Hungry Harvest Reviews

Published on August 4, 2021

For this Hungry Harvest reviews post we received a sample and this post contains affiliate links.  If you make a purchase we may be compensated.  All opinions are our own.

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By Alison Chew

Hungry Harvest

Hungry Harvest works with farmers and creators to rescue produce and grocery items and delivers them directly to your door.  This convenient service not only saves you time and money but also supports a better food system and local hunger-fighting organizations.   Get $10 OFF My First Box with code ENDWASTE >>

What We Like

  • $15 mini box option
  • Fully customizable boxes; Organic boxes available
  • Marketplace full of additional fruits, veggies, pantry, and grocery items
  • Supports local hunger-fighting organizations
  • We saved 18% over grocery store prices!

What We Don’t Like

  • Website is at times hard to navigate
  • Do not deliver to all states
  • Organic Harvest boxes are not available in all areas
  • Shipping is additional if your box is under $29.99

How much does a Hungry Harvest box cost?

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Hungry Harvest boxes start at just $15 + shipping.  You can select from a mixed box with fruits and veggies, a veggie-only box, or a mixed Organic box.

Hungry Harvest is a flexible subscription that allows you to adjust your frequency to every week or every other week, skip weeks, or cancel any time.

Mixed Harvests: A mix of fruit and veggies

 

Veggie Harvests:  All veggies, no fruit

 

Organic Mixed Harvests: Only Organic produce (Not available in all markets)

 

At the time of this post, Hungry Harvest shipped to Maryland, Washington, DC, Virginia, Greater Philadelphia, Southern New Jersey, Northern Delaware, South Florida, The Triangle Area & Charlotte in North Carolina & the Detroit Metro Area.

Check your zip code on the Hungry Harvest site to see if they deliver to your area! Get $10 OFF My First Box with code ENDWASTE >>

Hungry Harvest Reviews

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Hungry Harvest offers Harvest Boxes that you can fill with rescued fresh fruits and veggies along with grocery and pantry items in their Marketplace.

Rescued Produce

You might be wondering about the quality of rescued produce…I know I was.  But then I read that around 20% of produce goes to waste every year for no good reason at all.

Here are the top reasons why fresh, delicious produce doesn’t make it to the grocery store shelves:

  • Produce is too big, too small, isn’t the right color, or has blemishes so it is left in the field to rot
  • Farmers have a stronger than expected season and are unable to sell the surplus
  • Wholesalers buy too much and need a buyer to rescue it or it will go to waste

 

So there is nothing wrong with the produce, it may just look a little odd. Same thing for the grocery and pantry items.  They may not look perfect or might be close to the “sell-by” date, but they are perfectly safe to eat.

Giving Back

Hungry Harvest says that every box saves at least 10 pounds of food from going to waste and since 2014 they’ve rescued over 27 million pounds of produce helping to reduce food waste.

In addition, Hungry Harvest gives back by supporting local hunger-solving partners and charities.  They have provided over 1.7 million pounds of food to those in need and will continue to donate and expand their Emergency Box Food program to get food to those who need it the most.

Getting Started

To get started with Hungry Harvest check to be sure they deliver to your zip code, select your Harvest Box size, and then create an account.

Hungry Harvest boxes are fully customizable.  Your customization window is based on your delivery location and day with most 1-3 days before delivery.  If you want to be surprised, you can let Hungry Harvest select for you based on your preferences, including your “Never List” and “Love It List”. Get $10 OFF My First Box with code ENDWASTE >>

NOTE:  Even if you don’t customize your box it will still ship.  And you must meet your box minimum each week.

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When we customized our mini Harvest mixed box we had 16 fruits and veggies to choose fromSome were organic, but most were conventionally grown.  If you want all organic you can select the Organic Mixed Harvest Box.

Hungry Harvest notes that some of the farmers they work with use organic growing methods but can’t afford to go through USDA organic certification.  So you may be getting organic produce without the hefty price tag!

Hungry Harvest Reviews: Mixed Mini Harvest Box

For our Hungry Harvest reviews, we received a mixed Mini Harvest Box along with several items from the Marketplace. Get $10 OFF My First Box with code ENDWASTE >>

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We filled our mini Harvest box with apples, pears, nectarines, salad greens, mangoes, peaches, and avocado to reach our $15 minimum.

