Dandelion Organic Delivery is dedicated to providing beautiful, fresh and delicious organic produce directly to people’s homes. Our convenient and affordable service saves our customers time, money, and gasoline while enhancing their healthy lifestyle. We promote sustainability by sourcing produce from local growers, encouraging the growth of the organic food industry and reducing our environmental impact at every opportunity. We make every effort to support the local community and listen to the needs of our customers. Our vision is to create a viable business that is in harmony with the environment, community and our shared desire for well being.
To our health and happiness!
The Dandelion Family
Before moving to Bellingham, Maria and Jonny spent the better part of the previous three years caretaking Goldmyer hot springs in the North Cascades of Washington State. Together we have lived and worked in New England, San Francisco, London, Baltimore, Seattle, and Greece. In Seattle we discovered the convenience of home delivered organic produce, fell in love with the service and with the idea of starting our own business in Bellingham, a wonderful community in an ideal location. We opened for business on May 1st, 2007 and have been providing weekly deliveries ever since.
Dandelion as Food?
I know… I know… yuk. Dandelions are awful and bitter, right? Not true, not if you prepare them well. I’ve made converts out of many unsuspecting eaters. You do have to have a taste for greens and you will love them if you have a taste for slightly bitter greens like arugula and broccoli rabe. Dandelions are long time villager food for southern Mediterraneans, and Italians and Greeks make some of the most delicious food in the world.
My dandelion story…
I grew up eating dandelions. As a kid I would join my grandmother, mother and aunts as they skillfully harvested dandelions from the edges of farms outside of Baltimore. They would gather trash bags full, and the farmers were happy to be rid of them. At home we would boil the greens, after lots of cleaning, wrap them into foil squares and store them in the freezer. Whenever we wanted to eat our greens we would drop them in some boiling water, drizzle with a generous amount of extra virgin olive oil, serve with a slice of lemon and a plentiful quantity of feta and rustic bread.
Immigrant traditions like these are dying as we become more immersed in the modern culture. We hope that Dandelion will help to keep these traditions alive through education and some fun field trips.
To your health and appetite!