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%||2|
|Conventional Mango (2 ct)||1%||2|
|Conventional Nectarines (3ct)||1%||2|
|Organic Broccoli Crowns (2ct)||1%||1|
|Organic Carrots (lb)||1%||1|
|Organic Peaches (2 ct)||1%||2|
|Organic Pears (2 ct)||1%||1|
|Recipe Card: Coffee Vanilla Almond Butter||1|
No pictures (first full week of all squeakers in the home) but got a “why did I not think of that” moment. I usually have bigger tomatoes frozen and toss them in a slow cooker when a recipe calls for tomato. But I had these cherry tomatoes that I put in some thawed cooked ground beef to make taco meat and I put the cherry tomatoes in and as they thawed it was so satisfactory “popping” them open. Maybe because they were patricianly frozen they did not squirt on me thankfully.
So here is the box!
My Taste Testers
Ohhhh… fancy “Tater Tats”!!!
All the stone fruit from last week is all nommed up. I do not expect this week’s to last longer either!
Mmmmmm… stone fruit.
We still have some apples left because the squeakers were good with asking permission before taking an apple so I did not order any for this week. I am excited to try out Imperfect mangoes!
I have gone from thinking this as a sweeter version of a CSA to a “Fruits of the Week” subscription box (with a hint of veggie)!
That Coffee Vanilla Almond Butter recipe this week looks enticing and I am slightly motivated to try it out.
Or this might inspire/motivate me to just put instant coffee in any nut butters. 😉
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.