<span class="&quot;titleText&quot;">Local Veg is Here, Slowly!</span> <span style="font-family: 'Calibri,';">The sun is shining and our local farms are starting to produce those local vegetables we've been waiting for all summer. Peas on Earth has a really great selection this week, not enough volume for everyone but you can find all their items on the substitutions list if what you want isn't in the standard box. Lettuce, Spinach, Rapini, Rhubarb, Bok Choy, Purslane and Basil all available this week, all certified organic and grown right here in the capital region. </span> <b>Rhubarb</b> Rhubarb is in the standard box this week for everyone. Those of you who were with us last year will remember we spent many weeks offering Rhubarb - it is a native to Alberta, grows in every garden, and is so much more versatile than just baking into pies. We'll feature it in the newsletter so you can learn more about it, and we will put lots of recipes in your box for this local delight. <b>BC Apples</b> 2010 BC Apples are finishing up for the season - there are still a few to be had on the substitutions list and some late Galas in the standard box, but soon they will be gone through the summer until the Sunrise apples appear in late August. However, the good news is that orchard run apples are being juiced! We have 1L glass bottles of Apple Juice from Harkers Fruit Ranch available now. Ingredients: 100% Freshly Pressed Organic Apples. No water, no sweetners, not from concentrate. <span style="font-family: 'Calibri,';">Our total list of items allows you to mix and match to make your perfect box of Organic produce. When we 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 at a fair price.</span> <table cellspacing="&quot;15&quot;" cellpadding="&quot;0&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p align="&quot;center&quot;"><img title="&quot;earth_coffee&quot;" src="&quot;/uploadedImages/009_-_This_Week/earth_coffee.png&quot;" alt="&quot;earth_coffee&quot;" width="&quot;195&quot;" height="&quot;59&quot;" /></p> <p align="&quot;center&quot;"></p> </td> <td><span class="&quot;titleText&quot;">Earth Coffee Samplers</span> <span style="font-family: 'Calibri,';">Coffee is an individual taste product and everyone's tastes are different. If you've been thinking about trying Earth Coffee but don't want to commit to a whole bag, we have 100 sample packs available this week for $5 each. Each pack contains three vacuum sealed bags of beans, one for each of the espresso, medium and dark roasts. There are enough beans in each pack for a pot of coffee or 2 shots of espresso. Learn more about the Earth group of products at <a href="&quot;http://www.earthcoffee.org/&quot;" target="&quot;_new&quot;">www.earthcoffee.org</a>. </span></td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p align="&quot;center&quot;"><img title="&quot;A" src="&quot;/uploadedImages/009_-_This_Week/nutty.jpg&quot;" alt="&quot;A" width="&quot;158&quot;" height="&quot;143&quot;" /></p> </td> <td><span style="font-family: Calibri;"><span class="&quot;titleText&quot;">Raw Chocolate feature of the week: A Little Nutty</span> Back by popular demand, 'A Little Nutty' from The Chocolate Doctors. Available in two sizes - 4 and 8 chocolates for $6 and $11.50 each. </span><span style="font-family: Calibri;">We believe that chocolate should be health food, not junk food. After all, chocolate starts out healthy on the tree! Unfortunately, in today's market, healthy chocolate is extremely difficult to find. That's why we gently create our chocolate with low heat techniques--we never use temperatures above 42&#176;C. This means that all the nutritional goodness of cacao and the other delicious ingredients we use are intact by the time it reaches your mouth. Our chocolate is loaded with antioxidants, minerals, and other nutrients in their natural states, sweetened with raw clear agave nectar and combined with a variety of delicious healthy fillings. We use no preservatives, so keep in the freezer until 15 minutes before you devour - or if you can't wait, try one as a frozen treat! Learn more: </span><a href="&quot;http://thechocolatedoctors.blogspot.com/&quot;" target="&quot;_new&quot;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">thechocolatedoctors.blogspot.com</span></a><span style="font-family: Calibri;">.</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p align="&quot;center&quot;"><img title="&quot;camino&quot;" src="&quot;/uploadedImages/009_-_This_Week/camino_bar.jpg&quot;" alt="&quot;camino&quot;" /></p> </td> <td><span class="&quot;titleText&quot;">Cocoa Camino</span> <span style="font-family: 'Calibri,';">This week we are responding to demand and introducing some camino chocolate products on a trial basis. Camino chocolate is certified organic, fair trade certified and kosher. We have a selection of 100g bars and 225g semi-sweet chocolate chips available. These are subject to availability and quantities are limited so order early if you want them.&#160;</span></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <span class="&quot;titleText&quot;">Saturday Market Pickup is Finished.