Archive for August, 2012

Fight for Your Right to Know About GMOs

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We so strongly believe that you have a right to know what’s in your food that we built a business around the idea. When you do your shopping with us, you can feel confident that our organic fruits and veggies were not grown with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, because the USDA Organic Certification label prohibits it. Beyond that, we have been working with organizations like the Non-GMO Project to identify non-GMO grocery items and make them easy to shop for. Items that bear the Non-GMO Project Verified seal have been tested for the presence of GMOs, which research shows may make food toxic and allergenic and also alter its nutritional value.[1] So we know what products don’t contain GMOs, […]

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A No-Risk, Long-Term Investment in Health

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When I first started in the organic produce biz back in 1999, I quickly learned what “paying now or paying later” meant when it came to buying quality food rather than opting for the cheap, processed stuff that would take a toll on my body years later. One of my coworkers was living with leukemia and going through chemo. His doctor advised that he cut out meat, go on an all organic produce diet, and start juicing. Shortly after he started juicing nutrient-packed organic fruits and veggies–carrots, citrus, apples, beets, spinach, greens, onions, garlic, and more–color returned to his skin and he regained a lot more energy. I was amazed to see those changes and was inspired to invest in […]

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10 Easy Back-to-School Meal Ideas

If you’re already out of lunch ideas after just the first week of school, Door to Door Organics can help. Chef Chris Clarke has created a week’s worth of quick and easy healthy lunches just for you — and your kids, who will be wowed by these fun creations when they open their lunchboxes. And if you have no time or inspiration to make dinner on a school night, Chef Chris comes to the rescue again with more than a week’s worth of simple weeknight recipes you can whip up quicker than your kids can say, “I’m hungry! What’s for dinner?” Find a week’s worth of creative lunch ideas and weeknight meal solutions at the Kitchen. Tweet

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Shorty’s Corner! Melon Time!

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Let’s talk about melons. We have a ton of melons this week; cantaloupe, watermelon, and honeydews! The cantaloupe is local, and was grown at Full Circle Farms in Longmont. Even though I rather talk about something more upbeat, I think it is worth mentioning the melon food safety after that Listeria scare last year. First off, the melons from last year’s Listeria episode came from a packing shed operated by a conventional grower, Jenson Farms. Melons are more at risk for forborne illnesses than most other produce. Why? Because they grow on the ground, where the plant may be fertilized with and exposed to cow stuff, AND the fruit has a low acidity, which equals a better breeding ground for bacteria. The […]

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Why We Strive to Be a Good Corporate Citizen

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Door to Door Organics was founded on a mission to bring more Good Food — food that positively impacts health, communities, and the environment — to more people in a sustainable way. We continue to strive for industry leadership in this mission. Beyond our already sustainable business model for sourcing products and delivering groceries, we constantly seek ways to innovate, set new standards for excellence, and wow our customers. We promise to operate in way that promotes health, community, and the environment and want to be held to a high level of accountability, so that’s why we achieved B Corporation certification. As the director of operations, I am thrilled to announce that Door to Door Organics has become a certified B Corporation, a […]

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Shorty’s Summer Storage Tips

Hot summer days and Colorado’s low humidity can be tough on fruits and veggies. Here are my secrets to keeping your produce from wilting and spoiling too quickly. Most veggies and fruit are happiest in humidity between 75% and 95%, making your crisper and fruit drawers the ideal spots to store produce – with a few exceptions. Discover where summer’s bounty stores best then follow my tips to keep your produce fresher longer. Want more produce-storing tips from Shorty? Check out our Website. Tweet

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Do You Eat Too Much Protein? [Infographic]

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Full disclosure: I’m a vegetarian and an aspiring vegan. That being said, I believe that it is very natural to eat meat. We’ve been doing it forever. Animals eat other animals. Very natural. What isn’t natural or good is how much meat we do eat. Read on to see what I learned about our protein habits! Tweet   Added 8/14/12 Here are my sources, for anybody interested in digging in to assess the validity of the infographic or just to learn more. Recommended protein consumption via choosemyplate.gov: What counts as an ounce? http://www.choosemyplate.gov/food-groups/proteinfoods_counts_table.html How much is needed? http://www.choosemyplate.gov/food-groups/proteinfoods_amount_table.html Definition of ‘ounce equivalent’:  “What counts as an ounce equivalent in the Protein Foods Group?  In general, 1 ounce of meat, poultry or fish, […]

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