FAQ

I don't know what to cook!
We’ve got you covered! We provide you with weekly recipes for things that are in your box each week. They will be delicious and nutritious AND not too hard to cook! Make sure to tag us on Instagram with your creations. Send us some pics to let us know how you get on. Or send us some suggestions. You might make our websites hall of fame!

Why do my fruit/veggies sometimes look normal?
We source produce straight from the farm. This is ungraded and a mix of all shapes and sizes. Once produce leaves a farm it is subject to a grading process - this sorts the produce into 'pretty' and 'not so pretty'. Main markets will always take the 'pretty' things. By buying straight from the source, you can expect a mix of produce in your box - things that wouldn't pass the grading the process, and some beauitful produce that would!

Which charities do you work with?
Our aim is to provide 10-15% of our produce to local charities and food banks around Taupo and the surrounds. We are proudly helping out the local Kai Pantries, Taupo Baptist church, Turangi Food Bank, Te Korowhai and the retiree social housing on Rifle Range Road. We will also be helping Belllyful fulfil their local deliveries to Turangi soon. We have been enjoying working alongside the Baptist Church, who provide hot meals every Monday evening. We donate 100% of our suplus produce, meaning we are a waste-free business! Zero Waste = Happy Misfit Garden Team!

Where do the vegetables come from?
We operate with a clear order of priority for our suppliers; we will always prioritise produce that would otherwise go to waste. Where possible, all of our produce will be seasonal spray-free from Waikato & Hawkes Bay farms. Despite our best efforts, we may sometimes have to source from the wholesale market floors and farms that are not super local to our location. Our criteria for our suppliers has to be balanced with wanting to offer enough variety and consistency for our Misfit customers. We aim to reduce our environmental impact as much as possible and so we will always offer the most environmentally sustainable option.

 

When/ Where can I order my Box?
Right here -> www.misfitgarden.co.nz/collections/veggie-boxes and at anytime! We are currently delivering to Taupo, Turangi and surrounds; but are launching Waikato wide very soon!

 

Is the produce fresh?
As fresh as we can possibly get it! Operating as a weekly delivery means we can have the shortest possible lead time between collecting the vegetables from the farms to delivering to your door. Sometimes its so fresh, the mud is still wet!

Is the produce organic?
Some of your box will be organic and some will be spray-free, but we don’t yet do completely organic boxes. Our main priority right now is to reduce waste as that comes from all types of vegetable production.


Any more questions?! Just flick us an email at kiaora@misfitgarden.co.nz and we'll get back to you asap.