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Falling for Autumn

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By now, you’ve probably all sipped a pumpkin spice latte, savored a slice of pumpkin bread, or devoured a pint of pumpkin ice cream. If you’re in the fall-is-for-pumpkin-spice-everything camp, we’re right there with you. Truth be told, we’re obsessed with all forms of autumn squash at the moment, from acorn and butternut to delicata and spaghetti. Wondering how to turn a pumpkin into dinner rather than a jack-o-latern? Discover fall’s most delicious squash recipes. Then bring a bit of autumn’s bold colors to your desktop as a reminder to savor the season by downloading the October 2016 Good Food Calendar to your desktop. Just click on the ideal version for your screen and then choose save/download. 2560 x 1600 […]

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Produce Storage Tips

Love fresh, organic produce but hate when it shrivels & wilts before you can use it? Try these tricks to keep your fruits & vegetables fresh longer. Let’s start with these 6 tips: Store fruits & vegetables separately. Fruits like bananas & melons emit the ripening hormone ethylene as a gas, which can speed spoilage of other items. Chop tops. Removing carrots & beet tops helps these veggies retain nutrients & stay fresh longer. Don’t toss beet greens—cook ’em like chard! Let veggies breathe. Store them in reusable mesh bags or unsealed plastic bags. Wait to wash most produce until you’re ready to eat it. Dampness can promote spoilage. Once you’ve cut it, refrigerate it. Wrap tightly in plastic. A […]

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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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Go Natural When Dyeing Easter Eggs

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  When I was a kid, every Easter I dunked eggs in mugs filled with those fizzing tablets that instantly produced vibrant colors. It was the ’70s, or the better-living-through-chemistry decade, when no one questioned how chemicals affected our health. Today, even though the kits sold in stores proclaim to be nontoxic, many still contain synthetic food dyes that studies have linked to allergies and behavioral problems like ADHD in children. Why not skip the kits with neon colors and glitter pens (they contain polyurethane) and go au naturel this spring? Using veggies, fruits, spices, tea, and coffee will produce a vivid array of hues from soft pastels to deep, earthy tones. Of course, creating dyes with organic produce will help […]

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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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