There's nothing quiiiiiite like coming home from a lengthy day of work to a box brimming with all the organic produce a girl could ever dream of.
And trust me, I've had produce dreams more than once. More than thrice.
When Door to Door Organics reached out to me about reviewing their online grocery delivery service and using their items in a seasonal recipe, it was a no brainer. I love grocery shopping, but I don't mind having the conveinece of online shopping and quick doorstep delivery done for me here and there! Since 1997, they've been delivering organic, natural and local groceries and they JUST added Columbus as one of their delivery locations! Heyooooo.
Columbus is on the map, people. No big deal. But kind of a huge deal.
So how does it work? First, you log in and select a produce box based on the size of your family and how much produce you want. Then you choose a delivery day and set preferences for your likes and dislikes. You can customize your order each week. Shop for additional groceries and you're all set! Delivery is free.
There's no commitment, so you can cancel anytime. Boxes start at $25.99 and you can always make 5 substitutions to your weekly pre-set box based on the huge selection of organic vegetables and fruit (local when possible!). Not all of the groceries are 100% organic in an effort to avoid excluding the small, local artisan food producers who aren't yet able to afford the organic certification or non-GMO verification. I can get down with that philosophy.
In addition to filling your box with fab produce galore, you can boost your box by shopping 1,000 grocery items, such as frozen foods (Amy's meals!), pantry staples, ethnic foods, tons vegan options, gluten-free items, non-GMO snacks, and other local products. If you're a carnivore, they have a nice selection of quality beef, chicken, eggs, cheese, and more. I actually bought the boyfriend some grass-fed ground beef and organic eggs! He was pleased.I also love that Door to Door Organics partners with local farmers and artisans like Hartzler Family Dairy, Shagbark Seed & Mill, and Bowman & Landes.
I filled my box with mushrooms, celery, grapefruit, apples, red onion, thyme, green onions, potatoes, cauliflower, bell peppers, oranges, eggs, kale. All organic! It was delivered in a big box, nice and cold and ready for the fridge.
The site was super easy to navigate and I had fun going through all the other options other than produce. There were lots of items that I actually buy already like Ezekiel bread, Mary's Gone Crackers, Hope Foods hummus, Muir Glen salsa, Sunbutter, quinoa, Amy's soups, coconut oil, frozen spinach, tempeh, almond milk, and even Justin's dark chocolate peanut butter cups! That's what I think sets Door to Door Organics apart from other delivery services. It's so much more than just produce! I could definitely see myself purchasing these other items through them.
I really like the idea of planning meals around the food I'm ordering. The site also has a "shop by recipe" feature where you can find items to purchase based on the recipe's ingredients. How groovy is that?
Price is one aspect that may turn people off to this concept. Everything is organic and essentially you're paying for the convenience of having food delivered. Some people think that that in itself is worth the extra cost, and others don't. It's a personal preference.
GIVEAWAY: Skip a trip to the store and get farm-fresh food delivered right to your door! Be sure to enter your zip code on the site before entering to make sure they deliver to your area. Door to Door Organics is giving away $50 gift cards to THREE lucky readers! To enter, simply use the Rafflecopter below (it may take a few seconds to load). Log-in using Facebook or an email adress, and then leave a comment telling me what you're going to whip up with this awesome produce. Leaving a comment is mandatory to enter. To gain additional entries, follow the prompts.
This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end next Sunday, November 22nd at 12am EST. The winner will be notified via email. Good luck!
This post was sponsored by Door to Door Organics. Thanks for supporting the brands that support Hummusapien!