Hungry Harvest is company that delivers “ugly” produce to your doorstep. Ugly being “recovered fruits and vegetables” that farmers won’t sell and wholesalers won’t buy. If a piece of produce is considered too misshapen or bruised it gets thrown away. Hungry Harvest is trying to eliminate the waste by offering its “ugly” produce via a subscription delivery service. Depending on the selected harvest and amount, one weekly subscription can be had for as little as $15. “Ugly” produce is cheaper than perfect-looking produce.
Hungry Harvest currently delivers in Baltimore, Richmond (VA), New York, Washington and Philadelphia. And for every box delivered, Hungry Harvest donates a meal to a family in need. Looking to expand its services, the 23-year-old CEO of Hungry Harvest, Evan Lutz of Baltimore, will pitch the business on Shark Tank on January 8 (9pm, ABC).