Archive for May, 2012

Think Globally, Act and Feed the Hungry Locally

More than 3 billion people live on less than $2.50 a day. Over 80% of the world’s population lives in countries where the income gap continues to widen. Currently, 1 billion children live in poverty, which is 50% of the children throughout the world. More than 600 million live without proper shelter, 400 million have no access to safe drinking water, and close to 300 million have no access to health care.1 Such statistics give me pause. Pause to consider not just the broader issue of hunger, but how the issues strike close to home. I suppose it’s somewhat understandable for developing countries to continue to struggle when resources, leadership, and support from other countries are not available. Yet, America […]

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What We’re Doing to Ensure the Integrity of Our Good Food

Did you know we’re USDA Organic Certified? We’ve always delivered certified-organic products to your home, but our warehouse in Lafayette became a USDA Certified Organic Processing Facility in fall 2011. Everyone at Door to Door Organics is proud to have achieved the highest and most rigorous standards for organic distribution and processing in our industry. This certification ensures the integrity and quality of the food Door to Door Organics delivers to you. We were named a USDA Certified Organic Processing Facility by QAI, a US Department of Agriculture-accredited certifying agency that verifies the organic integrity of foods from our farmers to your door. You can trust that every organic food we deliver is truly organic and has not come in […]

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For the Love of a Good Sandwich

“Can I share with you my worldview? All of humankind has one thing in common: the sandwich. I believe that all anyone really wants in this life is to sit in peace and eat a sandwich.” –Liz Lemon on 30 Rock Liz Lemon had it right, who doesn’t love a sandwich? Homer spent days with a six-foot sub on The Simpsons and when Marge finally convinced him it was time to let it go, he asked for a moment alone with it. What is most remarkable about sandwiches is their versatility. Breakfast, lunch, or dinner, meat filled or meat free, open faced or towering layers, there is no wrong way. There was a babysitter once, who cut my PB&J sandwich […]

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It’s the Last Week of the Good Food Challenge!

Throughout this month’s Good Food Challenge, we introduced you to farro, fennel, beets, bison, and rhubarb, among others, suggesting easy ways to add them to dishes. The more foods you added to your order, the more chances you had to win Door to Door Organics credit and be entered in a drawing for 6 months of free Bitty Boxes. There’s still time to enter before this contest ends on June 1st – just try these Good Foods this week: Alaskan Halibut: If you’re normally not a fan of fish, try mild-tasting halibut. This lean protein-packed fish has a buttery flavor and a firm but flaky texture. Our fisherman Kaleb Walker supplies us with wild-caught Alaskan halibut that’s certified sustainable by the Marine […]

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5 Tips for Greener Grilling

Before you fire up your grill for a cookout, check out these simple ways to lessen your environmental impact and grill healthier this summer. Learn why a gas grill beats charcoal every time, then discover that marinades don’t just taste good — they’re good for you, too. And find out how to reduce the amount of garbage you create when throwing a backyard barbecue. Go for the gas grill, not charcoal. Cooking with gas is the greener option, says a study that found that a charcoal grill’s carbon footprint is three times that of a gas grill’s. The dripping fat that hits coals and contributes to the tell-tale aroma and smoke of a barbecue also gives off polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, a […]

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This Week’s Good Food Challenge: Get Grilling!

With Memorial Day coming up next weekend, this week’s Good Food Challenge items are all foods fit for a summer barbecue: bison, beets, and arugula. Where are the burgers and dogs, you say? Well, we do have a bison burger recipe that will beat a regular beef patty in a taste test any day. Remember, we created the Good Food Challenge contest to help you to step out of your culinary comfort zone, so try something new this holiday. Learn about this week’s must-try Good Foods and find out more about the contest and prizes below: Arugula: Swear off dull iceberg lettuce for good and add a little spicy arugula to your life. Arugula, aka rocket, has a peppery taste […]

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Have You Taken the Good Food Challenge Yet?

If you ever stopped yourself from subbing out a veggie you’ve never tried before and then were delighted by how simple it was to prepare and how delicious it tasted, then this contest is for you! The Good Food Challenge contest inspires you to step out of your culinary comfort zone and makes it easy to try new things. Each week in May, we’re introducing you to 3 produce or grocery items and suggesting recipes from the Kitchen that are sure to turn you into a fan of the food. To join in the fun, simply add one of the challenge items to your order. Learn more about the contest and prizes below, and check out this week’s must-try Good Foods: Farro: […]

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