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Misfits Market Produce Review – Quirky Look, Yummy Taste

Megan K.
ByMegan K.Apr 2, 2020 | 57 comments

Misfits Market Produce Review - Quirky Look, Yummy Taste

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!

by Megan K., MSA Reviewer, Produce Devotee
July 2, 2021| 57 comments

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!

My Verdict

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?

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Megan K.
Megan K.
I love natural/vegan beauty products, Korean skincare, unique jewelry, and weird candies from far away places. When I am not waiting for my next exciting box you can find me painting or taking photographs of interesting people. I never leave home without pug hair somewhere on my shirt and a bold lipstick on my smile.

Megan K.
Megan K.
I love natural/vegan beauty products, Korean skincare, unique jewelry, and weird candies from far away places. When I am not waiting for my next exciting box you can find me painting or taking photographs of interesting people. I never leave home without pug hair somewhere on my shirt and a bold lipstick on my smile.
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I was happy for the most part, although there were a few times some things were bruised. I have since cancelled service, as it is just me and my husband. I do not want to order $30.00 worth. I was happy with the smaller old box every 2 weeks that was perfect


This is the old Misfits Market. They no longer work this way at all. Now it’s a $30 minimum purchase and everything has a price. They have expanded too quickly, which has resulted in poor inventory control, a lot of substitutions, and a lot of refunds. I can’t remember the last time I received a delivery on the scheduled day. They are quick to issue refunds and apologies, explanations how it’s someone else’s fault, and discussion of how their mission comes first.

I’d give them a little while to settle into their new business model and see whether they can make it work. They were much better when I started with them last year.

Patti D

What a HUGE disappointment!
My box was nothing like I chose! Mostly wet, soggy, and rotted greens! The rest, tiny apples, a grapefruit, 3 mangos a couple of potatoes. This was for the biggest box.
Long story short- I got a refund. It had all been frozen before…the bunnies, raccoons and squirrels, oh and the deer, loved the box however. Nope,. never again!


OK, let’s address each section of the rating criteria…

#1 Shipping: Your produce box will be shipped to you from NJ with a cold pack inside to keep the produce cool. The condition of the produce upon arrival will depend on what kind of produce is in the box (soft vs. hard) & how the box itself is handled.

#2 Customer Service: What Customer Service?! The only way to reach out to M.M. is to send a message & wait for a response (if one ever comes). After a little internet digging, I did locate a phone number for the business. It is NOT a working number! Go ahead & give it a try…(215) 995-0065.

#3 Retail Value: As far as the produce boxes (“Mischief” or “Madness”), the savings are notable IF you happen to receive the produce that you actually selected (more on that later). Also, the listed retail value & percentage of savings shown for “Marketplace” (add-on) items is generally significant; however, if those items are missing from your box when it arrives….good luck getting in touch with anyone to try to remedy the situation.

#4 Quality of Products: The quality varies wildly from item to item. For instance, I received onions & shallots that were in good condition, but I added (for an additional fee) some avocados that all had to be thrown away (brown & rotten inside). Another example would be the butternut squash that I received that looked OK on the outside, but was already quite dry inside (old). Yet another example would be the potatoes, both red & yellow varieties, that arrived with many of them (about 40%) damaged & bruised.

#5 Curation: The assortment of produce listed on the M.M. website is quite diverse & most people should be able to find enough items that appeal to them. The real issue here, and the reason that I noted, “more on that later”, at the end of the #3 Retail Value section is as follows. Case in point: I took the time to review & select my 14 items from the 3 “sections” (6+6+2), but when I got the order confirmation e-mail (on the morning of the billing date) 7 out of 14 items listed were NOT what I had selected! To make matters worse, I am highly allergic to one of the items (mango)!!! I was never, at any point, made aware that these changes were being, or had been, made prior to Misfits Market billing my credit card.

