My Honest Review of Misfits Market

My Honest Review of Misfits Market

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Review of Misfits Market

I have ordered boxes of organic produce from Misfits Market a few times now, per recommendation of my sister-in-law.  Since I get asked a lot about how to save money on healthy food, especially organic, I thought I’d share my experience with you on getting organic produce via Misfits Markets at reduced prices.

 

Review of Misfits Market

So what is Misfits Market?  Here how they describe their company on their website:  “Where some see ugly produce and throw it away, we see delicious food that just needs some love.  Misfits sources high-quality, fresh produce from our partners.  You choose your box size and delivery frequency.  We deliver your box of Misfits to your door each week.”

Review of Misfits Market

Here is what my box looked like when I first opened it up – a HUGE bunch of fresh, organic carrots, ready to be eaten by my 5 year old who loves carrots!

Here is the complete list of what came in my most recent Mischief size box:

  • 3 apples (don’t know what kind)
  • 1 bunch of fresh Italian parsley
  • 2 small oranges
  • large bunch of carrots
  • 6 baby potatoes
  • 1 small butternut squash
  • 9 sweet potatoes
  • 2 yellow squash
  • 2 green zucchini
  • 1 eggplant
  • 2 avocados
  • 2 small Radicchio heads

Normally the cost of this Mischief box (priced at $19) including shipping is $28.25  But with your first box, you can get 25% off when your order through this link!

My first box cost me $23.35, including shipping, with that 25% off discount.  

 

I decided to see just how much of a savings I truly was getting by “eating ugly” and did a full price compare to Wegmans:  (prices vary by store and what is in season and price matched the best I could compared to the amount I received in the box)

  • 3 organic apples = $2.99
  • 1 bunch of fresh italian parsley = $1.49
  • 2 small oranges = $1.90
  • large bunch of carrots = $1.49
  • 6 baby potatoes = $2.50
  • 1 small butternut squash = $1.69
  • 9 sweet potatoes = $6.99
  • 2 yellow squash = $3.98
  • 2 green zuccini  = $3.98
  • 1 eggplant = $2.49
  • 2 avocados = $4.50
  • 2 small Radicchio heads = $2.75

Total = $32.77 if I were to buy this at Wegmans

If this was my first box, (with the 25% discount) then I saved about $10!  If I didn’t get the 25% off, then it would have only been about a $5 savings.  But each box is different and I know another box I price compared in my Facebook Live video I did below – the savings were more.

 

 

Review of Misfits Market

The first time you get a box, you’ll get a card explaining what’s in the box, a place to find recipes applicable to the produce in your box, and about its very eco-friendly packaging!Review of Misfits Market

 

Overall – here is what I like about Misfits Market:

  • It’s cheaper organic produce compared to Wegmans, and it’s delivered right to my door
  • The packaging is very eco-friendly with dissolvable padding, recyclable plastic or compostable “plastic” and a recyclable box.  Even the ice pack it came with was labeled “drain friendly.”  So I just poured the contents down the drain because I didn’t need another ice pack.
  • It takes me out of my “produce comfort zone” and forces me to make dinners on the fly based on what is inside the box
  • It’s a great way to get fresh, organic produce in the middle of winter at reduced prices – especially when it’s not in season.
  • It’s like a Christmas surprise box of yummy vegetables!
  • It forces me to try new recipes that I may not otherwise try.  For example, I chopped up the Raddicio leaves and sauteed them in olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, salt, and pepper and it was really yummy!  (I liked it anyway – my kids hated it though because Raddicio is more bitter than spinach.)

 

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What I wish was a bit different about Misfits Market:

  • I’m getting produce I wouldn’t normally buy – I mentioned above that is a positive because it forces me to try new things, but sometimes that backfires, if my family or I don’t like what we get – it just ends up in the compost pile.
  • Sometimes I don’t use all that I get – for example from one box I used only 3 out of 7 limes I got in one box. I couldn’t use them up before they went bad.  I got a bunch of Italian parsley that I may only use once (I need an herb dehydrator) – before the majority of the bunch wilted and went into the compost pile.
  • Every box I’ve gotten has contained apples – of which one or two are always severely bruised and are best fed to my neighbor’s horses.
  • The sweet potatoes that came in my most recent box,  two of the small ones had enough holes in them (from bugs?) that I just put them in the compost pile.  An ugly shaped sweet potato I’m fine with.  But if it’s “ugly” because it has bugs in it – no thanks!

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In terms of specific recipes I made using my produce from this last box, I spontaneously added Zucchini Corn Chowder to the menu that week to use up the zucchini, small potatoes, and Italian parsley.

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I own the Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking cookbook and am making a black bean & sweet potato corn chip dip to use up the sweet potatoes.  (FYI – sweet potatoes are ridiculously easy to make in an Instant Pot!)  I’m also trying Vegan Cunchy Baked Eggplant Bites later this week.

Overall, if you are looking for a way to save on organic produce, then you must give this a try!  Even if you don’t use everything in the box, it’s healthy, organic, and will save you time and money from shopping in the store.

Review of Misfits Market

7 Responses to My Honest Review of Misfits Market

  1. our subscription to Misfit market was going well until we tried to cotact them through thier CONTACT e-mail about mold on vegetables and were ignored. then we tried e-mailing them from 2 different computers to stop delivery while we were on vacation only to have both e-mails ignored and a box of rotten produce waiting for us at the end of our vacation.
    we then tried calling thier business number in Philidelphia twice leaving a message both times and receiving no response. we will now try to cancel this service by certified letter.

    • Ouch! I’ve e-mailed them before and have gotten a response quickly. They have it set up now that you can skip your delivery or cancel your subscription right on their site. I think its a recent update!

  2. You can dehydrate herbs in the oven (cookie sheet with parchment paper, less than 180 degrees for 2-4 hours). No dehydrator needed!

    • I honestly can’t give you an answer on that one. Is it Misfit Market or Misfits market? They may be two different companies. Or maybe that’s a shipping warehouse for Misfits Market. As far as I know, you can only order online, but I don’t know about local stores. Stop by, check it out, and let us know!

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