Last week we got our first delivery from door-to-door organics. Before moving to Colorado we never had any auto-shipped anything. But, times are a-changing and if you have kids, you know the struggle. It's really not possible to just pop in get something from the grocery store. Sometimes it's not worth the good fight, the obligatory cookie sample, or the 15 other items that end up in your cart and you don't notice until you're checking out!
We already get our milk delivered from Longmont Dairy, and I get my monthly shipment of essential oils, supplements and hair care products from doTERRA. We got started with Longmont Dairy because our neighbors were using them. For a while we just hopped on their order, but after a while we realized we were hopping on so much it just made sense to get our own. I started with doTERRA long before that and love that holistic health options arrive at my door.
So, when my friend Alissa mentioned door-to-door organics, I thought why not? Our first shipment arrived last Tuesday and looked liked this.
I chose the Bitty Mixed Box, since I just wanted to try it out for now. It's $19.95 for the box, plus $5 flat-rate delivery. The Bitty Box is good for 1-2 people. Other options include a Small Box (for a couple that cooks often or 3-4 people) Medium Box (for a fruit and veggie-lovin' family of 4) or the Large Box (perfect for a family of vegetarians or a party). Since I've been on my own with the girls while my hubby is overseas for work, Bitty sounded just right! When we are all back in one place together, we might upgrade to the Small Mixed Box.
The box comes cold packed like this.
As you unpack, you keep hold of the ice packs and packaging materials. When the next shipment comes, they will take the old box, as well as the ice packs, and recycle everything for you! Here is a view of our delivery this week. We got 4 purple plums, a bunch of bananas, 2 yellow squash, 2 large zucchini, two large bunchs of broccoli, a carton of cherry tomatoes, a large cucumber and three, smaller, pickle-style cukes. Two of the plums were promptly eaten by my littles lovelies!
I like that the boxes are so flexible, and not only in size. You can choose whether you'd like just fruit, just veggies, or a mixed box. You can also substitute up to five items in your box the night before your order ships! This is great because I like to plan my weekly meals, and this way I can make sure to get what I need, or find recipes on door-to-door organics that fit what I'm getting. I can also make sure we only get things we will actually eat. I've been a member of a CSA before and, while I liked the idea of it, when I received a hug box of nothing but squash, well lets just say a gal can only eat so much squash so many ways!
If you haven't tried door-to-door and like the idea of auto-shipped organic fruit and veg, hit me up for a referral e-mail. We can both get $15 off our order!
Also, share your favorite zucchini or squash recipe. I'm looking for new ideas :)