We listened to our farmer- back in 2014 it was brought to our attention that farmers suffer in the winter months and need ways to make ends meet. In 2014 Trussler’s Harvest started a winter harvest. With years of dedication, better storage and more Ontario certified organic produce being grown we now support our farmers and deliver quality produce locally grown all year round.
Summer months weekly Deliveries (June – end of December): A bounty of organic produce all being grown right here in Matheson on Certified organic land. Weekly deliveries of the freshest, healthiest produce and fruits around. 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.
Winter months Bi-weekly deliveries (January – end of May): What you can expect. A beautiful bounty of local certified organic produce. Things such as potatoes, carrots, a variety of squashes, onions, cabbage, turnips, rutabaga, Kohlorabie, pie pumpkins, apples, pears 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 etc… is 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 eetc… our greenhouse is running later and earlier with each passing season to provide us all with fresh leafy greens all year round.
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 🙂 Local and as close to home as possible 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 center 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 center.
- Member Service
- Office Administration
- Box set up, box tags, box delivery
- Changes to boxes
- 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. In the winter months you can expect 2 varieties of fruits and 6-10 varieties of vegetables. Each box is always slightly different but you will always an impressive flavorful variety that you won’t be disappointed with. In the coldest parts of the year we switch to a bi weekly delivery. You don’t miss out, you simply receive a bin that is twice the size of weekly bins. The value of your box remains the same all year. Here at the Harvest we help you store properly, we offer green bags and the freshest produce to ensure your bin will last the two weeks. We know it works because we are on the Harvest also.
Tuesdays – Matheson, Kirkland Lake, and New Liskeard.
Wednesday- Timmins and area.
Bi-weekly Fridays – Smooth Rock, Kapuskasing, Hearts. This means you will receive a box twice a month and it will be TWICE the size of our weekly bins.
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.
Deliveries: Summer Deliveries are based on regular 4 week months. 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.
Cold Months: In the Cold Months we delivery the Harvest on a Bi weekly basis ( two bins a month) . The bins are increased to TWICE the size of our weekly runs. Your value through out the year remains the same.
Delivies are Bi-weekly Fridays – Smooth Rock, Kapuskasing, Hearts. This means you will receive a box twice a month all year round and it will be TWICE the size of our weekly bins. Your value remains the same and we at the Harvest will help you get the most out of your harvest by supplying you with Green bags that keep your produce fresh and “storage” ideas and recipes. 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 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.