Monday, October 19, 2009

Ordering for October 23 ends Tuesday at 8:00 PM

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Items that you have placed in your shopping cart will be ordered on your behalf on Tuesday at 8:00PM. There is no checkout button. If you do not intend to order, please ensure that your shopping cart is empty.

We moved beds and kitchen to our new home this weekend. There is so much more left to do, but it is nice to have most of the essentials here and an easy trip to get what we have forgotten.
We moved about 1km. On Friday we even got a new chest freezer that already looks well stocked with peaches, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and other fruits that we took the time to put away over the spring and summer. Is there a good way to preserve ground cherries? I'm so thankful they are still available!

Have you moved? Has your phone number changed? I need to update my information and I ask you to check yours too. If we don't have your number we can't call you if you forget to come at the end of a pickup day. All your information can be changed in the
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(or you can email the change to us).

We'll be working hard in the next few weeks to get the November order ready including offering preserves that we had Naamon and Selema of Orchard Hill Produce can over the summer. I'm looking forward to Palatine peaches in a light syrup, apple and pear sauce and maybe pear slices too. I need some time to make the labels!

As always, if there are items that you would like to see on the order form, please let us know. We hope to offer local Sunflower Oil soon and maybe fair trade locally produced coffee and chocolate. These are great ides for local holiday gifts for those people who have everything (or don't like to dust 'things'). I gave my grandma a box of chocolate for her 90th birthday which we celebrated on the weekend. I left getting a card and gift to the last minute so the chocolate at the card store had to do, but as I was on the way home from the store I thought that a tasty box of locally hand made chocolate would have been an amazing treat.

I'm so glad to hear that so many of you have filled in the survey and hope that you all take 5 minutes to do it. There were three people who filled out the survey before 9am on Sunday and encountered a glitch in the ranking question. Thank you for being so eager! The error has been fixed and you three can do the survey again. If you have completed the survey successfully I believe the thank you page will show instead of the survey if you follow the link again. I have included the information below if you missed the Saturday email.

Customer Survey
What makes local food convenient enough to be 50% of a household's food intake? Please take 5 minutes to help answer 8 short questions. We're particularly interested in hearing from people who have ordered only a few times or have yet to order.
This survey will be collated by a third party (University of Waterloo researchers) and the online host (SurveyMonkeyTM) does not track the origins of those accessing the survey. All responses will be anonymous and confidential. Should you have any questions regarding this survey please feel free to contact Steffanie Scott at or Court Ellingson at
This surveywill be accessible until Friday October 30, 2009. Please take a moment to read the following note from the researchers. The link to the survey can be found following this note.

You are invited to participate in a research study conducted by Courtenay Ellingson, under the supervision of Dr. Steffanie Scott, Department of Geography of the University of Waterloo, Canada. The objectives of the research study are to determine local food distribution systems impact on improving access to local and other healthy food and sustaining rural livelihoods.  The study is for a Master’s thesis. 

If you decide to volunteer, you will be asked to complete a 5 minute online surveythat is completed anonymously. Survey questions focus on your access to local and other healthy food.  Participation in this study is voluntary. You may decline to answer any questions that you do not wish to answer and you can withdraw your participation at any time by not submitting your responses.  There are no known or anticipated risks from participating in this study.
It is important for you to know that any information that you provide will be confidential and anonymous. All of the data will be summarized and no individual could be identified from these summarized results. Furthermore, the web site is programmed to collect responses alone and will not collect any information that could potentially identify you (such as machine identifiers).
This surveyuses SurveyMonkeyTMwhose computer servers are located in the USA. Consequently, USA authorities under provisions of the Patriot Act may access this survey data. If you prefer not to submit your data through Survey MonkeyTM, please contact one of the researchers so you can participate using an alternative method (such as through an email or paper-based questionnaire).  The alternate method may decrease anonymity but confidentiality will be maintained.

The data, with no personal identifiers, collected from this study will be maintained on a password-protected computer database in a restricted access area of the university. As well, the data will be electronically archived after completion of the study and maintained for two years and then erased. Note you are receiving this invitation directly from your organization and, in accordance with privacy legislation, I as the researcher, have not been provided with your name or contact details.
Should you have any questions about the study, please contact either Courtenay Ellingson at  or Dr. Steffanie Scott at
Further, if you would like to receive a copy of the results of this study, please contact either investigator.
I would like to assure you that this study has been reviewed and received ethics clearance through the Office of Research Ethics at the University of Waterloo. However, the final decision about participation is yours. If you have any comments or concerns resulting from your participation in this study, please feel free to contact Dr. Susan Sykes, Director, Office of Research Ethics, at 1-519-888-4567 ext. 36005 or by email at .
Thank you for considering participation in this study.

If you wish to participate, please visit the Study Website at

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