We think food is important. It’s important to our health, the environment, and society. We try to make responsible decisions with our food. We eat mostly vegetarian, and when we do eat meat, it is 100% local, free range, hormone free, non-corn fed, etc. We try to eat local as much as we can, and besides that we try to go for organic or at least GMO-free. No matter what, we want to support businesses that we think are doing the right thing.
Of course, this isn’t always easy, and it definitely isn’t always cheap! But the important part is that we try.
A little over a year ago, we found out about Door to Door Organics (no, this isn’t a sponsored post!) They deliver organic produce right to your door. On the website, you can see what’s coming in your box, trade things out, see what’s local and if not, where it came from. The best part? There is a fixed price (unless you choose to add more.)
I thought it would be helpful for those of you who want to know how much it REALLY costs to eat organic. Every week I’m going to share with you what comes in our box.
Cost of this week’s box: $34.41
1 Green kale bunch (U.S.A.)
We love kale! We put it in just about anything, from soups to pastas, to raw in salads. Green kale, sometimes called curly kale, is our favorite (versus the less-appealing lacinato, or dinasaur kale)
1 Green onions bunch
5 Roma tomatoes from Deardorff Family Farms
4 Garlic bulbs
There is no such thing as too much garlic in the DeMonte household.
0.5 LB yellow beans from Lakeside Organic Gardens
Fun fact: I didn’t know there was such a thing as “yellow beans” before this box!
4 Russet potatoes from Strohauer Farms
1 LB mixed potatoes (U.S.A.)
I plan on making a potato soup this week, so we needed a lot. There was actually another bag of mixed potatoes in the box that I didn’t take a picture of (not sure if it was included in the 1 LB, or if they were bonus potatoes!)
1 Delicata squash from Capay Organic
Guys. GUYS. It’s fall!! THAT MEANS SQUASH SEASON HAS BEGUN.
1 LB bag of carrots from Kern Ridge Growers
I didn’t mean to order the bagged kind, but these carrots will be eaten none the less!
4 Gala apples from Stemilt Growers
…Plus a bonus apple! Door to Door sometimes throws in extras. I plan on drying these babies for my morning oatmeal.
4 Bosc pears, also from Stemilt Growers
This box, combined with leftovers from last week’s box, will likely be enough produce to last us the week. We supplement with stuff from the store like greek yogurt, soy milk, pastas, and bread, though all of that can be purchased from Door to Door, too.
When it comes to food, what’s important to you? Would you appreciate produce delivered to your door, or do you prefer to shop for it in a store? Would you eat it from a box? Would you eat it with a fox? (sorry, got a little excited with my accidental door/store rhyme!) Tell us in the comments!