If you have been following my meal plans, then you’ll know that I have been eagerly anticipating my first shipment of fresh organic veggies from Misfits Market. I thought that I would share my first box with you all so you can share in my excitement.
I was hoping my box would arrive before I went shopping today, but it didn’t. Instead, it arrived around 4 pm. However, I made a point when I was shopping to only get the bare necessities (aka the snacks like 90% dark chocolate and aged cheese) so that I wouldn’t end up wasting food. I knew that I might have to change this week’s meal plan a bit.
Here is my box as it arrived on my doorstep.
When I first opened the box, I was a bit disappointed, because I thought that I got a bunch of vegetables that would be hard to make meals with. However, after I laid it all out, I realized that I did get some good fruits for snacking and a decent assortment of veggies to cook with. I might even be able to make some of the meals that I was planning to, albeit with some adjustments.
Here are the veggies after I unpacked and sorted them.
In case you’re wondering what was in our box, we got:
2 acorn squash
2 broccoli heads
2 cauliflower heads
2 bunches of kale
10 red potatoes
35 mini peppers
Some things I like about our first box? Overall, I’d say it’s a good variety of quality, seasonal organic fruits and vegetables for a good price. They arrived quickly, in good condition, and in compostable and reusable packaging which was pretty cool. (I cut up the compostable foam and it’s currently entertaining my little tot while I write this. Win!) I also like that we got some fruits and vegetables that we normally wouldn’t have purchased, like mangoes and mini peppers. It’s also fun to get produce by mail; not only do you get to anticipate the arrival of a package, but also you also get to dream about the organic goodness waiting inside! It’s a great little surprise.
One thing I didn’t like was that you can’t opt out of certain veggies or fruits (at least to my knowledge). Since we are doing a low FODMAP diet for the sake of my husband, we normally wouldn’t purchase onions, broccoli or cauliflower because they tend to be problematic for him. But now I’m going to have to find something to do with these veggies. Maybe they’ll just make their way into this week’s stir-fry and the baby and I will eat them! One other thing that will take some getting used to is planning meals around what arrives in the mail because it switches up the usual flow of things. But it will be a good opportunities to get my creative juices flowing.
Will I reorder? Probably. It’s hard to get a good feel for a product or service until you try it for a while. So we’re going to test it out and see how it works for us.
What do you think about getting fruits and veggies by mail? Have you ordered from Misfits Market?