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Jul 22, 2020

Misfits Market Box No. 8: What I Picked and How I Used the Produce

I'm sharing my most recent Misfits Market box today. I'm a little late finishing up this post, it's how it goes when my husband is on vacation......We've been putting a new sink in the kitchen, I did some more gardening because I found a great deal on some wonderful hydrangea plants and a Rose of Sharon shrub at Lowes, and we're also building some shelves in the basement (not taking any credit for that work though as my husband and son are doing all the work!) Busy summer for sure! I'd much rather be somewhere on vacation but it's nice to finally get these projects done as we've put them off long enough. I also need to get through some craft totes in the basement. I moved them from my craft room a couple of years ago, but haven't really touched any of it since...But I'm sure I'll have a hard time getting rid of stuff!!

Everything in this week's Misfits Market box was picked by me but I did not select the quantities I received. I love to be able to customize! In case you are wondering, I am subscribed to the "Madness" box, which is their large box. This size is perfect for my family of 4. There is also an option to subscribe to the "Mischief" box which is perfect for a family of 2-3. 

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.

What I Received:

4 Yellow Zucchini 
8 Limes
2 Cucumbers
2 Green Zucchini
8 Red Plums
6 Nectarines
2 Butter Lettuce Heads
6 Pears
6 Gala Apples
6 Red Potatoes
2 Mangoes
2 large Yellow Onions
2 Romaine Lettuce Heads
1 Green Cabbage

How I used the Produce:

  • 2 Yellow Zucchini, 1 Green Zucchini and 1 Onion were used to make Sauteed Zucchini as a side.. (I made it the same way as the above recipe, just added onions along with Zucchini.) 
  • 2 Butter Lettuce Heads were  used to make a side salad to homemade pizza.
  • 1 Romaine Lettuce was used to make a side salad. 
  • All Potatoes (and a few yellow potatoes from the store) and 1 Onion were used to make this Oven Fried Potato dish.
  • 1 Cucumber was eaten as a side to a sandwich.
  • Most of the fruit (minus the limes) was eaten fresh.

Still have left:
1 Lime
3 Apples
1 Mango
1 Cabbage Head


I was pretty happy with this box when it arrived (although one of the green zucchinis arrived broken), but unfortunately by the time I got to use some of these items, they were spoilt so I actually had to throw a few things away.

What went into the trash:
1 Romaine Lettuce Head
1 green Zucchini 
1 Cucumber

When this box arrived it was during a heat wave and I am sure some of these items were spoilt because of it, even though they do a good job insulating the box and adding enough cold packs. 

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Elizabeth Walker said...

Sad for the things that are thrown away :/

Mica said...

It's a shame not everything lasted and could be used but it's great you managed to use up a lot of the other pieces! :) I like buying the "ugly" produce at the supermarket, it's a lot cheaper and doesn't make a difference once you cut it all up! :)

Hope that your week is going well :) It's a cold and wintery one here!

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Jennifer said...

That butter garlic zucchini you made sounds delicious!

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Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Bummer you had to discard some things! :(

Joanne said...

Yeah I am finding that the heat is making things spoil a bit faster than normal and am trying to check frequently throughout the day on delivery day so I get that food inside ASAP. I too am loving customizing my box but I did notice they had to sub. a few things out this week in place of what I had chosen (I'm assuming they ran out of a few of the items I requested) but they subbed it in with other things we like so that's just fine.

Ellibelle said...

Yes, I always hate throwing things away :(

Ellibelle said...

Produce always adds up so quickly, glad you can find "misfits" at your grocery store to save some money. And it's true, once it's cut you you can't tell that it was "ugly" and tastes just as good!
Stay warm!! We've had a heat wave here in the Midwest USA.

Ellibelle said...

It really is delicious and always a plus when everyone at the house likes it!

Ellibelle said...

So true!

Ellibelle said...

Our heat wave is definitely not helpful! May need to be more careful what I pick on the hottest days of the year. Some things do spoil quicker than others.