Door to Door Organics, an online retailer delivering organic produce and natural groceries to homes, offices and schools throughout Colorado, Chicago, Kansas City, and Michigan, announced that all four of its locations were certified organic as of March 3, 2012. Door to Door Organics received the USDA Certified Organic Processing Facility designation through QAI, a USDA-accredited certifying agency that verifies the organic integrity of foods throughout the supply and production chain, from farm to distribution.
“Our customers are focused on eating food that keeps them healthy. Taking the initiative to certify our facilities through the USDA National Organic Program is another level of assurance that all the produce we deliver is free of pesticides, herbicides, synthetic fertilizers and genetically modified organisms (GMOs),” said Chad Arnold, CEO and president of Door to Door Organics. “It also supports the integrity of the National Organic Program and encourages others to follow with certification.”
The company’s headquarters in Lafayette, Colo., was awarded organic certification on Sept. 1, 2011; its Kansas City, Mo., location received certification on Oct. 28, 2011; its Chicago facility on Dec. 27, 2011; and its Livonia, Mich., operations were the last to receive certification on March 3, 2012.
Door to Door Organics’ support of the National Organic Program is in line with its commitment to food that’s good for its customers’ health, their communities and the environment. By developing direct relationships with local and national USDA-certified organic farms, it helps ensure the integrity and the quality of the food it delivers to customers. Door to Door Organics promotes a local-first buying principle through this network, and all four locations support family farms, artisan producers and nonprofit organizations in their communities. In 2011, Door to Door Organics donated 148,000 pounds of produce to food banks and almost$15,000 through its co-op fundraising program for schools and nonprofits.