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2021: A Year in Review

The Misfits Market 2021 recap is here!

And just like that 2021 flew by. That means our year-in-review of how we fought food waste together is officially here. Read on for our third-annual recap of all we’ve done as a community, then check out our 2020 and 2019 recaps to see how far we’ve come.

We stepped in to save a lot of food

In fact, we’ve rescued 228,531,504 pounds of food to date that might otherwise have gone to waste, with more than 128 million pounds of that food rescued in 2021 alone.

We added more categories and items to our shop

Some of that rescued food came in the form of 85+ new varieties of fruits and veggies from close to 80 growers. We also expanded the variety of food we were able to rescue, welcoming even more pantry staples, beverages, and breads. Our Cold Pack aisle made its debut as well with this year’s launch of meats, seafood, and plant-based proteins, and dairy products in our shop.

And with that, more opportunities for saving food through brand-new items

While our mind is often on boxes (the very ones we ship to you!), we like to think outside of them when it comes to fighting food waste. To us, cookie crumbs, granola bar edge trimmings, and too-sweet pumpkins are all just waiting to be turned into something bigger and better, like upcycled Stroopwafel with Belgian Boys, “Edgenola” with 88 Acres, and our own canned pumpkin purée. We launched each of these items in 2021 by teaming up with our partners to give would-be food waste an exciting new life. 

Though you loved the new stuff, you were big fans of staples like chicken broth and broccoli.

This year’s most popular pantry items were chicken broth, organic oat milk, and organic chickpeas. And on the produce side, you loved broccoli (a fan favorite in 23 states!), baby spinach, and cucumbers.

We waved goodbye to produce-only boxes and this-or-that customization…

…and said hello to an even more you box experience. In 2021, you got the ability to build your box from scratch just the way you like it with multiple quantities of your favorite items, whether it’s your usual weekly staples or a dozen blocks of Parmesan. (We don’t judge–we’re just here to make it happen!) 

We’re finally coast-to-coast

We launched in 10 new states, including Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Oregon, New Mexico, and Nebraska, plus sunny California (where a whole bunch of the produce we rescue is grown!). This brings the total states in our delivery area up to 44, plus Washington, D.C.—and we plan to see that grow even higher in 2022. Stay tuned!

We added (a lot of) new recipes to our rotation…

Like, 139 new recipes to be exact. And you weren’t shy about your favorites! Our homemade pickling recipe got a lot of love on Instagram (it was saved more than 2,500 times), and you couldn’t get enough of our charred romaine salad, 2021’s titleholder for most-viewed recipe on our blog.

And teamed up to give back to our communities

To stay committed to expanding food access and affordability nationwide, we partnered with Feeding America to help support the communities that do the same for us. We couldn’t be here without you: Through our partnerships with local community fridges, our skipped box donation program, and our summer mobile tour, you’ve helped us raise more than $155,000 and donate more than 1.5 million meals through Feeding America.

To give that a little context, the total amount of food donated to date in 2021 was roughly 796,413 pounds, compared to 576,088 pounds donated in 2020.

To say thank you for an unforgettable 2021, we’re upping our referral reward

Know someone who would love to be part of this amazing community we’ve built together? If you refer a friend to Misfits Market and they place an order by January 7, 2022 at 8 p.m. ET., you’ll both get $15* toward a future order. (Learn more about our referral program, then refer a friend now!)

*Referral offer valid for orders placed by new customers before January 7, 2022 at 8 p.m. ET. Offer not valid for past purchases and may not be combined with other offers. Offer subject to a $30 minimum. Limit 30 referrals per customer per calendar year. Please visit our referral page and terms of service for complete details.

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Thank you for reaching out with this question, Karen! As part of our commitment to eradicate food deserts by 2025, we’re dedicated to making high-quality foods accessible and more affordable to all and we’re actively looking into adding SNAP/EBT as a payment method through a pilot program.

Please sign up for our email newsletter on our website if you haven’t already so that you will be notified when it launches. Thank you!

Great question, Sheila! After joining, you’ll be able to choose from among hundreds of grocery items (our signature organic produce among them!) and build your grocery order exactly how you like it, meeting an order minimum of $30. Also, there is a flat shipping fee of $5.50 to all locations within our delivery area that stays the same regardless of how much you add on to your grocery box.

Plus, you’re welcome to order weekly, monthly, or one time only (though we hope you love us and want to continue receiving high-quality, sustainably sourced groceries regularly!). We hope you give us a shot and let us know what you think!

