />&#160;&#160;</p> </td> <td><p>&#160;&#160;<img style=&quot;WIDTH: 104px; HEIGHT: 113px&quot; 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>&#160;</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>. &#160;</p> <p>Their flour is all-purpose, ready to rise, and Certified Organic.<span>&#160; </span>Replace bleached white flour with&#160;this organic wonder.&#160;White flour is 15% off, and whole wheat is 10% off.&#160;&#160;</p> <p>&#160;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.&#160;</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign=&quot;top&quot; align=&quot;center&quot;><p>&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; <br /><br />&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; <img title=&quot;Egg Nog&quot; alt=&quot;Egg Nog&quot; src=&quot;/uploadedImages/009_-_This_Week/Gift Basket - egg Nog.png&quot; /></p> <p>&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; <img title=&quot;Pancake&quot; alt=&quot;Pancake&quot; src=&quot;/uploadedImages/009_-_This_Week/Gift Basket.png&quot; /></p> </td> <td><h2>Home-made Egg Nog &amp; Perfect Pancake Bundles<br />Featuring Local Dairy Producers Avalon and Saxby</h2> <p>We have two great&#160;bundle suggestions.&#160;Use as a special holiday treat for your home. Check out the &apos;Gift Ideas&apos; category&#160;when you are choosing your box to add these packages to your order.&#160;</p> <h3>Try our home-made Egg Nog Bundle</h3> <p>This&#160;Bundle includes the essentials for home-made egg nog. The milk is produced by Organic Alberta Cows, processed 5 blocks from our warehouse, the Cream is from BC&apos;s finest Avalon Dairy, the 100% Organic Cane Sugar comes in a 2 kg bag, and the eggs are a half dozen&#160;fresh Alberta Farm eggs. <br /><br />This recipe is incredible.&#160;</p> <dl><dt>6 fresh eggs</dt><dt>1 cup organic sugar<br />2 cups heavy cream </dt><dt>2 cups milk </dt><dt>1&#160;tablespoon of vanilla extract </dt><dt>1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg </dt><dt>Freshly grated nutmeg for sprinkling </dt></dl><ol> <li>&#160;In large bowl, beat whites until fluffy; add 1/2 cup sugar. </li> <li>&#160;In an another larger bowl beat yolks until creamy; add 1/2 cup sugar. Fold egg whites into beaten yolks. Carefully stir in the cream, milk and nutmeg. Pour into a large punch bowl. </li> <li>&#160;To serve, ladle into cups and sprinkle top with nutmeg, as desired. </li> </ol> <p>&#160;Makes 6 servings</p> <p>&#160;</p> <h3>&#160;Try our Perfect Pancake Gift Bundle</h3> <p>Make the perfect pancakes! We are celebrating the introduction of Rough and Tumble products with&#160;a bundle,&#160;includes a 964g Rough and Tumble Pancake Mix (AB), Whipping Cream from Avalon Dairy, BC&apos;s oldest local dairy producer, and 6 local farm eggs. </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign=&quot;top&quot; align=&quot;center&quot;><p><br />&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;<img title=&quot;Sacred Salt&quot; alt=&quot;Sacred Salt&quot; src=&quot;/uploadedImages/009_-_This_Week/Sacred Salt.jpg&quot; />&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; &#160;</p> </td> <td><p>&#160;</p> <h2>Sacred Salt, Nature&apos;s Cargo&#160;&#160;<br />Ontario, CA<br /></h2> <p>Salt is essential for life, you cannot live without it. There is a difference between your standard table salt, and natural salts. The Organic Box has a natural salt from Tocher Trading Co called &#8216;Sacred Salt.&#8217; This is a wonderful blended salt. It contains black salts from the Hawaiian Islands, pink salts from the Himalayan Mountains, crystal salts from the Pacific Ocean, and rose salts from the Andes Mountains in Peru. It is unprocessed and unrefined.&#160;</p> <p>Your body functions best with a holistic salt.&#160;Proccessed salts become empty white starches and sugars, likewise, mined and processed salts become devitalized and demineralized. The result is refined &apos;sodium-chloride&apos;, a harsh chemical the body does not recognize and cannot use to maintain good health.</p> <p>Benefits of holistic salts include regulating the water content throughout your body, promoting a healthy pH balance, blood sugar health, assisting with absorption of food particles through your intestinal tract, and regulating your blood pressure.</p> <p>Natures Cargo is a Canadian owned brand and company. They work hard to protect the wetlands and fragile ecosystem surrounding the salt production areas.&#160;Consider their Sacred&#160;Salts&#160;as a Christmas gift. It is also a great essential to have around your home. &#160;</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table>