Our box arrived in good shape, everything was cold, and almost all of the fruits and veggies looked ok.  Some of our tomatoes were a bit bruised, but still ok to eat. Get $10 OFF My First Box with code ENDWASTE >>

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Here is a breakdown of the Harvest items we received and how much we paid for each:

  • 1 Apple: $0.84
  • 1 ORGANIC Pears: $1.09 (Actually received 2 organic pears!)
  • 1lb Nectarines: $2.39
  • 1 Avocado: $0.89
  • 1 ORGANIC Peaches: $1.43
  • 2 ORGANIC Mango: $3.79
  • 1 4 oz Salad Greens: $2.79
  • 1lb Tomatoes: $1.79
  • 1 Storage Guide: FREE
  • Get $10 OFF My First Box with code ENDWASTE >>

 

In your first Hungry Harvest box you will receive a free Storage Guide.  This guide is filled with storage best practices for 40 of the most popular fruits and veggies.

It is super handy and something to keep in the kitchen as it helps extend the life of your produce. Get $10 OFF My First Box with code ENDWASTE >>

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Hungry Harvest Reviews: Marketplace Items

We really enjoyed exploring the Marketplace and added $10 in Marketplace items to our mini Harvest box. The Marketplace is full of extra produce as well as yogurt, cheese, fresh bread, grains, nuts, snacks, plant-based meat, and more.

Hungry Harvest says that there are fresh herbs in their Marketplace, but unfortunately, we did not see any during our customization window.  We also did not see any meat or seafood.

These rescued items are available in limited quantities and change every week on Monday.  Get $10 OFF My First Box with code ENDWASTE >>

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Here is a breakdown of the Marketplace items we received and how much we paid for each:

Is Hungry Harvest worth it?

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We compared the price of the items in our mixed mini Hungry Harvest box with those at our local Giant Foods grocery store, Whole Foods Market, or online prices.

Overall, we saved $6.20 by shopping with Hungry Harvest than with our local grocery stores! See below for price comparison.

Item    Hungry Harvest Price    Grocery Store Price    Savings
Red Apple: 1 $0.84 $0.95 $0.11
Organic Pear: 2 $1.09 $1.12 $0.03
Nectarines: 1 lb $2.39 total $1.92 /lb $0.47
Avocado: 1 $0.89 $1.25 $0.36
Organic Peach: 1 $1.43 $1.74 ($3.49/lb) $0.31
Organic Mango: 2 $3.79 total $4.98 ($2.59/each) $1.19
Bright Farms Salad Greens:  4 oz $2.79 $3.49 $0.70
Tomatoes: 1 lb $1.79 total $2.79 ($0.99 each) $0.79
Cantaloupe: 1 $1.59 $3.49 each $1.90
Organic Grapefruit: 1 $1.43 $2.49 $1.06
Gouda Cheese: 9 oz $3.99 total $6.49 $2.50
Olina’s Fig & Black Olive Crackers $2.99 total $3.99 $1.00

 

We spent a total of $25.01 on our mixed mini Hungry Harvest box plus an additional $3.49 for shipping for a total of $28.50.  If we would have driven to the grocery store or stores, we would’ve spent around $34.70 plus tax.

We saved $6.20 (including shipping) with Hungry Harvest AND helped to reduce food waste and donate to those in need.  That’s an 18% savings plus a really good feeling from giving back!

Hungry Harvest Reviews: Tips

  • We found greater savings with Marketplace items than with our Harvest items.  Stock up in the Marketplace if you see a killer deal.
  • Meet the FREE Shipping minimum of $29.99 so that you don’t have to pay for shipping.  This will increase your savings.
  • Use this promo code to save!  Get $10 OFF My First Box with code ENDWASTE >>

Hungry Harvest Reviews: Bottom Line

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Hungry Harvest works with farmers and creators to rescue produce and grocery items and delivers them directly to your door.  This convenient service not only saves you time and money but also supports a better food system and local hunger-fighting organizations.

We love that you can purchase a mixed mini box for just $15, that all boxes are fully customizable, and you get access to items in the Marketplace.  We also love that you have the option to choose an all Organic box, though this box is not available in all states.

Overall, we saved 18% by shopping with Hungry Harvest over our local grocery stores and would recommend shopping in the Marketplace for great deals and meeting the $29.99 Free Shipping minimum to really save.

And while we love the low starting price, Hungry Harvest is not available in all states and there is also a shipping fee for all order under $29.99.

In addition, the Hungry Harvest website is a bit confusing when trying to place an order and it was hard to figure out how to add items to our Harvest Box.  The Marketplace on the other hand was easy to navigate.

Compared to other grocery and food rescue boxes that we have reviewed, Hungry Harvest offers a mini box option at a lower price point ($15) than others as well as fully customizable organic and conventional produce boxes with free shipping for orders over $29.99.  Others do offer meat/seafood and herbs, both not an option when we filled our box.

We recommend Hungry Harvest to anyone looking for convenient grocery delivery, those looking to rescue fruit and veggies who want a smaller box option at a lower cost, and those who want to fully customize their box, and those looking to give back while rescuing produce and pantry items.  Get $10 OFF My First Box with code ENDWASTE >>

Enjoy!

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