I was offered a gift certificate to KC Door to Door Organics in exchange for this review! Opinions and comments are my own.
Confession: I’ve never really enjoyed vegetables. Growing up, I ate peas but hated them. Corn on the cob and carrots were decent and I could manage to eat a salad. And potatoes don’t really count as veggies (mashed or fried).
Since college, and since living with Phil, I’ve been better. Spinach, kale, onion. I still have some work to do to expand my vegetable horizons and having vegetables (and fruits!) delivered directly to our door might just help.
KC Door to Door Organics is a really genius concept. Have food that you can’t stock up on delivered to your door weekly. I didn’t think it would be any different than just stoping by the grocery store really quick but, guys, it’s really awesome.
It was < almost > like Christmas coming home to a surprising box of goodies on the front step (I knew it was being delivered but I forgot and got a nice surprise. We had decided to “subscribe” to the Bitty Mixed box. This means, without thinking about, my credit card will get charged and a box of food will show up on our porch. That’s all. The Bitty is the smallest subscription: Roughly nine different types of fruit/vegetables with 1-4 of each. Bitty cost is $26.13 per week.
Our first week’s delivery:
- romaine lettuce (1 bunch)
- kale (1 bunch)
- cucumber (1)
- broccoli (2 bunches)
- roma tomatoes (3)
- apples (20
- bananas (4)
- tangelos (2)
- blood oranges (2)
I had never had tangelos or blood oranges so was excited to try those (the blood oranges are way delicious). The day after our delivery, we made a big salad with the romaine, kale, cucumber, broccoli, and tomatoes. It was nice just to have it all on hand. (We added lunch meat, parmesan cheese, and olive oil to our salad, too.)
The great thing is, you’re not limited to what they pick for you in the subscriptions. You can make substitutions. This week for example, I didn’t want another zucchini so I substituted some onions (we put onions in almost everything). You can also change the subscription; the largest box has 17 items. You can also have a box every two weeks, if you don’t need a delivery every week. Going on vacation or don’t need anything new one week? You can hold your subscription for another week or two. You can also mark fruits and vegetables that you like and don’t like which keeps you getting what you want. What I’m saying is that the flexibility is amazing.
Checking out their website, I was pleased to see some local farmers/producers on their list of suppliers. We’re not going to get any local produce during the Kansas winter months (and we’re still more than 6 weeks from the Lawrence Farmers Market starting up). They also have more than just fruits and veggies that can be delivered: dairy, bread, nuts, meat and beverages are also included in the store.
Want to get fruits and veggies delivered to your door? Get $10 off your first order when you use “bailey” in the promo code box at kc.doortodoororganics.com.