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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 Profiles: KOKO Patisserie

Posted by | June 29 | No Comments on Producer Profiles: KOKO Patisserie

Welcome back to Producer Profiles! This week we are baking up some delicious desserts and tasty tea treats with Koko Patisserie! (Well, they’re actually the ones doing the hard work – we’re just baking their ready-to-go treats and likely passing them off as our own wonderful creations when we have guests over.) KOKO Patisserie is […]

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Producer Profile: Best Food Forward

Posted by | June 22 | 1 Comment on Producer Profile: Best Food Forward

Welcome back to Producer Profiles! This week’s profile is all about value-added: it’s kind of a buzzword phrase that gets tossed around, but what does value-added mean in local food? We see it as any improvement made from raw product – taking it from its basic form and enhancing it to make it better for […]

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Producer Profiles: Reid’s Artisanal Butchery

Posted by | June 8 | No Comments on Producer Profiles: Reid’s Artisanal Butchery

Welcome back to Producer Profiles! This week, we are pleased to announce that we are working with Greg Reid of Reid’s Artisanal Butchery to bring you fresh cuts of meat! Greg is an enthusiastic foodie and self-described “meat-a-tarian” who saw a need for the kind of butchery that often not available at a run-of-the-mill store. […]

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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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