What do we mean when we say ‘local’?
Local has always been one of our ‘requirements’ when choosing farms and vendors to partner with. I put quotes around ‘requirements’ because I would not consider 100% of our offerings to be local…but a majority of them are. Below you can see our main suppliers and their locations. Doorstep Dairy is located at the Red Pin just east of Denver. In addition to our local products, our menu includes bananas, citrus, granola from Ohio, maple syrup from Potter County, and other various fruits and veggies from out of state.
Products are gathered each week from our vendors (sometimes multiple times per week) to fulfill the orders that our customers place. Some items we pick up ourselves and others are delivered to us. Then we simply need to load the items into our delivery trucks and deliver them to your doorsteps.
Lollipops are sweet and I think we are in a pretty sweet spot when it comes to our place in the local food economy. Each week we get to rub shoulders with people who have dedicated a large portion of their lives to producing food to feed their local communities. We also have the honor of offering the food from these producers to the end user…our customers.
In my opinion, most people agree that supporting local agriculture is a positive thing for our communities. Most people even feel good about the idea of going to their local farmer’s market on a Saturday morning and purchasing their food from the local grower that got up before the sun did and picked, washed, and packaged their produce for the market. And don’t misunderstand me, farmers markets are a great way to connect with and support local growers. My view is, many people simply don’t have the time in their busy schedules to visit the farmer’s market every week. If you are able to get to the market, great! If not, then consider shopping locally with us:) I think it’s a sweet service…just like lollipops!
Happy Easter to you and your family!
‘Three Wooden Cross’ by Randy Travis, paints a wonderful picture (in my opinion) of the power of the cross and the resurrection…enjoy!
Farm Shares & Fruit Boxes
Order by noon on Friday for delivery the following week.
Next week’s predicted contents list for delivery between
Monday, April 10 - Friday, April 14
- Evercrisp Apples
- Red Beets
- Mini Yummy Peppers
- Salad Mix
- White Sweet Potatoes
Discontinued for the Winter
*All Farm Shares are sourced from Goose Lane Farm in Sinking Spring, PA
NOTE: This is a predicted list…items may change or be substituted.