<p><span class=&quot;titleText&quot;>Peas On Earth is Ramping Up!</span></p> <p><font size=&quot;2&quot; face=&quot;Calibri, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot;>Our growing partners in BC are having a pretty slow start, with only one day above 20 degrees so far in the lower mainland. This means slower cucumber and tomato growth and a longer wait for those delicious blueberries. That&apos;s ok, because our friends at Peas on Earth here in St Albert are now in full greens production so look this week for Rapini, Bok Choy, Spinach, Salad Greens, Green Onions, Purslane and Arugula. We love Peas on Earth and the products they bring. </font></p> <p><font size=&quot;2&quot; face=&quot;Calibri, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot;>Pluots from California have arrived this week. These are a cross between the apricot and the plum, a wonderful way to get early plums. The California cherry harvest is over and we are starting with Washington State cherries - they will be small this week and get progressively larger over the next 4 weeks until the BC cherries start from Sproule and Sons in the Okanagan to take us through the end of summer. </font></p> <p><font size=&quot;2&quot; face=&quot;Calibri, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot;><font size=&quot;2&quot; face=&quot;Calibri, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot;>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.</font> <table cellspacing=&quot;15&quot; cellpadding=&quot;0&quot; bgcolor=&quot;#edf0e9&quot;> <tbody> <tr> <td><p align=&quot;center&quot;><img style=&quot;WIDTH: 150px; HEIGHT: 150px&quot; title=&quot;Fairwinds Milk&quot; alt=&quot;Fairwinds Milk&quot; src=&quot;/uploadedImages/009_-_This_Week/fairwinds.jpg&quot; width=&quot;150&quot; height=&quot;150&quot; /></p> <p align=&quot;center&quot;>&#160;</p> </td> <td><p><span class=&quot;titleText&quot;><strong>Fairwind Goat Farm</strong></span></p> <p>Fairwinds goats have year long access to pastures for grazing &amp; exercise! They are fed a home raised top quality dry hay &amp; grass mixture. Goat&apos;s milk is more easily digestible, contains more vitamins, and less cholesterol &amp; lactose than cow&apos;s milk. Fairwinds is located in Fort MacLeod, in southern Alberta, all certified organic. <br /><br />We happily carry goats milk (pasteurized but not homogenized), a variety of yoghurt flavours&#160;(vanilla,&#160;saskatoon, raspberry, strawberry, apricot-mango), and a variety of hard and soft goat cheese. All products are processed in the farm&#8217;s own provincially-inspected plant. </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><p align=&quot;center&quot;><img style=&quot;WIDTH: 130px; HEIGHT: 172px&quot; title=&quot;Date Crunch Granola &quot; alt=&quot;Date Crunch Granola &quot; src=&quot;/uploadedImages/009_-_This_Week/Date Crunch Granola2.JPG&quot; width=&quot;130&quot; height=&quot;172&quot; /></p> </td> <td><p><font face=&quot;Calibri&quot;><font size=&quot;2&quot;><span class=&quot;titleText&quot;>Kootenay Bakery Cafe: Date Crunch &amp; Honey Almond Granola</span></font></font></p> <p><font face=&quot;Calibri&quot;><font size=&quot;2&quot;><span class=&quot;titleText&quot;></span></font><font size=&quot;2&quot;>On a recent visit to BC, Danny and Miranda stopped in at this bustling little bakery in the heart of the Kootenay mountains. The bakery is located on the shores of pristine Kootenay Lake, it is cooperative cafe that has been offering hadcrafted foods to a growing circle of people since 1991. As a cooperative, their values guide their buisness practice. They t</font></font>ake pride in transforming organic grains, fruits and vegetables into delectable, delicious delicacies that delight and nourish. Specializing in dietary needs such as wheat,egg,dairy, sugar and gluten free baked goods.<br /><br />They are committed to:<br /><br />&#8226; Providing nutritious food <br />&#8226; Business practices that respect the environment <br />&#8226; Supporting Fair Trade and Sustainable Agriculture<br /><font face=&quot;Calibri&quot;><font size=&quot;2&quot;><br />The Organic Box is the only place in northern Alberta carrying this granola. In comes to us on the greyhound bus, and is shipped directly from the bakery to our door. We trust that you will like it as much as we do.