We grew from the idea of connecting our communities with local, sustainably grown, organic food from family farms in the Perth, Waterloo and Wellington Regions of Southwestern Ontario. We began offering a seasonal box of organic produce grown by a few local farmers in 2009. Since then we have extended to offer a year-round box with an increasing variety of local fruits and vegetables from an expanding group of organic growers within the Grand River watershed.

We work with growers who are certified organic by OCPP/Pro-Cert Canada or Ecocert Canada which means when you place an order you are:

  • Assured that you are eating 100% organic food (no chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides or genetically modified organisms)
  • Supporting the local economy (all our growers are local)

The Grand River watershed, the largest in southern Ontario, covers over 6,800 square kilometers from the highlands of Dufferin County to Port Maitland on Lake Erie. The many creeks, streams and rivers that form its tributaries supply the drinking water for more than one million people. Our organic growers are committed to ecosystem integrity and their farming practices are compatible with our need to maintain long-term sustainability of our natural resources.

We recognize that we are fortunate to live in this region and are proud to identify with the Grand River and all who live within its watershed. A portion of our proceeds are donated to the Grand River Conservation Foundation to support its commitment to developing a sustainable community for future generations.

Some comments from our supporters…

We just got our first bag of local veggies… The best fresh veggies we’ve eaten ever! Who would’ve thought my 5 year old would devour all those pea shoots? Carrots and turnips to die for! Thank you. We’re really looking forward to our next order.
– Pamela

I just have to say how pleased I was with my bag of “treats”. I was surprised with how fresh everything was! I’m a senior and so it was wonderful to go pick up a fresh bag of assorted veggies and fruit that I didn’t have to sort through myself at a grocery store. And knowing they were organic made the experience that much more pleasurable. I plan to order again! and the next time I’ve got to try those pea shoot greens…. the lady at the desk let me try hers…. mmmhmmmm…. yummy.
– Jude

I’m loving the food. I’ve been singing your praises (for both the quality of the food and the quality of the service) to friends, who are gradually joining in. Thanks for adding to the quality of life in the region!.
– Naomi

I love the program. Everything looks and tastes wonderful. It’s always fresh and there’s a great variety in every delivery. I always look forward to picking up my bag. The website is great too, by the way. I make use of it regularly looking up recipes (for ideas of what to do with various things that I don’t normally buy in the grocery store). Anyway, I just think it’s the best deal in town!
– Julie

Thanks a million for all that you do. I am enjoying my bag of goodies. I wasn’t sure what to expect but I can assure you that I am bowled over by the ease of ordering, by the orderly pick up and by the actual produce selection.
– Maureen

We are LOVING the organic box. The food tastes sooooooooo good (as good as from our garden).
– Brenda

People! We love this stuff…the corn (mircowave a cob for 2 minutes with husk on) was delicious!!! The patty pan squash…(lightly fried in olive oil, rosemary and curry spice)…the watermelon…crispy sweet, the everything…thank you, thank you, we love this enterprise…it is like Christmas every Tuesday in Guelph!!
– Le-Anne

Just to let you know, the box is fabulous! Nicely put together! Nice touches with the herb bundle and the flower on top! We had a fantastic salad last night…haven’t tasted tomatoes that good since last summer! Yummy! Thanks again, looking forward to next week!
– Karolyn