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- It’s good for the environment
- It increases profits for farmers
- It reduces hunger
- It’s cheaper and more convenient for YOU!
- It’s DELICIOUS!
We are very excited to welcome Imperfect Produce to the greater Washington DC area! Imperfect Produce is tackling food issues here in the US. 40% of all food produced in the US goes uneaten and yet 40 million Americans go hungry every year. That is a huge disconnect and Imperfect Produce is finding a home for the 20 billion pounds of produce that go to waste on farms every year, often because it’s too “ugly” for grocery stores’ strict cosmetic standards. It’s not just wasted food. The resources that go into growing the food are also wasted and that’s currently 21% of our freshwater, 19% of our fertilizer, and 18% of our cropland. Not to mention the methane that is produced when the wasted produce reaches the landfill! Food waste is bad for the environment, bad for farmers, bad for consumers’ wallets and bad for the hungry!
Imperfect Produce delivers this formerly wasted produce to your door weekly!
Imperfect Produce is delivering the produce that does not meet grocery store standards to door steps across the DC area at discounted prices. Imperfect Produce typically costs around 30% less than grocery store prices. They also offer a Reduced-Cost Box for anyone who qualifies for SNAP benefits and partner with food banks across the country to donate thousands of pounds of fresh produce every week. Imperfect Produce boxes are 100% customizable which is essential for families! It is very easy to log in to your account a few days before your box is delivered to select from the available fruits and veggies. The available produce changes depending on the seasons, but there is usually around 30-40 items to choose from. They also offer a wide selection of organic produce and an organic box.
Enter your zip code to see if Imperfect Produce is delivering to your neighborhood! Delivery is currently available throughout the District, Montgomery County and Northern Virginia. The Baltimore and DC delivery areas are being updated regularly so check back often!
We met the Imperfect Produce CEO Ben Simon at the DC launch. He is a University of Maryland Graduate returning to the area bringing with fresh produce into DC area homes and providing livable wage jobs. We are excited to support a company placing value on their employees, their customers, their product, the community and the environment!
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