For our overnight routes, our drivers are trained not to ring doorbells or buzz customers–as excited as we
A driver will drop off your box on your delivery day, during your delivery window, according to your delivery instructions. If you are not home during this time, please include instructions on a safe location to leave your box. If you live in an apartment building, please leave detailed notes on how to gain entry to the building or where to leave the order outside the building. Our packing and delivery schedule is designed to keep the
We do overnight delivery in some cities because it keeps your produce fresh longer! This way, it’s not sitting on your porch in the sun all day.
Your delivery day is assigned based on your zip code. By grouping deliveries to neighborhoods together, we are able to more efficiently route our delivery vehicles, which reduces our carbon footprint.
Yes, there is a small delivery fee (depending on zip code) for home delivery, which allows us to pay a fair wage to our delivery drivers.
We know, it can be a confusing term when applied to our favorite foods. What makes a piece of produce Imperfect, anyway? Here are some of the most common reasons that perfectly good fruits and vegetables get rejected by grocery stores and end up going to waste (unless they end up in your Imperfect box!).
After harvest, produce is sorted according to size, usually based on how many items fit in a standard case. For example, large avocados fit 36 to a case while mediums fit 48 to a case. Like a produce Goldilocks, supermarkets reject tons of produce for being too small or too large for their standards. We happily source the tiny avocados and cannon-ball sized onions of the world because they taste the same and are just as easy to cook with as “normal” sized produce.
Supermarkets want to buy produce that looks beautiful and unblemished on the outside, which means that scarred fruits and vegetables often go to waste. Apples with hail damage, pears that brush up against a branch in the wind, and oranges that have had a rough winter don't make it to stores. They have to wait for a juicer or processor to show interest or else they'll go to waste.
Perfectly good food goes to waste every day simply because there isn’t enough demand for it. For example, our broccoli leaves are a healthy and delicious part of the broccoli plant that used to get left in the field because stores only wanted to buy broccoli crowns–even though the stalk and leaves are over 2/3 of the plant!
Since stores value visual appearance, produce that isn't uniformly one color often gets undervalued and goes to waste despite having the same taste and nutrients as brightly colored produce. Uneven colors happen for a variety of reasons, from sunburned
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