&#160;</font></font></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><p align=&quot;center&quot;><img src=&quot;file:///C:/DOCUME~1/Miranda/LOCALS~1/Temp/moz-screenshot.png&quot; /> <br /><img title=&quot;Amber Ale&quot; alt=&quot;Amber Ale&quot; src=&quot;/uploadedImages/009_-_This_Week/alley_kat_where_to_buy.jpg&quot; width=&quot;166&quot; height=&quot;137&quot; /><img src=&quot;file:///C:/DOCUME~1/Miranda/LOCALS~1/Temp/moz-screenshot-1.png&quot; /></p> </td> <td><p><span class=&quot;titleText&quot;>Alley Kat Amber Brewery</span></p> <p><span class=&quot;hp_intro&quot;>Alley Kat Brewing Company began its humble roots when co-owner Neil Herbst decided that it was time to try to sell his &quot;more then just homebrew&quot; commercially. As the longest running microbrewery in Edmonton and the fourth oldest brewery in Alberta,&#160;their mission is to introduce beer lovers to beers that use the best quality local ingredients, brewed with the utmost care and attention to detail.</span> Alley Kat produces outstandingly flavorful, fresh-tasting beer of exceptional quality. </p> <p>We proudly carry&#160;Amber Ale, a medium bodied ale, and Charlie&apos;s Flint, a blonde lager brewed with sterling hops and organic 2-row malts, Charles Flint&apos;s organic lager is as smooth as it gets. We are happy to support local organic beer. Cheers. </p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </font></p> <p><br /><span class=&quot;titleText&quot;>Saturday Market Pickup is Finished.</span><br />The last Saturday pickup was May 14. Thanks to everyone who took advantage this winter. We open at the Downtown Farmer&apos;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.</p> <p>There are over 20 available products including those in the standard box. You can use the &apos;Choose My Box&apos; 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 &apos;extra fruit&apos; to your order.</p> <p><span class=&quot;titleText&quot;>Storage Tips</span><br />Here are <a title=&quot;some tips &quot; 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!</p> <p>&#160;&#160;<br /><font size=&quot;3&quot; face=&quot;Calibri, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot;>The Organic Box: Week of June 20, 2011</font></p> <p>&#160;</p> <table style=&quot;WIDTH: 600px&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; cellspacing=&quot;1&quot; cellpadding=&quot;0&quot; align=&quot;center&quot;> <tbody> <tr> <td style=&quot;WIDTH: 85px&quot; class=&quot;boxHeaderCentre&quot; bgcolor=&quot;#9bbb59&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot; align=&quot;center&quot;>The Organic Box</td> <td style=&quot;WIDTH: 85px&quot; class=&quot;boxHeaderCentre&quot; bgcolor=&quot;#9bbb59&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot; align=&quot;center&quot;>The Organic Singles Box</td> <td style=&quot;WIDTH: 220px&quot; class=&quot;boxHeaderCentre&quot; bgcolor=&quot;#9bbb59&quot;>Item</td> <td style=&quot;WIDTH: 250px&quot; class=&quot;boxHeaderCentre&quot; bgcolor=&quot;#9bbb59&quot;>Producing Farm</td> </tr> <tr> <td style=&quot;WIDTH: 85px&quot; class=&quot;boxHeaderCentre&quot; 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bgcolor=&quot;#edf0e9&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot; colspan=&quot;2&quot; align=&quot;center&quot;>Extra</td> <td class=&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot; bgcolor=&quot;#edf0e9&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot; align=&quot;left&quot;>Office Fruit Box<br /><strong>Add on for $40</strong></td> <td class=&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot; bgcolor=&quot;#edf0e9&quot;>Take a box of healthy, Organic fruit to the office. 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Put the potato chips away!</td> </tr> <tr> <td class=&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot; bgcolor=&quot;#edf0e9&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot; colspan=&quot;2&quot; align=&quot;center&quot;>Extra</td> <td class=&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot; bgcolor=&quot;#edf0e9&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot; align=&quot;left&quot;>Bakery, Eggs and Milk<br /><strong>Various Prices</strong></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; bgcolor=&quot;#edf0e9&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot; colspan=&quot;2&quot; align=&quot;center&quot;>Extra</td> <td class=&quot;boxContentLightCentre&quot; bgcolor=&quot;#edf0e9&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot; align=&quot;left&quot;>Dry Goods<br /><strong>Various Prices</strong></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> <br /><br /><h2>Choose your Box</h2> <p>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 Your Box&quot; href=&quot;https://membership.theorganicbox.ca&quot;>Choose Your Box</a>. </p>