I have been concerned about this for months, with no answer in sight. Then a few days ago, I ran across a site called Door to Door Organics. A service that delivers locally grown (or fully investigated) fruits, vegetables and even other groceries to your door, for free, every week or every other week in four different box sizes, the contents of which are customizable. I decided to investigate further when I saw that they serviced Michigan. I plugged in my zip code and found they deliver in my area. :)
But what about the cost, I thought. I know organics cost more, but could I afford this service? Since it was only my husband and me, I would need their smallest box "the Bitty" (I had to laugh as we have a cat named Bitty) that is for 1 to 2 people. I could get either all veggies, all fruits or a mix. I chose the mix, and the cost to have it delivered is $23.99.
For the price of going out to eat once a week, we could have this service, not to mention it would cut down on our grocery bill. I decided right then that I would try this. I did discuss it with my husband, who agreed that he thought it was a good idea to try it.
So I set it up for deliveries on Mondays. On Friday, they send me an e mail and tell me what it going to be included in my box. If I want to change anything or include extra items, I just log into the site and my box items are right on the front page. (see the picture above and to the left) There were three things on the original list that I didn't want, so it was simply a matter of clicking the sub button and choosing a substitute. You can substitute up to 5 of the 10 different items in your box.
I subbed garlic for tomatoes, 1 lb. red potatoes for a bunch of rainbow chard, and 8 oz of mushrooms for a mango. Now I will get all items we like and will use. I can hardly wait for Monday!
I will be chronicling my experience with this service to let you know if it is convenient, cost effective and has good quality.
See you on Monday, after the delivery!
P.S. There is no affiliate/compensatory relationship between Door to Door Organics, and myself, I am doing this evaluation strictly for my own information and I am just bringing you all along for the ride!