Aw, thanks for your kind words — we love you right back, Phyllis! 🥰 And did you know that our referral program rewards Misfits Market customers for spreading the word about us? If one of your friends uses your code, they get a discount and you will, too! For more info, please feel free to check out our website: Thanks for being part of the Misfits Market family! 💛

hello dear. since 2 day i can’t sign in. your website is not open??
My father is sick, so i want to to order for him.
Thank you

Hi, Francine. We are so sorry to hear about your father and to hear you are experiencing any trouble logging in! For best results, we recommend using Google Chrome, Firefox, or Mobile Safari to navigate our website. If you are and you’ve already cleared cache, please submit a request using our contact form ( ) including a screenshot of any errors so our support team can help. Once received, our team will get back to you with next steps as soon as possible.

I cant log into my account. When I try to make a new one it says my email has an existing account and when i do forgot password it says i dont have an account. very frustrating.

Hi, Heather. Thanks for reaching out, though we’re sorry you are experiencing any trouble! For best results, we recommend using Google Chrome, Firefox, or Mobile Safari to navigate our website. If you are and you’ve already cleared cache, please submit a request using our contact form ( ) including a screenshot of any errors so our support team can help. Once received, our team will get back to you with next steps as soon as possible.

I think I ‘m gonna give you guys a try. I’ve been following you on and off for months. I love your mission, and would love to see others follow in your footsteps.
Now, the big question is, are your products any good??? I plan to find out for myself. 😉
May you all have a happy and blessed New Year!!!!

Their products are great !! Don’t be shy, go ahead and treat yourself to the wonderful world of misfits 😉🤪
(And the leftover big cardboard boxes make great toddler toys, cat hidey-holes etc. And the cold packs are reusable and recyclable!!!! You can’t go wrong).

We love hearing this, Susan! Thank you for being such a valued member of our community. 🥰

I am not comfortable giving my credit card info to a company Before I even see if it is a viable resource. Until I can see what you have to offer and determine if it is right for me, you will never get credit card info. Foolish, cause I shop for a large family.

Hi, Jet. Thank you for reaching out to us with this feedback. Becoming a member of Misfits Market means you get access to high-quality groceries that cost up to 40% less than traditional grocery store prices. Why is it so affordable? We have special relationships with suppliers and unique methods of sourcing food.

Our deals are so good that we reserve them only for members, but membership is free and doesn’t require any commitment. To give you a better sense of our pricing, here’s a sampling of some of our favorite deals on seasonal organic produce right now:
3 ct of Organic Large Fuji Apples at $3.45 (roughly 41% off compared to traditional retailers), Organic Bunched Baby White Turnips at $1.49 (roughly 40% off), and organic fennel at $1.89 (roughly 37% off).

To get started, simply sign up with your billing and shipping information so you can shop our exclusive deals and we’ll remind you each week to build your order. If the items in your cart don’t meet our $30 order minimum when your shopping window closes, we won’t charge you or ship you a box.

You can always cancel your membership without any cost or obligation. Please let us know if you have any additional questions. Thank you!

You guys “Rock”! Saving perfectly good produce that would otherwise be thrown away and making it available to us for a very nominal fee is awesome. Being retired and with the Covid virus in full bloom again, ordering on line and receiving our bi-weekly delivery without having to leave the house has been a blessing. Keep up the great work….Thank You!

I just wanted to say thank you so much for everything that you do! I apparently placed 27 Misfits Market orders in 2021 and saved ~$423, but I feel like the time and frustration I’ve saved, along with the lessened impact on our planet, is invaluable. I also moved from MA to a remote spot in VT last year, and was absolutely mind blown to realize that you would still deliver to my address. I am just SO grateful to have found this service! I would shout it from the rooftops if I could. THANK YOU! 💖

Wow!! Thank you so much for your kind words and continued support, Nicole! We love hearing how much you saved and how your orders have helped you. We’re so grateful for having such an awesome member of our community. 🥰

Who/What is your shipping through courier/tracking #s???Past problems with deliveries because not at home/working…GOD BLESS

Hi, Rev! We use a number of third-party shipping/logistics providers to bring your Misfits Market box to your door. Which carrier will deliver your order is selected based on your area and how quickly they can get your package to you.

We hope this helps! Please feel free to check out our FAQs if you’d like to learn more about Misfits Market anytime.

And if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to our support team ( ). They are there for you and always happy to help.

I didn’t save the wrapper so I don’t know the brand but the beef stew I recently purchased may have been the best I have ever tasted! Melt in your mouth tenderness! Thanks for that product I hope to see it again soon!

All you need for EBT is a charge card machine with EBT. You would have 1000’s sign up if you had it. Aldis, Walmart, many stores already have it. Get with the times. People are hurting. Money is money.

Hi, Joanne. We appreciate your interest! While we don’t currently have the ability to take SNAP/EBT as a payment method, we’re actively looking into adding it through a pilot program. To be notified when this launches, please sign up for our email newsletter.

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