Mile High Organics is Nation’s First USDA-Certified Organic Online Grocer
Pioneering organic online grocer’s farm-to-table tracking systems are setting the benchmark for quality and safety
Boulder, Colo. – (April 25, 2012) –Mile High Organics, a leading organic produce and natural grocery delivery service, is the first online grocery retailer in the United States to receive USDA organic certification, the company announced today. The voluntary certification assures customers of their commitment to transparency and traceability, and to supporting organic farmers through the delivery of high-quality food.
“We are motivated to lead the industry in establishing the gold standard for food quality and safety,” said Michael Joseph, CEO, President and co-founder of Mile High Organics. “Our objective is to be the most transparent, highest-quality retailer that enables our customers to make the best food choices and also receive what they expect.”
The U.S. Department of Agriculture organic certification guarantees that Mile High Organics’ food meets their standards, such as the food is grown without synthetic fertilizers, insecticides, herbicides or growth hormones. The food also has to be stored away from “conventional” food that are not certified organic, such as fair-trade imported rice. It is these audited processes that ensure consumers that all products are properly documented all the way from source to each household.
Mile High Organics was certified by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF). CCOF certifies to the standards of the USDA National Organic Program and promotes organic food and agriculture through its premier organic certification program, trade support, producer and consumer education and political advocacy.
Mile High Organics is the only Colorado retailer that supplies completely non-genetically modified foods, free from harmful pesticides and synthetic chemical inputs, and grown in organically managed fields. The company has strong relationships with local organic farmers, and provides as much local, seasonal organic produce and groceries as possible.
“The Organic Trade Association congratulates Mile High Organics for pursuing and achieving organic certification for its growing business,” said Christine Bushway, Executive Director and CEO of the Organic Trade Association. “Meeting the demands of a busy and health conscious consumer with home delivery of organic food and products is a wonderful example of the entrepreneurial spirit embodied in the organic industry which grew at a rate of more than 9 percent in the last year.”
Mile High Organics has also formed partnerships with many Colorado natural and organic food manufacturers to provide an affordable grocery menu that goes beyond produce, including organic milk, soup, granola, coffee, juice, spices and much more. Mile High Organics also offers environmentally friendly kitchen supplies and household items. Approximately 20 new items are added per week, largely compiled from customer recommendations.
Mile High Organics customers sign up for weekly delivery that can be customized for their individual tastes. The company currently serves the entire Front Range, including Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins and Colorado Springs. For delivery information and a detailed delivery map, visit www.MileHighOrganics.com.
About Mile High Organics
As America’s first certified organic online grocer, Mile High Organics is a rapidly growing online retailer serving Colorado’s Front Range with home and office delivery of premium organic, non-genetically modified products. Mile High Organics takes time to investigate every product to ensure it is produced ethically and in the most pristine environment in order to deliver the highest quality and safest products. Their methods also lead to reduced time and handling from source to household than traditional grocery stores. With hundreds of items, including organic milk, produce and gluten-free items, Mile High Organics’ mission is to ensure every Coloradan receives the highest quality food in the most convenient way possible – on their doorsteps. The unattended delivery also utilizes fully reusable containers, insulation and ice packs, so as to further reduce the companies’ environmental footprint. For more information, visit www.milehighorganics.com.
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Mile High Organics Launches Colorado’s Only Certified Organic
and GMO-Free Dairy Home Delivery
The Colorado retailer is answering the consumer call for GMO free dairy!
(Boulder, CO – May 6, 2011) - Mile High Organics, the leading organic produce and natural grocery delivery service in Colorado, has launched two new lines of GMO-free dairy for their members in the Front Range. Mile High Organics serves Colorado's front range from Colorado Springs to Denver, Boulder and Ft. Collins.
The first, from Organic Valley, is the only certified organic dairy available for weekly delivery in Colorado. Organic Valley is a mission-driven cooperative, owned by family farmers since 1988. Their milk is produced locally by Rocky Mountain family farmers without antibiotics, synthetic hormones or pesticides. Organic Valley's animals are raised humanely and given certified organic feed—never any animal by-products—and their pastures are certified organic. Mile High will carry Organic Valley’s organic milk, butter, eggs and cheese lines.
To compliment Organic Valley’s certified organic dairy line, Mile High also introduced a full line of glass bottled, 100% natural milk from Morning Fresh Dairy in Ft. Collins. Morning Fresh Dairy is a family owned farm located in Ft. Collins since 1894. Their milk contains no artificial hormones, no pesticides, no preservatives and no rBGH. They grow their our own GMO-free alfalfa and corn to feed their cows so that they can ensure the highest quality feed without the use of harmful pesticides. Morning Fresh has their own herd of cows so they can assure that they are not injected with hormones to increase their milk production.
“Introducing two GMO-free dairy lines is important because it helps people to better understand the implications of the whole food chain, from every blade of grass to the milk they serve their children. We hope we can help to raise the awareness of higher integrity foods and thereby help people to preserve not only the environment but also their own health. And of course on top of all that, it’s just the best tasting milk you’ve ever had,” says Michael Joseph, CEO of Mile High Organics.
Mile High Organics is the only completely non-GMO retailer in Colorado. In addition to providing the highest quality organic dairy available, Mile High Organics offers a convenient way to experience the best tasting, highest quality organic produce along with many Colorado natural food products. Mile High Organics has strong relationships with local organic farmers, and provides as much local, seasonal organic produce as possible. The retailer has also formed partnerships with many Colorado natural and organic food manufacturers to provide an affordable grocery menu that goes above and beyond produce, including organic soup, granola, tea, coffee, juice, spices and more. Mile High Organics also offers environmentally friendly kitchen supplies, household items and pet supplies.
“We believe that high quality food is imperative to a high quality life, and that’s why we are improving Colorado’s grocery standards each and every day,” says Michael. “It is our goal to provide a service that allows members to spend less time and less money grocery shopping, and more time doing what they love.”
Mile High Organics offers affordable weekly home or office delivery of fresh, organic produce and natural grocery bins. Each bin is customizable, and available in four sizes: starter, small, medium and large. Grocery bin price ranges from $22-$55, and additional items may be added on to weekly orders. Users sign-up for an online account and can cancel at anytime. Members can easily update their orders online to create individualized orders based on their tastes, preferences and seasonal produce availability.
About Mile High Organics
Mile High Organics is a growing team of Colorado's food experts passionately working to bring you the highest quality organic produce and locally made natural food products, delivered to your home or office. At Mile High Organics, we strive to be the number one provider of organic food in Colorado, and the only completely non-GMO retailer. We are proud supporters of local farmers and food producers, and tell the story behind where our food comes from. As a company, it is our mission to provide a high quality of health through clean, delicious and nutritious foods, while helping members make informative decisions about their health and wellbeing. Mile High Organics is now located in the historic downtown Boulder Daily Camera building. For more information, visit www.milehighorganics.com