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Collect Our 2016 Farmer Cards!

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Remember the fun of trading baseball cards? We’ve created a new version showcasing some of our personal heroes: local farmers who grow & raise the Good Food we deliver to you. Each week throughout July, we’ll introduce you to a new farm & share their stories. Look out for the fourth & last card, a coloring contest for the kiddos & a chance to win a farmer starter kit. Enjoy the cards & collect ’em all!   Stewards of the land & their Amish culture, the 150 co-op members of Green Field Farms work collectively to revitalize local family farms & grow healthy food using centuries-old sustainable methods. Learn more >> Download farmer card >>   Back in the 1970s, 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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Fattoush Dressing Teta Foods

You might not expect to find a former financial analyst whipping up Shish Tawook marinade, garlic spread, and other gourmet Mediterranean sauces and dressings behind an unassuming storefront in Clinton Township, Michigan. But this is exactly where Teta Foods founder Tarek Abouljoud feels happiest. It all started a few years ago, when Tarek began craving a new career outside the financial sector. He’d always loved cooking Lebanese food and bringing people together over delicious meals. This passion, coupled with an old family recipe for Fattoush dressing he’d make as a child in his grandmother’s kitchen, sparked a business idea. But before taking the plunge, the analytical Tarek conducted a six-month feasibility study to confirm what he’d already suspected: People love […]

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Twin Pines: An Organic Twist to Fourth-Generation Farming

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When I visited this spring, rows of vibrant green-onion leaves were peeking out of the soil at Pete and Jill Creguer’s beautifully manicured 160-acre Twin Pines Organic Farms. The farmland surrounds a lovely homestead where colorful flowers and trees flourish. Self-proclaimed fanatics about cleanliness and organization, the Creguers have spent more than a quarter-century perfecting their craft, growing the highest quality organic onions, potatoes, corn, pinto beans, and soft white winter wheat. It’s hard to imagine the farm as anything but an organic oasis, but it didn’t start out that way. Fourth-generation farmers Pete and Jill Creguer accumulated more farming knowledge during childhood than most people do in a lifetime. In 1988, the happy couple bought their own farm in […]

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Klug Orchards Greenhouse Kevin and Cathy Klug

Working and living on land owned by their family for more than 60 years, Kevin and Cathy Klug of Klug Orchards & Green Organics are old pros when it comes to growing plants. A third-generation farmer, Kevin was raised in the 1840s homestead he now shares with his wife and three sons. As a child, he’d set up shop at the end of his driveway, selling strawberries picked from his own bushes. Cathy grew up learning organic farming principles from her mother. After marrying in 1988, Kevin and Cathy started farming full-time, drawing upon their parents’ commitment to limiting their use of chemicals when growing food for the community. But after their young, first-born son became sick and later died, the couple passionately dug into […]

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Organic Innovators: Cinzori Farms

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In the sleepy unincorporated Michigan community of Ceresco, family-run Cinzori Farms has been quietly experimenting & innovating with organic farming practices since 1974. We recently visited the farm, where a cozy, century-old homestead gives way to 260 acres of fertile fields and rural landscape. It’s an unlikely place for two Detroit natives to end up, but former autoworker Don Cinzori and wife Donna haven’t looked back since packing up and moving to this peaceful spot in the mid-seventies. Long before USDA Organic certification existed and mainstream demand for organic food was growing like a weed, the Cinzoris practiced chemical-free farming because they wanted safe, more nutritious food for their family—and eventually for their community. They also drastically cut water usage […]

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How Our Compost Makes a Difference in Detroit and Beyond

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We think every day should be Earth Day, but with the official day (April 22) fast approaching, we’re excited to share a particularly fertile story. In 2014, Door to Door Organics launched a pilot composting program in partnership with our friends at Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI), based in the North End neighborhood of Detroit. Over the summer, we delivered 5,000 pounds of organic produce past its prime to MUFI to be composted, thereby diverting this “food waste” from the landfill. Our awesome drivers donated more than 16 hours of their time to make these deliveries, and their generous efforts have certainly paid off! MUFI uses the nutrient-rich compost to naturally fortify the soil at its Brush Street Production Farm. […]

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