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What we do

Buying local food can be hard for a busy family.

To be honest, the big box stores make it too easy to choose food from far away while you are picking up the toilet paper on sale.

What if the local food came to you?

We deliver locally produced groceries to your home or workplace 6-days a week. Select from over 1000 local products and a range of delivery options like before and after work or on the weekend.

Whether it’s grass-fed steak, free range chickens and their eggs, produce from year-round greenhouses, fresh bread, locally roasted coffee, ready-to eat items, craft beers or amazing local sweets and treats – we want to make it easier to buy, and most importantly, EAT nutritious and delicious local food. We are passionate about helping to grow the variety and availability of local food.

And if someone out there is making TP locally, let us know – we’ll carry that, too.


Why we do it

The goal of Local & Fresh is to grow the size and sustainability of the local food network by making it easier for consumers to choose local food options.

At the same time we seek to help producers grow by increasing the size and access to the local food market as well as the efficiency of the local food distribution system.

When you buy local, you’re supporting your friends, your neighbours, and people who live where you live.

Quality. Sustainability.

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How it Works

There is more detail on how it works here. Hit “Shop” in the top left menu. Create an account and register with a credit card. Choose your delivery times (there are several delivery times and days for each part of the city). There is a minimum order of $50 but the delivery fee of $8 is reduced if you order more than $200.You can change your order up until the delivery cutoff time (three days before your order is due to be delivered.)

Producers

Local & Fresh is building a list of your favourite local eats and treats. If you have a favourite farmer or local product that you would like to add to the list, email us. Check back here as we add new suppliers and farms to the Local & Fresh Family.


See Our Producers!

News

Producer Profile: SALT

Posted by | September 28 | No Comments on Producer Profile: SALT

This week’s Producer Profile is very well-preserved. Salt, the creation of Jackie & Dave Straub, is all about natural curing methods for food, with a focus on the savoury side of flavours. (They haven’t left out the sweet tooth component, though – their salted caramels, made fresh in their kitchen, are melt-in-your-mouth amazing.) Malt City […]

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Producer Profile & Recipe: Coteau Hills Creamery

Posted by | September 21 | 4 Comments on Producer Profile & Recipe: Coteau Hills Creamery

Kirby and Crystal have a simple philosophy when it comes to making cheese: create beautiful flavours from the best milk provided by our Saskatchewan dairies. Fresh is best. Kirby has over a 20-year career in food production that began with wine. He spent time as a winemaker in British Columbia, California, and Chile. Kirby settled […]

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Product Profile: Try These Local Tastes for a Toonie!

Posted by | September 14 | No Comments on Product Profile: Try These Local Tastes for a Toonie!

Our second anniversary celebrations continue! These great local foods are all first-try priced at a toonie. Had one of them before? Try another new taste for two bucks! Solo Italia Angel Hair Spaghetti This fresh-made, flash-frozen pasta is amazingly filling and is just made to soak up your favourite sauce. Try it in regular or […]

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#FRESHFAQ

  • Q: Why Local?

    A:  It supports our community and producers and creates a robust, secure food market in and around #yqr

  • Q: Do you deliver anywhere outside #yqr?

    A:  Not yet, but if you want to see the L & F truck in your town, let us know. We hope to develop Mobile Markets & delivery routes outside the city.

  • Q: What's a Stock Box?

    A:  A Stock Box is full of the staple items you’d get at any grocery store: meat, eggs, vegetables & fruit, and tasty extras that you choose!

  • Q: Does L&F delivery add a bunch of cost to my grocery bill?

    A: We have to gas up the truck like anyone else, but your costs will be about the same as a trip to the store, minus the impulse candy and assorted plastic junk for the kids.

  • Q: Does L&F offer organic food?

    A: Many of our suppliers are organic, but we are not exclusively organic. We are exclusively local!

  • Q: So, can I get strawberries in January?

    A: You can – but not from us.

  • Q: Do you have a store I can shop in?

    A: Not right now. Help us build our customer base and that just might be in our future.

  • Q: How often would I need a Stock Box?

    A: Depends on how you eat and how many are in your home, but once a week is average.There will be multiple sizes/prices available. Experiment and see which works for you – but we bet you’ll want more.

  • Q: How much does delivery cost?

    A: $8 per delivery but it is reduced for orders over $200.

  • Q: Is there a minimum order?

    A: Yes. $50.

  • Q: What delivery times are available?

    A: There are up to six different delivery days and times for each quadrant of the city and flexible times on the weekend.

  • Q: Can I change my order?

    A: Yes. Orders can be changed up to a delivery cutoff date.

  • Q: When are the delivery times?

    A: Between 7am and 9am, 12pm and 1pm, 6pm-9pm on weekdays and all day during the weekend.

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