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!
Also just know that the standard choices 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 and picts for this week:
|Product||IL Grocery Tax (1%)||Quantity|
|Mixed Fruit & Veggie Box||1%||1|
|Conventional Blackberries (1ct)||1%||1|
|Conventional Broccoli Crowns (1ct)||1%||1|
|Conventional Carrots (lb)||1%||1|
|Conventional Grapes (1ct)||1%||1|
|Conventional Nectarines (3ct)||1%||2|
|Conventional Peaches (2 ct)||1%||2|
|Organic Pineapple (1 ct)||1%||1|
|Organic Purple Garlic (2ct)||1%||1|
|Organic Snap Peas (0.5lbs)||1%||2|
|Recipe Card: Healthy Green Soup||1|
Well it was a surprise that my conventional blackberries were actually organic 🙂 I am looking forward to trying the organic garlic and I am curious maybe I can try planting one of the cloves in my garden plot.
This week has been so busy I was not able to take any pictures but the highlight last week was enjoying the frozen grapes.
For this week, right off the bat, my squeakers enjoyed the sugar snap peas. I am pretty pouch of Imperfect because sometimes they do not like conventional sugar snap peas (i.e., they do not like the Costco or Trader Joes Sugar Snap Peas). I have one patch growing in my garden plot and it should be ready in a few weeks. I should be able to plant the second patch soon.
Hopefully Onderria will join next week’s review since she gets Imperfect bi-weekly. Stay tuned!
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: We bought our boxes with our own clams. There are referral links in this post.