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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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Local producer at The Brinery

It was in the fall of 2010, while David Klingenberger was working on organic Tantre Farm in Chelsea, Mich., that he began a journey into fermentation that has culminated with his serving as Chief Fermenting Officer at The Brinery in Ann Arbor. That particular autumn, Tantre’s fertile fields yielded David and his fellow farmhands with an exceptionally large bumper crop of cabbage. Inspired by both his passion for eating locally year-round and his German lineage, David decided to preserve the cabbage, creating his delicious, wild-fermented sauerkraut that so many foodies, including President Barack Obama, enjoy today. Located in Ann Arbor’s Washtenaw Food Hub, The Brinery produces an array of delightfully complex krauts, pickles, kimchi, and other fermented goodies, constantly adding […]

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Neu Kombucha: Local Elixirs of Love

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If you aren’t yet familiar with the kombucha craze, it’s time you got on board. Originating as an ‘immortality elixir’ in China as far back as 220 B.C., kombucha offers not just a uniquely sweet-tart flavor, but is also said to have many health benefits. Kombucha contains live probiotic cultures, B vitamins, and antioxidants, all which may play important roles in GI health, digestion, mood, and immunity, making it the perfect addition to your spring detox plan. At the Shop, we carry the best local kombucha we’ve found: Neu Kombucha, made with love by Jennie Neu and her fiancé, Julius Sipkay. Kombucha is carefully crafted by fermenting “good bugs” (bacteria and yeast, also known as a SCOBY), sugar & tea. The […]

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Local Coffee Talk: Red House Imports

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You’d be “hard-pressed” to find a coffee that’s as enjoyable to sip, as distinctively smooth, or as expertly prepared as a mugful from Detroit’s own Red House Imports. To learn (and share) more about this new vendor’s mission and expert process, a few of us from Door to Door Organics headed over to meet young founders, Jamie Olson and Travis Heeren. About a year ago, these friends and former college roommates combined a shared coffee obsession with a shared mission to create the most environmental and socially responsible business possible—and to offer customers coffee they can enjoy with a totally clean conscience. Red House Imports leverages Jamie’s background in ecology as well as the relationships Travis built with Costa Rican […]

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Ope’s Is Changing the Way the World Eats

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A perfect mix of life’s ingredients led Lauren Oppenlander to start Ope’s, which makes locally crafted, organic, non-GMO, and certified vegan burgers and cookies in Kalamazoo. The recipe for Lauren’s food fascination began with her father, Richard Oppenlander. Dr. O is not only a respected local dentist, but also a prominent nutritionist and author. A fervent vegan, he raised Lauren and her two siblings on a sprawling, organic farm in Kalamazoo, Michigan, that also serves as a sanctuary for rescued and abused animals. From an early age, Lauren and her siblings helped plant and harvest crops on the family farm, which taught them about the origin of their food and the importance of organic agriculture. And caring for the farm’s […]

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Good Times at the Good Food Gathering

Good Food & good fun were had by all at the recent Good Food Gathering in Plymouth, Michigan. Thank you to everyone who came out and spent their day with us, sampling locally crafted eats, enjoying live music, picking that perfect piece of produce, and painting pumpkin with the kiddos. It was so much fun watching our community of artisan vendors come together with current, past, and future customers. We can’t wait to do it all again next year! Take a look at the pictures below that capture how communal spirit of the event–maybe you will spot your little pumpkin painter?

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Join Us for our Good Food Gathering!

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We’re excited to invite you all to our 2nd Annual celebration of fun, food & family. The big event will take place on Sunday, October 12th, from 12 to 4PM at the Gathering Space right in the heart of beautiful downtown Plymouth. The best part? It’s free! Bring your friends & family to the open-air autumn market to meet the local farmers & food artisans who work hard to grow & create the foods we deliver to you each week.  With over 20 of our favorite vendors on site, you’ll be sure to find a new tasty bite (or 20). Vendors will include Beau Bien Fine Foods, Zingermans Candy, Bakery & Creamery & Higher Grounds Coffee Sample local delicacies & enjoy live […]

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