Alexa’s Recommendations

I get a lot of e-mails asking me where I shop, where I get certain products, and general questions about my day-to-day lifestyle. As much as I try to answer these e-mails personally (sorry if I have not written you back), it’s almost impossible to keep up and a little overwhelming. So to cut down on the e-mails,  I am dedicating a whole page for my personal favorites.  

This is not a place that I intend on selling or promoting products that I have not personally used or visited  but rather the page is dedicated to products, companies, and places that I admire, use, and recommend.

Don’t bother sending me advertisements (they are treated like spam and deleted).

 

Whole Foods Market

 When looking for natural, organic, ecologically responsible businesses I find that ‘big business’ runs short. However, Whole Foods Market (having a small two person beginning) has all of these traits. This company holds values and standards that we all benefit from and is consistently ranked among the most socially responsible businesses.

They are a food retailer of natural and organic products that also carries selections of conventional national brands. I personally like that the products they sell are minimally processed foods that are free of hydrogentated fats as well as artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, preservatives, and many other unacceptable food ingredients.

Not only is it a good idea to shop Whole Foods Market (if you have one in your area) but visiting them online is a good idea too. They have a series of podcasts on their blog that is full of great information. The information includes home remedies and products on the market – always a great find! There are also some tips and ideas that are helpful and creative. The series is pretty new for Whole Foods Market and the topics seem to change monthly.  You can find it here:

http://blog.wholefoodsmarket.com

 

 Door To Door Organics

 Once a week I get a little gift of health at my doorstep. Door To Door Organics is company that delivers a variety of fresh organic fruits and vegetables right to my door. They also carry a few other grocery items – all organic.

It works like this: I signed up, picked the type of box I wanted delivered, went through a list of produce and checked off things that I don’t want to receive and checked another list of produce they can substitute with (which is available to update anytime). Now once a week I receive fresh organic produce (you can choose to get a bi-weekly order). The company sends me an e-mail to let me know what will be in the upcoming weeks box and I can change or substitute anything on the list. I can sign on to my account and schedule a vacation and change my weekly order.

It’s a great way to have fresh organic fruits and vegetables available for snacking. It also saves time from running to the grocery store and also a huge time-saver for me: I don’t have to stop and think…Is this particular fruit/vegetable in season or has it been sitting around for a year?

I think the best part of having it delivered it that it requires me to learn more about cooking with foods I don’t normally use as a staple and I always have fresh produce. (The company also has recipes on their website). Ever since signing up, my family has had a wonderful variety of fruits and vegetables. As a mom, I love that my children are eating healthy foods and as someone who knows what’s hidden in the fruits and vegetables at the grocery store, I love that it’s all organic.

This company has locations in Colorado, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. It is well worth your time to see if they deliver in your area. It’s also a good idea to bookmark them if you aren’t currently in the delivery area for future expansion.

 You can find them at:

 For all locations: https://doortodoororganics.com/

 For Michigan Location: https://michigan.doortodoororganics.com/

The customer service (at Michigan’s location) is just wonderful. I have never had a problem and love my delivery guy – polite, chats a little if I see him, doesn’t need me here to drop the box off and leaves the box where I want it. And, I forgot to mention, they recycle the boxes and bags that the produce comes in so there’s no extra bulk in the recycle bin. Yeah!

 

 

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