When you think about it, fruits and vegetables don’t grow naturally in the perfect shapes and sizes and colors that we find in high end grocery stores. The perfection we see in the produce department means that lots of perfectly edible and nutritious food gets rejected just because it looks ugly.
Enter “Ugly Produce”, an effort here in Seattle — and perhaps other places too — to harvest and deliver fruits and vegetables that don’t make the cut for supermarket standards. The produce gets delivered weekly to your home at a sharply discounted cost, and you get to customize your box so that you don’t wind up with things you’d never remotely eat. I think it’s a great idea.
They had a promotional display at Green Lake, and I snagged a coupon — which I sent along to Sara.