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The Fare Trade Food Subscription Box Review – June 2014

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The Fare Trade Food Subscription Box Review - June

The Fare Trade is a new gourmet food subscription box. Each month the box is curated by a different chef who pairs their food selections with their own recipes. It looked like a really interesting subscription to me, and I decided to sign up for a 6-month subscription when Gilt City was offering a deal on subscriptions. (This deal is no longer available, but I’ll post again if a new one comes up!)

The Fare Trade Food Subscription Box Review - June 2014 First Look

I’m very impressed with the packaging of this box – it would definitely make a great subscription to gift.

The Fare Trade Food Subscription Box Review - June 2014 Items

The Subscription Box: The Fare Trade

The Cost: $65 a month

The Products: Tastemaker curated products, included extra info and recipes to go with each new food item. (Bonus video content is available for subscribers as well).

Ships to: US only

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The Fare Trade Food Subscription Box Review - June 2014 Chef

For June the curator is Chef Brooke Williamson

The Fare Trade Food Subscription Box Review - June 2014 Info

The included info sheet has a letter from Brooke, info on each of the items and why she picked them, and the menu of recipes.

The Fare Trade Food Subscription Box Review - June 2014 List

On the back of the sheet is a grocery list shopping guide.

The Fare Trade Food Subscription Box Review - June 2014 Recipes

Each recipe has it’s own card. The recipes for June are:

Butter Lettuce Salad with Blue Cheese, Toasted Walnuts, and Grapefruit Shrub Vinaigrette

Pork Porterhouse Cheesy Grits and Anchovy Chimichurri

Smoky Tomato Stewed Lentils with Mustard Greens and Soft Boiled Egg

Maple-Bourbon Baked Apple with Skillet Bacon Crumble and Vanilla Ice Cream

The Fare Trade Food Subscription Box Review - June 2014 Bacon

Sierra Nut House Organic Black Lentils – 8 oz Value $4?

Skillet Bacon Spread – Value $13

I couldn’t find these exact lentils on the Sierra Nut House website, so I’m estimating on the value. The Bacon Spread is supposed to be more sweet than savory, and my husband is excited to try it on his next breakfast sandwich!

The Fare Trade Food Subscription Box Review - June 2014 Nonnas

Nora Mills Granary White Speckled Grits – Value $10

Nonna’s Smoky Sauce – Value $8

We’ve sampled both of these items before thanks to subscription boxes, and I’m happy to have more! I’m always looking for tomato sauces that are dairy-free, have no added sugar and still taste delicious, and the Nonna’s sauces always are a hit!

The Fare Trade Food Subscription Box Review - June 2014 Brittle

Hanover Road Old School Peanut Brittle – 3 oz Value $6?

Liber & Co. Texas Grapefruit Shrub – Value $13

One thing I really like about this subscription is that the chef uses the ingredients in ways I wouldn’t expect for recipes. For example, when I see this Grapefruit Shrub, I just think cocktail mix, but Chef Brooke Williamson uses it for a vinaigrette!

Verdict: This month’s box has a product value of $54. Given that it also comes with exclusive video content and recipes, and is very well-curated, I can understand the $65 a month cost. That being said, I’m very happy I got the subscription at a discount!

What do you think of The Fare Trade?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

3 Comments

  1. This is a great deal. Picked it up as a gift for a foodie. It’s on the Gilt L.A. site so if you don’t see it on your city site – go to the L.A. site.

  2. This looks like a box I’d love to try and give as a gift. I hope you find a discount for this one soon!

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