"I get weekly Wanigan deliveries, their service and produce are top notch...so glad they are part of my weekly routine"

Don D., happy weekly subscriber

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Choose a Wanigan basket

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9 products

Wanigan organic baskets. Sensible, nutritious assortments and good value week over week.

The contents change every week, you can swap baskets and add items any time. 

To see this week's contents, simply click on any of the "ORDER" buttons below.

Fruit & Veg Small
Fruit & Veg Small
$25.00
Fruit & Veg Original
Fruit & Veg Original
$34.00
Fruit & Veg Medium
Fruit & Veg Medium
$44.00
Fruit & Veg Large
Fruit & Veg Large
$54.00
Local Harvest (Seasonal)
Local Harvest (Seasonal)
$25.00
Fruit 25
Fruit 25
$25.00
Veg Small
Veg Small
$25.00
Juicer's Basket
Juicer's Basket
$30.00
Juices & Smoothies
Juices & Smoothies
$40.00
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Local bounty in full swing

With the sun shining strong and rain coming and going, now is the time of year where the local season really takes off. Our Wanigan basket deliveries are full of amazingly fresh and delicious veggies from local farms.

This week we're delivering fresh local spring onions.

These onions are starting to form bulbs, which gives a more intense flavour, especially in the greens or tops. You can use them as you normally would use a scallion or green onion, like in salad dressings or grill them up whole on the bbq for something a little different.

Right now we've also got garlic scapes, rainbow chard, spring mixes, cilantro, snap peas, red radish and lots more from local organic farms.

Sign-up for Wanigan basket deliveries and we'll bring them to your door or c'mon by our secret vegquarters and veg shop at 250 Clarence Street in Brampton anytime, we're friendly and always happy to meet and talk veggies.

 

The hockey stick tomato stake, eh?

The backyard tomato patch staked with old hockey sticks is perhaps the most uniquely Canadian thing I can think of.

In the spirit of Canada Day, it’s worthy of a little reflection.

When I grew up, in the 1970’s, all hockey sticks were made out of wood. They were made in Canada and if I remember correctly, most were made in Quebec. We got our sticks from the gas station, where they were sold back in the 70’s, often as a sort of impulse purchase when your parents were getting gas.

The new stick started out for ice hockey and eventually, in a simple act of up-cycling, before we used words like that, it would become a road hockey stick…The official transition from ice to road occurred after a single use on the pavement, maybe in a pinch when you couldn’t find your current road hockey stick. Once used on the street, it simply became your road hockey stick and could never go back on the ice. That’s just how it was.

Now a good road hockey stick was something to be coveted and you would try and keep it in use for as long as possible. It was a badge of honour to play with a blade worn down to a sliver of its original size, showing all others just how much hockey you played.

When you finally retired your stick, it went into the line-up of old sticks, along the inside wall of the garage. Actually, these sticks would be better classified as semi-retired, waiting at the ready in case someone showed up without a stick or someone broke a stick mid-game.

At some point though, all sticks would end up broken. The shaft would snap or the blade would break and they would no longer be useful for hockey.  Worth noting that even these sticks, on occasion, would still be used as a last resort when nothing else was available to play with. A broken stick, maybe with just a nub of the blade remaining. It’s funny reflecting on that. Re-using at it best I guess.

The next stage for the hockey stick was where the real creative up-cycling took place. It became a tomato stake in the vegetable garden.  If I remember correctly, this is how all garden veggies were staked in the 1970’s ;)

I can still see my old hockey sticks, the different brands sticking up out of my parents garden behind the garage, holding up Dads beefsteak tomato crop.

Fast forward to 2018 and here I am using my kids' old sticks for the very same thing, in my own backyard. It’s a small thing maybe, but I take some pride in my settling for the practicality of the hockey stick to stake my tomatoes. I saved a few bucks, I feel good about a little up-cycling and feel happy to carry on the tradition, not just one from my family, but a much wider Canadian tradition.

Happy Canada Day everyone, from all of us at Wanigan Organics.

With the delivery of a Wanigan basket, you're helping to minimize food waste

Wanigan baskets are a great way to keep your veggie crisper and fruit bowls replenished on a weekly basis. The baskets show up at your door and you’ve got a different assortment of fresh organic produce for your family until the next delivery.

But did you know the Wanigan baskets help to minimize food waste?

With the subscription service format, when you place a standing order for the upcoming weeks it enables us to be precise on how many veggies to bring in to fill the Wanigan basket orders, thus minimizing "shrink" (stuff we can't sell).

The standard grocery store format often has over 30% produce waste but due in large part to knowing what we need, we've designed our daily operations to have zero produce waste. All the produce that comes in either goes out to our customers, gets made into a product or it gets composted on a local organic farm.

It's really great because this reduces waste and inventory losses, helps us achieve our zero waste objectives and ultimately results in lower prices and better value for our customers.

It's all part of a better way forward and an easy way for people to participate in a healthy, regenerating approach to business.