This week I decided we should try to eat more veggies… and a compelling ad for a $5 starter box to Off The Muck came up on my Facebook feed just in time.
On Tuesday, I picked out what would go in our box. I chose the Essential All Veggie Box which comes with 12 veggies selections on a weekly or twice monthly basis.
The veggies are pre-picked for you, but it’s easy to log in and swap out anything you don’t want. We got:
- One green bell pepper
- Stalk of broccolini
- Three large heads of garlic
- 1lb Yukon Gold potatoes
- 1/2lb fingerling potatoes
- 1 avocado
- 1 bunch of scallion/green onion
- 1/2lb of brussels sprouts (6 larger ones)
- 1 cucumber
- 1 huge head of romaine lettuce
- 1 red onion
- 1lb of rainbow carrots
All that… for $5! Normally, the price will be $27. I still think that’s a really good deal — maybe on par with what we’d pay at the grocery store, but delivered to us super fresh and in support of local farms.
Everything was impressively fresh and quality, too. No bumps, bruises, or excessive dirt. The sizes were all good, with the garlic and romaine lettuce being superstars. The brussels sprouts were a little disappointing, but it’s hard to picture what 1/2lb of anything looks like and they seem fresh and are quite large individually.
In addition to that, I like that we could add on local goods — from honey, to baked goods, to additional produce or local made sauces there is a larger than expected selection. We chose:
- a pint of cherry tomatoes ($2.95, cheaper than in the store)
- a 4 pack of locally baked chocolate chip cookies ($6.95)
- fuji apple juice from a local farm ($3.95)
- french peasant bread ($3.95, cheaper than in the store)
Overall, I think this was a good deal and would recommend subscribing for local produce. We aren’t really doing the grocery store, opting to get deliveries as needed. This means we can get quality produce without trusting a random shopper and I like that we’re supporting local businesses, too. The price is a little high, but includes delivery and is about on par with what we’d pay at our local grocery store so that difference is negligible.
Any questions about our experience? Will you try Off The Muck? Is there a different service we should try to compare? Let me know in the comments below.
- Overall Impression: worth it!
- Parenting Time Saved: no extra trip to the store for veggies, so at least 1 hour
- Where to buy: Off The Muck Market