Biz: Door to Door Organics services Kremmling
November 10, 2008
Door to Door Organics is expanding its services to Grand County, where customers can order certified organic fruits and vegetables online and have their orders delivered to their doorsteps or a nearby location.
The service is available to Kremmling residents beginning today, and within a month the company hopes to serve all Grand County residents, said Michael Moss, business owner and Steamboat Springs resident.
“I feel this service is good for the people and the families, but it’s also good for the planet and the local farmers because we’re supporting organic agriculture,” Moss said. “I want to eat well, and I think it’s important for everyone to eat well and eat healthy.”
The business is accepting subscriptions now and will deliver to Kremmling customers within a mile of the town limits. Customers must provide specific instructions about where they want their produce delivered, such as a cooler outside the door, a mudroom or other location.
Rural customers outside town limits can pick up their food at Big Shooters Coffee in Kremmling.
The week’s menu is posted on Fridays, and people can make changes to their orders until 8 a.m. on Sunday. Credit cards are not charged until orders are received.
Door to Door Organics has partnered with Steamboat Naturals, a business that links families with farmers who provide certified fresh organic fruits and vegetables.
“Door to Door is continuing the system and their Web site and their buying power,” Moss said. “I handle community supported agriculture. I’m operating the route and working with Door to Door, bringing their system up to the mountain.”
For the past four years, Door to Door Organics has serviced Colorado Front Range families from Pueblo to Fort Collins, delivering fresh organic fruits, vegetables, herbs and select groceries directly to customer’s homes weekly. Moss would like to eventually expand the store to all of Colorado west of the Continental Divide.
During the summer months produce comes from Colorado, but during the winter it is supplied by California farmers.
“It supports a lot of local farmers in Colorado, plus we buy direct from farms across the nation, particularly as we move into winter,” he said.
The delivery program has a “zero-waste” standard ” delivery boxes, refrigerant packs, and liners are returned for re-use or recycling each week.
“What can’t be reused is being recycled,” Moss added.
Door to Door Organics was founded in Pennsylvania in 1997. Families customize their organic grocery list online each week, or allow the seasonal harvest to come in. A medium box is recommended for a “hearty” vegetarian couple or family and includes items such as: cucumbers, carrots with tops, garlic, beets, buttercup squash, cilantro, green chard, spinach, red onions, potatoes, tomatoes, Romaine lettuce, yams, bananas, pears, apples, oranges and grapefruits.
“The main benefit is that the food is fresher ” we buy directly from the farm,” Moss said. “It’s usually much fresher than the store.”
For more information about Door to Door Organic, visit http://colorado.doortodoororganics.com/contact/contact.php.
” Katie Looby covers government and education for the Sky-Hi Daily News. You may reach her at 887-3334 ext. 19601 or email@example.com.