My Misfits Market Review
Quirky Look, Yummy Taste
Misfits Market is a subscription featuring imperfect produce or "funny looking" fruits and vegetables that are all organic and GMO-free! There are 2 boxes sizes to choose from and you can have your produce box delivered weekly or bi-weekly.
I found this produce subscription box to be a lifesaver in a time where I am not super thrilled about grocery shopping or going to the farmers market. A box full of colorful, fresh organic veggies and fruits delivered to my doorstep felt like hitting the lottery! I highly recommend this as a source of fresh and affordable veggies anytime though, and I plan on continuing my subscription even when everything has gone back to normal. I also feel like this subscription made me cook more creatively, since some of these organic vegetables were ones I don't normally purchase on my own. At a time when I can devote a little more attention and creativity to the meals I cook, veggies outside of my norm were welcome!
About Misfits Market Subscription Box
The Cost: Misfits Market offers two subscription sizes:
- $22.00 for Mischief: recommended as the starter box, this size contains 10-13 lbs of fresh, mixed organic fruits and vegetables.
- $35.00 for Madness: recommended for larger households or those with plant-based diets, this size contains 18-22 lbs of fresh, organic mixed fruits and vegetables.
Also worth mentioning is that from 4 pm Thursday - 8 pm Saturday you can add more veggies, fruit, and other treats to your Misfits box at discounted prices. I plan on adding some oatmeal and a few boxes of mushrooms to next week's order. These items sell out fast, so be sure to jump on at 4 pm EST each week you have a delivery if you want to add on!
What you'll get: Fruits and vegetables that are healthy, affordable, and a little funny looking.
Ships to: All zip codes in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts (excluding Nantucket Island and Martha's Vineyard), Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Maine, Ohio, West Virginia, Washington, D.C., Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and Tennessee.
Are Misfits Market shipments impacted by COVID-19? Yes. Due to high demand, new orders from first-time customers will be delayed by 2-3 weeks. Since most areas are extending their shelter-in-place orders, this would still be an awesome subscription to start. I know I plan on keeping ours long after life returns to normal!
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
Why Misfits Market?
Basically, the last time I went grocery shopping was a few weeks ago, when everything was just starting with the social distancing and shelter in place orders linked to COVID-19. Needless to say, the thought of spending more time in the store selecting produce was the last thing on my mind, and I bypassed these more perishable items for staples like flour, rice, RAMEN, and canned/frozen veggies and got out of the store. This left a pretty big void in terms of fresh fruit and vegetables that quickly became painfully apparent.
Misfits Market Packaging
This has to be one of the cutest boxes ever. I love the sunny yellow apple and the funny text that is on every single side of this box! Inside everything was carefully packed and there were multiple ice packs. Everything was nice and cool inside! The ice packs were the type you can pour safely down the drain or add to your plants for a nitrogen boost.
There were two cards inside, one with general info and a spotlight on "add-ons" (more on that later), and a card with a delicious pear recipe.
My Misfits Market Review On Mischief Box
Let's peep some veggies!
It was like an explosion of color from inside this box. How cheerful and yummy! I was really eager to see inside so I immediately started laying everything out to "inventory" my new stash.
Everything looks so delicious! I also think the variety is wonderful too and this nice mix of veggies and fruit is perfect for how Will and I like to eat. He was over the moon when he saw the pears. I was thrilled with those too, and also excited for the potatoes, peppers, and squash. Not sure what to do with radishes, but I am looking forward to experimenting. How do you all like to eat your radishes?
Here is a shot of everything inside!
As far as the produce being unsightly, the only real "ugly" things inside were the carrots, and carrots are generally kind of weird looking in my opinion. Everything was actually along the same sorts of "beauty standards" I would expect from the grocery store.
There were actually some moments of real art in here:
Like this perfectly straight line on one of my apples.
And this truly beautiful little spot of sunshine on the acorn squash's deep green skin.
So what did I make with some of these yummy treasures?
- I sauteed the mini bell peppers for tacos one night.
- I used the bell peppers to make stuffed peppers that I served with mashed potatoes also made from this box.
- We used the oranges in our juicer for fresh orange juice over breakfast.
- I used the lettuce for a little personal salad.
- I halved the acorn squashes and baked them with brown sugar and butter for a dinner side.
- I mashed the turnips and ate them with a little salt, butter, and sugar, just like my nana makes.
And I still have some additional veggies to work with.
As far as volume goes, here is what I ended up with from the smaller Mischief my box:
- 8 carrot ... pieces
- 4 bell peppers
- 2 turnips
- 2 radishes
- 2 small acorn squash (squashes? hmm.)
- 7 sweet mini peppers
- 1 head of bib lettuce
- 6 potatoes
- 3 pears
- 4 oranges
- 3 apples
The Misfits Market Madness Box
Also, if you were curious about the number of veggies you can expect in the larger Madness box, here is a shot from my next box which was the larger one! Whoa!
I am pretty thrilled with Misfits Market. It was the perfect solution to a fresh food shortage in my house at a time where I really didn't want to be out and about shopping and the majority of local farmer's markets are canceled until further notice. It would be really easy to just microwave all of our dinners but I want to get back to cooking regularly, something I haven't had the time (or desire) to do until spending so much additional time at home. I think the amount of food for the price is great, and I plan on ordering the bigger boxes from now on the share with my neighbors who are finding themselves in the same boat. For $26.50 ($22 plus $4.50 shipping) I received 11 different varieties of veggies and fruits totaling over 40 pieces. I anticipate these lasting us about a week, which is a bargain.
What do you think of Misfits Market? Are you trying to add more fresh produce into your diet right now?