<strong>Melissa</strong> is the newest member to join our team here at <strong>The Organic Box </strong>- she started as our Volunteer Lead Ambassador for our expansion into Fort McMurray in January and just last week - we signed the paperwork to bring her on as <strong>Regional Team Lead</strong>! She's taking on the responsibilities to ensure communication and distribution is as open and smooth as possible between our main team here in Edmonton and her team of Ambassadors up in Fort McMurray. Read on to find out more about Melissa and how she's building bridges within our Food Family by being our on-the-ground support as we continue to grow together within the community of <strong><a href="https://www.theorganicbox.ca/faqfort-mcmurray" target="_blank">Fort McMurray</a>.</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Fun facts about Melissa:</strong></span> <div style="padding-left: 30px;">• She's passionate about p<span style="color: #222222;">hotography, al</span><span style="color: #222222;">l things food and community gardening related.</span></div> <div style="padding-left: 30px;">[space height="20"]</div> <div style="padding-left: 30px;">• So far - her favourite produce from in <a href="https://membership.theorganicbox.ca/HDMI.aspx?page=signup" target="_blank"><strong>The Organic Box</strong></a> has been <span style="color: #222222;">the amazing selection of root vegetables - from rainbow carrots, to potatoes, to striped beets - all so beautiful, delicious and available in season thanks to our many <a href="https://www.theorganicbox.ca/our-producers" target="_blank"><strong>Alberta Producers</strong></a>!</span></div> <div style="padding-left: 30px;">[space height="20"]</div> <div style="padding-left: 30px;"> <div><span style="color: #222222;">• She also enjoys l</span><span style="color: #222222;">earning and is always up for new experiences.</span></div> <div>[space height="20"]</div> <div><span style="color: #222222;">• If Melissa were trapped on a desert island and could only bring 3 items with her - she would choose:</span></div> <div style="padding-left: 30px;"><span style="color: #222222;">• a cooking appliance (cast iron preferably although quite heavy..)</span></div> <div style="padding-left: 30px;"><span style="color: #222222;">• a good knife for hunting and culinary use; and </span></div> <div style="padding-left: 30px;"><span style="color: #222222;">• a hammock</span></div> <div style="padding-left: 30px;">[space height="20"]</div> </div> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><b style="color: #500050; text-decoration: underline;">What inspired you to become an Ambassador for The Organic Box?</b></span> <div style="padding-left: 30px;"> <div>'I wanted to become involved with The Organic Box as soon as I heard about it's launch in Fort McMurray because I had just recently moved to the area and was looking for ways to get involved in my new community. Buying and consuming organic food, supporting local agriculture and investing in community are all values I share with The Organic Box, so it was a no brainer that I would be involved in the Ambassador program in some capacity.'</div> </div> [caption id="attachment_4982" align="aligncenter" width="680"]<a href="http://blog.theorganicbox.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/melissa1.jpg"><img class="size-large wp-image-4982" src="/media/original_images/melissa1-1024x1024.jpg" alt="Melissa" width="680" height="680" /></a> Melissa[/caption] <span style="color: #222222;">Melissa looks forward to sharing her experiences with others by communicating the </span><span style="color: #222222;">benefits of purchasing and consuming organic food along with</span><span style="color: #222222;"> the good things she has felt from getting involved with the Organic food movement right here in Alberta. For our Fort Mac customers - be on the lookout for Melissa and be sure to say 'Hi!' if you spot her - she's really excited to meet you!</span> <p class="p1"><em><span class="s1">We want very strongly to bring our food to as many communities as possible, including those who may not be served by the network of markets and retail stores available in the larger centres in our province - for more information on bringing our food to your community and what it takes to become an Organic Box Ambassador  - <a href="https://www.theorganicbox.ca/new-communities" target="_blank"><strong>click here</strong></a>.</span></em></p>