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Traveling the World to Bring Tea to You

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There’s good reason why one of the oldest and most consumed drinks in the world is still around today and gaining more popularity among the Good Food community. By adding a cup of handcrafted and handpicked tea to your day, you elevate an everyday occasion and are reminded of how full life’s little moments can be. Unfortunately, teas today are often highly processed and flavored with not-so-natural ingredients. Now thanks to Detroit’s Joseph Wesley, founder of Joseph Wesley Tea, you can find pure, single-origin black teas directly sourced from estates in China and India right here in our own backyard. Joseph’s tea-loving journey began in 1992 while he was studying in Malaysia and traveling throughout Asia. He immersed himself into […]

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Bring the Barista Home With Great Lakes Coffee

In a perfect world, every morning before work (and of course on the weekends as well), I would wake up, stumble out of my bedroom, and step foot into either the Detroit or Lake Orion Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company cafés. Unfortunately for me–and I’m assuming the majority of you reading this–that is not the case. But thankfully, with a click of the mouse, Door to Door Organics can bring the best coffeehouse coffee directly to your doorstep, making delivery days that much better! I wanted to find out what makes my cup o’ Joe from Great Lakes Coffee stand out above the rest, so I visited Great Lakes Coffee. I’m serious, their coffee converted me from a sugar-and-cream kind […]

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Giving Good Food to Neighbors in Need

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Detroit’s own Gleaners Food Bank on the city’s east side was one of the very first food banks in the U.S. Established in 1977 by Gene Gonya, a farmer from Ohio who rented out the first floor space of a Detroit warehouse and began to solicit and store surplus food for the community. Fast-forward 36 years later, and Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeast Michigan is still located in that same warehouse on the eastside of Detroit, but now takes up every inch of its 96,000-square-foot facility. That’s no surprise when you hear about all the good work they’re doing: Gleaners distributed over 41 million pounds of food last year – the equivalent of more than 95,000 meals per day. […]

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The Good Food Gathering

Thanks to everyone who came out to support – and sample — local food at the Good Food Gathering on October 13th in Plymouth. We hope you enjoyed sampling some Good Food from our partners like Zingerman’s, Cook’s Bison Ranch, Thomas Organic Creamery, and many more. Take a look at these fun pictures that capture the day – maybe your little pumpkin painters and squash bowlers are in them!  

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Woo-hoo! Local Farm Boxes Are Here!

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Do you love local as much as we do? Food grown close to home is fresher, supports our community, and well, we think it just tastes better. That’s why we are beyond excited about summer’s Local Farm Boxes. Early in the season, these 100% local boxes are filled with just-picked kale and other leafy greens, zucchini, and sweet cippolini onions from the Midwest’s top organic family farms. Then in a few weeks we’ll have blueberries, peaches, corn, peppers, and more. By late summer, the boxes will boast Michigan’s tastiest organic apples. Our farmers tell us that Michigan’s peach and apple harvests will be bountiful this year, so we can’t wait for our first juicy bites! So what are the top five things […]

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Meeting Linda and Harley Thomas, the farmers and proud owners of Thomas Organic Creamery, was an experience I will not soon forget. The minute I arrived at their beautiful, 80-acre organic farm in Henderson, Michigan, I felt as if I was paying a visit to old friends. The husband-and-wife duo, who are the brains and brawn behind the operation (along with their son Harley), are some of the warmest, most genuine, hard-working, and compassionate people I have ever met. I was lucky enough to spend a day on the farm with them, learning everything from their day-to-day operations to our shared passion to empower people to Eat Good Food. I am delighted to share their story, and why Door to […]

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Meet June’s Employees of the Month

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June’s “Leader of the Packers,” Alex Leach, was chosen for his dependability, natural ability to lead a team, and incredible work ethic. Alex never has a problem arriving early, staying late, and doing whatever it takes to get the job done. He takes pride in his work, which has not gone unnoticed. As our most recently promoted Line Captain, we here at Door to Door Organics would like to thank Alex for his hard work and give him a moment in the spotlight that he deserves! Congrats, Alex! How long he’s been at Door to Door Organics: Alex has worked for us for a little over a year now. Why he works here: He came to work for Door to Door […]

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