Box: Imperfect Produce (this link gives you $10 and me $10 when you sign up)!
Contents: Perfect and fresh but allegedly ugly looking produce that the experts select so you can save money and not leave your home.
1 in 5 fruits and veggies grown in the U.S. don’t meet cosmetic standards and go to waste! Imperfect Produce changes this and you get the savings and the freshness!
This is awesome considering that I pay good money for pretty produce that goes bad quickly before Imperfect Produce came into my life.
Frequency: Once a week or every other week, a box(es) will be delivered as per your instructions during a specific time frame on a certain day of the week. You are able to customize your box within a few days window prior to your delivery. You are also able to skip up to three weeks (or email for longer than three weeks to be accommodated).
Spoilers/Customization yes please! We know I don’t like surprises for there most part!
Cost: Imperfect Produce has Four selections with different sizes. These prices may be different in your area.
Also just know that box will generate a box/size value and you can raise/lower the final price via customization (you can also add on Organic produce without selecting the Organic boxes).
(1) Organic (Box Price Range is from 7 pounds at $15 to 25 pounds at $43)
Organic Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large
(2) Mixed Fruit and Veggie (Box Price Range is from 7 pounds at $11 to 25 pounds at $27)
Mixed Fruit and Veggie Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large
(3) All Fruit (Box Price Range is from 7 pounds at $11 to 13 pounds at $16)
All Fruit Sizes: Small and Medium
(4) All Veggie (Box Price Range is from 7 pounds at $11 to 13 pounds at $16)
All Veggie Sizes: Small and Medium
Note: You may eligible for a reduced cost box if you qualify for SNAP/EBT/Food Stamps. You will need to apply and fill out a questionnaire upon signing up.
Shipping: There is a $2.99 to $4.99 flat ship rate irregardless of how many boxes are ordered for a chosen week. Imperfect Produce in continually updating its location areas but as of this post it serves the entire Bay Area in California; Los Angeles, CA; Orange County, CA; Portland, OR Metro Area; Seattle, WA Metro Area (includes Tacoma); Indianapolis, IN; and Chicago, IL Metro Area.
Note: My area customization began at Monday 3PM and closed Tuesday at 11:59PM with a Thursday delivery. Another friend who lives near me has a different schedule and her delivery date is Monday.
As a general note, all of my customize boxes end up between $20-$25 (because budget).
So here is my order for this week:
|Mixed Fruit & Veggie Box||1%||1|
|Conventional Baby Avocados (3 ct)||1%||1|
|Conventional Broccoli Crowns (1ct)||1%||1|
|Conventional Cara Cara Oranges (1ct)||1%||2|
|Conventional Collard Greens (1ct)||1%||2|
|Conventional Grapes (1ct)||1%||1|
|Conventional Hot House Cucumber (1 ct)||1%||1|
|Conventional Kiwis (4 ct)||1%||1|
|Conventional Valencia Oranges (2 ct)||1%||1|
|Recipe Card: Broccoli Stem Hummus||1|
|The Mill at Kings River Olive Oil (750ml)||1%||1|
Here is one pict of how I used last week’s Imperfect Order:
Here is another attempt to use that mini-oven-steamer-thinge my husband wanted. This time I am only showing you the before picture because it looked like it came out of a can when it was done. I need to figure out how to use the steamer function.
Can’t there by an auto-Pinterest steamer function on this thing!?!
let’s go back to this week’s delivery!
Anyways, here is my box!
I HEART Imperfect Produce.
I was happy to see that the Olive Oil that was there last week is still here this week. I like getting fancy olive oils without going out to get one and perhaps breaking the glass on the way home. The citrus was AMAZING but the funny thing was that two of my girls were more focused and shared eating up that broccoli head. So I guess that means that broccoli will be a standing order. Also, I am going to freeze the grapes for a frozen treat so I am looking forward to that!
I love Imperfect Produce because I am making less last waste in the world and I get another subscription box fix that I can customize.
Do you order your produce via CSA, a farmer’s market, or Imperfect Produce?
Share anything on your mind no matter how random below!
Disclaimer: I bought this box with my own clams. There are referral links in this post.