</span> The last Saturday pickup was May 14. Thanks to everyone who took advantage this winter. We open at the Downtown Farmer's Market on June 26 and you can pickup your box there if you like. Saturday Market Pickup will restart again in the fall after Halloween when it cools off again. 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,&#160;just dry! <span style="font-family: 'Calibri,';">The Organic Box: Week of June 6, 2011</span> &nbsp; <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;">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;">Spinach&#160;- Local</td> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Peas On Earth</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;">Rhubarb - Local</td> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Peas On Earth</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;">Microgreens&#160;- 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;"></td> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Crimini Brown Mushrooms</td> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Mona Foods</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;">Peas - Snow</td> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Del Cabo 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;">Broccoli</td> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Deardorff</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="&quot;boxHeaderCentre&quot;" align="&quot;center&quot;" valign="&quot;top&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">1</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;">Garlic - Purple Graded Large</td> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Del Cabo 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;">Carrot with Tops</td> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Bon Pack Farms</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;">Kolhrabi</td> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Bon Pack Farms</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="&quot;boxHeaderCentre&quot;" align="&quot;center&quot;" valign="&quot;top&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">1-2</td> <td class="&quot;boxHeaderCentre&quot;" align="&quot;center&quot;" valign="&quot;top&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">1-2</td> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Red Bell Peppers</td> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Si Senor</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;">Apple - Gala - 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;">3</td> <td class="&quot;boxHeaderCentre&quot;" align="&quot;center&quot;" valign="&quot;top&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">3</td> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Peach - Spring Flame</td> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Raven</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="&quot;boxHeaderCentre&quot;" align="&quot;center&quot;" valign="&quot;top&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">1</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;">HoneyDew Melon</td> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Rico</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="&quot;boxHeaderCentre&quot;" align="&quot;center&quot;" valign="&quot;top&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">6 oz</td> <td class="&quot;boxHeaderCentre&quot;" align="&quot;center&quot;" valign="&quot;top&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">6 oz</td> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Blueberries</td> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Homegrown</td> </tr> <tr> <td class="&quot;boxHeaderCentre&quot;" align="&quot;center&quot;" valign="&quot;top&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">1</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;">Mango - Tommy Atkins</td> <td class="&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot;" bgcolor="&quot;#edf0e9&quot;">Planeta Verde</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;">Bos Salitral</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 Apples - Pink Lady, per Apples- Fuji, per Avocado Haas, Bunch Bananas Fair Trade - Peru, per Beefsteak Tomato, per Blood Oranges, 1 lb Broad Beans, Bunch Broccoli, per Cantaloupe, 1/2 lb Crimini Brown Mushrooms - Local, per Cucumber - Field, per Cucumber Long English, bunch Dill - Bunched, per Garlic, Purple Graded Large, per Grapefruit, Head Green Leaf Lettuce, Head Lettuce - Romaine, per Medium Watermelon Seedless, Bag Mini Cucumbers, 1/2 lb Mushrooms - Shiitake, per Oranges - Murcott, per Oranges - Navel, per Oranges - Valencia, clam Pea Shoots - Local, per Pears - D'Anjou, 1 lb Peas - Sugar Snap, Bag Peeling Potatoes - Local, Bunch Rapini, per Red Bell Pepper, 1 lb Red Onions, 1 lb Shallots - Local, 1 lb Strawberries - California, 1 lb Sunchoke - White, 2 lb Table Carrots, Vine Tomatoes - BC, 2 lb Yams/Sweets, medium Zucchini</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;">Summer Fruit Box <b>Add on for $30</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.&#160; Dairy products from Avalon and Goats Dairy from Fairwinds.</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://membership.theorganicbox.ca&quot;">Choose Your Box</a>.