RESOURCES In the last few weeks life has changed dramatically here in Victoria and around the globe as we work together to slow the spread of Covid-19 during this pandemic. There have been many new challenges for some during this stay at home period. Here are some resources to keep you healthy and our community well through all of this. Included is information about CSA farm delivery boxes, other local producers, fitness, and more.
I will work to continually update this information. I do not have any affiliation with anyone listed here. The goal is simply to share resources to help you be your best during this period of time. Additionally, I will continue to make and post videos.
LOCAL GROWERS & PRODUCERS CSA (COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE) CSA boxes are put together by local farms from the produce they are growing. Each week a collection of fruits and vegetables that are harvested and arranged for delivery (some farm provide pick up options). The vegetable and fruit change each week depending on what is in season. The size of each box depends on the farm. Here are a few local options:
ALM Organic Farm https://www.almfarms.org FOR $25 per week
Saanich Organics https://www.saanichorganics.com/csa-box/ FOR $35 per week
PRODUCERS Healing Farm Eggs, potatoes, squash, dried fruit, shelled and packaged hazelnuts, almonds and walnuts Monday afternoon pick up. Free delivery over $50 email@example.com
Westcoast Garlic Garlic bulbs, Garlic powder, Garlic scape pesto Free delivery over $100 or deliver charge of $10 under $100 order. derekpowell@ gmail.com
Mile Zero Coffee Co. Roasted coffee beans or ground Delivery available www.milezerocoffee.com • firstname.lastname@example.org
Unity Jun Jun fermented drink Delivering on Thursday with a minimum order of $20 www.unityjun.com • email@example.com
OTHER FOOD BOXES FOR PICK UP The Good food box $10 - $20 per box with multiple pick up locations www.thegoodfoodbox.ca
OTHER STAPLES WELL.CA They are a Canadian company that ship staples such as dried goods and personal care products.
MARKETS Moss Street Market - 1330 Fairfield Rd Saturday 10:00-1:00
GROW YOUR OWN OUTSIDE If you've been thinking of growing a garden, now is a perfect opportunity to get started. Spring is here and there are few things that you can start with right away. The growing season is starting here in Victoria. There are many vegetables, herbs and fruits you can grow in a garden or in pots. more coming soon ...
INSIDE If you have no outside space there are other ways you can grow your own fresh green!
FITNESS coming soon ... personal trainer Mira Tuzlak shares with me how you can create a great full body work out at home with the things you already have.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Your initial intake will consist of an extensive review of your current condition, relevant past medical history or family medical history and physical exam if indicated. If you have had recent blood work or imaging tests done, it is helpful to send a copy of the results with your intake forms or bring to your first appointment.
Your second visit will typically be scheduled for 3-4 weeks after your initial appointment. In this appointment, your naturopathic plan will be refined and will contain short and long term goals for your health. The time between return appointments is assessed on an individual basis and is dependent on the therapies used.
FORMS Forms will be emailed to you when you book your initial appointment. Please complete the intake and consent forms prior to your first appointment.
Dr. Orissa Forest is located at Moss Healthcare Centre at 143 Moss Street at the corner of May Street in Victoria, British Columbia.
By Bike : there is a place to lock you bike at the front of the building. By Car : parking is located at the back of the building off of May Street. There is also street parking on Both Moss Street and May Street By Bus : Bus #3 stops in front of the Clinic on May Street at Moss Street, Bus #7 stops on Fairfield Street at Moss Street, which is a 5 min walk down Moss Street to Moss Healthcare.