Shop Small 2013

A 365 day challenge

Day 9: Door to Door Organics

Someday I will happily live within walking distance to a cute little flower shop, farmer’s market, and a bakery with fresh bread.

I’ll have a basket on my bike & I’ll never have to drive again. Bliss.

Seriously, I hate driving. The exception- gorgeous summer days, the windows down, and music blasting as I cruise along the highway. Other than that, I can do without driving.

That’s why today’s delivery was perfect: Door to Door Organics.   Awesome!

Essentially, they’re a farmer’s market brought to your door. They have assorted sizes of fruit/veggie boxes (substitutions are allowed) as well as groceries, dairy, and meats.

Aside from delicious (and mostly organic) produce, virtually everything is from midwest farms. And the best part- they brought it all right to my door!

A week’s worth of groceries for $70!

I have to admit, so far I’m a little surprised that I’m spending less on groceries shopping small & local this year than I did last year at the grocery stores.

I’m not certain if it’s because I haven’t had to replace staples yet (flour, sugar, cereal) or if it’s because I’m getting more creative with using what’s in the house. Normally, if I’m missing an ingredient I’d run to Target & pick it up, along with a bunch of crap I didn’t need. Now, I look for a susbtitution I have on hand.

Although it’s kind of a pain in the ass to plan every meal a week in advance, it is really nice to avoid the “I’m starving- what are we having for dinner” frenzy.

Want to know what’s on the menu?

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