<p><b><span>Lots of Greens.<br /></span></b></p> <p>Some fabulous greens this week from our local farms. Sundog has head lettuce - its a lettuce lottery with one of either Red Butter, Red Leaf or Green Leaf. We also have more swiss chard and cauliflower from Peas on Earth, and carrots from Sunrise Gardens and Potatoes from Halwa. The apples are starting to come, we&apos;ll have lots of the Sunrise variety coming from Cawston. Sunrise is the first sweet apple of the season and we are so glad to see them arrive.</p> <p><strong>Our impact on the local food economy.</strong></p> <p>2010 was our first summer at The Organic Box and by July 31, 2010 we had invested $43,000 into Edmonton local organic food producers. In 2011, we are estatic to announce a 400% increase to $173,000 as of July 31, 2011. We project to surpass $500,000 by halloween and $750,000 by the end of this year. On behalf of all the growers, producers and processors in Edmonton who have made the commitment to organic practices, we thank you for your support and encourage you to keep buying local, either through our box program or at thefarmer&apos;s markets. Every dollar we keep in Edmonton strengthensthe economics of local food and our food security in Edmonton.</p> <p><b>Some Awesome Featured Items<br /><br /></b>This week we also have some fabulous featured items from local veggie producers - Dragon&apos;s Tongue beans from Sunrise Gardens, Great fresh herbs from Sundog Organic Farm, and wildcrafted <span class=&quot;InFormAccent2&quot;>Chanterelle </span>mushrooms from Mo-Na foods. Look for these in the featured items section.</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, we find sustainably-produced food from non-local farms and bring it here. Good, real food, alive when you get it, available year-round and bought from small farms and producers at a fair price.</p> <p><strong></strong></p> <table cellspacing=&quot;15&quot; cellpadding=&quot;0&quot; bgcolor=&quot;#edf0e9&quot;> <tbody> <tr> <td><img style=&quot;WIDTH: 223px; HEIGHT: 91px&quot; title=&quot;Sunrise&quot; alt=&quot;Sunrise&quot; src=&quot;/uploadedImages/009_-_This_Week/Sunrise Gardens Edmonton.jpg&quot; width=&quot;223&quot; height=&quot;91&quot; /><br /><br /><br /><img style=&quot;WIDTH: 160px; HEIGHT: 108px&quot; title=&quot;Dragon Beans&quot; alt=&quot;Dragon Beans&quot; align=&quot;absMiddle&quot; src=&quot;/uploadedImages/009_-_This_Week/Dragon%20Beans.JPG&quot; width=&quot;160&quot; height=&quot;108&quot; /><br /><br /><img title=&quot;Sunrise Gardens&quot; hspace=&quot;15&quot; alt=&quot;Sunrise Gardens&quot; vspace=&quot;15&quot; align=&quot;absMiddle&quot; src=&quot;/uploadedImages/007_-_Our_Farms/All_Farms/Sunrise%20Garden.jpg&quot; width=&quot;168&quot; height=&quot;136&quot; /><br /><br /><br /><br /></td> <td><span id=&quot;ctl00_ContentPlaceHolder1_Collection2&quot;><h1>Sunrise Gardens </h1> <h1>Onaway, AB</h1> <h1>New this week Dragon Tongue Beans!</h1> <span id=&quot;ctl00_ContentPlaceHolder1_Collection2&quot;><p>Sunriseis a family operated, certified organic farm. In operation since 2002. They sell a wide variety of produce, specializing in gourmet vegetables and specialty greens such as wheatgrass, sprouts and microgreens.Their produce is sold year round in Edmonton and farmers markets and retail locations (contact us for further information) and from the farm itself.</p> <p>They believe in agroecology, a system of farming that works in harmony with the particular ecological system that surrounds and encompasses the gardens.They also practice season extension by use of cold frames/hot houses. A love of healthy, whole foods, and respect for the land is what guides us.</p> <p>This yearthey will be producing beets (several varieties), potatoes, carrots (orange, yellow and purple), beans (Several bush-types), peas (snap, snow, shelling) a large variety of greens and lettuces, rhubarb, tomatoes, cucumbers, summer squash (zucchini, scaloppini and more), winter squash (pie and carving pumpkins, spaghetti and acorn), herbs (parsley, dill, basil), edible flowers, as well as wheatgrass and sprouts (broccoli, radish, sugar pea, sunflower and buckwheat).</p> <p>You can reach the farm by coming to the gate by appointment and at Old Strathcona Farmers Market. </p> </span></span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><p align=&quot;center&quot;><img style=&quot;WIDTH: 245px; HEIGHT: 102px&quot; class=&quot;design_selected_field&quot; title=&quot;Organic Fair&quot; alt=&quot;Organic Fair&quot; align=&quot;top&quot; src=&quot;/uploadedImages/009_-_This_Week/Organic Fair.gif&quot; width=&quot;245&quot; height=&quot;102&quot; /></p> </td> <td><h1>Organic Fair Chocolate<br /><br />Vancouver Island, BC</h1> <p>Organic Fair was founded in1998 on Vancouver Island, Organic Fair Inc. relocated to its farm based location in Cobble Hill in 2005. Organic Fair is a family business owned and operated by Kent and Marisa Goodwin. The company offers a unique range of organic and fair trade gourmet products which are hand crafted on their organic farm. Organic Fair has always passionately believed that business must be a vehicle for positive change and is actively involved in bringing benefits to the planet and its people through its work.</p> <p><span lang=&quot;EN-US&quot;><font size=&quot;2&quot;>Organic Fair to support Cowichan Green Community &amp; the Farm to School Program Organic Fair has committed a portion of its 1% for the Planet donations to the Cowichan Green Community with money going to help CGC fund the Farm to School Program.</font></span><span lang=&quot;EN-US&quot;></span><span lang=&quot;EN-US&quot;></span></p> <p>Learn more at<a title=&quot;www.organicfair.com&quot; href=&quot;http://www.organicfair.com/&quot;>www.organicfair.com</a></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>