<p><span class=&quot;titleText&quot;>Nearly all Local now.</span></p> <p>August is upon us and so is the harvest.&#160; Lots of good things coming for our local producers.&#160; This week, 80% of the items in your box are from local producers.&#160; The balance are from independant farms and producers and brought to Edmonton specifically for our members.&#160; In two to three weeks we will be completely local from Alberta produce growers and BC organic fruit farms.&#160; Fall is our&#160;favourite time of year at The Organic Box because we are ensuring that every food dollar spent with us stays in our local economy and gives our local growers the opportunity to get top dollar for their hard work through the spring and summer.&#160; Organic food production in Alberta is still&#160;less&#160;than 1% of all agricultural output, but since this time last year we have tripled the amount&#160;of local, organic food that is being grown and consumed in our city through our box program.&#160; Many thanks to everyone who is supporting us and our growers.&#160; We are making a real difference to the family farm in Alberta.&#160; </p> <p><strong>Summer Fruit Box</strong></p> <p>With the BC Fruit harvest finally underway (4 weeks late!) we will be re-introducing the Summer Fruit Box in full this year.&#160; At $40, it will include an excellent variety of cherries, peaches, nectarines, plums, melons, blueberries, apples, pears and raspberries from our local and Okanagan organic fruit growers.&#160; The fruit box is an great way to provide your family with an excellent selection of BC fruit through the season and as different fruits start and finish you&apos;ll see them appear in your box.&#160; Last year we ran the box every 2 weeks, but this year we are expecting enough volume to be able to offer it every week.&#160; If you would like it added to your regular delivery, please contact our office.</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: 305px; HEIGHT: 223px&quot; title=&quot;Sub&quot; alt=&quot;Sub&quot; src=&quot;/uploadedImages/009_-_This_Week/Sundog.jpg&quot; width=&quot;305&quot; height=&quot;223&quot; /></p> </td> <td><span id=&quot;ctl00_ContentPlaceHolder1_Collection2&quot;><h1>Sundog Organic Farm</h1> <p>Edmonton, AB</p> <h1>New this week Arugula and Cilantro!</h1> <p><font face=&quot;Calibri&quot;>&quot;At Sundog Organic Farm we grow the best tasting vegetables we can for our Edmonton community. We use responsible farming methods and are intent on learning and implementing methods of farming that respect our earth&quot;.</font></p> <p><font face=&quot;Calibri&quot;>Sundog Organic Farm is run by James Vriend and Jenny Berkenbosch, husband and wife team, and their two young sons, Silas and Eli. They have been in operation since 2009.</font></p> <p><font face=&quot;Calibri&quot;>This year they moved to a 10 acre piece of land north east of Edmonton. It has wonderful soil and access to water...but last year it was a potato field! So they are very busy building infrastructure such as irrigation systems, coolers, wash facilities and storage in addition to the already busy task of growing food.</font></p> <p><font face=&quot;Calibri&quot;>They are certified organic growers. Their produce is in transition to becoming organic because it is being grown on land that was previously not certified organic. They are totally committed to organic farming practices and are looking forward to building the health and vitality of their patch of the earth.</font></p> </span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><p align=&quot;center&quot;><img title=&quot;Natura&quot; alt=&quot;Natura&quot; src=&quot;/uploadedImages/009_-_This_Week/Natura.png&quot; /><br />&#160;&#160;&#160;</p> <div>&#160;&#160;</div>&#160;&#160;</td> <td><h1>Natura-Soy</h1> <p>Nutrisoya is committed to developing and producing soy beverages, and rice beverages.&#160;Their mission is to offer today&#8217;s health-conscious consumer tasty, highly nutritious, non-dairy organic foods and beverages at an everyday affordable price. </p> <h3>Natur-a Benefits:</h3> <ul> <li>No lactose</li> <li>Natural source of Omega-3 and folic acid</li> <li>High in protein and calcium</li> <li>Contains 50 mg of soy isoflavones per serving</li> <li>Contains 16 essential nutrients</li> <li>No cholesterol, no trans fats</li> <li>Low in saturated fat</li> <li>Low in sodium</li> <li>No preservatives</li> <li>Not made from concentrate</li> <li><a href=&quot;http://www.natur-a.ca/certifications.php&quot;>Certified</a> organic, kosher and vegan</li> <li>GMO-free</li> <li>Vegetarian- and vegan-friendly</li> <li>Keeps for up to 7 days when refrigerated after opening</li> </ul> <p>We carry several different varieties of milk alternatives including original soy, vanilla soy, chocolate soy, cappacino soy, and rice milk.</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>