I’m Chad, the FoodiEO at Door To Door Organics. Ever since we were just a tiny team packing boxes of organic food in the garage of our founders’ home, we’ve been focused on empowering people to eat Good Food. We’re still focused on that today. And we know a big part of making it easy to eat healthy is also to make it affordable.
If you haven’t yet tried a fresh, locally made whoopie pie from Inglorious Monk Bakery, prepare yourself for a religious experience. Frustrated with the shortage of delicious allergen-free desserts in stores, Nancy Coppom of Longmont, Colo., started making gluten-free whoopie pies for her family, then friends. Having grown up near Pennsylvania’s Amish Country, where the whoopie pie was invented, she decided to create a gluten-free version. The results were unique and delicious. Word spread and soon a local restaurant owner called, wondering if she could supply a gluten-free dessert. Nancy dropped off samples of her chocolate whoopie pie—and didn’t make it back to her car before the owner (who’d just tasted one) ran out to place an order. Thus, in […]
I’m the seafood buyer at Door to Door Organics, where we couldn’t be more passionate about sourcing the very best-tasting, healthiest and most sustainable seafood we can find. That’s why I’m excited to tell you the story of our new, premium offerings: Wild Alaskan King Salmon, Wild Alaskan Spot Shrimp, and Wild Oregon Pacific Albacore Tuna. All wild-caught, these tasty fish come to us through our trusted partner Kaleb Walker, a Colorado fisherman who travels to Alaska’s and Oregon’s Pacific waters each season to work with a co-op of fishermen who follow the most sustainable practices possible. His company, Kaleb’s Katch, has been providing us with sustainable Alaskan sockeye and coho salmon as well as cod for years. We’ve been wanting to […]
For many of its participants, to know Sister Carmen Community Center is to know the way home. This well-respected Lafayette, Colo.-based family resource center provides assistance to over 2,500 families in need—a number that can soar even higher during the holidays. Established in 1978, Sister Carmen Community Center (SCCC) serves Lafayette, Louisville, Superior, and East Boulder by operating a food bank, community garden, and thrift store and by offering a variety of classes to help people get back on their feet and to a place of self-sufficiency and dignity. “There isn’t anyone we serve who isn’t courageous,” says Basic Needs Program Manager Sarah Jensen. Taking a holistic, strength-based approach, SCCC provides a range of assistance including food, clothing, housing stabilization, […]
Just south of Bennett, Colo., lies Ambrosia Farm, a 35-acre prairie home to the Godsey family, lots of chickens, turkeys, and goats, and a handful of farm cats and dogs. Although the sweeping farmland is treeless, native wildlife, including antelope, deer, and rattlesnakes, is abundant. “The wind never stops blowing and the sun is hot and dry,” says owner Christine Godsey, “It’s the perfect place to raise dry land birds.” For the last several years as part of the Eastern Plains Natural Food Co-op, the Godseys have been raising heritage-breed chickens and turkeys. Heritage breeds are once-popular varieties of poultry that are well-adapted to often-localized conditions, grow slowly in their natural outdoor environment, have retained the ability to mate naturally, […]
Did you know that at 50 of Denver’s elementary schools, more than 90% of students rely on federally funded meals? Many of these children, ages 3 to 12, eat lunch on Friday and may not eat until they return to school Monday morning. “That fact brought us to our knees,” says Food for Thought co-founder Bob Bell. “We could not believe that was happening in our backyard.” In 2012, Bell joined forces with fellow Rotary Club member John Thielen to start this grassroots organization with a volunteer staff that packs and distributes Powersacks, grocery bags filled with staples like peanut butter, pasta, and energy bars, to kids in need. Food for Thought now helps feed more than 1,200 students (& their families) […]