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 Blood Oranges (2 ct)||1%||1|
|Conventional Lemons (2 ct)||1%||1|
|Conventional Nectarines (3ct)||1%||2|
|Organic Apricot (6ct)||1%||3|
|Organic Fava Beans (lb)||1%||1|
|Organic Nectarines (3 ct)||1%||3|
|Recipe Card: Coffee Vanilla Almond Butter||1|
Wow! Stone Fruit = Paper Bags!
These are Fava Beans. I saw this and I wanted to try it (I remembered some movie reference). So I ordered it. And they are huge. And then after the window closed I googled for that movie reference. I am sure half or all of you are laughing at me since the movie reference was from Silence of the Lambs. But I am pretty sure it was it was from somewhere else. I thought maybe Hank Azaria? It still popped up as Silence of the Lambs.
If anyone has heard Fava Beans referenced elsewhere please let me know, otherwise, I will just conclude that I got a little weirder. Maybe it was too much watching Food Network or Cooking Channel….
Here is this week’s recipe. I actually thought the avocados would be “snuck” inside the pancakes and not in plain view outside of them but after reading the recipe its both. I am not sure about this…
Has anyone made a “flax egg”?
I was able to get two Squeakers as testers this week!
They requested the pig tails AKA puppy dog tails. I need to work on it but in my defense, Squeakette does not have that much hair yet!
Short of the recipe this week, the Imperfect Produce box was awesome! I do need to watch out for Squeakette though because she likes finishing half of a fruit and then wants a new one.
There may be less of vegetables in future boxes for the time being since I have some Kale coming in from my garden plot. My squash and zucchini plants are still small but starting to flower so I might be getting some produce from them in a few weeks. My tomato plants have a ways to go but once they start producing I will be sharing with my neighbors for sure!
I digress with one more digression. I am not sure whether its my tastebuds but lately Costco eggs are rocking it. I have mentioned before that I think Imperfect Produce is a perfect substitute from a CSA because you can customize it but you cannot add eggs. But now I am pleasantly surprised by Costco’s improved quality they are a notch above standard store bought eggs.
If you would like $10 off your first Imperfect Produce order click here!
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 our boxes with my own clams. There are referral links in this post.