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Affordable Organic Food Delivered to Your Door From Misfits Market

Debra Redalia


This is such a great idea, and the most affordable way I’ve seen to source whole food.

Misfits Market is “a subscription box of sometimes funny-looking fruits and vegetables making it easy and affordable for all of us to eat healthy. We are dedicated to breaking the cycle of food waste by helping delicious food find a good home. Your home.”

There is nothing wrong with this food in terms of eating, it just doesn’t fit into the commercial food system idea of perfection.

Produce might:

  • be too small
  • be too big
  • have cosmetic blemishes
  • need a few days on the counter to ripen
  • be a bit lumpy

But there’s nothing wrong with the flavor and nourishment.

There also might be perfect produce, but there was too much or too little to sell through the commercial market system.

Especially if you are on a budget, look at this:

  • Approximately 10-13 lbs. of organic mixed fruits + veggies. Serves up to 2 people for a week. $22!
  • Approximately 18-22 lbs. of organic mixed fruits + veggies. Serves up to 5 people for a week.” $35!

This is like Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) where you get a box every week and you don’t know what is in it. But you get affordable food and you learn how to prepare and eat a greater variety of fruits and vegetables. I once belonged to a CSA and loved it. Misfits Market also has recipes online so you’ll know what you can make with the vegetables and fruits in your box.

Misfits Market is not available everywhere, but it’s worth a few minutes to go to the website and see if they deliver where you live.

It’s the best deal there is for buying certified organic food and you’ll be giving a home to good organic food that otherwise would just go to waste. Almost half of all produce harvested in the United States is never eaten. Fruits and vegetables go unpicked in fields or get thrown away at the store, simply because they don’t look good. But now you can eat them at half the cost of store-bought organic food.

See what’s in boxes this week.