‘Tis the season for frosting cookies in the kitchen, pulling out old recipes handwritten by your grandma’s grandma, and enjoying a warm mug of something cozy by the fire. We’re here to help sweeten the season with gift-ready treats, limited-edition seasonal items, and ways to give back. The only thing we can’t help with is deciphering that old-timey cursive on those family recipes.
A Delightful Holiday Gift Box
Give the gift of better food and less waste with our Imperfect Holiday Box. Each holiday gift box is packed with delicious food-waste-fighting snacks ready to land on the doorsteps of your favorite foodies AND saves 8 pounds of food waste! Think ever-so-slightly sunburnt dried mangos, broken almonds put back together with toffee, and snapped pretzels made perfect with chocolate and peppermint. Best of all, each box supports Feeding America, so this is gift-giving we can all feel jolly about. Stay tuned and get ready to spread the merriment beginning November 16th!
Delicious Seasonal Items
Is that the tinkling of sleigh bells and the pitter-patter of little hoofs we hear? No, it’s your stomach, and it wants peppermint bark. Reassure your stomach that all your favorite seasonal treats are on their way and creatively reimagined to fight food waste. Make room in your stockings, counters, and cupboards for our Nutty Toffee Morsels, Chocolate Covered Everything, Gingerbread Folk, and pies (just to name a few!).
A Way to Donate Your Order
It’s been a tough year for many, and the holidays don’t always bring relief. If you’re planning on going out of town or skipping an order the week of Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year’s, consider selecting the option to donate your order instead. We’ll make sure the food goes to a local food bank partner to be shared with folks in need.
Sleigh Up to Date on Social
We’re in the giving spirit. So follow us on Instagram for loads of giveaways, bundles of festive recipes, and plenty of zero-waste holiday inspiration!
Lindsay MisquezNovember 4, 2020 at 7:10 pm
I SERIOUSLY LOVE what you are doing at Imperfect Foods!!! Thank you for opening my eyes to this serious crisis of food waste .
Imperfect FoodsNovember 4, 2020 at 7:33 pm
Thanks so much for the love and support, Lindsay!
Susan HikimaNovember 27, 2020 at 4:45 pm
No please do no sent anything unless i order myself. Thank You.
ImperfectDecember 3, 2020 at 9:26 pm
Since we’re a subscription company, we will always send you an order unless you choose to skip first! Find out how to skip your orders here: bit.ly/2ZuHl2w
ENovember 4, 2020 at 8:15 pm
Can hardly wait!!!
ImperfectNovember 11, 2020 at 11:11 pm
Woo woo! 😍
Tyra GrisakNovember 4, 2020 at 9:19 pm
Every week I look forward to personalizing my order & getting it delivered on my front porch! High quality products and value. Love supporting your mission!
ImperfectNovember 11, 2020 at 11:12 pm
We really appreciate you and we thank you for supporting us and our mission!
Millicent Borges AccardiNovember 4, 2020 at 9:28 pm
Any plans for offering turkeys for Thanksgiving or Christmas? the CSA that I belonged to before Imperfect always did a seasonal box and offered turkeys, yams, cranberries as add-ons.
ImperfectNovember 11, 2020 at 11:13 pm
Not this year, but we’re definitely looking into this for next year! We will be offering different seasonal options though! 🙂
Pamela BrooksNovember 4, 2020 at 9:58 pm
Awesome goodies on the way! I can’t wait!
ImperfectNovember 11, 2020 at 11:15 pm
Yay! We’re also very excited to be coming your way!
Brandy SweeneyNovember 4, 2020 at 9:58 pm
I look forward to my weekly deliveries! It’s a treat!
ImperfectNovember 11, 2020 at 11:16 pm
Delivery days are always the best days! 😍
Judith A CarlsonNovember 4, 2020 at 9:59 pm
Not only are the savings great, but the surprises are wonderful! For instance, I never before saw a beet as large as a cantaloupe and it was delightful. Every once in awhile there’s a bonus, like a package of hot dogs I received with my last order. It kind of reminds me of the Forrest Gump quote about a box of chocolates: “You never know what you’re gonna get.” Of course I do know that I’m gonna get the foods that I ordered, it’s just the surprises that I can’t anticipate. Thank you, Imperfect Foods!
