door to door organics

Tim and I came up to Chicago last Friday, here to spend a week with my family, and in that time, we have already been given so many gifts—at a beautiful wedding shower thrown for us Saturday, in presents for my birthday today, and, yesterday, through a complimentary box of organic produce delivered to my parents’ door.

door to door organics label

The last thing was kind of a crazy story: Door-to-Door had contacted me a few weeks ago, thinking I still lived in Chicago, which is one of the five regions where they deliver food, among Colorado, Kansas City, Michigan and Out East—and when they couldn’t send a box to my new home, they said they would be happy to send one to my parents’ place the next time I was in town. It just so happened we’d be in town this month, and it just so happened it would be for my birthday. So it was that, just like last year with the Talenti gelato, I received something wonderful and free, almost like a birthday gift, delivered to my doorstep.

Here is what it held:
bitty local farm box from door to door organics

Wow, right? It’s like a CSA that you can purchase when you like!

There was green kale, something we love for morning smoothies and delicious kale chips:


Arugula, which, with walnuts, dried cranberries, balsamic and olive oil, made a perfect salad for last night’s picnic at Ravinia (yet another awesome thing this week):


Two green peppers, sliced and snacked on:

two green peppers

peppers sliced

And beets! Mom already sauteed the greens last night!


Our box—dubbed the Bitty Local Farm Box (retail: $26.99) by Door-to-Door—also contained two ears of corn, a bag of greens made for sauteeing and about four poblano peppers. The company offers almost a dozen different box options, in different sizes and containing different items, all customizable to your preferences. In the Chicagoland area, it doesn’t charge additional fees for delivery, so it’s as good as an organic box of produce at the farmers’ market but without your needing to leave your home.

From where I sit today, having all of this, on top of having just had lunch with my four favorite people, and knowing that there’s a homemade chocolate cake waiting for us at home, layered with homemade raspberry whipped cream, I have to tell you:

this birthday is looking pretty sweet.

For more information on Door-to-Door Organics, visit

Shanna Mallon

Shanna Mallon started Food Loves Writing back in 2008, as a way to remember her grandma and write about her life through food. Since then it's become a place leading her to a lifestyle of eating whole foods, a new home in Nashville and the love of her life, Tim. Follow Shanna on Twitter @foodloves, keep up with Food Loves Writing on Facebook and stay inspired with the monthly newsletter.

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Neil Butterfield

    Nice post, these pics look really great and make me want to rush out and buy fresh produce right away.

  2. Vicki

    Thanks for sharing this information. I love the farmer’s market but don’t always want to get up early on the weekend to attend. I will definitely check this out!

  3. Shannalee

    Neil, Right? Fresh produce has the same effect on me. : )

    Vicki, great!

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