<p class="bodycopy"><span lang="EN-US">Summer time is a busy time.&#160; Long days, nice weather, festivals and events mean that life can get so busy that we forget about important things, like slowing down to appreciate and prepare meals featuring the wealth of local products available.</span></p> <p class="bodycopy"><span lang="EN-US">Right now, at the height of summer, is when our local producers start to harvest heaps of wonderful produce. &#160;We see a fantastic variety and a whole rainbow of flavours and colours.&#160; We also see a great number of our members take holidays or suspend their deliveries at the last minute.&#160; What this adds up to is an over-abundance of fresh, incredible produce that we are eager to distribute.</span></p> <p class="bodycopy"><span lang="EN-US">For years we have looked at ways to reverse this trend, and although we haven&#8217;t come up with a magic bullet solution, we do think that it is important to bring attention to this phenomenon.</span></p> <p class="bodycopy"><span lang="EN-US">In the summer, we are sensitive to the fact that your family is busy, so we would like to remind you that we have a few great options that mean you can enjoy your Organic Box, support local producers and still have all the fun:</span></p> <ol> <li>Opt to pick up your box at your convenience.&#160; We offer pickup at our warehouse location from Wednesday to Saturday.</li> <li>Have your order delivered to a workplace.&#160; We have special routes that target businesses during business hours, meaning you get to bring the box home!</li> <li>Call to discuss delivery options.&#160; Depending on your location, we offer delivery earlier in the week for an additional fee.</li> <li>Donate your box.&#160; We partner with several local organizations that tackle food insecurity.&#160; Pledge the box that you would be receiving to a household in need.</li> </ol> As always, we are eager to hear your feedback. &#160;<a href="https://www.theorganicbox.ca/contact-us" target="_blank">Contact us</a> for answers to any questions you may have about your weekly deliveries.