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Week 11 News - 14/3/2022


Sowing the Seeds Of Change

Happy Long Weekend to you all! I hope you are enjoying the lovely sunny retreat from Autumn.

Just a reminder that deliveries will be delayed by one day this week due to the public holiday.

Unfortunately, we have had to increase our delivery prices for the first time in 10 years due to the rising fuel prices. Please read on below for more information.

One of the many elements of growing certified organic produce is the use of organic seeds. In order to receive organic certification, we must only use organic, non-GMO seeds. Read on for more info about why this is so important below...

Please remember that orders close at midnight so you don't miss out on your delicious organic goodies! If you want to be added to our SMS reminder please just contact us.

Also, please keep swaps and changes to below two, as we are so busy.  If you need more changes you may wish to create your own box - just ask us how.

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Delivery Price Update

Due to the rapidly rising costs of fuel affecting us all at the moment, and having maintained our home delivery shipping costs at $9.90 for over 10 years now, we are sadly having to increase our delivery charges effective immediately.

Our metro delivery charge is going up to $11 per delivery (a small increase of $1.10) and outer metro will be $15 (Victor, Aldinga, Strath etc).

Those on existing regular delivery subscriptions will have their prices locked in as is. It's part of our commitment to our regular loyal customer base - you support us, and we support you!

We thank you for your understanding during these difficult times, hopefully fuel prices will drop back soon.

 

Sowing the Seeds of Change

Organic seeds carry various benefits, but the main three are:
 

  1. They are grown and produced locally. This supports local seed growers, the local economy and the local environment. It also allows for biodiversity and increased crop varieties: using local seeds mean that crap varieties are more likely to be suited to the local environment and require less agricultural intervention.
  2. Less upstream pollution. Conventionally produced seeds rely on the use of toxic pesticides and fertilisers in production because they are produced over a much longer season which allows for pests and problems to take hold.
  3. All organic seeds are Non-GMO. Many agricultural seeds are intentionally genetically modified, and are subject to additional genetic modification from the application of farm chemicals and processes while growing. As well as the potential health concerns, the use of GM seeds in conventional agriculture is one the main drivers of increased pesticide use and chemicals in agriculture. 

Grow your own seedlings!
 
Most conventionally produced produce is genetically or chemically altered to prevent them from producing viable seed. Organic seeds from your fruit and veg can produce a plant that you can grow in your garden! Now is a good time to sow garlic and chamomile.
 
Propagating Chamomile Tea
Simply find a patch of bare, well-drained soil in a sunny location. Rip open a bag of (unused) organic chamomile tea, sprinkle it over the soil and water in well. Germination will start within about two weeks, depending on the time of year.
 
Propagating Garlic
Pull cloves from bulb but keep the protective husk on each individual clove. Ensure soil is well drained with plenty of organic matter. Plant in Full Sun. Plant 10cm apart and 4cm deep, with the pointed end facing upwards.

 
For 12 years, local S.A family-owned OrganicBox has been delivering truly certified organic food to families in South Australia. We pride ourselves on sending out the freshest certified organic foods in our boxes, and back that up with our 100% no questions asked replacement policy. If you are not happy, neither are we...
 
You can view more info about the value of organics on our social media pages and website using the links below.

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