Do you ever get a text message that just makes your heart skip a beat?
That’s how I feel when I get my Hungry Harvest delivery notification every Saturday morning!
In all seriousness, this box is really wonderful. But first things first: what is Hungry Harvest?
You may have seen one of my previous posts about HH and the work they do (I am an affiliate with their ambassador program). If you’re not familiar, let me give you a quick primer:
Hungry Harvest is a food delivery service that specializes in “rescued” produce, AKA food that was rejected by stores or restaurants for cosmetic or logistical reasons. These fruits and vegetables come from farms and wholesalers but would ordinarily be throw away if over-ordered or slightly misshapen. Hungry Harvest is on a mission to stop these wasteful practices.
Every box is hand-packed and delivered to customer homes each week at a discounted rate. I find most of the products are SO much cheaper than in the grocery store, but still incredibly high quality. There are organic, all-fruit, and all-vegetable options as well. They have a variety of sizes (I get the mini and it’s perfect) and each box is completely customizable! Here is an example (also pictured above):
I have until midweek to choose my items. Many are pre-selected (based on what was salvaged), but quantities are customizable. The add-on options include string cheese, bread, jam, eggs, herbs, garlic (crucial, obviously), and even pasta sauces!
There are even add-on “kits” available for purchase. The Guacamole Kit includes avocados, tomato, cilantro, jalapeño, lime, and garlic. What more could you ask for?!
Giving back to the community is integral to the Hungry Harvest mission. Their “Produce in a SNAP” markets provide lower income communities a chance to purchase fresh food using SNAP benefits. They believe that nutritious food should be a right, not a privilege. These markets help to close the gaps in healthy food access and eliminate food desserts. If you’d like to learn more, click here!
Sadly, when many people hear the term “rescued” produce, they think that it must be rotten or out-of-date. This could not be further from the truth. Every Thursday I get an email that outlines what will be coming in my box that weekend, along with a description as to why the food was rejected. Most of the time it has to do with minor cosmetic impurities (berries that were larger than expected, for example). Nothing wrong in my eyes💚
As you can see in the email above, this past week I got my recurring harvest in the “mini” size. This is perfect for just one person. I was excited to see fennel on the list so I stocked up on that, along with some delicious veggies to roast for lunches. Dried figs were a featured item, so I snatched those up as well!
If you’re wondering if HH delivers in your area, you can visit their website here.
When using the code HERO5 at checkout, you can get $5.00 off your first order. Be sure to tag #hungryharvesthero on any Instagram pictures!
Thank you to Livestrong for the lead image of this post.