All About Door To Door Organics
We only offer Good Food at our online Shop—fresh, organic, local & natural food that’s good for your health, our community & the planet. It’s food that most definitely makes your family’s taste buds & bellies happy!
Our Good Food
We scour food labels to ensure every item at our Shop meets our minimum Good Food Standards: No artificial sweeteners, preservatives, colors, and flavors; hormones; antibiotics; high-fructose corn syrup; trans fats; nitrates/nitrites; bleached/bromated flour & a list of about 75 other banned ingredients.
We then make online grocery shopping easy by labeling products at the Shop based on the food attributes that matter to you most. Here's a guide to all our Good Food labels that we think best support your health & a healthy planet:
Certified-Organic: The USDA Organic seal guarantees 95% or more certified-organic ingredients & that this food was not produced with GMOs, synthetic fertilizers, prohibited pesticides, irradiation, sewage sludge, antibiotics, or growth hormones. All our produce & some of our grocery items are USDA-certified organic & marked with the official green organic seal.
Other groceries contain at least 70% USDA-certified organic ingredients so are labeled as “Made with Organic Ingredients,” according to the USDA. If an item is not labeled organic, you can be sure it meets Door to Door Organics' Good Food Standards outlined above.
Non-GMO: Produced without genetically modified ingredients (GMOs) according to the USDA Organic standards or Non-GMO Project Verified to not contain any GMOs. We also support GMO labeling legislative efforts.
Local: Buying this product created in the Tristate area of Pennsylvania, New Jersey & New York/Michigan or neighboring states/Illinois or neighboring states/Wisconsin or neighboring states/the greater Kansas City area/Colorado/Ohio or neighboring states supports local farmers & producers, our community & our economy.
Special Diet Labels
Meat & Dairy Labels
- No Hormones
Raised without Hormones: This food comes from animals who were not given any growth hormones such as rBGH & rBST.
- No Antibiotics
Raised without Antibiotics: This food comes from animals who were not given antibiotics regularly to prevent illness. If the animal becomes sick enough to be treated with antibiotics, it is taken out of food production.
- No Nitrates or Added Nitrates
No Added Nitrates or Nitrites: Produced without these preservatives that have been linked to health issues.
- Grass Fed
Grass-Fed: Meat from animals who were fed a diet of grass & forage. Grass-fed meat has higher levels of healthy omega-3 fats.
Pastured: The animals who provided this food were raised humanely with access to the outside to forage & graze as well as access to indoor shelter.
- Free Range
Free-Range: The animals were not confined to cages or pens but given access to the outdoors to forage or roam freely for food.
- Vegetarian Fed
Vegetarian-Fed: Food from animals who were fed a vegetarian diet only & no animal products or byproducts.
Humane Certification Labels
- Animal Welfare Approved
Animal Welfare Approved: The most stringent animal welfare standards that are awarded only to family farmers. Ensures animals were raised unconfined with pasture access & not given growth hormones or antibiotics.
- Certified Humane
Certified Humane Raised & Handled: Ensures animals were fed a nutritious diet free of antibiotics or hormones & raised unconfined with shelter that offered ample space to engage in natural behaviors.
- American Humane Certified
American Humane Certified: Ensures animals were not given hormones & antibiotics, were able to exhibit natural behaviors & were not overcrowded. It does not guarantee they had outdoor access.
- Cage Free
Cage-Free: The animals were not confined to cages & given the freedom to roam as well as unlimited access to food & water.
Sustainable Seafood Labels
- Marine Stweardship Council Certified
Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Certified: Sourced from a fishery that has been independently certified to MSC's standard for a well-managed & sustainable fishery.
- Monterey Bay Aquarium Best Choice
Monterey Bay Aquarium Best Choice: This seafood is abundant in the wild, well-managed & caught or farmed in eco-friendly ways.
- Monterey Bay Aquarium Good Alternative
Monterey Bay Aquarium Good Alternative: Monterey Bay Aquarium’s second best choice, but there may be concerns with habitat & how it was caught or farmed.
- Wild Caught
Wild-Caught: Caught in the wild & not farmed.
Aquaponics: Fish wastewater feeds plants that clean water to be recirculated to fish.
Wait ... There Are More Labels
- BPA Free
BPA-Free Packaging: This product’s packaging is not made with bisphenol-A (BPA), a chemical found in plastic containers & the lining of cans that is linked to health issues.
- Fair Trade
Fair Trade Certified: This product was created according to international fair-trade standards that ensure the workers who produced this food were paid a fair wage & worked in safe conditions.
- B Corp
B-Corp: This company is a certified B Corporation that has pledged a commitment to benefit society & not just their business' bottom line. B corps meet high standards of social, environmental & corporate responsibility.
- You'll never find these ingredients in the Door To Door Organics Shop...
- acesulfame-K (acesulfame potassium)
- acetylated esters of mono- and diglycerides
- ammonium chloride
- artificial colors
- artificial flavors
- BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole)
- BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene)
- bleached flour
- bromated flour
- brominated vegetable oil
- calcium bromate
- calcium disodium EDTA
- calcium peroxide
- calcium propionate
- calcium saccharin
- calcium sorbate
- calcium stearoyl-2-lactylate
- certified colors
- cysteine (l-cysteine), as an additive for bread products
- DATEM (Diacetyl tartaric and fatty acid esters of mono and diglycerides)
- dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate (DSS)
- disodium calcium EDTA
- disodium dihydrogen EDTA
- disodium guanylate
- disodium inosinate
- ethyl vanillin
- ethylene oxide
- F,D & C colors
- foie gras
- guanosine monophosphate (GMP)
- hexa-, hepta- and octa-esters of sucrose
- high-fructose corn syrup
- hydrogenated fats
- IMP (disodium inosinate)
- irradiated foods
- lactylated esters of mono- and diglycerides
- lead soldered cans
- methyl silicon
- microparticularized whey protein derived fat substitute
- monosodium glutamate (MSG)
- partially hydrogenated oil
- potassium benzoate
- potassium bromate
- potassium sorbate
- propyl gallate
- sodium aluminum sulfate
- sodium benzoate
- sodium diacetate
- sodium glutamate
- sodium nitrate/nitrite
- sodium propionate
- sodium stearoyl-2-lactylate
- solvent extracted oils, as standalone ingredient oils (except grapeseed oil)
- sorbic acid
- sucrose polyester
- TBHQ (tertiary butylhydroquinone)
- tetrasodium EDTA