Why Are Avocado Prices So High Right Now?

  If you’re making a big batch of guacamole for game day, you might have noticed that the prices for our organic avocados are considerably higher than what you’re used to seeing. As avocado fanatics, we’re disappointed, too, and we wanted to let you know why the prices have gone up. A poor growing season in California already caused prices to surge earlier this year. Now that California’s avocado season is over, we rely on imports from Mexico to supply avocados at this time of year. Currently, Mexican growers are withholding the avocado harvest until they can negotiate a better deal from packers. There’s been virtually no harvest since the end of September. As a result, the wholesale price is two to four […]

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Falling for Autumn

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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8 Effortless Salads That Won’t Leave You Hungry

Stuck in a salad rut? If you’re looking for ways to mix up your lunch routine with easy-to-make, delicious-to-eat salads, Registered Dietitian Rachel Patterson of Relay Foods has some ideas for you. Packed with good-for-you veggies, fruits, and proteins, these satisfying salads will get you through the afternoon. Kale, Apple, and Walnut Salad This salad makes an easy chop-and-toss lunch. With nutrient-rich kale and apples, sweet dates, protein-packed kale, and a light lemon dressing, it’s a delightfully delicious and satisfying meal. Long afternoon ahead? Add chicken for a little extra staying power. Get the recipe. Earthy Greek Salad Loaded with flavorful vegetables, this salad is made hearty with rich avocado, crunchy cashews, and creamy goat cheese. Get the recipe. Fennel and Apple Salad […]

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How to Make Cold Brew Coffee

If you find yourself sweating while drinking your mug of piping hot joe in the morning, it’s probably time to switch things up and enjoy that coffee over ice. These days, the coffee connoisseurs are all about cold brew. Let’s be clear. Cold brew and iced coffee are not the same. Once-hot coffee poured over ice? That’s iced coffee. What’s cold brew, then? We wanted to let our partner Stephen Robertson of Blanchard’s Coffee Roasting Company in Richmond, Virginia, answer that question for us. Learn more below, then hop over to the Shop to grab a bag of local beans and give homemade cold brew a try. What is cold brew? Simply put, it is coffee brewed with cold water instead of hot […]

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Anyone Can Can Fresh Fruit! Here’s How

The bummer about summer is it eventually ends, which means many seasonal fruits become harder to come by. But that doesn’t mean you can’t savor their flavors this fall, winter, and spring—you totally can! Just gather your favorite summer fruits, a few jars, and lids and watch our easy canning how-to video below.  

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5 Tips to Grill Chicken Perfectly

5 Tips to Grill Chicken Perfectly

You just gotta love plump, juicy chicken hot off the grill! But if you’ve ever played grill master, you know this lean protein can go from choice to chewy & dry in the blink of an eye. Whether you’re barbecuing boneless, skinless breasts, a pile of meaty drumsticks, or even a whole bird, follow our five easy steps to nail perfectly cooked, mouthwatering meat.   Download this infographic.Embed Our Infographic On Your Site!Image Width%px<img src="https://blog.doortodoororganics.com/tristate/files/2016/07/GrillingChicken_DTDO_v2.jpg" alt="5 Tips to Grill Chicken Perfectly – An Infographic from Door to Door Organics" width="100%" class="infographic_embedder" /><p class="infographic_attr">Embedded from <a href="https://blog.doortodoororganics.com/tristate/5-tips-grill-chicken-perfectly/" target="_blank">Door to Door Organics</a></p><img src="https://blog.doortodoororganics.com/tristate/files/2016/07/GrillingChicken_DTDO_v2.jpg" alt="5 Tips to Grill Chicken Perfectly – An Infographic from Door to Door Organics" width="100%" class="infographic_embedder" /><p class="infographic_attr">Embedded from […]

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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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