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What’s In Your Box? August Edition

Another month, another batch of delicious seasonal organic produce! August brings with it juicy tomatoes and luscious eggplant. Though eggplant comes through for us year-round, the summertime is when we start to see it in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and purplish hues. And what more is there to say about the powerhouse tomato in the warm months that hasn’t already been said? Looks like the tastiest time of the year keeps getting better and better.

August is also all about delicious late-summer treats and even some early fall fruits due to higher temps in the West (think: pears, figs, and more). You’ve got just a few more weeks left to enjoy peak season produce, so check back each week for new varieties of heirloom tomatoes, stone fruit, and corn.

Excited for tomatoes, eggplant, figs, and so much more? Get a look at the delicious fruits and veggies you can add to your boxes this month:

Learn more about our sourcing philosophy here.

Get a sneak peek at what’s in your box each week here.

Comments (55)

Hi Hallie,

Thank you for your message. We have triple checked with our growers and suppliers and our onions have never been sourced from the supplier that the FDA has traced to the developing Salmonella outbreak. Per the FDA’s website, “FDA’s traceback investigation is ongoing but has identified Thomson International, Inc. of Bakersfield, CA as a likely source of potentially contaminated red onions.” It’s our understanding that Thomson International deals only with conventional produce, so it’s not a company that we would have any working relationship with. We hope this sets your mind at ease.

We saw a recall on onions and wanted to make sure the onions we received in our box are safe. Do they come from the affected farm or area?

Thank you

Hi Joy,

Thank you for your message. We have triple checked with our growers and suppliers and our onions have never been sourced from the supplier that the FDA has traced to the developing Salmonella outbreak. Per the FDA’s website, “FDA’s traceback investigation is ongoing but has identified Thomson International, Inc. of Bakersfield, CA as a likely source of potentially contaminated red onions.” It’s our understanding that Thomson International deals only with conventional produce, so it’s not a company that we would have any working relationship with. We hope this sets your mind at ease.

Hello Misfits,

Did you test the onions for Salmonella or not? Are you certain they are safe?
Thank you

Hi Adham,

Thank you for your message. We have triple checked with our growers and suppliers and our onions have never been sourced from the supplier that the FDA has traced to the developing Salmonella outbreak. Per the FDA’s website, “FDA’s traceback investigation is ongoing but has identified Thomson International, Inc. of Bakersfield, CA as a likely source of potentially contaminated red onions.” It’s our understanding that Thomson International deals only with conventional produce, so it’s not a company that we would have any working relationship with. We hope this sets your mind at ease.

Is there anyway I cannot get some items that we have tried and don’t like? We dislike eggplant, and all squash except acorn.

Also this last box had a beautiful slim English cucumber but half of it was rotten. Also the little cantaloupe was bad. My box before had green onions that the tops were all slime. The beets have been wonderful. Peaches were pathetic. I live in the south and it has been very hot and humid so wondering if that has anything to do with it. One more time

Hi Ann, we are currently in our beta test of customization where you’ll be able to pick and choose the types of fruits and veggies that arrive in your box. That means no more beets if you don’t want them! Follow us on social media (@MisfitsMarket), sign up for our newsletter, and follow the blog here for updates on when we can roll out customization for all. Thank you!

As for the quality of your produce that is definitely not up to our standards. Please fill out a ticket with our customer success team here: https://misfitsmarket.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new and they’ll do their best to make this right.

what is this oval/round, sort of beige veggie? maybe a rutabaga? or ??????? because of Misfits, we now LOVE pluots….never had them until you delivered them. THNAKS!

I love my first box. Everything looks mire than beautiful and fresh. Please, for my next box no radicchio or cabbage. Love fruits. Thank you so much.

Hi misfits,
I love the boxes but I was wondering how to have a certain vegetable out that I seem to get alot and I feel like it’s going to waste. My family and I don’t eat beets and I wish they went to someone who uses them and I could get something else instead like more potatoes or something.. Lol.

Hi Catherine, we are currently in our beta test of customization where you’ll be able to pick and choose the types of fruits and veggies that arrive in your box. That means no more beets if you don’t want them! Follow us on social media (@MisfitsMarket), sign up for our newsletter, and follow the blog here for updates on when we can roll out customization for all. Thank you!

Is there any way I could get more vegetables and less fruit? My family isn’t big on fruit. Thanks

Hi Christine, we are currently in our beta test of customization where you’ll be able to pick and choose the types of fruits and veggies that arrive in your box. That means no more beets if you don’t want them! Follow us on social media (@MisfitsMarket), sign up for our newsletter, and follow the blog here for updates on when we can roll out customization for all. Thank you!

My last order I received had damaged produce.
Eggplant and zucchini .
And I Ofer as add on large garlic and received tiny ones. I emailed regarding this and have not received a response

I’ve written before. I realize, it is probably me (72 years old) & not easy for me.
I’ve put all my information, including my payment information. I’ve not recieved any box or statis of my account. What am I doing wrong?send your phone # please…. thankyou.

I received my 1st box on Sunday. The mangoes came spoiled. I got a small box because it’s just me. Unsure about it?!?!

