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Eat Like a Locavore! Your Guide to Eating in Season

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Here’s your month-by-month plan for picking our most popular produce at its peak freshness & nutrition. Plus, meet the fabulous farmers who grow all this yummy Good Food your family loves.

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Meet One of Our Favorite Local Foodies

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Meet Jaime Lopez of the South on Broadway food blog. She’s a busy Denver mom with a lifestyle blog for lovers of food, design, fashion, and travel. We also think she’s an inspiration for healthy living. We recently asked Jaime to share how Door to Door Organics makes her life a little easier. How does Door to Door Organics simplify your life? “I use Door to Door Organics to keep healthy fresh produce in my home at all times. The items in my delivery are the starting point for my weekly meal planning and often dictate what I will cook for the week ahead. I love that Door to Door Organics has expanded their offerings to include sustainable seafood, locally roasted coffee, range-free eggs […]

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How to Take Food Photos Like a Pro

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Are you so passionate about Good Food that you often grab your smartphone to capture (and share) your yummiest, healthiest creations? Show us your Good Food selfies by entering our Eat Better Challenge photo contest on Facebook between January 15 and January 24, 2016—and we’ll give you $5 to spend at the Shop. (You can also enter by posting to Instagram with #eatbetter16.) It’s that easy and everyone’s a winner! To learn how to create even more drool-worthy images, check out these 9 tips from pro photographers. 1. Shut off your flash. Always turn off your smartphone’s automatic flash. “Nothing mucks up a pretty picture more than a hard blast of light,” says Brad Haynes, who shoots gorgeous food shots for Door to Door Organics. “Your phone’s automatic white balance […]

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In the flat expanses of northern Colorado, about 30 miles east of the foothills, sits Strohauer Farms. Here, on 3,000 acres of land outside the small town of La Salle, third-generation farmer Harry Strohauer and his dedicated team cultivate corn and specialty onions such as shallots and cipollini. But their most famous crop is potatoes. They grow mainstay types like russet, red, Yukon Gold, and Purple Majesty, along with four fingerling varieties: Russian Banana, Rose Finn, French, and Purple Peruvian. The first generation of Strohauer Farms put down roots in the Greeley area in the early 1900s when Harry’s grandfather (who had 10 sons!) began working the land. In the 1930s, Harry’s father moved the farming operation to its current […]

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50,000 Ways We Support Organic, Local Farmers

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Working alongside his father near Longmont, Dave Asbury dug into farming at age 11. Although he never set out to become a farmer, he did study agricultural education at Colorado State University with the thought of teaching. After working at a friend’s wholesale produce business after college, he finally took the plunge in 1984, purchasing 50 acres along Highway 66 in Longmont and starting a pumpkin patch. Today, Dave and a staff of seven operate Full Circle Farms on 1,100 acres, partly owned and partly leased in an often-challenging growing environment, the high-country desert. Working in fields that boast fabulous view of Rocky Mountain National Park’s Longs Peak, Dave and his team use eco-friendly, USDA-certified organic methods such as rotating […]

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The Locavore’s Guide to Eating in Season

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Door to Door Organics Locavore’s Guide to Eating in Season is an at-a-glance calendar that makes it easy to eat locally & in season, which ensures you’re eating the most nutritious & delicious available. Find out when our most popular local produce will be at its peak & meet the farmers who grow all this delicious Good Food.

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Ozuké: Bringing Fermented Foods to Life in Colorado

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If you’ve ever eaten sourdough bread, yogurt, or sauerkraut, you’ve enjoyed some form of fermented food. One variety called lacto-fermentation creates foods that are literally alive with probiotic microbes, which aids in digestion and absorption of nutrients. Often slightly fizzy, they also tend to boast spunky, downright sassy flavor. “Kids really like our foods,” says Mara King, resident chef and COO of Ozuké, a Lafayette, Colo.-based company that excels at all things pickled. Mara and her founding business partner, Willow King (no relation), love offering samples of their organic foods at local farmer’s markets and watching kids (and grownups) try fermented foods for the first time. It was this excitement of creating kimchi and live, raw kraut in their home kitchens—and […]

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