ImperfectNovember 11, 2020 at 11:19 pm
We love that you’re loving everything! We appreciate having you in our family 💚
Jessica DvorakNovember 4, 2020 at 10:26 pm
Why can’t I find more of the Snacky Snack Mixy Mix when I order? It was amazing and I want more!!
ImperfectNovember 11, 2020 at 11:20 pm
Glad that you loved it! And keep an eye out for it in orders to come 💚
MarthaDecember 22, 2020 at 11:29 pm
^^^^ What She said…. The Snack Snack is to die for!!!! Would love to buy more
ImperfectDecember 23, 2020 at 11:05 pm
Snack-tastic for sure!
Jo MaddoxNovember 4, 2020 at 10:34 pm
I would love your holiday box. I enjoy everything you send me. What I don’t eat I share my daughter and son’s family. It’s wonderful produce.
ImperfectNovember 11, 2020 at 11:21 pm
We’d love for you to get the holiday box! And we love hearing about how you share the orders! Sharing really is caring!
RachelNovember 4, 2020 at 10:39 pm
Just got our first box today! I love my ugly parsnips!! Thank you for helping to reduce food waste. I am so excited to get cooking 🙂
ImperfectNovember 11, 2020 at 11:23 pm
Yay! Welcome to our Imperfect family and we’re so glad that the ugly parsnips found a loving home with you!
LouiseNovember 4, 2020 at 10:44 pm
Can you please have sugar free options. The holidays are horrible for diabetics, it would be awesome if something was done for us!!!
ImperfectNovember 12, 2020 at 11:37 pm
We hear you and we’ll definitely pass this suggestion along to our team!
Jan LeClairNovember 4, 2020 at 10:51 pm
I ordered one pound of carrots. I laughed myself silly when I got a one pound carrot! Literally, one carrot that weighed a pound. I don’t mind at all because it made my day.
ImperfectNovember 12, 2020 at 11:38 pm
LOL we love our wonky carrots! Glad it was able to find a loving home with you!
RebeccaNovember 4, 2020 at 11:09 pm
I love the upcoming option to donate an order, particularly if I was planning to skip anyway! Do you think this will be available for additional weeks, not just over the holidays?
ImperfectNovember 12, 2020 at 11:40 pm
As of right now this will only be available over the holidays, but we’ll definitely pass this suggestion along to our team!
Pamela M DietzNovember 4, 2020 at 11:19 pm
Love my Imperfect Food box. Look forward every week to it’s arrival! Highlight of my week.
ImperfectNovember 12, 2020 at 11:41 pm
Ahh so wonderful! Thank you for fighting food waste with us!
SJONovember 4, 2020 at 11:21 pm
Love imperfect! I have told all my friends, hope to help get the word out on this great company! Can’t wait for the holiday specials.
ImperfectNovember 12, 2020 at 11:42 pm
You’re amazing! Thanks so much for helping spread the love!
KellyNovember 5, 2020 at 12:04 am
Where can we learn more about the holiday box and when we will be able to order them?
ImperfectNovember 12, 2020 at 11:44 pm
You’ll be able to start ordering these boxes on November 16th! And check out where to order them here: bit.ly/3eSBay0 💚
ElizabethNovember 5, 2020 at 12:16 am
Will there be a vegan/vegetarian options for thanksgiving type “turkeys”?
ImperfectNovember 12, 2020 at 11:44 pm
We will have some vegan/vegetarian options 💚
Yomaira LampiNovember 5, 2020 at 12:17 am
If we are not an instagram, how does one participate in getting your recipes and giveaways? I do enjoy your alternative and interesting recipes.
ImperfectNovember 12, 2020 at 11:45 pm
You can get our recipes here on The Whole Carrot and giveaways also happen on Facebook too!
