Eating healthy is easier said than done. I always have good intentions to go grocery shopping and eat healthy, but sometimes it’s easier to OrderUp Chik Fil A instead.
In my quest to eat more fruits and veggies I stumbled upon Hungry Harvest.
Hungry Harvest is a recovered produce subscription service. Recovered produce is when fruits and vegetables are discarded due to aesthetic imperfections – isn’t that sad? There’s nothing wrong with the produce, they just look a little off (odd shapes, colors, etc.), but still taste great.
Not only does Hungry Harvest save food from going to waste, but for every box they deliver they donate one to two pounds of produce to subsidized farm stands throughout Baltimore City. How cool is that?
Hungry Harvest helps support those in need, you get fresh fruits and vegetables delivered to your door at a cheaper price than most grocery stores, you’re helping cut down on food waste and it encourages you to eat healthy – it’s a win-win-win-win-win. That’s a lot of wins.
I was pretty skeptical that it was too good to be true, but I’ve gotten two boxes so far and I have not been disappointed.
You can choose a few different box options, I picked the mini-harvest, which comes with about 5 – 7 lbs. of food for $15. I listed what was in my first two boxes below so you can get a sense of just how much food you get – it’s a lot!
- .5 lbs of Brussel Sprouts
- 1 Eggplant
- 2 Fuji Apples
- 2 Green Bell Peppers
- 2 Honeybell Oranges
- 1 Bunch of Kale
- 3 Kiwis
- 2 Russet Potatoes
- 1 Ear of Corn
- 2 Yellow Onions
- 1 Yellow Square
- 1 (Giant!) Cauliflower
- .5 lbs of Green Beans
- 2 Oranges
- 1 Red Onion
- 1 head of Romaine Lettuce
- 1 Spaghetti Squash
- 3 Sweet Potatoes
- 1 Tomato
- 1 White Grapefruit
You don’t really get to pick what comes in the box, but you can let them know if you never want to receive an item (I know there are a lot of brussel sprout haters out there), or if there’s something you love they can make sure you get it when it is in stock.
Personally, I liked the variety because it encouraged me to try new recipes. My only minor complaint is that depending on the recipe you are making you might need to supplement the items with produce from the grocery store – or up your box to a larger size - since you only get one of some of the items.
I would strongly encourage you to check it out if you’re looking for motivation to eat more fruits and veggies. It’s working for me so far!
By the way, I know I am gushing, but this is not a paid post, I just really love Hungry Harvest.