Love Local Boxes!

 Eating Locally Just Got Easier and More Exciting!

In the spring of 2017, we started our Love Local Box Program. Our idea was to bring you a box of assorted local items to showcase the talent and quality of our local producers! We started with a partnership with Superior Seasons to bring you locally and Ontario grown produce and products to compliment our boxes. Our next subscription involved a partnership with Freshwater Cuisine (Walleye Wings) to ensure each box will contain a new sustainable local fish meal each month.

Our subscriptions were offered to all members and delivered on the 3rd Tuesday of the month to our hub locations.

Not all of the items included in the boxes were available to members on our site, or were only available in limited quantities! This was a chance to guarantee your purchase of some amazing local products and at a great price! Enjoying local couldn’t be easier!

Look below for a list of our past subscription boxes and recipes! Stay tuned for more subscriptions coming your way!

Thanks for loving local!

 

Fall 2017 Box Meal Contents (subject to change)

With this subscription, our goal was to take our boxes one step further, and offer you complete meals in your box, complete with recipe cards, meats, vegetables, and pre-measured sauces and spices. No need to plan meals or shop, your box will have you covered for three complete dinners (for approx. four people). We teamed up with Freshwater Cuisine (Walleye Wings) to ensure each box will contain a new sustainable local fish meal each month. Not only that, but the day after you receive your box, you can catch chef Jay preparing this meal, created by him, live on his show Lake to Plate at 3pm Wednesdays, or on YouTube any time to follow.

November

  1. Freshwater Cuisine wild rice stuffed tulibee (northern fish) with squash
  2. Hearty veal stew
  3. Hagen’s marinated pork chops & wild rice

December

  1. Freshwater Cuisine: Northern Pike
  2. Fifteen Minute Beef Chili
  3. Brule Creek ginger cookie & scone mix, and flavoured popcorn

January

  1. Freshwater Cuisine: Mullet
  2. TBD
  3. TBD

 

What did our happy subscribers find in their 2017 Spring Love Local Boxes?! Look below and click on items to see recipes for your local products!

The Love Local Boxes project of spring 2017 offered a variety of local products chosen just for you every month! Signing up for the ‘Love Local Box’ program gave you monthly access to both local and Ontario grown produce and products. Each purchase provided 3 months of local boxes containing a variety of delicious and nutritious items (9-12 items/box).

Our first Love Local Box subscription provided members with amazing ingredients and products to create tasty locally inspired meals. Our first box was breakfast themed with lots of yummy local products to make your breakfast even better! In April, we brought you an Italian inspired box (pizza and pasta) with lots of delicious products to compliment these meals, and in May, it was fishing themed, to celebrate the opening of fishing season! See below for box details and tasty recipes for using the box’s’ products!

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March Love Local Box – Breakfast Theme!

Belluz Farms – Carrots

Wall’s Pork ShopPotatoes

100km Foods Inc. – Beets

100km Foods Inc. – Onions

Wolfhead Coffee – Coffee

Honey Mill Farm – Eggs

Brule Creek Farms – Bran Muffin Mix

Tim and Carolle Eady – Garlic

Canadian Pure Wild RiceWild Rice

Comfort Table Bakery – Rye Bread

Cloverbelt Country MeatsBreakfast Sausage

Algoma Highlands Wild Blueberry FarmBlueberry Jam

 

April Love Local Box – Italian!

Ontario Natural Food Co-op – Diced Tomato

The Black Oven – Fresh Sourdough Pizza Crusts

Rainy River Meats – Pepperoni

Thunder Oak Cheese Farm – Mild Gouda

Big Lake Pasta – Pasta

Brule Creek Farms – Pizza Crust Mix

Crazy Good Spice – Grace’s Favourite Spice Mix

Ontario Natural Food Co-op – Taco Chips

Pickles and Jams -Salsa

100km Foods Inc. – Onions

Belluz Farms – Carrots

 

May Love Local Box – Fish Fry!

Walleye Wings Inc. – Original Crumbs

Kuppers Bakery & Restaurant – Flax Bread

Wickens Lake Sunshine – Fresh Hydroponics Lettuce

Northbound Moose Co. – Popcorn

Zephyr OrganicsJerusalem Artichokes

Root Cellar GardensParsnips

Pristine GourmetRed & White Kidney Beans

LoonSong FarmRolled Oats

Boreal Berry Farm & Winery – Haskap Wine Cordial

Ontario Natural Food Co-op – Natural Oat Bar

Hunter’s Ridge – Walleye Butter

Hagens Dressing

Busters BBQ – Mild Blueberry BBQ Sauce

Be sure to stay tuned for your next opportunity to be involved in the Love Local Box!!