#6 Ease of Cancelling: To continue on… When I noticed that 7 out of 14 items were NOT what I had selected, I immediately sent a message stating that half of the items were NOT what I had chosen. I also stated that I was seriously allergic to one of the items & requested that the order be cancelled. At that time, the order was “processing” & was not ready to ship yet. I got NO RESPONSE from Misfits Market! My credit card already had a pending charge from M.M. & there was nothing I could do.

***PLEASE, if you are considering doing business with this company, check out the 1.16/5 rating & 39 complaints on the Better Business Bureau website (link below).

Philip Lindsey

I’ve received a couple of the $22 ($26.50 with shipping) boxes. Looks like stuff retrieved from the garbage – bruised pears, rotten lemons and limes and a few potatoes, zucchini, apples, a beet, bruised oranges, etc. Subscription is canceled.


Misfits? Quite disappointing.
Eco-friendly? No. For 5 pounds of veggies, we got 20 pounds of packaging.
Organic products? Lol. We got tomatoes that tasted like plastic, (in addition to being wrapped in plastic), and veggies with very standard shapes that obviously come from conventional agro-businesses.
Local? No. Most products we got are mangos, hot peppers etc. that come from Mexico


Misfits Market’s prices are good, but the missing items and customer service issues wasted so much time and money that it would have been better to order retail. A few notes:

– The produce was okay overall
– The “organic” tomatoes from Watsonia came with a sticky film all over them and were very mealy; we threw them away
– The apples were covered in bruises from poor packing
– One sweet potato was rotten
– Box and all contents were wet
– 80% of the order–all the Marketplace add-on “deals”–were missing
– Box was scheduled to arrive on Monday. Order confirmation said it would come the following week–so a one-week advanced notice
– Box arrived on Tuesday, a day late per original order and six days before the order confirmation
– Customer service has been non-responsive after several days and several emails.
– There is no customer service phone number provided

Michael Frasca

Not worth it. Unreliable delivery. They deliver in the middle of the night and will ring your bell as if your roof is on fire to get you out of bed.


I got a box recently and while I liked most of the produce, it was barely 10lbs of food and I ordered the bigger box, which is supposed to have 18-22 lbs of produce in it. I immediately emailed them (why is there no phone number?) I got an email at 3:14 am asking for photos of everything. Well I’d eaten most of it by then LOL I am vegan so I eat a lot of veggies. I also made a veg soup with the taters and carrots cuz the taters were a bit on the old side. HOWEVER not only had I already photographed everything, I had catalogued and weighed it all too. Their email claims I should have 14 different items, no mention of the wt. I got only 12 different items so even by that lame standard, my box was not up to snuff. I am still waiting for a reply. I requested the rest of my box (figuring they sent me the small instead of the large) OR a refund of the difference in price ($13) I will NOT accept a discount off another box and am considering reporting them to the Better Business Bureau. I am really disappointed because I watched like 6 You Tube videos of folks unboxing their stuff and it was ALL so good and they got so much! I feel totally ripped off. Just wondering, those of you who got disappointing boxes- do you live in New England? There has to be a reason why some folks are getting good stuff and some of us are not. It might be regional??


I paid for the $22 box. It was delayed by 10 days so planning around it was out of the question. It was supposed to be 13lbs of produce. I got 5 tiny carrots, one bunch of scallions, 3 apples, one mango, 3 jalapenos and one small bunch (the size of my hand) of lettuce. I didn’t weigh it but I don’t see how it was even 5lbs. Cancelled so hard. Feel totally ripped off, don’t want a discounted box, I wish I could return it.


Similar experience in the Mid-Atlantic, except some of the food was bad, none of our add-ons came–80% of our order–and no response from customer service. If we don’t hear back by tomorrow, we’re reporting them to the BBB as well.


I wish Misfits served my area hopefully soon fingers crossed.


I was very excited to receive my first Misfit box but was quickly disappointed. I received 1 onion that was mildew, lettuce with the roots, I guess I was supposed to plant because there wasn’t enough for a sandwich, a mango that was rotten and celery that was no good. Was not impressed at all. I canceled my subscription. I can get better produce at the market for less. It is worth my time to go to the market.
Funny thing too is when I canceled my subscription hours after recieving my first box they did not even try to reach out to me to find out why.


