Are you like me and look around at the produce department and wonder how long all those veggies have been there and how many pesticides have been thrown at them? Fruits and Veggies in the store don’t even look that great – and sometimes you get them home and are really disappointed!
Door to Door Organics is a delivery service that brings a wonderful variety of the freshest organic fruits, vegetables and groceries direct to people’s homes, schools and workplaces all year long. Simply sign up for their produce box, and then you can add any number of things to your order from their shop tab.
You can also start your own co-op, which are organized groups of Door to Door customers that either save money or donate to charities by having their boxes delivered to the same location. Once you have 4 or more members, members receive a $3 discount off each box, or Door to Door Organics donates 10% of the box price.
We opened our complimentary Itty Bitty Box (which isn’t really very itty) to see some fabulous broccoli, a mouth watering mango, some lovely lettuce, some organic blood oranges and apples and some bananas. It was a gorgeous box (the one in the article pales in comparison). The kids thought it was tons of fun and the box was beautiful!
Door to Door Organics’ goal is to make it easy to eat healthfully while feeling good about supporting sustainable food systems, and offer organic produce that is reasonably priced and locally-grown whenever possible.
Get our discount here:
Denver Parent is offering a 40% discount off an Itty Bitty Box, using the discount code “denverparent” when ordering from Door to Door Organics’ Web site.
Denver Parent is giving away an Itty Bitty Box (a $24.99 value). To enter, answer one of the questions below. Your entry will be picked from random.org (I number the comments and will select a winner from that list). The winner will be drawn Sunday, March 6 at 5pm.
1) What are you doing to incorporate more healthy eating habits into your life?
2) Why is eating organic important to you?
3) How did you first become convinced that eating organic was important and how has it impacted you?
If you have a chance:
I made a cheese sauce to go over my broccoli (which the kids loved) and here’s the cheese sauce:
- 1 large head broccoli
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
- Minced fresh parsley
- Cut broccoli into stalks and microwave broccoli in a covered container, with a little water, for 3 to 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt butter; stir in flour and thyme until blended. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat; add cheese, stirring until melted.
- Drain and pat broccoli dry; place on a serving platter. Top with cheese sauce; sprinkle with paprika and parsley.