Thursday, 7 April 2011

When your life keeps you busy....

Sometimes it's hard to keep up with working a full time job, paying the bills, shopping for groceries, doing yardwork, visiting with the family, etc. etc. etc. On TOP of all of this, we feel the pressure to fit in healthy meals made with produce and ingredients that are safe, healthy, and local. Having your own garden is one way to ease this burden since it requires you to run out to your backyard, rather than the grocery store or farmers market!  (although you could argue that the care of said garden adds to the "To Do" list as well!)  It's my hope that this backyard garden dream will become a reality this summer for my family and I, although as a "first timer" I worry that I may be too optimistic in my gardening abilities.

My other option to consider is a service that some in my circle of friends are a part of. What I'm talking about is an organic food delivery service, where a local business puts together a box full of locally produced, and organic products. The business in my bustling city uses certified organic products and usually leaves a label attached so you can see this for yourself. Ususally they provide you with an assortment of fruits and veggies, and you can choose the frequency of purchase (once a week, once every two weeks, etc.) This is a VERY convenient way to start incorporating MORE healthy items (that are both locally grown and organic) into your diet because they deliver this box right to your doorstep.

This is a service that is gaining popularity across North America. If you are Canadian, here is a list of some of the companies in Canada that provide this service.  If you are in the US or UK, I would advise you to google "organic delivery service" and the name of your city.

It's unfortunate that we live in a society where we are too busy to take care of ourselves as we should, but organic delivery services make that task MUCH easier!  Enjoy organic!


  1. The list you posted doesn't show The Organic Box in Edmonton, AB!
    They are fabulous and deserve all the positive attention in the world. :)
    As an avid user of this service, I HIGHLY recommend them! :D

  2. I just got my first Organic Box yesterday! What a great way to help people get into the local/organic produce practice! And, you get quite a bit for the price. I also enjoy shopping at the farmer's markets and supporting our local producers that way too!! =)

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