<h2>March Means Spring</h2> <p>March is here, and for us that means Spring is coming! Never mind that it was a -41 C last night, and instead imagine the warm sun melting the snow, warming the earth, and renewing the greens that we anticipate and love here in our city.</p> <p>Our members are the most cherished part of our food family, and we rely on you to spread the word about our mission and our service. Referrals make up almost 60% of new memberships and we are so grateful. This month, we are making it even more worth your while to spread the word and encourage your friends to join our alternative food system.</p> <h2>Referral Credit Expansion</h2> <p>For this month only, we are doubling our referral credit to include both a $10 discount for the existing member, and a $10 discount for the new member! This means you can split the benefit, $10 for you and $10 for your referral.</p> <p><u>Small print:</u>$10 referral credit is paid to existing member with account in good standing when the new member receives their first order. $10 referral credit is paid to new member on their first paid invoice, for start dates from March 10 to April 5, 2014.</p> <p><strong>Spread the Word, We Are Changing the World</strong></p> <p>Over the past few months I have written about a few key issues that make us different and our members special. Here are my favourites, and I hope you will share our thoughts with your loved ones this month:</p> <p>Sustainability: <a href=&quot;/this-week-at-the-The-Organic-Box-archive-item.aspx?id=1624&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>How We Are Sustainable</a></p> <p>Food Security: <a href=&quot;/this-week-at-the-The-Organic-Box-archive-item.aspx?id=1609&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>Food Security in Our Region</a></p> <p>True Cost Accounting: <a title=&quot;Pay the Full Price for Your Food&quot; href=&quot;/this-week-at-the-The-Organic-Box-archive-item.aspx?id=1630&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>Pay the True Price for Your Food</a></p> <p>Understanding Organics and GMO Food: <a title=&quot;Organic Means No GMO&quot; href=&quot;/this-week-at-the-The-Organic-Box-archive-item.aspx?id=1604&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>Organic Means No GMO</a></p> <p>Our Alternative Food System: <a title=&quot;Why we are Different&quot; href=&quot;/this-week-at-the-The-Organic-Box-archive-item.aspx?id=1511&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>How We Are Different</a></p> <p>By being a member of our food family, you can have confidence that your food dollar is going towards real people who are producing real food and working every day to change our relationship with our food and our health. Our members are our best advocates and you can give your friends and loved ones the gift of real food this month.</p> <p>At The Organic Box we are always growing, always looking for ways to get better, and always trying to find ways to fill more of your shopping basket with Alberta and BC food producers. We can do it! You are helping!</p> <p>Havea Great Week!</p> <p>Danny.<br />Founder, The Organic Box.</p> <h2>FeaturedProducts and Producers:</h2> <table cellspacing=&quot;15&quot; cellpadding=&quot;0&quot; bgcolor=&quot;#edf0e9&quot;> <tbody> <tr> <td valign=&quot;top&quot; align=&quot;center&quot;><img title=&quot;Hot Cross Buns&quot; alt=&quot;Hot Cross Buns&quot; src=&quot;/uploadedImages/009_-_This_Week/hot cross buns.jpg&quot; /></td> <td><h2>Hot Cross Buns Are Here!</h2> <p>As <strong>Easter</strong> is approaching, our good friends at <strong>Prairie Mill Bread Co.</strong> are making us delicious <strong>Hot Cross Buns</strong>. We jumped the gun and brought them in a few weeks early so you can enjoy these Easter treats for longer. English folklore includes many superstitions surrounding <strong>Hot Cross Buns</strong> - if you believe that sort of thing. It is believed that sharing a Hot Cross Bun ensures friendship throughout the coming year, particularily if &quot;<em>half for you and half for me, between us two shall goodwill be</em>&quot;. So, if you want to make or keep a friend this year, share a Hot Cross Bun baked with <strong>currants</strong>, <strong>citrus peel</strong>, and <strong>bavarian cream</strong>!</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign=&quot;top&quot; align=&quot;center&quot;><img title=&quot;Prairie Mill Bread Co.&quot; alt=&quot;Prairie Mill Bread Co.&quot; src=&quot;/uploadedImages/009_-_This_Week/6872806_orig.jpg&quot; /></td> <td><h2>Hi Owen!</h2> <p>Say Hi to <strong>Owen</strong>, our right-hand bread man at <strong>Prairie Mill Bread Co.</strong> Owen and his team wake up at the crack of dawn to make us the delicious breads and baked treats that we all enjoy every day. <strong>Prairie Mill Bread Co. </strong>is like family to us at the Organic Box, and we&apos;ve had a long working relationship with them since our establishment. They are known for their fabulous breads and loaves that are milled in house from <strong>100% Organic prairie wheat</strong>. If you haven&apos;t tried them yet, you really should, it&apos;s an experience you will not regret! </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign=&quot;top&quot; align=&quot;center&quot;><img title=&quot;Organic fair Baking Chocolate&quot; alt=&quot;Organic fair Baking Chocolate&quot; src=&quot;/uploadedImages/009_-_This_Week/Chocolate Imge - Website.jpg&quot; /></td> <td><h2>Organic Fair Baking Chocolate</h2> <p>We are so excited to finally get some <strong>Organic Fair </strong>baking chocolate. We have three different kinds this week: <strong>100% Pure Unsweetened</strong>, <strong>83% Bittersweet Extra Dark</strong>, and <strong>60% Semisweet Dark Chocolate.</strong> Each one is special in its own way so be sure to read up on our website to know what suits your needs best. If you&apos;re planning to do some baking next week, these chocolate varieties are sure to add a kick to your mix!</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table>