Archive for October, 2014

Since 1835, Central New Yorkers have had it easy when it comes to choosing what kind of turkey to serve to loved ones on Thanksgiving. Right in their own backyard in Lysander, NY, Plainville Farms has long been humanely raising turkeys the old-fashioned way—eating vegetarian feed (but never antibiotics) in open, well ventilated buildings that allow the turkeys to roam to their hearts’ content. In 2007, the family-owned turkey farm and processor was sold to a division of Hain Celestial Group and operations have expanded to include other nearby family-run farms. Still, Plainview turkeys all are raised according to the same strict humane-treatment guidelines. Groups such as the Global Animal Partnership regularly visit to do third-party audits, verifying the farms’ […]

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Sweet Note Bakery Bagels on Trays

At 5 a.m., while most of us are still snoozing, the self-dubbed “crazy bagel ladies” are busy boiling and baking at Sweet Note Bakery in the historic Philadelphia neighborhood of Manayunk. In fact, this tight-knit team is far from crazy. They’re just passionate about baking up fresh, locally made delicious bagels that aren’t just gluten-free—but also 100% vegan, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free and non-GMO. That’s quite the mouthful (pun definitely intended), but the ladies at Sweet Note Bakery believe everyone, no matter their allergy or diet preference, should be able to enjoy a delicious bagel. With a lifelong passion for baking, founder and president Michelle MacDonald was inspired to start Sweet Note in 2012, after her grandfather and sister were diagnosed with celiac […]

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Helping Feed Denver’s Neediest Kids

Did you know that at 50 of Denver’s elementary schools, more than 90% of students rely on federally funded meals? Many of these children, ages 3 to 12, eat lunch on Friday and may not eat until they return to school Monday morning. “That fact brought us to our knees,” says Food for Thought co-founder Bob Bell. “We could not believe that was happening in our backyard.” In 2012, Bell joined forces with fellow Rotary Club member John Thielen to start this  grassroots organization with a volunteer staff that packs and distributes Powersacks, grocery bags filled with staples like peanut butter, pasta, and energy bars, to kids in need. Food for Thought now helps feed more than 1,200 students (& their families) […]

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Chili Cook-off Season Has Begun!

With fall & football in full swing, are you ready to show your culinary stuff in a chili cook-off? Even if it’s just the chillier nights that have you craving a hearty bowlful of savory goodness—and awesome leftovers—you’ll find your new favorite, not-your-ordinary chili recipes in Chef Chris’s Chili Cook-off collection. Find all these spicy chili recipes and more in Chef Chris’ Chili Cook-off collection at the Door to Door Organics Kitchen. Here are 3 tips to make your favorite chili feed your family for a few meals: 1. Make a large pot of chili on the weekend so you can reheat leftovers during the week. Chili gets better with age, lasting a week in the fridge or longer in the […]

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Jack-O-Lantern Coloring Contest

It’s fun to carve a big pumpkin & light a candle inside so you can see your creation glowing orange in the dark! Use this to page to try out a cool design you might want to use when you carve a real jack-o-lantern. Then, take a picture of your drawing & post it to Facebook for a chance to win $10 in Door to Door Organics credit. Download this coloring page by clicking the image below.   All entries must be received by 11:59PM MT on 10/20/14. To find us on Facebook, search “Door to Door Organics Tristate.” Official rules: http://bit.ly/TRI_colorapumpkin2014

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Support GMO Labeling: Vote With Your Dollars

We believe that you have a right to know what’s in your food. October’s Non-GMO Month is a good time to recognize all that work that has been happening to support the labeling of genetically modified organisms. We’ve been supporting state and national legislative efforts, including labeling campaigns in California and Right to Know Colorado’s Proposition 105. We also support the nationwide Just Label It campaign the Non-GMO Project’s commitment to labeling and ensuring the availability of non-GMO foods. From our start, Door to Door Organics’ mission has been to empower people to eat Good Food. Lately, we’ve been hearing from more and more of you that you avoid GMOs when shopping for your family. So while we work hard to […]

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What Is Good Food? Understanding Product Labels

We only offer Good Food at our online Shop—food that’s good for your health, our community, and the planet, and food that most definitely makes your family’s bellies happy! We then make online grocery shopping easy by helping you quickly find products based on the food attributes that matter to you most. Here’s a guide to all our Good Food labels that we think best support your health, and a healthy planet.   Our Banned Ingredients you will never find in products at the Door to Door Organics Shop: acesulfame-K (acesulfame potassium) acetylated esters of mono- and diglycerides ammonium chloride artificial colors artificial flavors aspartame azodicarbonamide benzoates BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole) BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene) bleached flour bromated flour brominated vegetable oil […]

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