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Jul 29, 2020

Misfits Market Box No. 9: What I Received and How I Used the Produce

Happy Wednesday! I'm sharing another Misfits Market box today from my latest delivery last Wednesday afternoon.

If you are a papercraft follower, don't worry, I will be back to regular card shares starting this Saturday. I didn't post any last week as we're on a 2 week schedule for a month at Allsorts challenge (usually weekly) and my other regular card posts are monthly shares.

Even though I had to throw some items away last time, I'm still enjoying my weekly delivery of organic produce. 

If you are 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.

In case you are wondering, I'm subscribed to the Madness box (the large box for a family of 4-5 people). They also offer the Mischief box (for a family of 2-3).

What I Received:

  • 2 Romaine Lettuce Hearts (as you will see in the photo, one arrived spoilt)
  • 8 Plums
  • 6 Apples
  • 2 Escarole Lettuce Heads (I actually ordered Kale but wonder if they substituted this lettuce??)
  • 1 Iceberg Lettuce Head
  • 9 Pluots
  • 2 Mango
  • 2 small Red Onions
  • 2 Cucumbers
  • 6 Roma Tomatoes
  • 1 Cabbage Head
  • 1 Celery Stalk
  • 1 Bunch of Carrots
  • 2 Boxes of Fingerling Potatoes (with a couple of purple potatoes in the mix).

Add On's this week (these are at an extra cost):

Green Grapes
3 Heirloom Tomatoes

How I Used the Produce:

  • Most Fruit was eaten fresh as usual.
  • All Lettuce Heads (minus the rotten one), some Tomatoes and one Red Onion were used to make Chef Salad as a main meal and Side Salads to some other meals.
  • Cucumbers, more Tomatoes and one Red Onion were used to make Cucumber Salad with a simple vinegar dressing seasoned with salt and dill leaves from my garden as a side.
  • All Potatoes were boiled in saltwater and served as a side.
  • 1 Heirloom Tomato was eaten with a sandwich.

Still left:
Celery Stalk
1 Roma Tomato
2 Apples
1 Mango

I had planned on using the celery and carrots to make Kale soup, but they didn't send any Kale with this order. I did select it again for the new order (which arrives this afternoon and Kale is hopefully included this time). I've not had much luck growing Kale in my garden. Maybe it's the heat we're having here over the summer months.


As already mentioned above, one of the Romaine lettuce hearts was spoilt 😒
All of the plums were over ripe this time and there were 2 that actually leaked over the package and started to smell bad. I had to throw 3 out.
2 of the Heirloom tomatoes were spoilt and had to be thrown out. They were cracked at the top like it is the case often with organic tomatoes, but they started to be moldy and I wasn't able to use them.
I did take pictures and emailed the company. I received a 20% refund within a couple of days.

I also wish I had received the Kale I picked, but it's ok. I know sometimes with customized orders they won't be able to fulfill and send alternatives, although I have a feeling the packers might have picked the wrong item. (The Escarole lettuce I was sent looks similar and was not labeled.) But the carrots and celery included in this box are still fresh now (a week later) and I will make the Kale soup today (unless I'm not receiving Kale again.) 

If you're interested in my other Misfits Market posts, you can see them all HERE.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Jennifer said...

Cannot believe you got a rotten head of lettuce.

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Joanne said...

Our green beans actually had fuzzy mold growing on them today when we opened the box and both bags had to be tossed. Other than that our box was great. I'm never sure how much of the not so fresh foods to blame on shipping/ heat... it was over 90 degrees today and since we weren't home I have no idea how long that box was sitting out there.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Bummer about the romaine!!

R's Rue said...

So sad about the lettuce.

Ellibelle said...

Yes, it was pretty nasty. I might have to skip the Romaine lettuce for a while.

Ellibelle said...

I received green beans in my newest box (to be blogged next Wednesday) but they looked ok. I'm sure most of the issues are caused by the heat.

Ellibelle said...

Yes! Skipping the Romaine Lettuce for a while!

Ellibelle said...

:( At least I received a partial refund but definitely will skip this lettuce during the summer heat!

Shelbee on the Edge said...

I really need to get a subscription to this service! I love it. I would think most of the issues with spoiled produce would happen in transit as well. I doubt they packed up rotten produce in your box! At least, I hope they didn't. Lol Thanks for sharing and linking up!