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Why Buy Misfit?
Unwanted produce ends up wasted either in landfill, as animal feed or ploughed back into the land. Buying misfit fruit & veg helps farmers sell more of their crop and plan ahead for future growing seasons.
It's pretty simple. Wasting food = wasting water. When you throw away an apple or a carrot, it is the same as throwing away all the water that went into growing it. Water is essential in food production, which means that food waste is basically a massive contributer to water wastage. Did you know that the average person throws away 77 tomatoes a year. That's the equivalent of 10 baths tubs of water!
We donate all our surplus and extra produce to charities. By purchasing one of our Misfit boxes, you are actively providing food for those in need. We are proud suppliers of Taupo Baptist Church & Love Bank – two fab organisations that cook and make meals for those in need. We also donate our surplus fruit to the two Kai Pantries in town. If you are a charity or food bank, and would like to receive donations, please get in touch.
We proudly rescue and save perfectly imperfect produce that would be unsuitable or not up to supermarket standards. We transfer these savings over to you, by giving you the best price possible on your weekly veggie shop.
Vegetables are an important part of healthy eating and provide a source of many nutrients, including potassium, fibre, folate (folic acid) and vitamins A, E and C. Eating plenty of fruits and veggies may help reduce the risk of many diseases, including heart disease, high blood pressure, and some cancers. Basically, veggies are natures medicine! Plus, fruits and especially vegetables are very low in calories and fat, which means you can eat more to keep you feeling full without worrying about those extra calories or fat.
Are you a farmer/grower, and want to supply us with some wonderful produce?! Flick us an email at email@example.com and we can make a plan :)