Door To Door Organics

10 Aug

Michael and I found ourselves with a Groupon about to expire for Door to Door Organics this past weekend, and jumped right on the computer to place our order.  We had previously ordered from DTDO, but weren’t entirely impressed.  Let’s turn the clock back a few months and think about this…it was late in April, we weren’t cooking new recipes too often, the selection was a bit limited, and to be 100% honest I was a little lazy.  Hey, that’s what happens when you leave home at 7am, get home at around 7pm, still want to  run a few errands, maybe fit in a quick workout and catch a bad reality show or maybe Modern Family.  Dinners get simple, easy, and uninventive. It happens.

So cut to yesterday.  Our new order of a “Bitty Mixed Produce Box” arrives on our doorstep.  I think it’s adorable that they use “bitty” as part of the name of their different selections of boxes you can order: Bitty Mixed, Bitty Local Farm Box.  They also have small and medium sizes, but for just the two of us, the Bitty Mixed Produce Box works just fine and dandy.  One of the things I like about DTDO, is they allow you to sub out up to FIVE selections in your box!  That’s great!  We weren’t entirely sure what we’d want to do with chard and red leaf lettuce, so we switched those out.  Our box consisted of:

  • local white sweet corn-2 ears
  • local zucchini squash-1
  • cucumber-1
  • yellow peaches-2
  • red seedless grapes-1 lb.
  • mango-1
  • Bartlett pears-2
  • red potatoes-8
  • Dapple Dandy Pluot- 5

What the heck are Dapple Dandy Pluots??? We didn’t know when we ordered them, but we thought we’d give ’em a try.  They’re a hybrid of plums and apricots 🙂

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I was quite impressed with our order this week and already thinking of all the delicious recipes we could make with our new found goodies!  I think grilled corn and potatoes, and even grilled peaches for dessert are in our near future. 🙂  The grapes and  pluot already made into my lunch bag for today!

Door to Door Organics is a really great service.  They deliver right to your doorstep (or inside your entryway) every week or bi-weekly.  They even offer a discount if 4 or more orders are delivered to one location.  You can even put your order on hold if  decide to take some time away from ordering or even if you go on vacation.  They re-use the cardboard box and ice packs for future deliveries, and will pick them up at your next delivery day, which is nice.  They also include a little cheat sheet of how to store your produce and an approximate time of how long they should last.  A new addition since we last received an order, is a receipe card using foods you received in your specific produce box for the week.  How fun!  Ours was for Blueberry Orzo Pasta.  Yummmm!  DTDO is currently in Colorado, Kansas City, Chicago, and Michigan.  Depending on what area you’re in, they offer baked goods, coffee, dairy alternatives, grains, sweets, and so on.  So much to choose from to add onto your produce box order!  A great way to support local business while also saving yourself a little time on grocery shopping! 🙂

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3 Responses to “Door To Door Organics”

  1. thislittlelark August 10, 2011 at 11:07 pm #

    What an awesome service!

  2. Carly August 29, 2011 at 12:29 pm #

    How much does that type of service cost? I’ve been considering trying one, but was always afraid it would be a bit pricey. Luckily we have a Growers Direct in walking distance from our place (right next to my other favorite place, Trader Joe’s), so that is really nice!

  3. Carisa @HappyHealthyEating August 29, 2011 at 1:33 pm #

    Hey Carly! Yes, it can definitely get pricey, which is why we loved getting it with a Groupon! The Bitty Mixed Box, which had all of the food I mentioned in my blog would normally cost $26.99. But when you think about how much you might spend on all organic produce at Whole Foods, it isnt too bad. Plus they drop it right at your door! Done and done! 🙂 It would be especially nice to do on a week you’re super busy with scheduling and such after your workdays.

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