This week, as we do once every month, we got a delivery by semi truck from Azure Standard, an organic and natural foods co-op based in Oregon. Now that's large family living. I know my groceries are here when I hear the air brakes, and a 64-foot, 18-wheeler big rig pulls up in front of our house.
There are many reasons why I love Azure Standard. For one, I must say it's nice to be able to grocery shop in the middle of the night, pay online, and have everything dropped off in my driveway a few days later. But that's not all. The selection is fantastic, as are the prices. Because I operate what is called an "open drop point" (i.e. others who live nearby but don't meet the minimum order requirement may have their items dropped off with mine) I have gotten to meet many other health-minded locals, the vast majority of which are also Christian homeschoolers.
Everyone's products come boxed - we just sort them by last name in my driveway
My favorite products from Azure are their grains (grown on their own farm, and absolutely the best for all bread products), and their produce (again, grown by Azure themselves). This time of year, the produce is abundant and inexpensive. We bought three 20-lb boxes of organic apples for $10 each, and they are fantastic both juiced or eaten fresh. Azure plays a major part in our ability to afford to eat 100% organically grown foods. Most people that tell me they cannot afford to eat organically spend more per capita on food than we do, and don't eat nearly as well.
Azure now offers delivery to 22 states. The delivery is free if you live along one of their existing routes. If you live anywhere in the delivery area of Azure Standard, I highly recommend ordering from them!
Texas was added this year. See the big gap where New Mexico is? A little birdie told me that there are plans to start a route to New Mexico! So if you live there, and have been waiting for this, why not give them a call to tell them how much you LOVE this idea? Plus, you could suggest YOUR town as a stop on their regular route.