We need good food all year round. When the summer season came to a stop after our first Harvest launch I thought to myself “good food must still be brought to my table. In 2014 Trussler’s Harvest started the very first year long harvest in the North. With years of dedication, better storage and more Ontario certified organic produce being grown we continue seamlessly to provide quality, fresh organic foods we can trust all year round.
ALL YEAR ROUND we deliver you a beautiful bounty of organic produce on a Bi-Weekly basis. ALWAYS Certified Organic and ALWAYS Local first. Note: our Harvest subscriptions are based on a regular 4 week month. When we encounter a month that has 5 weeks the Harvest takes holidays in order to avoid confusion and increases in program cost. Every day, we work hard to push the limits and find new food family members, which is why we are Northern Ontario’s largest and most successful Organic Food Delivery service.
During the Coldest time of the year what can you expect? A continual beautiful bounty of local certified organic produce. Things such as potatoes, carrots, a variety of squashes, onions, cabbage, turnips, rutabaga, Kohlrabi, pie pumpkins, apples, pears (best you ever tasted) etc… are stored and used through out the season. We have done all the hard work and you get to sit back and know your box will be filled with the best that organic local foods has to offer. Trussler’s Harvest has established great relationship with greenhouse growers in the Southern Ontario as well so that we can bring in what we lack here in the North. Lettuce, peppers, cucumbers, spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes, strawberries etc… are brought in fresh from the greenhouses to keep our bins full and a variety that we are all looking for all year round. A BOUNTY in every bin. We continue to grow ! More and more farmers are working with us to produce hearty foods that can be grown in our Northern Climate all year round such as Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbages, kale, leeks and parsnips spinach, winter lettuces etc… our greenhouse is running later and earlier with each passing season to provide us all with fresh leafy greens all year round.
Calendars are also sent via email- check your junk folder as well
The Harvest is not a replacement for the grocery store. Dollar for Dollar is not what you will receive in your bin primarily because you are signing up on a service and secondly because Trussler’s Harvest is not sourcing its foods the same way a grocery store would. You also might still find yourself heading to the store for those certain items that were simply not in season or those fruits your kids can’t go without. ALWAYS Certified Organic and ALWAYS Local First is our mission. Our Harvest is sourced fresh and for that reason your harvest box will last well over a week. If you use the tips for storage that we include in our newsletters and write ups you can make your box last well over two weeks.
Our Harvest is sourced fresh and local, for that reason your harvest box will not be dollar for dollar what you would get a big box store. Being part of Trussler’s Harvest means you are part of a local organic food source/service, this does not mean that you will not find yourself at the grocery store. We here at the Pantry provide you with a share of organic foods grown as local as possible and delivered to your door on a bi weekly basis. We have many members who no longer go to the store and rely on their bins but we also have members who find themselves still going to the store but they are ok with that knowing that the majority of their food is being sourced locally and from a source they can trust, buying a few extra items to get through does not bother them.
Could I get more at the grocery store?
“Yes, it’s possible to get more at the store if you took your money and shopped there. To some people our prices seem high, especially if you are new to organic local shopping! It sure was to me when I first started feeding my family local organic foods ten years ago.” “I know it can be a shock at first, and there are a few reasons why you will not get dollar for dollar what you would get from a big box store. #1 We are not a big box store: Yes, you can buy less expensive produce but you aren’t getting the same quality, locality or freshness that Trussler’s Harvest provides. Our produce and fruits are well-managed, grown in nutrient-dense soils and the farm itself is self-sustaining. #2 We do not source our fruits and vegetables the same way a larger store would: Our products are more expensive than what you would receive at the store as we are a very small farm working with other small farms. Here at Trussler’s Harvest our fresh, organic produce comes from 3 acres of land, all of which we plant, tend and harvest by hand. Organic vegetables from the store come from thousands of acre mainly monoculture farms from other countries with different growing practices and more controlled temperature (hotter climate), so therefore the cost of our production of organic vegetables in a colder climate following the best organic practice will come at a higher price. Organic foods found at the grocery store are produced on larger acreage monoculture farms using large equipment and are sold at a fraction of our costs and neither store or customer know their growing practices or the people that harvest them (we harvest by hand). #3 We deliver to your door: When signing up with us you will receive friendly farm service. This saves you time and also saves you money as you will make fewer trips to the grocery store. But don’t worry here at Trussler’s Harvest we have worked hard and pushed the limits to make sure both members and farmers satisfied, it was not an easy task to accomplish but we did it. The majority of our customers are saving money and have been open with sharing their reasons.
