29 December 2011
About a month or two ago, I decided to sign up for Door to Door Organics again. I always loved the service, but when I was in the process of moving to a new city, I couldn’t use the fresh produce fast enough and ended up wasting a lot of food.
As a reminder, Door to Door Organics is a produce delivery service that partners with organic farmers to deliver fresh, seasonal, and local produce (and now other groceries) to your door.
I’ve already sung Door to Door’s praises (here and here), but let me just say that Door to Door has really stepped up their game! Now, they offer other kinds of groceries on the site (from local, organic meat to organic canned goods) along with a recipe planner and shop-by-recipe tool to really help you get your meal plan together.
Here’s what I got in my last box:
2 ea. Yams
3 ea. Yellow Onion
1 ea. Avocado
1 ea. Acorn Squash
1 ea. Green Chard bunch
3 ea. Jalapeno Peppers 4oz
3 ea. Pink Lady Apples
1 ea. Carrot bunch with tops
4 ea. Russet Potatoes
Extras I added (everything except the fish is from a local Michigan farm. All the beef is grass-fed):
0.47 lb Graham’s Organics - Beef New York Strip Steak
2.77 lb Graham’s Organics - Beef Chuck Roast
1 lb. Graham’s Organics - Ground Pork
1 ea. Graham’s Organics - Pork Bratwurst
1 lb. Graham’s Organics - Smoked Bacon
2 8 oz Alaskan Coho Salmon Fillet, 8 oz
My total was around $85, which is a lot, but more than reasonable for this amount of organic food! The produce alone would have been $23.
If you live in Kansas City, Colorado, Chicago, or Michigan, you should try Door to Door. You can sign up for one box — the smallest box, the Bitty, is $23 — and if you hate it, cancel your account. But you won’t hate it. Here’s why:
- The produce is always fresh and beautiful. Since resubscribing, I’ve only had one or two duds. It looks almost as pretty as the image from the website!
- There’s nothing better than having fresh produce delivered to your door — especially in the winter, when leaving the house can be a lot of work.
- If your local farmers’ market is kind of lacking this time of year, Door to Door is a great supplement. You can even choose local produce when it’s offered.
- Like I said, they now offer local, organic meat and other groceries. This is awesome, to say the least.
- Door to Door has amazing customer service! Every time I’ve emailed them with a question, they get back to me ASAP with a friendly, personalized answer.
- If you refer a friend, you get a discount on your next order! If you try Door to Door because of this post, please let them know that Nutritionista sent you.
- No tax and no shipping fees!
- If you get four friends together and have Door to Door deliver all your boxes to the same location, you can get a discount. Just check out the co-op option on the site.
- You can put your subscription on hold if you’re going on vacation or just won’t need produce for a week or two.
I really have no complaints about Door to Door. They’re a fabulous company that only keeps improving their service. And because I know some of you are wondering, I’ve never received any free product or compensation from them (besides the discount I’ve received from referring other people — but anyone can get that!).
Though I think local farmers’ markets are the ideal when it comes to local, organic produce, sometimes you just can’t get to one for whatever reason. If that’s the case, definitely give Door to Door a chance.