Does your local grocer bully apples?
Have you ever witnessed an event that made you want to change? If you said No, you are totally wrong. You see it every single waking moment of your life. A bum asking for change. A fishy caught in a six pack of beer plastic. Trash where you parked the car that morning. The world is slowly going to shit around us. And it seems we may have forgotten how “WE” caused it. Simple. We stopped using our brain.
Let me introduce you to Abhi Ramesh founder and CEO of Misfits Market. In case you have never heard of him or his company here’s a quick synopsis. Man visits apple farm, notices fallen apples being fed to pigs, or used for cider. Love a crisp Hard Cider on a fall day. But there are more apples on the ground. What to do with all these apples. Apple Farmer explains what happens to our fruits and veggies when we no longer want them. Off with their heads. Upset with how waste is being treated, Ramesh decides to take the waste and profit off of it. God Bless America. That profit building Pennsylvania based company is called Misfits Market. Boom. Saves the planet one bruised apple at a time.
This guy took what would have been a complex expensive clean up and packaged it into a box shipped to your front door. Or side door for all you “package thieves” out there. Starting at just 19 bucks you can get not so pretty but delicious, fresh fruits and veggies delivered weekly or biweekly. Your choice.That almost sounds illegal. Puff Puff Pass. 160 million of our hard working “dollhairs” goes to food we end up throwing away. Repeat that again. It’s absolutely insane that people go hungry in this country. Things need to change like yesterday. Viva la revolución. Any who, I have been trying out this “little hidden 37 thousand following” business for a few months now. And it has seriously changed dinner around here.
Dinner can sometimes feel like you’ve been stranded out at sea; limited food supply. You look up recipes but you never have the right ingredients. Rhubarb Schmubarb. Time at the produce aisle can be overwhelmingly confusing. How much is a pound. You didn’t inherit your ancestor’s green thumb. 35% of households grow their own food. That is where Misfits comes along. Usually it contains all the stuff I wouldn’t normally buy at the supermarket but am lucky enough to try. Your five year old self would be so proud. The hours I spend scrolling Tasty is more focused on the food I know I have. My whole cooking experience feels like a day in 7th grade science.
When I first started the box, biweekly, I wanted to use it as a substitute for my carb intake. Mama loves her carbs. It worked for a little while, but I missed the rice. Latinos del Mundo. Since I am overly obsessed with those healthy bowls every restaurant is doing. I figured why not make my own bowls for dinner. Every night I am peeling, mixing, twisting, pulling together various side dishes. My meals are almost if I say so myself “Top Chef” worthy. Toot Toot. It has been fun to cook again and not make the same damn dish over and over again. It also feels like I am doing something good for the environment. By your powers, combined I am Captain Planet.
If there is one thing I learned from this box, it’s that we have the resources to make all of our dreams come true. When you wish upon a star. Whether it’s to turn waste into money or eat more veggies. We are all capable of change. If one person can alter the way we eat and package waste, imagine what a group of us can do. Buying Misfits isn’t going to turn you into a kombucha making vegan. I just hope it helps keep the wallet fatter, the fridge fuller and the world less smellier. So if you see something that you believe is wrong or dumb, fix it. Hell make some money out of it. You don’t have to buy this box because I told you so. I am telling you so. All you have to do is buy produce at the grocery store, look at your receipts and tell me how much you can get for just 19 buckaroos.
Love More, Peace More and Roar More.
Your Non Vegan Veggie Loving Spirit Guide,