Stephanie LissNovember 5, 2020 at 12:27 am
I love the ethic of Imperfect Foods. Now more than ever, we all need to be engaged , and this is an easy, no thought, powerful way, to help heal our planet. I love you guys!!
ImperfectNovember 12, 2020 at 11:45 pm
We love you too!
Dawn LongoNovember 5, 2020 at 1:05 am
You should put a gluten free section for the non-produce items
ImperfectNovember 11, 2020 at 11:26 pm
We’ll definitely pass this along, just know that we do offer many gluten free options to select from.
ImperfectNovember 12, 2020 at 11:36 pm
You’re always free to customize your orders to include non gluten items!
Becky SheltonNovember 5, 2020 at 2:35 am
Very very happy with my orders so far. Looking forward to the fun holiday stuff. Keep up the great work.
Dotty BursteinNovember 5, 2020 at 2:49 am
Until there was a lockdown because of Covid back in March, I had never heard of Imperfect Foods and what you do. A young mother told me about the organization, and I feel very proud to have become part of your community: helping to save the environment, getting nutritious food delivered to our home at a reasonable price, and enjoying the process of choosing the foods that you offer on any given week–lots of variety and even foods I’d never heard of! Thanks so much
ImperfectNovember 11, 2020 at 11:31 pm
We are equally proud to have you in our community and family! 💚
Renae Scott-GoadeNovember 5, 2020 at 2:57 am
We absolutely love what you do, and how you do it. We’re on our second box and have nothing but the best to say about our experience so far.
Laura CaseyNovember 5, 2020 at 5:10 am
Loving the recipes and sneek peeks! I’m so happy we made the switch to Imperfect Foods 2 months ago.
ImperfectNovember 11, 2020 at 11:32 pm
Woohoo! We’re so glad you made the switch too! Thank you for helping support us and our mission!
KatieNovember 5, 2020 at 5:17 am
I’m in California. I go to shop as soon as I receive the email and am always so disappointed to find that many items are already unavailable. Why is this and how can it be made more fair?
Thank you! I’d love to be a lot add more items to my cart!
ImperfectNovember 11, 2020 at 11:34 pm
We’re sorry about that. We encourage to continue to check back throughout your customization window, as things may be added back in when people customize items out of their carts making them available again.
Charon JohnsonNovember 5, 2020 at 10:59 am
I look forward to reading The Whole Carrot each time. I’m always telling people how awesome you are. My mom is now hooked and my BFF is next.
ImperfectNovember 11, 2020 at 11:37 pm
Aww, we love hearing this and love that you’ve been sharing the love too!
Mikala silverNovember 5, 2020 at 11:41 am
Thank you so much as I grew up where we didn’t waste food. A local grocery chain use to put there imperfect foods in a section where you could get it at a much lower prices even some of their meats were marked way down. I use to cook in my town in the early 80s for an organization that fed low income & homeless. So l know how to use all sorts of imperfect food items. I been try to teach my children & grandchildren how to take the things &make things useful with all the items we get. If it’s something I’m not able to use I share with my family or friends or neighbors. Thank you for use of what we as kids called ugly food but still useful. So far I’ve not gotten a thing I can’t use . Keep up the good work!
ImperfectNovember 11, 2020 at 11:45 pm
So awesome! Thank you so much for being a food waste warrior with us 💚
Karen HerlandsNovember 5, 2020 at 12:57 pm
Highlight of the week is getting my pink and brown box filled with so many wonderful goodies. The pasture raised chicken is so delicious- it has a different flavor all together from store bought chicken. I will never go back! It will be a weekly treat for our family. Thank you so much for not wasting food. I couldn’t be happier doing my grocery shopping this way!
ImperfectNovember 12, 2020 at 11:09 pm
This made us blush! We love that we’re able to deliver all the grocery goods to you and we appreciate you being a food waste warrior with us! We’re all in this together, and we’re so glad to have you in our family 💖
Deborah R. WoodsNovember 5, 2020 at 1:56 pm
I love experimenting with everything that I get. I made a plum cake, eggplant parmigiana, and had some friends over for an elaborate brunch. They loved everything and there wasn’t a crumb left. This has definitely added a new dimension to my cooking.
