Ugly and Proud! (and Delicious)

I was not paid or compensated in any way to write this review. This is pure excitement for fruits and veggies! 

I fell prey to an Instagram ad.

I was scrolling through Instagram a few weeks ago, and saw an ad pop up in my feed about this new brand called Misfits Market. The ad was simple, direct and featured a cross-legged carrot. I was intrigued, so clicked to learn more. And then, they caught me (and I’m not even mad).

Misfits Market is a new business based in the Philadelphia area that collects organic produce from the area that wouldn’t have made the cut in the supermarket. Think twisty carrots, ugly carrots and apples that ~gasp~ might have a bruise or dent. So, instead of wasting the produce, Misfits Market sells it. It’s a home-delivery service that will ship you 12-15 pounds of local, organic produce for about $20.  What. a. deal. (and your girl loves a good deal!)

I was so excited when my first box came! There was a TON of fruits and vegetables– apples, avocados, broccoli, potatoes, sweet potatoes, lettuce, pears (the most delicious pears ever), onions and more. The kicker? None if it was really that ugly. None of it was gross or unusable. The pears seemed to be perfect. The carrots did not have a typical supermarket taper to them, but were really fresh and delicious. The broccoli was slightly smaller than your run-of-the mill broccoli.

The food was awesome, too! I used most of the veggies in a soup I made with home made bone broth. I ate a pear basically right out of the box, and had one the next few days at work. The only downside is that they don’t tell you exactly what will be in the box, so if you’re super type-A and love to plan out all your meals to a T, this might not be for you. Also, they use all recyclable/compostable packaging, which is awesome. However, I did find some of the faux-plastic bags that the veggies came in to have a bit of an odd smell. But once I took them out and tossed them in the fridge, the smell didn’t linger at all.

But overall, I love love love the service, and would highly recommend it to anyone in the New Jersey, Pennsylvania or Delaware area!

If you’re interested in trying it, you can get $5 off your first box (which brings the already affordable price down even lower!) when you use this link

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