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Jul 15, 2020

Misfits Market Box No. 7: What I Picked/Received and How I Used the Produce

Happy Wednesday! I'm sharing my weekly Misfits Market box contents today.

For those of you new to my blog or if you're not familiar with Misfits Market, I am sharing this from their site as they explain it best:

"It's a subscription box of sometimes funny-looking, always delicious produce, designed to break the cycle of food waste. Think of us like an online grocery store, except one that specializes in rescuing food that is unnecessarily thrown away. We source high-quality organic produce that has a few quirks—onions that are too small, potatoes that are shaped like your favorite celebrity, and carrots that fell in love and got twisted together. It may sound like a joke, but billions of pounds of this fresh and delicious food is tossed each year because grocery stores only want "perfect" foods on their shelves. We step in and buy this food from hundreds of farms across the country and bring them to your doorstep, saving you money and helping you save the world." 

Misfits Market does give every subscriber a discount code to share with their friends for 25% off their first box. If you would like to try this service, you can use this code: COOKWME-TT0TPG.
While this post is in no way sponsored by Misfits Market, I too would receive a 25% discount off of a future box when someone is taking advantage of this code.

Just a note, they do not yet deliver to all States, you can take a look here to see if your state is one of them.

This was the first time I was able to customize my order. I was invited to customize a week prior to this order, but by the time I logged into my account that time many of the items I wanted had been sold out, so this time I made sure to log on right at 3pm central time when my customization and add-on window opens. I did enjoy the surprize orders but there are only so many times I am willing to make something out of beets and right now I still have not used the last beets I received...Being able to customize is definitely a plus!

Box No. 7 -What I Received:

2 Bunches of Kale
2 White Onions
8 Red Potatoes
2 Bunches of Radishes
2 Bunches of Collard Greens
1 Cauliflower
8 Nectarines
6 Green Peppers
1 Eggplant
2 Zucchini
7 Plums
7 Mini Cucumbers
1 Celery Heart

While I selected these items, I did not select the quantities. 

Add-on's at an extra cost:
1 Pineapple
1 Bag of Rainier Cherries

How I Used the Produce:

  • 1 Onion, 1 Zucchini, Eggplant, 2 Green Peppers were used to make Ratatouille. I serve it with rice on the side.
  • Potatoes were used to make simple Mashed Potatoes.
  • Some Cucumbers and 1/2 Onion were used to make Cucumber Salad (along with some grape tomatoes from the previous week's delivery).
  • Some Cucumbers, Green Peppers, Radishes and 1/2 Onion were eaten on Sandwiches.
  • Some Radishes were sliced thinly and added to Potato Salad.
  • Cauliflower was steamed and eaten as a side to the mashed potatoes and pork.
  • All Fruit was eaten fresh.

Still have left:
2 Cucumbers
1 Green Pepper

None to mention this time. We did  have to wait about 5 days until the pineapple was ripe. But this is nothing out of the ordinary when purchasing fresh pineapples. Most (if not all) pineapples are picked before they are ripe. You can tell if they are ready by noticing the pineapple smell close to the bottom of the pineapple. If it doesn't distinctively smell then it's best to wait, but they usually ripen pretty quickly if kept at room temperature in the kitchen. 

Thanks so much for taking the time out of your day to visit! If you'd like to see what I received in my previous orders from Misfits Market, you can find those posts HERE.

Amazon affiliate links are included in this post, meaning I may earn a small commission if you purchase something through the amazon links. Thanks so much for your support! 


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Natalia Gutiérrez said...

I love this idea! I'd really like to get my produce right in my doorstep.


Bunny said...

I hope the Ranier cherries were good. This is the first year we've been disappointed in them. There is such a short window to purchase these here in Florida. We just couldn't find any that were sweet enough. I love the idea of the boxes of the misfit. I've been reading what you have been doing with the other boxes. You're very resourceful. [Bunny]

Joanne said...

I have been loving our boxes now that we can customize them!

Jennifer said...

I still need to sign up for this!

Curated by Jennifer

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

YAY for no disappointments this time!!! I hope they deliver to my state soon!

the 4 M's said...

You are so right about pineapples. This is a neat way to get fresh fruits and veggies. I am getting bored of our habitual and need to mix it up a little. Need to find some recipes with zucchini: I love them roasted but the rest of the family doesn't really.

Linda said...

Thank you for sharing on the Classy Flamingos Blog Party. Love your ideas.

Shelbee on the Edge said...

That is great that you were able to customize your box this time. I could see getting sick of beets pretty quickly! Thanks for sharing and linking up.


Ellibelle said...

It's so helpful especially during the current situation we're living in!

Ellibelle said...

The cherries were delicious!

Ellibelle said...

I miss the surprises but definitely prefer the customization.

Ellibelle said...

Hope it'll be available in your state soon!

Ellibelle said...

Hope so too! Maybe it'll be possible in the cooler months.

Ellibelle said...

I sauteed them in a recent recipe with some garlic and everyone wanted second servings :)

Ellibelle said...

Thanks for hosting!

Ellibelle said...

Love to be able to customize. Sadly those leftover beets found their way into the garbage ... Should have pickled them when I first received them. Not sure I'll ever pick any beets on my own.

April said...

This is a wonderful idea. I signed up!