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How to Revive Fresh Produce

Got wilted greens? Nearly-past-their-peak berries? Keep reading for our best revival tips to bring your fresh produce back to life. It’s one way to eliminate even more food waste.

To start: trim and hydrate. If your fruits and veggies are a little too soft or have gone limp, a little bit of water can go a long way to bring them back to life.

Here’s what to do for a variety of fresh fruits and veggies:

Root Vegetables

Got soft beets, carrots, potatoes, radishes, or other root vegetables? Rehydrate your roots to bring them back to life. Simply soak them in water overnight and they should be as firm as new.


Revive wilted lettuce by giving it an ice bath. Let soak for at least an hour before enjoying in your favorite salad.

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Celery, Broccoli, and Asparagus

Give limp celery and asparagus new life in a glass of water. Trim the bottom of celery, then place in a glass of water for at least 30 minutes. The water will rehydrate the celery, making it crisp once again.

Bell Peppers

Not crisp enough? Slice up your peppers and give them an ice bath. They might not bounce back to their deliciously crunchy selves, so cook and purée into a sauce to coat pasta.


Turn too-soft berries into a delicious dessert topper. Instead of an ice bath, soak berries in sugar water. After a few hours, they’ll be syrupy and thick—perfect to top on cakes or ice cream.

Note: If your fruits or vegetables are discolored, have visible mold, or don’t pass the smell (or taste) test, then they might be officially too far gone. Toss or compost.

If a good hydrating soak doesn’t bring your produce back to crunchy fresh perfection? Try this:

  1. Blend herbs with lemon zest and oil for an herby cooking oil
  2. Or, purée herbs and freeze them with oil for cooking starters
  3. Quick pickle veggies like peppers, cucumbers, and soft tomatoes
  4. Juice your fruits or blend them into a smoothie
  5. Save vegetables (except for cruciferous ones like broccoli and cauliflower) for homemade stock
  6. Roast root vegetables and blend into a dip

Comments (10)

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Great question, Sharon! Our produce selection depends in large part on what is seasonally available as well as what our farm partners have to offer us at any given time. That’s part of the fun/unpredictability of food rescue! We have sourced dates for our boxes in the past, so we hope it will be something you can enjoy in a Misfits order sometime soon! ????

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Hi Joseph, oh no! We’re so sorry to hear you were not expecting an order, and we apologize if there was any confusion with how our service works. When you sign up for a free membership with Misfits Market, we get you started with a curated selection of $30-33 worth (excluding tax and shipping) of organic produce and sustainably sourced pantry staples.

You have the option to add or remove items from your cart at any time before your shopping window closes, and will be charged only if the items in your cart meet the $30 minimum once your shopping window ends. You may also choose to skip boxes, pause, or cancel anytime from your Account page at

That said, we weren’t able to locate a support ticket using your last name as it appears here. Can you provide your order number or email address so we can check on the status of your support request for you? We want to resolve this for you as quickly as we can, and we’ll check in with our customer success team to confirm receipt!

Great question, ! Misfits Market is an online grocery service, so all orders are shipped from our facilities in New Jersey, Texas, or Utah, and we currently deliver to 44 states (plus the District of Columbia) across the country, including all of Florida. We hope to see you join us sometime soon!

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