<h2>Winter is coming<br /><br /></h2> <p>We felt&#160;the weather change this week -&#160;cold mornings, overnight frost and leaves&#160;on the ground everywhere you look.&#160; Winter is coming and its time to start thinking about your winter delivery instructions.&#160; You can update your instructions by clicking &apos;My Account&apos; on the Choose Your Box page, or send us an email.&#160;&#160;If you aren&apos;t home during your regular delivery time, we can leave it in your garage, leave it with a neighbour, in a shed, or anything you like.&#160; Boxes without winter delivery instructions will be left on your front step if you aren&apos;t home.</p> <h2>Pickup your box this winter<br /><br /></h2> <p>Pickups are available Wednesday to Friday from 10am to 5pm, or Saturdays from 9am to 1pm (Saturdays starting November 5).&#160; Please also let us know which day of the week you will pickup so we can have it ready when you arrive and you get the freshest food we have available.</p> <h2>New this Week<br /><br /></h2> <p><span lang=&quot;EN-CA&quot;><strong>Redently added:</strong> We are very pleased to offer Saxby Organic Salted Butter. <span>&#160;</span>This is local and organic butter. It is made from the cream of Alberta grass fed cows, and produced just blocks from our warehouse. There is a big difference between organic butter and conventional butter. Organic butter has not been processed, and it&apos;s nutrients&#160;and vitamins are intact.&#160;</span>&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;</p> <p>Other new items iclude 100% Cotton Produce bags (available in two sizes), Alley Kat Oatmeal Stout,&#160;Raw Organic Coconut water, Paradise Mountain Estate Coffee&#160;Paradise Mountain coffee (it may just be the world&apos;s most may be the world&#700;s most sustainable coffee). &#160;</p> <h2>New Office Box Deliveries Start November 11th&#160;<br /><br /></h2> <p>The Organic Box offers an office delivery food service that can help your workplace achieve its goal of better healthier workplace. We deliver a variety of fresh organic fruit and veggies, coffees, creamers, yogurts, and snack items to your office each weekly or&#160;biweekly.&#160;The minimum order is $50, and our delivery day&#160;is Tuesday. &#160;<br /><br />Sign up will be available online as of Novermber 1st. Call Lisa is (780) 469-1900, or email us at <a href=&quot;mailto:info@theorganicbox.ca&quot;>info@theorganicbox.ca</a>. Let us know how many employees you have, much you want to spend, what your preferred foods are, and wether you would like weekly or biweekly dellivery. We are happy to set you up with a box that will work for you. &#160;</p> <p><span>Sign Your Office Up by November 21st and receive 50% off of your first Office Box</span></p> <p><span>Invest in workplace wellness with quality organic food. Support local organic farming families and enjoy better nutrition and flavor. </span></p> <p><img title=&quot;carrots&quot; alt=&quot;carrots&quot; src=&quot;/uploadedImages/009_-_This_Week/carrots.png&quot; width=&quot;147&quot; height=&quot;103&quot; />&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; <img title=&quot;apples&quot; alt=&quot;apples&quot; src=&quot;/uploadedImages/009_-_This_Week/apple.png&quot; width=&quot;82&quot; height=&quot;70&quot; /><img title=&quot;Banana&quot; alt=&quot;Banana&quot; src=&quot;/uploadedImages/009_-_This_Week/Banana.png&quot; width=&quot;127&quot; height=&quot;75&quot; /></p> <table cellspacing=&quot;15&quot; cellpadding=&quot;0&quot; bgcolor=&quot;#edf0e9&quot;> <tbody> <tr> <td><p><br /><br /><br /><img title=&quot;Sparrows Nest&quot; hspace=&quot;15&quot; alt=&quot;Sparrows Nest&quot; vspace=&quot;15&quot; align=&quot;left&quot; src=&quot;/uploadedImages/007_-_Our_Farms/All_Farms/Sparrows%20Nest.jpg&quot; width=&quot;193&quot; height=&quot;276&quot; /></p> <p>&#160;</p> <p>&#160;</p> <p>&#160;</p> <p>&#160;</p> <p>&#160;</p> <p>&#160;</p> <p>&#160;</p> <p>&#160;</p> <p>&#160;</p> <p>&#160;</p> <p><br />&#160;&#160;&#160; <img title=&quot;Sparrows Nest&quot; alt=&quot;Sparrows Nest&quot; src=&quot;/uploadedImages/009_-_This_Week/Sparrows Nest.jpg&quot; width=&quot;191&quot; height=&quot;124&quot; /></p> </td> <td><h2>Sparrows Nest Organics <br />Redwater, AB<br /></h2> <h3><br />&quot;The highest quality, locally grown certified organic produce&quot;<br /><br /></h3> <p>Sparrow&apos;s Nest Organics farm is 45 minutes north of Edmonton, Alberta. They are a certified organic market garden and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm.</p> <p>&#160;The goals of Sparrow&apos;s Nest Organics are to:</p> <ul> <li>Provide Edmonton consumers with wholesome, fresh, certified organic food</li> <li>Provide Edmonton consumers with a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm</li> <li>Provide land to create an Intentional Community</li> <li>Maintain nature&apos;s diversity</li> <li>Improve ecology of local land and water</li> </ul> <p>They&#160;offer Edmonton the highest quality, locally grown certified organic produce. Explore&#160;their web site and learn more about CSA, organic farming, and intentional community.</p> <p><strong>Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)</strong> links local consumers who want fresh, organically grown produce, with a local farmer. 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The high fibre content also may also reduce the risk cardiovascular disease through cholesterol reduction. Hull-less barley&#8217;s high protein content (7g/ serving) provides more menu options for vegetarians. <br /><br />Wonder what to do with barley?&#160;<span>There are many excellent recipies, such as </span><span><span class=&quot;style1&quot;><span>Barley and Sundried Tomato with Olives and Feta, Mushroom Barley Soup, Quick Cooking Barley Chili, and many more. 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