ImperfectNovember 12, 2020 at 11:13 pm
Wow! We LOVE this! So fun that you get so creative and we believe that sharing is caring! Brunch sounded so fun too! What a great way to connect and spread the imperfect love!
Louise laytonNovember 5, 2020 at 2:06 pm
After my first order, I’m hooked. . I love having great choices and better quality than the current selection at the grocery stores.
ImperfectNovember 12, 2020 at 11:13 pm
This is so awesome to hear! What have been some of your favorite items you’ve gotten so far?!
Bethe LewisNovember 5, 2020 at 2:42 pm
I can’t wait for the holiday products!
ImperfectNovember 12, 2020 at 11:14 pm
No better way to get into the holiday season!
Sonia CoyleNovember 5, 2020 at 3:09 pm
Every time we receive an Imperfect Food delivery, we feel so thankful and happy because the produce and kitchen items are super tasty and at the same time we feel good that we are helping lessen the food going to waste. And then, you bring the food to our door, and at a reduced price!!! What else can we hope for…? It is convenience, tasty, affordable and helps the environment. Thank you, Imperfect Food team for all that you do to help the environment, and my family to get produce every day to the table!!!
ImperfectNovember 12, 2020 at 11:18 pm
This melted our hearts to hear. We’re truly so thankful for you and your family for eating wonky and fresh with us. We’re beyond grateful.
Lisa PaineNovember 5, 2020 at 4:12 pm
This is all amazing – thanks for all you do! Win win all around! For the suppliers, vendors, us as consumers of these delectable and most importantly, our planet!
ImperfectNovember 12, 2020 at 11:19 pm
We truly appreciate your love and support and for being an eco warrior with us!
MarieNovember 5, 2020 at 4:43 pm
Wish you guys offered more low carb friendly stuff, especially for snacks. – Even if it just came down to dehydrated cheese and the other typical snacks. It’s really hard to stay on track during the holidays. It’s really cool either way and I am looking forward to see what you guys come up with – Thanks for your initiatives!
ImperfectNovember 12, 2020 at 11:21 pm
We will definitely pass this suggestion along to our team! This is a great idea and we can’t wait to hear how you enjoy the snacks we will be offering!
Nancy RobargeNovember 5, 2020 at 5:11 pm
I agree with Lindsey. I like that this is one way to stop food waste. Keep up the good work
ImperfectNovember 12, 2020 at 11:22 pm
Yes! We love to be a part of the solution!
No nameNovember 6, 2020 at 5:25 am
Glad u get good items, mine has been much to be desired!
Sheila G. JacobsonNovember 11, 2020 at 5:08 am
Please market some Chanukah treats.
Chanukah begins at sunset on December 11, 2020.
ImperfectNovember 11, 2020 at 11:09 pm
We’ll definitely pass this along to our team! 💚
Jeannie GovaerDecember 9, 2020 at 8:54 am
Oopsy!!! First candle is Thursday , December 10, 2020!. Chag Urim Sameach, Sheila and all other M.O.T.’s who use this incredible company❣️
Latkes or soufganiot?
Susan A RossNovember 19, 2020 at 4:32 am
We have gotten 2 boxes so far and I have yet to see much “imperfect”. It has all been delicious!
ImperfectDecember 3, 2020 at 9:45 pm
So glad that you’re loving everything and we appreciate you!
Jeri CoverMay 26, 2021 at 8:32 pm
My second box arrives tomorrow and I can’t wait. It’s like Christmas! I loved the produce. It was all very good. I left my son’s email with you. I live by myself, but he lives near with my 11 year old grand daughter. They loved the apples I gave them. He asked me, “What is wrong with them. They are delicious”. I chopped up some of my bell peppers and onions for freezing. I can’t wait for the holidays. It sounds exciting.
ImperfectJune 2, 2021 at 8:03 pm
So so hap-pea to have you in our wonky family! We appreciate you and we abso-fruit-ly love fighting food waste with you! 💚