I’ve written a lot on this blog about how much I liked my CSA (community supported agriculture). Unfortunately the farm to which I had a share fell on some hard times and was not available to me this fall. I was looking for another source for my organic produce when I came across Door to Door Organics. It’s a delivery service of organic produce and natural groceries. I had seen the delivery trucks around and had heard good things about it so I wanted to give it a try. It was fantastic and I’m hooked!
Here is how it works. First you choose the size of your produce box. There are four options and I chose the medium size which they say “works for a hearty vegetarian couple or a family with a couple of veggie and fruit minded children”. Next you choose your frequency, weekly or bi-weekly. I chose bi-weekly to start. Then you customize your order. They give you a suggested list for each order but you are welcome to swap out. They also offer additional natural and organic groceries that you can add to your order.
I received my order on a Friday which is my preferred delivery day because it gives me the weekend to plan my menu for the upcoming week. It was fun coming home to a large box of organic veggies and the kids enjoyed helping me unpack the box.
So what did I do with all of this fresh, amazing, organic produce? A lot! I made a delicious salad with the kale, celery and tomatoes and topped it with a homemade maple ginger dressing. I served that alongside panini sandwiches.
I steamed the broccoli and green beans and served them with my Panko Crusted Wasabi Salmon.
I used the celery, carrots and onions as a base to a delicious lentil soup.
The sweet potato and onion got used in a black bean sweet potato chili.
I thought the service was fantastic and here is why:
- The quality was great. Everything I received was fresh and delicious.
- I like to eat local. When you customize your order they tell you which products are local so you can support your local community of farmers.
- It was economical. I did some price comparisons and mostly everything was the same price or less than at my local grocery store.
- Convenience. I can’t say enough about convenience when you have two toddlers. It decreased the amount of time I need to spend at the grocery store and I don’t know any mom who wouldn’t want this.
The only change I’m going to make is the box size and delivery frequency. I prefer a weekly service so I’m going to switch to the small mixed box once a week. I can’t recommend this service enough if you value organic produce and like supporting local farmers. If you are interested in trying out Door to Door Organics, they are offering my readers $10 off with the code VEGATTHESHORE1415T. Give it a try, you will love it!
I received a sample of Door to Door Organics for review purposes. All thoughts and opinions are my own.