There is a list of reasons why I think Michigan in magical in the winter, but an abundance of fresh, delicious produce does NOT make the list. After the holidays, I always feel like the produce section at my grocer stays well stocked with bananas, potatoes, and onions, but everything else is hit or miss for quality and availability. And if you happen to be looking for organic, it will likely be tucked somewhere inconspicuous with a price tag you pray is marked incorrectly. Does that really say $12.99 for a pint of organic blueberries?! My kids will eat those in two seconds….and then beg for more.
This fall I decided to give Door to Door Organics a try to see if they really were as great as they claimed to be. A customizable box of farm-fresh organic produce delivered to my door every week sounded like a winner but how good was the produce? Could it still fit within our weekly grocery budget? Will we end up wasting half the box? I was skeptical, so I gave it a full three months, but the truth is I am LOVING it! Our overall intake of fruits and veggies has increased because there is always something available to grab. They offer recipes and ideas for how to use the week’s produce, and there are different sizes of boxes that you can sign up for based on the size of your family and how much produce you think you will reasonably eat. We get a small mixed box which includes both fruits and vegetables. One of the reasons it works so well for us is the option to substitute up to five things in your weekly order. For example, if we still have celery from last week, I can pick from a list of options to replace the celery in this week’s order. Being able to customize the order each week keeps us from being stuck with things my family would never eat. And did I mention all the produce is organic?! I cannot match the variety, quality, or price of this produce at any of my local grocery stores this time of the year and it is delivered to my doorstep every Monday.
Look at this happy little box I found at my door this morning…surrounded with snow.
It is almost like summer is sending me a sweet little box reminding me that eventually all the snow and ice will melt and this deliciousness will be piled high at the farmers markets and roadside stands. Until then, I am going to keep enjoying my weekly taste of summer! Here is a picture of what came in our box this week:
If you want to find out more about Door to Door Organics, you can check out their site at https://greatlakes.doortodoororganics.com/. They deliver to multiple states and throughout the Grand Rapids area. They also have a small selection of grocery items that you can add to your order if something catches your eye. There are even a few things that have become a family favorite and are not available at our local grocery store. It is a perfect way to keep them stocked without driving across town to a specialty store. If you have any questions and/or are curious what our favorite things are, comment below or contact me HERE and I will be happy share. Also, I have a coupon code available to pass along to friends for $15 off your first order if you decide to sign up. There is absolutely NO commitment (cancel at any time), so it really is a great deal to give it a try and see what you think. The code is sent via e-mail, so let me know HERE if you are interested and I will send you the info!
The one suggestion that I make to all my health coaching clients is to simply eat more fruits and vegetables (especially green leafy veggies!). Food is an opportunity to nourish our bodies; and when we eat better, we feel better. Be intentional about making healthy food accessible and choosing it whenever you can. You are worth it!