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Organic Food Delivery: Fresher, Faster … Better?
Posted By Ginny Figlar Colón On October 11, 2011 @ 4:37 pm In Green Living, Healthy Eating | 6 Comments
I’ve lost a pound in four days, and we’ve eaten healthy, organic meals  the past three nights.
New diet? Nope. I just signed us up for organic produce home delivery.
I received my first delivery this week, and it’s already delivering much more than I had hoped for: a reason to try new recipes, eating fruits and vegetables I’ve never ventured to buy in the grocery store (hello, kale!), and losing weight  in the process.
Also, I swear, the carrots just taste better.
Hearing a friend rave on Facebook about a local organic food delivery company conveniently coincided with the end of our Saturday farmers’ market routine . It was like the perfect storm for pushing me into finally trying out this service.
Organic produce delivery companies exist in most metropolitan areas. There’s Urban Organic  in Brooklyn; Door to Door Organics  in Colorado, Kansas City, Chicago, Michigan and throughout the East Coast; Farm Fresh to You  and Spud  in California; and Greenling  in south Texas; among many, many others.
Here in Portland, Ore., I went with Organics to You  and chose the small box for biweekly delivery. I was even able to tell them if I had any allergies  or just didn’t like something (no eggplant, please!).
On Tuesday morning, a box filled with two leeks, a bunch of carrots, a bunch of kale, four zucchinis, two peaches, two apples, four pears, a pound of string beans, two huge heirloom tomatoes , a pint of kiwi berries, a head of romaine lettuce, broccoli and four ears of corn  arrived on my doorstep … delivered by a biodiesel -powered van (yay!).
If you, too, are on a quest to eat fresher , especially now that summer is over, here are a few things to consider before signing up.
So far, this seems very promising, and I’m just hoping that the extra $70 we’re spending per month takes the place of the not-so-good food in our budget instead of adding to it.
If you’ve tried organic produce delivery, do you have any additional tips for newbies like me?
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 Image: http://blog.gaiam.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Fall-Produce-Delivery.jpg
 healthy, organic meals: http://life.gaiam.com/article/3-things-you-need-know-about-organic-food
 losing weight: http://life.gaiam.com/guides/weight-loss-guide-answers-solutions
 farmers’ market routine: http://life.gaiam.com/article/14-farmers-market-tips
 Urban Organic: http://www.urbanorganic.com/
 Door to Door Organics: http://www.doortodoororganics.com/
 Farm Fresh to You: http://www.farmfreshtoyou.com
 Spud: https://www.spud.com
 Greenling: http://www.greenling.com/
 Organics to You: http://organicstoyou.org/
 allergies: http://life.gaiam.com/article/food-allergies-and-inflammation
 heirloom tomatoes: http://life.gaiam.com/article/your-guide-heirloom-tomatoes
 ears of corn: http://blog.gaiam.com/blog/kernels-of-wisdom/
 biodiesel: http://life.gaiam.com/article/biodiesel-motors-toward-mainstream
 eat fresher: http://life.gaiam.com/category/health-wellness/healthy-eating
 prepare home-cooked meals: http://life.gaiam.com/article/harvest-recipes-across-us
 eating local: http://blog.gaiam.com/blog/eat-locally-an-introduction-into-the-locavorain-world/
 eating organic: http://life.gaiam.com/article/get-real-real-cost-eating-organic-and-local-food
 Kale chips: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/baked-kale-chips/detail.aspx
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