Farmivore Subscription Box Review
Farmivore is a New York-based produce subscription that sends weekly shipments of pre-packaged juicing blends (every week, each subscriber gets the same mix of produce for that week). The fruit and vegetables are 100% organic, GMO-free, and locally sourced. They offer both a green plan (low-sugar, green juice blends) and a mixed plan (includes a variety of produce to make orange, green, and red juice blends). Their recipes are designed to be made with a juicer, but you can also use a Magic Bullet or blender that works well to puree the fruits and vegetables.
This is a review of the mixed plan.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription: Farmivore
The Cost: $39.95/box with free shipping
The Products: Locally-sourced, organic, and GMO-free produce. In each delivery, you get 4 juice-kits, which make 8 drinks total (serving size average being 14-16 oz)
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).
However, I fall into their 2-day delivery zone (which they’ve been experimenting with), and my box was additionally delayed a day during holiday shipping and all the produce was still in great condition – even the leafy greens. The delay in my shipping is definitely unusual and due to the holidays – Farmivore is dedicated to making sure you get your produce in time and in excellent condition. If there’s ever an issue with your produce arriving in less than good condition, contact them, and they’ll take care of you.
Sweet Potato Pie Blend – sweet potato, pear, orange, ginger, pie spice (cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice)
So far, this blend is the only one I’ve tried. I picked this one to make first because I really thought it was interesting that they added pie spice to a juice recipe! That’s definitely something I wouldn’t have thought to do. Personally, I used my Magic Bullet to make this (I don’t have a juicer at my house and I like keeping all the fiber and everything from the produce). It was really good – I added a small bit of ginger at the very end. I liked it better before adding the ginger, but it really wasn’t bad either way! Also, the produce was delicious. I tried an orange while I was peeling it and had a hard time resisting eating the whole orange on its own!
Kale Countdown Blend – kale, lemon, ginger, celery, carrot, apple
One comment I do have about my Farmivore delivery is that I wish they hadn’t trimmed the celery. I’m sure they did it to make it lighter/look nicer, but it made the ends dry out a little instead of just leaving the ends on. This isn’t a big deal, though – I just trimmed the dry ends and used the rest.
Margaritaville Blend – swiss chard, celery, lemon, lime, apple, Himalayan pink salt
This recipe includes salt for you to add a very small amount to your juice, or to use it to rim your glass like a margarita!
New Year Gold Rush Blend – golden beet, ginger, apple, lemon, lime, orange, pear
I’m excited about making this blend next – I love all the fruit in the mix!
I wanted to include a picture of the finished Sweet Potato Pie juice/smoothie, even though it’s not a particularly beautiful photo! This is why I’m not a food blogger!
The Verdict: All in all, I was really impressed with Farmivore. I know I’ve only made one recipe so far but it was really good, something different, and makes me more excited to try the other mixes. I like the labels on each bag that explains specific ingredient notes, suggested juicing orders, nutritional information, and even “best juiced by” dates that let you know which packs of produce may last a little longer than others. Their packaging is also well-done, considering my box took 3 days to get to me and I refrigerated everything for another day before being able to take photos and everything was still beautiful. As far as value goes, I’m happy. I love farmer’s markets and I’m sure I would spend at least the $39.99 cost for that amount of local, organic, and non-GMO produce.
What do you think about Farmivore?