YES! but WAY BETTER, Trussler’s Pantry is a modern CSA also known as a CSA on steroids. The Pantry takes all the risk out of the CSA by acting as the -control center-, by protecting both the farmer and our members. We ensure both the farmer and our members are happy, even though we might make this sound easy we definitely have our work cut out for us.
It’s Modern because Trussler’s Pantry allows the farmer to do what they do best (growing) while we the Pantry manages the harvest and our members to ensure the Harvest is well planned and the customers are well fed.
Trussler’s Pantry manages the produce by helping establish a solid growing plan as well as utilizing our resources with other local organic growers. The Pantry manages the flow of goods so our members can experience a constant volume and a great variety of produce each week. In turn, our farmer has a constant volume of income per week as well as an efficient and secure outlet for his craft.
A typical CSA has a volume/variety fluctuation. Over a season members can experience boxes that contain only enough food for 2 days (early season), boxes that contain larger volumes of foods they don’t like (mid season), mostly root vegetables near the end of the season which can be overwhelming and frustrating to members. Trussler’s Pantry manages the flow and ensures that our farmer has systemically planted in order to receive an AMAZING variety and volume of produce each week.
We consider farmers to be craftsmen and not office managers. Our control centre allows our farmers to solely focus on their crafts and their strategic systemic plan for growing in order to provide a constant variety of Fresh, Safe, Nutritious foods for our members and nothing else. Trussler’s Pantry provides this by being the control centre.
- Member Service
- Office Administration
- Box set up, box tags, box delivery
- Changes to boxes
- Emails with Vegetable list
- Website Support
- Organic Food Education
- Farm Delivery Service
- Friendly Farm Service
- and the list goes on. 🙂
In your box you can expect a great variety of seasonally grown produce and fruits. The produce in your box changes each week, based on the season and on the closest, best products available. Your box will always remain full with 6-10 varieties of locally grown vegetables and 1-2 varieties of fruits. Each box is always slightly different but you will always receive an impressive flavourful variety that you won’t be disappointed with. The value of your box remains the same all year but may look different at certain time of the year due to availability and locality. Here at the Harvest we help you store properly, we offer green bags and the freshest produce to ensure your Bi-Weekly bin will last you. We know it works because we are on the Harvest also.
Deliveries are Bi-Weekly ALL YEAR ROUND. We have no set time for deliveries. So many factors impact our delivery schedule such as weather, picking, packing, orders, farmers etc…. we ask that all our members make arrangements for delivery days with our Harvest team at firstname.lastname@example.org. A fridge in your garage is an EXCELLENT idea to have. Our driver can put away your vegetables and fruits for you directly into the fridge.
Deliveries: You will always receive 2 bins in each month. In any given month that there are 5 weeks the Harvest uses the 5th week for Holidays. This avoids increase in Harvest payments and complicated Harvest Bills. Your Harvest value through out the year remains the same.
We will do everything possible to re-route orders for timely delivery but cannot be responsible for damaged or compromised product due to the following:
- Delayed deliveries due to weather or other “Acts of God”
- Incorrect addresses (* Please be sure to include apartment, suite or floor numbers, as needed.)
- Reroutes – bins that are sent to a different address while member who are out of town or otherwise unavailable to receive their shipment. Please notify recipient of the pending arrival of perishables!
- No one home – bin has been left outside as customers door is locked, customer not home, customer forgot about delivery day.
