Organic fruits and vegetables delivered to your house weekly or every other week, is Misfits Market worth it?
I ordered two deliveries of a Mischief box, which is the smaller of the two choices.
The Mischief box contains around 10 to 13 pounds of organic mixed fruits and vegetables for $22 plus shipping, which is $4.50 for my address.
Or, if you have a larger family or you’re feeding a passel of vegetarians, the Madness box might be better for you. That’s $35 for a delivery of 18 to 22 pounds of produce.
With apologies to my readers from the UK and elsewhere, how great is America that you can get a big box of organic produce delivered to your door for less than $40?
I think this produce box is a good value if you’re a cook and/or a vegetarian or are really trying anything you can to eat more vegetables.
Is Misfit Market Worth It?
This post is NOT sponsored by Misfits Market. I paid for both boxes that were delivered. I did have a coupon code from a friend for 50 percent off the first box. This post does contain affiliate links. See disclosure.
If you want a Misfit Promo Code, I share one for 25 percent off at the end of this post.
Misfits Market delivers ugly, but otherwise perfectly edible fruits and … Our mission is to combat food waste and provide affordable, healthy produce to the world. … in fields or get thrown away at the store, simply because they don’t look good. –Misfit Market
If you’re housebound, this might be a good idea if you have trouble getting to a market on a regular basis or you’re living in a vegetable desert.
But even then, this isn’t a perfect solution. You’re getting a hodge podge of leftover produce that someone ostensibly deemed unfit to sell.
And I do mean hodge podge. I’ve been making a lot of soup.
The deliveries come weekly or every two weeks. I went with two weeks. You can also pause or cancel your subscription on the website very easily.
Tips for Your Produce Box Subscription
If you receive lettuce or other salad greens, eat them the minute the box arrives. Seriously. We’ve gotten two heads of lettuce and they were wilted beyond the point of being edible by the next morning.
Try Customizing Your Order
Misfits will send you an email letting you check off preferences starting with the second delivery.
However, just because you check off your preferences on the order form doesn’t mean they are going to arrive.
I was desperate for parsnips but l but didn’t get any.
I also checked off several herbs. None of those arrived. And frankly, considering the state that the lettuce arrived, it’s probably for the best.
However, I did request and receive a celeriac.
Keep track of when your produce box is supposed to arrive.
Make room in your vegetable crisper two days before. I say two days because sometimes your box will arrive a day early.
Also, you don’t want the box sitting out for more than say eight hours.
The company will put a frozen reusable ice pack in the box but by the time it arrives to you, if you live on the coast of Maine like me, the ice pack will just be cool–not cold.
Don’t order a produce subscription if you don’t like to cook.
I wouldn’t order this if I was a brand new cook or if I didn’t like hunting for recipes.
You never know what’s going to arrive so you have to be flexible with a capital F.
There’s something to be said for having plenty of vegetables on which to practice but it might be overwhelming if you’re not used to cooking.
Plus you need to be creative because there will be dribs and drabs of vegetables that you need to use up. You won’t always have enough of everything to make one dish or side dish.
If you do get a produce subscription, you’re going to need a solid vegetable chopping knife. I bought mine at a local shop but this one has over 3,000 four star reviews on Amazon.
Examine Each Vegetable and Fruit Immediately
These are misfits and they are traveling to reach you so grab each one and give it a good look. My aforementioned celeriac had a soft spot on one end that I wouldn’t have noticed if I’d just plopped it in the vegetable crisper. I just cut the spot away.
If you do get a vegetable or fruit that’s rotten, contact Misfit and they’ll arrange a replacement vegetable or credit on your next delivery.
Is a produce subscription box a good value?
I think it is considering the vegetables and fruits arriving on your doorstep are organic.
I don’t usually buy organic produce unless it’s summer. My favorite farmers, Paul and Karen Volckhausen who own HappyTown Farm in Ellsworth grow organic vegetables. Their lettuce is Amazing.
Is Misfits Market Good?
We, the husband, teenage boy and I have been pleased with the quality of the produce. The few things that arrived inedible, like the lettuce, were in the minority.
We did a get a yellow pepper that had been knifed but our box had a knife slash in it so I think it was a delivery issue.
What I’ve cooked with my produce box delivery:
-Made salads with random toppings of vegetable like snow pea pods
-Roasted peppers for a soup
-Roasted carrots, which were really, really good. I could tell a difference between these organic carrots that arrived and the bunch of non-organic that I grab at the supermarket.
The produce box also includes fruit.
We’ve received lemons, apples, pears, mandarins, grapes.
If you need more ideas, Misfit has a pretty active social media presence where followers share recipes and ideas for using the produce.
My Misfit promo code COOKWME-NU2FSQ will get you 25 percent off your first box and me 25 percent off my next box–if and when I order again.
Have you subscribed to a produce box before? Which one and what did you think?