January 26, 2016
The company Hungry Harvest rescues misshapen fruits and veggies from being tossed and instead packages them into four different sized delivery boxes for consumers. Normally farm grown foods that don't meet cosmetic standards in size, shape or color will never make it to a shelf, no matter that it's really what's on the inside that counts.
The ugly carrots, tomatoes and peppers may taste delicious but they end up becoming food waste.
So far, Hungry Harvest has recovered 300,000 pounds of food and donated 100,000. Already in Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia the "Shark Tank" favorite is coming to Philly to deliver organic, recovered produce starting Jan. 31.
Each Harvest box typically contains one to two types of leafy greens, two to four fruits, three to five large vegetables and sometimes a seasoning. Delivery days are Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays and are always free.
For those who don't mind irregular produce, delivery sign ups are open online with boxes starting at $15.
Beginning Sunday, Jan. 31
$15-$55 per box