You will will receive a box twice a month all year round. Organic, LOCAL and Fresh is our motto and because of this we have sized our bins to be large enough for Bi- Weekly deliveries. Your bin will last well over a week with some stuff lasting over a month. We know this because we are also on the same program as you. Trusslers’s Harvest supplies complimentary BIO Green bags that will keep your produce fresh and we always include “how to store organic produce” poster and include storage ideas and recipes in your bins. Here is your calendar
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Not home not a problem let us know where you would like your bin. Contact the Pantry 705-273-3354 to make bin arrangements, reroutes or bin suspensions.
Absolutely! When signing up you will be able to omit the produce you don’t like. We only want you receiving items you and your family will enjoy. Contact us today to make those arrangements email@example.com
- Personalized Service: as a small business owner we at Trussler’s Harvest go the extra mile to make you happy.
- One of a kind product: we carry unique products and services that you won’t find anywhere else. Our Harvest is one of a kind, working with small farms right here in Northern Ontario.
- Time saving: Time is the one thing in this world that we can never get back. Trussler’s Harvest gives you more time to enjoy the little things while your FRESH, LOCAL, ORGANIC fruits and veggies come directly to your doorstep.
- Good for your health: Supporting Organic farming is the healthiest choice you can make for you, your family, your community and the environment. Your membership allows you to have access to premium local organic foods all year long.
- Enhances local economy: Trussler’s Harvest supports our local economy and the money you spend here stays in our Northern Community, thus improving its future.
- Environment:Buying local produce is really beneficial from an environmental point of view. It’s really daft how we buy vegetables from the store that have been flown thousands of miles, when the same items are grown in our own back yard. Help cut down on unnecessary journeys and support your local farmer, butcher, and artisans.
- Shape our character: Trussler’s Harvest help give your community its distinct personality. We are creating community character by having a unique business.
- Trussler’s Harvest created jobs and opportunities: Trussler’s Harvest employs all year round offering job security in our area and offering better wages. We also hire local printers for our advertising, local accountants, local wholesalers, local farms, local attorneys etc…and we continue to expand opportunities for local entrepreneurs in our area.
- Strengthen local networks: Shopping at Trussler’s Harvest provides access to local expertise about what products and services work best in your geographic area. For example, our local farm and farm tours can tell you which type of tomato grows best in your climate. We also offer more personalized service by establishing a relationship with our customers and we offer quicker resolution to customer service issues.
- Because it Matters: Trussler’s Harvest builds a strong community by sustaining a vibrant business that employs local residence and farmers. We link neighbours in a web of economic and social relationships, and contribute to local causes.
You can suspend a bin if you are planning a vacation or something comes up. We understand!
Trussler’s Pantry values their members, we continually communicate with our customers ensuring that each member receives excellent service. In an effort to better serve our members who are seeking last minute changes to their Harvest and or deliveries, members will be required to submit all changes 48-Hours prior to the date of their delivery. All changes to your Harvest need to be submitted via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 705-273-3354 48 hours prior to delivery. If we receive your changes in the 48 hours prior to your delivery we will do our best to accommodate those changes but note that you will still be charged for your bin if your request was not made 48 hours prior and we were unable to fulfill your request.
We can not accept changes to your Harvest Orders via Texting. Our Texting service is automated.
At Trussler’s Harvest we’re known for quality and freshness but since we are dealing with perishables, stuff can happen. Upon putting your produce away if you find any produce to be a lesser quality please take a photo of your produce and send it to email@example.com. We ask that digital photos be taken and emailed to us. The Pantry team will inspect the product and carefully evaluate and your replacement item will be noted for next delivery.
Harvest Members have 24 hours from delivery to report any quality issues with their bin. We can not be responsible for perishables items past the 24 hour period due to the sensitivity of perishables foods. (we do not know what temperature your fridge is, how long the vegetables and fruit sat at the door, fridge doors being left open, power outages etc..)
Yes you can cancel at anytime. It’s important to us that our members want to be on our program. We do encourage all of our members to stick with it for the year to really see what a Harvest is all about.
YES! You can go anytime to www.trusslerspantry.ca and place an order and it will be delivered with your next box.