Just got my first box and hugely disappointed. A lettuce ‘root’ limped/wilted, and mainly 4 old looking rutebagers, and an onion, with a couple old limes, and small tomatoes, 3 apples, and 2 squash… just not worth the 22 bucks for this… not impressed at all.. going to cancel

Gayle Jordan

I had the same experience with the first box of my subscription; it was also my last as , like you, I immediately cancelled. And, like you they never answered by repeated communications.


I subscribed after reading a review on here and have received three shipments. Although there has been some delays with shipping, I’ve been very happy with the boxes. We get the smaller box and it has pretty much replaced our grocery store produce. Everything has been in good condition, actually we haven’t really received anything ‘ugly’. It’s fun to look for recipes that incorporate the various items received.

For the past two boxes we were able to customize the box, which was pretty cool. This past box had some substitutions though. I’m skipping the next shipment so I can use up what I have accumulated.

We have received a lot of limes for some reason lol.


How fun is it to get a mystery box every 1 to 2 weeks! It’s easy to select which day you want to receive your box and how often. The fruit is sweet, juicy and fresh especially the mangoes. MisFit challenges my culinary skills. It’s true that a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach; my husband has been very happy :O). I wish there was a way for me to send a picture of what I just received. Every time a box is delivered, I can’t wait to rip it open and see what’s inside. And, I can’t wait to plan meals for the next 2 weeks with the box I just got. The customer service is great. It may take a week or so to receive a response, but they always reply. I promise you will be satisfied.
This is what I just got:
2 large white onions
1 large cucumber
1 large zucchini
3 plum tomatoes
7 medium potatoes
1 mango
1 purple cabbage
1 butternut squash
A bag of green beans
3 small oranges
3 medium red delicious apples
We opted for the “Misfit Box” (the smaller box) because we are only 2 people. We found that 1 box per every 2 weeks was enough. You will still need to go to the grocery store to supplement your meals & buy more fruit. I found that I do not buy much produce at the grocery store anymore since I’ve been receiving the MisFit boxes.


You got more stuff in your small box than I got in my large!! I am so sad. Do you mind if I ask where you live?

Cindy M

So far I like it. I subbed to the smaller box and have had five shipments so far. The first two were awesome and the third, not so much, was sad plus was missing an add on. I sent an email, did not hear back but my fourth box was another nice one and so was my fifth box.


Well I ordered my first box and received it however there are a few complaints. One is the ice pack was completely thawed out and warm second one is I ordered add ons and one of them which was a cantaloupe which I never received. I have now sent 2 emails and I have not gotten any responses. If this keeps happening I am going to cancel my subscription.


Awful… many, many, many issues. I’ve been charged for 2 more boxes than I received. After numerous emails, it was never resolved. Every shipment has badly bruised or rotten produce. They’ll give a small credit, if you email and upload pictures, but it’s a lot of work. Missing add-ons… what a nightmare. We ordered the big box, and they’ll send us 8 small potatoes and 1 small butternut squash… not enough for a single dude for a family of 5. I’m canceling.


With a lot of excitement, I signed up with Misfits Markers in April and started receiving boxes in May. I made an inventory and weight of all fruits and vegetables when I received the first box, to compare its value with the prices in my local food coop because I wanted to compare costs. I turned out I could have bought everything that came in the box locally for a bit less than its cost, but I thought the convenience of having fresh produce delivered was a good trade off for the inability to select the produce myself. Overall there were 18 pounds and one ounce of mostly very good quality produce.

The second box might have been a mistake, because there were just over 14 pounds in it. Including three mangos that were mostly not edible as they were partially or fully rotten, the rest was good quality. Not surprisingly, when I compared its cost to what I would have paid at the place where I shop normally it turned out to be a lot more expensive. But I thought there must have been an error since 30% of the produce was missing!

