I was recently approached about trying out a new organic produce service in Cleveland. Door to Door Organics began service locally in May and is continuing to grow their operations in Northeast Ohio. I opted to sign up for what they call the “Bitty Mixed Box” on a bi-weekly basis. This is their smallest share box containing both fruit and vegetables. Because there are only two adults in my household, one of my biggest concerns was being able to eat all of the produce before it went bad.
A few summers ago I tried out a local CSA, and while I loved the offerings, I found it a challenge to pick up, clean and prep so much food each week. I was pleasantly surprised when I found out I could order bi-weekly from Door to Door Organics. This helped me actually eat the food when it was in it’s prime!
Another feature of the Door to Door Organics service I really found valuable was the ability to swap out foods. There are a handful of fruits and vegetables I do not enjoy and my husband has an allergy to a very common vegetable. When I tried out a CSA service I found it challenging to omit these items. Sometimes I was able to but often I was left with produce we would not or could not eat.
Swapping out items with Door to Door Organics is really easy. Each Friday customers receive an email with a preview of their order, which (for my area) arrives on their doorstep the following Tuesday. Between Friday and Monday I was able to swap out or exchange any items on the list. The swaps are not unlimited. I couldn’t swap one apple for 10 bananas, but I found the options quite flexible and was able to swap several times during the summer.
While I never called customer service at Door to Door Organics, one week I had a melon that went bad rather quickly. I think it was bruised a bit and the heat tortured the poor thing! The company does allow you to put out your own cooler instead (which might help with spoilage) but I did not own a cooler large enough for this at the time of my service. I would prefer if delivery was pinpointed to a more specific time each week or if customers could opt for what time of day the box is delivered.
On a side note, the produce is obviously all organic. I personally normally do not buy organic produce due to the cost so the cost may be a factor for new customers wanting to try out this service. The “Bitty Mixed Box” costs $26. Spreading it out to bi-weekly service meant it cost me about $13 per week.
Overall though I was happy with Door to Door Organics service. I really liked the swapping feature and convenience of not having to go to the store for fresh produce. In addition, the company allows customers to order and have non-produce items delivered fresh such as local daily products, meats and more.
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Disclosure: I was provided with a credit to use to try out Door to Door Organics for several weeks this summer as part of this review.