Want to score mad props from ethically censorious friends and relatives? How about giving them the gift of anti-gaspillage? That’s what the French call the fight against food waste ie. gaspillage alimentaire. Leave it to the French to make even food waste sound appetizing.
The folks at Imperfect Produce are now offering a gift certificate for a subscription to their service that you can send to a friend. The company sources “ugly” produce straight from farms and delivers it to your door for 30-50% less than grocery store prices. Each box is full of produce twith he natural beauty of its imperfections left intact.
By consumiing produce with less than perfect looks we use our knowledge of good food to help us reduce food waste, and our food budget at the same time. Currently 20% of so-called “imperfect” produce never makes it into kitchens due to a bizarre, corporate-induced obsession with convention that is designed to denature “consumers” from the organic and evanescent realities of life.
These boxes range between $12/month to $43/month and are completely customizable, offering you the ability to specify a box of organic-only produce in a size of your choosing.
You must remember to specify an organic box upon polacing your order since the company also provides this important service for so-called “conventional” produce as well. Boxes are currently available for delivery in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Orange County, Portland, and Seattle.