Cultivate an appreciation for imperfection! The good folks at Imperfect Produce are currently offering a gift certificate for a subscription to their unique service that you can send to a friend. The company sources cosmetically imperfect ( ie, natural) produce and delivers it it to your doorstep, or that of a friend, for roughly 30-50% less than grocery-store prices.
By giving the gift of anti-gaspillage (what the euphemistic French call the fight against food waste or gaspillage alimentaire, you can utilize your ecoliteracy in order to save both food and money. Today, roughly one fifth of all produce grown in the U.S. is now considered “imperfect” by the big grocers and as a result often gets wasted. This bizarre obsession with cosmetic convention by the food “industrialists” is more than just wasteful, it is part of a commercially-driven dependency-relationship intended to uproot savvy shoppers from the verities and realities of life and turn them into more object-oriented market-focused consumers.
The Imperfect Produce boxes range between $12/month to $43/month and can be customized to specify organic-only produce in the size of your choosing. One must remember to specify an organic box as the company also provides an imperfectly “conventional” option.The boxes are currently available for delivery in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Orange County, Portland, and Seattle.