Hope you all had a wonderful Canadian Thanksgiving!
I just love this time of year, don't you? Somehow fall always seems to be a time of moving on, leaving negative emotions and memories behind and getting ready to nest and rest for the winter. I love living in Eastern Canada, after years of living on the West Coast (which is of course beautiful in other ways), I have to say, it is so nice to be part of the changing of the seasons again. I love the sounds of fallen leaves crunching under my feet when I walk and wrapping that cuddly scarf with matching mittens around me is the best! I even enjoy the snow believe it or not... I much prefer a nice crisp clear sunny snowy day than the months of rain I used to live through. So, I guess you can say, this is my season.
As the seasons change, so does our business! We are excited to share this information with all of you, however the news will only affect our local customers. As of November 1st we will be moving! Our warehouse will be situated in a different area that will no longer have a showroom open to the public. A move that we have to do in order to continue to grow in a way that is best for efficient shipping and inventory management as we continue to grow as a small business. This move is bitter sweet, as we love interacting with our local customers so much and will miss our weekly visits with most of you...
When I first started Truly Organic Foods in 2010, I spent almost two years selling locally at the St. Catharines market. In the freezing cold and sweltering heat, I got up at 6 am and lugged my bins down there to showcase our products rain or shine. I connected with so many amazing people, some of which are still our loyal customers to this day. Truly Organic Foods has always been about more than shipping orders online, and we will always find ways to interact with as many customers as we can, even if we are tucked away in our offices most of the day.
We will be setting up a pick up spot in St. Catharines and possibly Niagara Falls those of you who do not want to pay for delivery and live in the Niagara area, and also possibly a second pick up spot in Grimsby for our customers closer to Hamilton/Burlington/Oakville and Mississauga. We will also be continuing to be part of amazing festivals and events as often as we can from Niagara to Toronto and beyond. Kent and I also have plans to set up our own series of events hosting speakers and creating a healthy space to learn and socialize with other like minded individuals. We hope to have our first event ready to go as soon as Early December and then keep going until the spring, so stay tuned! Actually speaking of this, if you are interested in staying in the loop of our events, you can sign up to a special newsletter where we will be letting people know about when/where/who! Make sure you sign up for the second newsletter, the one about local events.
Kent and I love our business so much and feel blessed every day to be doing what we do. With these changes, we will both have more time to source out amazing new products for everybody and focus more on servicing our amazing customers across Canada.
We would like to thank all of you for being part of Truly Organic Foods! Every single one of you matter to us and we look forward to sourcing wonderful pure certified organic foods for years to come!
Lee & Kent xo