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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

Product Profile: Fresh, Fresher, Freshest!

Posted by | July 27 | No Comments on Product Profile: Fresh, Fresher, Freshest!

The garden bounty is coming in every day, and it’s starting to get pretty fast and furious! We’re starting every day greeting our producers and friends as they bring in amazing, fresh-picked produce grown right here in our province. To find out with just a click what’s the freshest of the fresh, use the new […]

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Producer Profiles: What’s Fresh from the Fields

Posted by | July 20 | No Comments on Producer Profiles: What’s Fresh from the Fields

Welcome back to Producer Profiles! This week we’re doing things a bit differently – we want to share the joy (and the bounty) of all the wonderful, fresh-from-the-field items that are coming in every day! (Now that’s fresh.) One of the best things about Local & Fresh is getting to know all of the producers […]

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Producer Profiles: Bee Raw

Posted by | July 13 | No Comments on Producer Profiles: Bee Raw

Welcome back to Producer Profiles! This week, we’ve got a “raw” story featuring treats and snacks that are healthy and delicious. In 2007, Bonnitta Whitrow was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, but she credits natural health and wellness strategies for her quality of life today. She founded Bee Raw to share healthy food with her community, […]

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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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Looking to sign up to start receiving deliveries? Click HERE to be taken to the store or click below to go right to the registry page.


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