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. 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. 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.
Durin 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 hardwork 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, 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.
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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. We source directly from farmers who carry a certified organic certification.
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 email@example.com. 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
COCHRANE, KAPUSKASING, SMOOTH ROCK, HEARST and all the places in between
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Your membership allows you to have access to premium local organic foods all year long.
Do you do canning? With your membership you will be able to order extra produce with your box.
You will benefit with our coupons to indulge in Pantry sales, vegetable surpluses, farm sales etc.
You can suspend a bin if you are planning a vacation or something comes up. We understand!
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.