<h2><p>Winter is coming</p> </h2> <p>We felt the weather change this week - cold mornings, overnight frost and leaves on the ground everywhere you look.  Winter is coming and its time to start thinking about your winter delivery instructions.  You can update your instructions by clicking 'My Account' on the Choose Your Box page or send us an email.  If you aren'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.  Boxes without winter delivery instructions will be left on your front step if you aren't home.</p> <p><strong>Pick up your box this winter!</strong></p> <p>If you would like to pick up your box, let us know.  Pickups are available Wednesday to Friday from 10 am to 5 pm, or Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm (Saturdays starting November 5).  If you choose to pick up your box, we'll give you a $3 discount this winter.  Please also let us know which day of the week you will pick up so we can have it ready when you arrive and you get the freshest food we have available.</p> <h2><p>New this Week</p> </h2> <p><strong>Raw Organic Coconut water:</strong>  An incredibly energizing beverage that has the same electrolytic balance as in our blood. There is a significant source of Potassium, Magnesium and Manganese. Good source of Calcium, Riboflavin and Vitamin C. No cholesterol and no fat. <br/><br/><strong>Paradise Mountain Estate Coffee</strong>:  Paradise Mountain coffee may be the worldʼs most sustainable coffee. It comes a farm 85 miles north of Chiang Mai, Thailand.  This project has united a community of small family farmers and producers, creating a local economy and access to a world market. The beans come from a single origin farm (arabica), glacier water irrigated, and shade-grown under canopy of a native rain-forest. No bitterness and low acidity.<br/><br/><strong>Recently added:</strong> <strong>Prairie Mill Cookies</strong>: The soft, chewy, chocolate masterpieces are a great treat. <br/><strong>Alley Kat</strong>: Apricot Beer, fruity wheat ale. As well as their the seasonal brew, and Ein Prosit! Oktoberfest in the style of a German lager. It is a toasy and bready malt, with moderate hop.  </p> <h2><p>Ready, Set, Office Box Talk!</p> </h2> <p>The Organic Box offers an office delivery food service that can help your workplace achieve its goal of better healthier workplace. Starting soon, Office Box Deliveries will include a variety of fresh organic fruit and veggies, coffees, creamers, yogurts, and snack items to your office each week. <br/>Invest in workplace wellness with quality organic food. Support local organic farming families and enjoy better nutrition and flavor.</p> <p><img alt='"carrots"' height='"103"' src='"/uploadedImages/009_-_This_Week/carrots.png"' width='"147"'/>      <img alt='"apples"' height='"70"' src='"/uploadedImages/009_-_This_Week/apple.png"' width='"82"'/><img alt='"Banana"' height='"75"' src='"/uploadedImages/009_-_This_Week/Banana.png"' width='"127"'/>   </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>      </p> <p><br/><img alt='"Harkers"' height='"210"' src='"/uploadedImages/009_-_This_Week/Harkers.jpg"' width='"244"'/></p> <p> </p> <h2><p>Harker's Fruit Ranch<br/>Cawston BC</p> </h2> <p>The Harker's coordinate the packing and handling of tree fruit for other area farmers, who pack and ship cooperatively to markets in Canada and the U.S. in their "Harvest Moon” boxes. The Gala and the Honeycrisp apples in your box were from Harker’s this week. </p> <p>Bruce and Kathy Harker were some of the first in the Similkameen Valley to turn to organics. The area is now the Organic Capital of Canada, with about 80 certified organic orchardists, ground-croppers and vineyards." That's my brothers in our first fruit stand right here on this spot...that must have been in the 50's...see they've got a tomato, an oversized cucumber and three apples for sale," Bruce laughs at the now faded black and white blow up hanging in the rafters of their landmark roadside stand. Both of the Harkers and their neighbors the Nugterens are conservation partners with The Land Conservancy, getting involved in restoring native vegetation and protecting their part of the incredible valley.</p> <p>                </p> <p>     </p> <p><img alt='"Left' src='"/uploadedImages/009_-_This_Week/Left'/></p> <h2><p>Left Coast Naturals  <br/>Burnaby, BC</p> </h2> <p>Left Coast Naturals represents a group of people equally interested in serving the planet as well as our customers. Quite simply, they manufacture and distribute Organic and Natural Foods. They are located on the beautiful Left Coast of Canada in Burnaby, British Columbia. Their mission is to provide the best products, superior service, strong relationships and “out of the box” ideas that offer real value for our suppliers and customers.</p> <p>We carry Left Coast snack sized dried fruits and nuts. These are pre-packaged products, packaged in biodegradable containers. We carry dried mango, cranberries, candied ginger, banana chips, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, almonds, and cashews. These a great snack items on the go. </p> <p></p>