Madness (large) boxes are advertised as containing between 18 and 22 pounds, and mischief (small ) boxes are said to have 10 to 13 pounds in them. I though I may have received a small one by mistake, so I contacted Misfits Markets to let them know about the missing produce. After about 10 days they responded acknowledging there had been a glitch and offered a 25% discount towards a future box. I thought their response was inappropriate and at that point I realized this service isn’t worth it for me, and that’s why I suspended my subscription.


I’m off the waitlist and ordered the smaller box. I’m excited to receive it plus some add ons. Thanks so much for the review Megan!


Are there other produce delivery boxes like this? They don’t deliver to Texas. 🙁


If you’re in Travis County in Texas, check out Good Apple. Very similar box with a great mission!


I’m not a happy customer! I signed up for the Mischief Box the day I read this review, 4/3/20. They charged my account immediately despite the fact that all new orders were put on hold for 2-3 weeks. Within a few days, I was notified that my account would become active on 4/26/20. I decided to wait because I was impressed by the company and the contents of the box in this review.

Unfortunately, 4/26/20 came and went. I received another e-mail thanking me for my patience and informing me that my order would again be delayed by a day or two.

I logged into my account this past weekend (5/2/20) looking for some kind of update, and I noticed that they were about to charge my account 5/3/20 for my second box when I hadn’t even received my first. I skipped the charge manually, and then I e-mailed Misfits Market asking for a shipping date or a refund for my first order. I received an immediate canned response full of vague statements and an admonition that their customer service team could not provide shipping dates to anyone at this time.

What a coincidence, though! Within an hour of sending my request for a refund, I received a tracking number. However, the tracking number is empty – the number itself was sent electronically to FedEx, but they don’t have my box yet, and there’s no indication they’ll have it anytime soon – and my Misfits Market account shows that my order is still in limbo. I feel like the tracking number was just a neat trick to put me off.

I understand that the pandemic generated a sudden influx of customers that they weren’t equipped to handle, and they’re also dealing with a reduced staff that has to take multiple, time-consuming precautions, but I think they’ve gone about this completely wrong. I’ve been working with other companies with delayed shipping, but their transparency and frequent, specific updates inspire confidence that they’re doing everything they can. (As opposed to Misfit Markets’ two e-mails in a month and a website reference to read their March COVID-19 blog post.) Also, the other companies didn’t try to charge me a second time for something they still hadn’t provided for the first charge.

Is anyone else having issues?


Same here!!!
I got empty Fedex tracking number too!
No response from Misfit market customer service.
It’s been waiting for 3days, no up-date since delivery date.
I can wait, but just want to know what’s going on there…


Welp, it’s after 4 PM on 5/6, and my shipment has gone missing. My new estimated delivery date is “unavailable at this time.” I understand that Misfits Market isn’t responsible once they hand the box over to FedEx, but this is just one more issue in a series of issues. It doesn’t help that I haven’t been able to get a hold of anyone Misfits Market due to “higher than normal inquiries.” (I guess that happens when you take people’s money and don’t give them anything in return.)


Update: The tracking number has been updated, and my box is due to arrive 5/5.


No real misfits there. We cook with everything show, but unfortunately, Louisiana isn’t in the shipping list. Otherwise, I’d subscribe in a heartbeat.

Gayle Jordan

I too am in Louisiana. I ordered and received my first box four days ago. It was supermarket labeled and packaged old, unusable produce like what supermarkets throw away.


Thanks so much for the review! I am on the waitlist and can’t wait to order, and I didn’t know we could order add ons which would be so useful. After all this is over I’ll continue with this as I rely on my son for grocery shopping and he doesn’t always adhere to my shopping list, and definitely not buying enough produce. Subscription boxes rule!!

Cindy M

Appreciate the review and opinions shared here. I plan to try this sub.

If they deliver to Ohio, why not Michigan? I am about 1 hr from the Michigan/Ohio border. Disappointing because I would definitely order this.


Wish they shipped to Mississippi.

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