<h2>Twas the week before Christmas</h2> <p>I&apos;m sure all of The Organic Box kids out there are starting to vibrate with excitement as the school days tick down before the holidays. As if everyone isn&apos;t busy enough running around, it&apos;s officially the week to nail down your holiday meal plan. That means we&apos;ve been busy compiling the best our producers have to offer to trim your holiday table. We&apos;re featuring vanilla beans, ginger and cranberries for your holiday baking. Not to mention the beautiful local flours and holiday chestnuts ready to roast. We&apos;ve got plenty of local root vegetables ready to roast. Speaking of roasting, we&apos;re also carrying a poulty herb blend and other fresh herbs to make sure your holiday meals turn out just right. Finally, we&apos;ve got the last of this season&apos;s Mandarin oranges and if you haven&apos;t had a chance to gobble them up yet, then make sure you get your hands on a case. A real treat!</p> <p><img title=&quot;Holiday Stops&quot; border=&quot;20&quot; alt=&quot;Holiday Stops&quot; align=&quot;left&quot; src=&quot;/uploadedImages/009_-_This_Week/Holiday_Stops.png&quot; width=&quot;220&quot; height=&quot;268&quot; /> </p> <p>We never stop delivering! This year we will be running our usual delivery schedule which means deliveries on Boxing Day, January 2 and all the days in between. We will be closed on Christmas Day and New Years Day. If you are planning a trip away this year or won&apos;t need a box during the two weeks around the holidays please let us know now by using the &apos;Holiday Stops&apos; function on the member page.</p> <p>By taking the time now to let us know your schedule we can better plan our staffing, production and harvest plans to ensure we don&apos;t under or over-estimate these weeks. Usually we see a 30% drop in deliveries over the holidays. And don&apos;t worry, you can always change your mind right up until your order closes for the week, so let us know now and then if things change just log back in and update your schedule. We will really appreciate it.</p> <p><strong>Our Mobile Site has Launched</strong></p> <p>Finally after months of testing we have launched our mobile&apos;Choose Your Box&apos; site.Now, when you login to your order page on your mobile device you will be sent our site with larger fonts and easier navigation. If you still want to use the old site click the link at the bottom of the page. Its been a long haul to get here but have fun ordering all those awesome treats on the bus or in the bathtub. We aim to please!</p> <p>At The Organic Box we are always growing, always looking for ways to get better, and always trying to find ways to get more of your shopping basket filled by 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>Featured LocalProducers</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;Cranberries&quot; alt=&quot;Cranberries&quot; src=&quot;/uploadedImages/009_-_This_Week/cranberries.jpg&quot; /></td> <td><h2>Fresh Cranberries</h2> <p>No holiday table is complete without a hint of cranberry. Get your hands on some beautiful frozen cranberries, ready for all of your baking and sauce-making needs.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign=&quot;top&quot; align=&quot;center&quot;><img title=&quot;Eggnog&quot; alt=&quot;Eggnog&quot; src=&quot;/uploadedImages/009_-_This_Week/DA149-l.jpg&quot; width=&quot;162&quot; height=&quot;163&quot; /></td> <td><h2>Avalon Organic Egg Nog</h2> <p>They only make it 4 weeks a year and you have to wait to even order it, the demand is so high. But this year we&apos;ve managed to get on the list and so we have Organic Eggnog from Avalon Dairy in Vancouver on offer. Treat yourself and your loved ones with eggnog that you can feel slightly less guilty about indulging. </p> <p>* Sorry! Rum not included!</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign=&quot;top&quot; align=&quot;center&quot;><img title=&quot;CPSflour&quot; alt=&quot;CPSflour&quot; src=&quot;/uploadedImages/009_-_This_Week/CPSflour.jpg&quot; /></td> <td><h2>Local Flours</h2> <p>Check out all of the great local Organic grains and flours that we offer. All of your baking needs are met with a variety of Heritage and low-gluten options. Make all of your family favoritesfrom hand-milled local grains. Couldn&apos;t bebetter!</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign=&quot;top&quot; align=&quot;center&quot;><img title=&quot;HolidayMix&quot; alt=&quot;HolidayMix&quot; src=&quot;/uploadedImages/009_-_This_Week/holidaymix.jpg&quot; /></td> <td><h2>Poultry Herb Mix</h2> <p>No roasted holiday bird or dressing is complete without the familiar earthy flavours found in fresh herbs. A blend of Thyme, Sage, Rosemary and Parsley complement one another perfectly to make all of your favorite dished sing!</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table>