Archive for March, 2013

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Do you want to raise funds for your child’s school but don’t want to buy junk food or needless knickknacks to show your support? Door to Door Organics makes school fundraising easy—and healthy—with our co-op fundraising program that donated more than $11,000 to Colorado schools and non-profits in 2012. In just four years, we’ve helped local schools raise a total of more than $42,000. Local schools say the co-op program builds community, encourages kids to eat healthier foods, and provides needed aid to help them reach goals. “We love Door to Door Organics for many reasons,” says Megan Morgan coordinator of program at The Peak School in Breckenridge. “We love the regular influx of funds because there are very few […]

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Shorty’s Corner: Frost-Nipped Artichokes

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Spring is here and that means it’s time for green veggies! I’m super-duper excited to bring you a brand-new crop of the season’s freshest artichokes this week. I did want to give you a heads-up on the ‘chokes since they are what we in the produce biz call “frost-nipped artichokes.” These artichokes aren’t the prettiest we’ll see this spring, but boy are they delicious! The tips of the leaves are slightly discolored by winter’s last chill (so that’s where they got the name from!) so you may see some tip burn or minor peeling, kinda like a sunburn. Although the brownish color may not look as bright as the green, frost-nipped artichokes taste just as delicious and actually have a […]

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The Eating of the Green for St. Pat’s

The kids will love the green eggs, especially when served with ham.

Like almost 12% of the American population, I can trace my ancestry to the Emerald Isle. It’s a country that has lush vegetation, except for the blighted  potato crop during the Great Famine that caused 1 million Irish to emigrate to America. Green, therefore, is the color most associated with St. Patrick’s Day, when we are all a little Irish. In my family, which is 50% Irish, we celebrated the color and the heritage throughout the day. My mom would maybe give us socks with green shamrocks for luck, perhaps she’d slip some green food coloring in our milk for lunch, and we always, without fail, had Corned Beef and Cabbage for dinner. You may want to try to start your […]

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