Getting my second box this week can’t wait… First week so much fun… Only couple things I haven’t used before. Always ready to try something different. Thank you for a new avenue at 60…lol never to old to try something new.

Everything was great…except the garlic! I ordered the giant garlic, when it came they were 2 of the smallest garlic bulbs I have ever seen…and I paid extra for them! I won’t be doing that again!

Icannot underdtand why my order fos box was never sent.
Can you please let me know.

please please I HATE EGGPLANT AND SQUASH….dont sebd them to me. i love everything else. thanks, lois levinsky

Hi Lois, we are currently in our beta test of customization where you’ll be able to pick and choose the types of fruits and veggies that arrive in your box. That means no more eggplant or squash if you don’t want them! Follow us on social media (@MisfitsMarket), sign up for our newsletter, and follow the blog here for updates on when we can roll out customization for all. Thank you!

I keep getting green that only last a day after I get my box and my zucchini and cucumbers had mold. My last to box’s have been horrible and first box my extra items purchased weren’t in the box so I might have to skip this week cause I’m a scared I’m going to get another horrible box

Hi Mari, you can easily change your subscription preferences by going to your Account Page and scrolling to Manage Subscription. Then, you can easily switch the type of box, how frequent your box arrives, or skip a week altogether! You can also pause your subscription completely here. We only ship weekly or bi-weekly, so your best option would be to sign up for a weekly subscription and skip every two weeks. Or, you can cancel by scrolling to the bottom of this Manage Subscription Page.

If you have any additional questions, please fill out a ticket with our customer success team here: https://misfitsmarket.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

Thank you!

If I sign up how long is my membership required. Can I cancel immediately if I find I don’t like something about the product or billing or what have you.

Hi Nancy, great question! When you sign up you are automatically enrolled into weekly or bi-weekly pay periods. However, you can easily change your subscription preferences by going to your Account Page and scrolling to Manage Subscription. Then, you can easily switch the type of box, how frequent your box arrives, or skip a week altogether! You can also pause your subscription here.

If you have any additional questions, please fill out a ticket with our customer success team here: https://misfitsmarket.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

Thank you!

I give up. It’s been weeks. Your message to me has been we have your order. You’ve sent me nothing. I bet you never will

I see the multiple statements that y’all are still beta testing the option of customers being able to select products of THE WANT & THE WANT NOTS of the fruits & veggies in the boxes…PLEASE PLEASE give us an idea of when this will happen! Happy even if you just say THIS year or NEXT year!!!!!🤗 Prefer an estimated date tho…🤪 thanks…will subscribe when this is part of the program..due to health reasons I must be able to have this available to use!

Hi Alexis, we’re glad to hear that you’re excited about our customization program! As we are still in beta testing, we realistically cannot give out an expected date for when this will roll out to everyone, but it is on the type of our priority list! We will be sure to email all customers and post to our social accounts once it’s available for all. We’re sorry we can’t be more specific with a date!

i’d love to try this but am waiting till it is customizable as i have a BET1 food allergy- basically all fruits that have a center pit (apples, peaches, pears) and strongly flavored vevetables like hot peppers or cilatro. i am open to everything i am not allergic to, but unfortunately that is a very specific list. any word on when selection will be an option?

I am still waiting for an answer—————————-I do not know what to do with most of the food I received: because I DON’T KNOW WHAT IT IS!! Most of it was not labeled. I asked you befoee–I didn;’t get n answer–and my FRESH food is rapidly becoming UNfresh. PLEASE help.

Hi Donna! We’re sorry to hear you’re having trouble identifying your produce! If you’re ever unsure, we suggest checking the What’s In Your Box Page here: https://www.misfitsmarket.com/pages/whats-in-your-box/

It updates weekly depending on the types of produce we ship. Because each box differs based on what we’re able to rescue, we currently cannot include a list in your box but we are hoping to change that one day!

If you’re still struggling to identify a piece of food, please fill out a ticket with our customer success team here: https://misfitsmarket.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new and they’ll do their best to identify it for you. Thanks!

Are any of your products affected by the recall of citrus and potatoes from Freshouse II, LLC of Salisbury, NC?

My family members who live in different places all enjoy receiving your boxes. We like to call each other and compare recipes using what we have received. Thank you for the entertainment, as well as the food!

Hi Sunny, Thank you for your message! We triple checked with our procurement team and, while we have sourced from this grower in the past, we last purchased from them well before the recalled products were shipped. So there is no risk that any items subject to this recall were included in our boxes. We hope this sets your mind at ease.

Hello,
I saw there was a recall on peaches (94401). I received three of these peaches in my box today (8/28/20). Are they safe to eat or are they part of the recall?

Thank You,
Erica

Hi Erica. Thanks for reaching out! Some peaches we rescued did in fact come from Prima Wawona but are not affected by the FDA’s recent recall. The recall affects peaches distributed and sold between June 1 and August 3. The peaches that you received were purchased from Prima Wawona on August 15. We hope that puts your mind at ease but please don’t hesitate to reach out with any more questions. Thanks!

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