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Farmivore Subscription Box Review + Coupon – February 2015

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Farmivore Subscription Box Review + Coupon - February 2015 Box

Farmivore is a New York-based produce subscription that sends weekly shipments of pre-packaged juicing blends. The fruit and vegetables are 100% organic, GMO-free, and locally sourced. They offer both a “Green Juicing Box” that includes low sugar, green only juice recipes (made with things like leafy greens, herbs, celery, cucumber, and a touch of fruit) and a “Mixed Juicing Box” that features green, orange, and red juices (and includes everything from rainbow carrots, to golden beets to turmeric root).

This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes)

Farmivore Subscription Box Review + Coupon - February 2015 Inside Box

This is a review of the regular sized Mixed Juicing Box. This box yields 8 servings (12-16 oz per serving, depending on the recipe).

Farmivore Subscription Box Review + Coupon - February 2015 Card 1

Farmivore Subscription Box Review + Coupon - February 2015 Card 2

The Subscription: Farmivore

The Cost: $25.95/small box (4 servings), $39.95/regular box (8 servings), $69.95/large box (16 servings) with free shipping on all boxes

COUPON: Use coupon code ADDICTION to get your first box for $9.95 (applies to Small or Medium Box)

The Products: Locally-sourced, organic, and GMO-free produce bundled into juice kits.

Ships to: Currently, they ship to the area around them that allows a 1-day delivery time (which is almost all zip codes in the Northeast, including NY, NJ, PA, CT, RI, MA, MD, DE and District of Columbia).

Farmivore Subscription Box Review + Coupon - February 2015 Menu 1

Farmivore Subscription Box Review + Coupon - February 2015 Menu 2

Included in the box is a leaflet detailing the week’s juices. Each recipe includes a suggested juicing order, juice-by date, nutritional information and produce notes.

Farmivore Subscription Box Review + Coupon - February 2015 Broccoleaf

Broccoleaf or Bust! (Green Juice #1)- broccoleaf, apple, carrot, lemon, cucumber, and pear

Broccoleaf, the leaves that grow on and around broccoli plants, are high in vitamin c and calcium. I’ve never had broccoleaf before, so I was excited to see it included in this recipe. Broccoleaf has a sweet, mild flavor (reminiscent of sugar snap peas) with a touch of pleasant bitterness, and it added a nice verdant quality to this juice. While this juice wasn’t the prettiest (it was a greenish brown) I thought it was really tasty. The lemon added a nice tart flavor, and I thought the apple and pear brought just the right amount of sweetness.

Farmivore Subscription Box Review + Coupon - February 2015 Mint

Mint Medley (Green Juice #2)- mint, spinach, apple, cucumber, and pear

I love anything with mint and cucumber, so (unsurprisingly) this was my favorite juice. The flavor was very mild, with just a slight sweetness, and the mint added a lovely freshness. If I could only use one word to describe this juice, it would be “refreshing.” It made me a little sad to drink this juice while watching snow flurries outside my window- this is a juice that makes you want to sit in a sunny garden.

Farmivore Subscription Box Review + Coupon - February 2015 Carrot

Carrot Twist (Mixed Juice #1)- apple, carrot, celery, lemon, and sweet potato

This juice was bright and flavorful. I’ve made the mistake of putting too much celery in my juice before (I think the flavor can be overpowering if it’s not balanced properly) but this recipe included the perfect amount. I’m going to hang on to this recipe because I think this would be a great morning juice. I’d like to try serving it at breakfast. Or maybe at brunch (with a little champagne!)

Farmivore Subscription Box Review + Coupon - February 2015 California

California Dream (Mixed Juice #2)- orange, lemon, apple, beet, and carrot

Carrot and orange is one of my favorite juice blends, so I was excited to see this twist on the classic recipe. I thought the beets were a delicious addition, and also made the juice a beautiful beet red. Unsurprisingly, both the California Dream and the Carrot Twist were noticeably sweeter than the green juice blends, so that’s something to keep in mind when choosing your box.

Farmivore Subscription Box Review + Coupon - February 2015 Juices

Here are the prepared juices (in the order they were reviewed). I love how vibrant the colors are. Also, note that this is not the full amount of juice yielded from each recipe. On average, each recipe made about 32 oz of juice.

Verdict: I’m really impressed by Farmivore. The produce arrived in great condition, the recipes were delicious, and I think the value is good. If I bought the same amount of produce at my local farmers’ market, I think I would spend about the same amount ($39.95), and I believe there’s added value in the curation of the recipes. I like that the produce is local (when possible), organic, and non-GMO. The recipe leaflet provided really helpful information, and I liked being given a suggested juicing order for each recipe and a juice-by date.

I love to juice, but I don’t do it very often because I grocery shop with meals in mind and very rarely have enough extra produce on hand. I also tend to juice without a recipe, which can lead to some pretty unpalatable concoctions. I like that Farmivore makes juicing easy by delivering everything you need to make delicious, healthy juices at home. Receiving this box every week would definitely encourage me to juice more often!

What do you think about Farmivore?

Written by Lindsey Morse

Lindsey Morse

Lindsey is a professional baker by day and a subscription box junkie by night. She first subscribed to Birchbox in 2013 and her addiction grew when she signed up for Graze, PopSugar, and Knoshy. Her favorite part about being a subscription box addict is discovering new products- especially gourmet goodies, beauty products, and kitchen tools!
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5 Comments

  1. If they shipped or expanded to CA, I would totally try it!!

  2. I can’t drink green juices; I’ve tried many times with many different kinds but they all trigger my gag reflex (sorry if TMI). The produce looks like it’s amazingly good quality and perfect for ordinary cooking purposes. For $25 it would be a steal. Even living in a CA border state good quality produce is hard to come by where I live. I hate spending a ton for mediocre to horrible produce! If only they delivered out west….I’d sign up in a hot minute!

  3. Hi Lindsey – i love cold pressed juiced i get st ehole foods snd sm interested in trying this on my own. Unfortunately this sub doesnt deliver to NC. What juicer do you use? Do you have any recommendations for one that is <$500? Looking for one easy to clean!

    • I’m not Lindsey, but I like the Jack LaLanne power juicers. I think a little over $100 for the white one (the metal finish one is more expensive). They have a big opening for the food so you don’t have to cut big things (e.g., beets or pineapple) too much. (Do remove citrus peel and pineapple rind first, but you don’t have to peel carrots to put them in there.) I just rinse mine off after use though I do have to scrub the filter basket with a little brush to get pulp out. Everything but the base can go in the dishwasher (no-heat dry) from time to time, as well.

      Just don’t put pomegranates in there. Learned that the hard way (too much work to remove the outer part, and then the little seeds made a horrible noise when they hit the cutting blade — plus I didn’t actually get much juice out of it).

  4. Broccoleaf looks suspiciously like collard greens (young ones, before they get huge). Same plant family, though, so I suppose that’s not surprising.

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