As a longtime vegan, I was excited to learn about Farmivore — a weekly subscription service that delivers fresh produce to use for juicing. Yep, there most definitely is a subscription box out there for everyone…
Farmivore sends only 100% organic, non-GMO produce. They source as much as they can locally, focusing on in-season fruits and veggies. Each shipment contains recipe-ready ingredient kits, preparation tips, and nutrition information. (Note: At this time they have a limited shipping area which includes NY, NJ, PA, CT, RI, MA, MD, DE and District of Columbia. However, there’s a handful of zip codes in NY, PA and MA that aren’t included. See their site for further info.)
There are two different boxes to choose from: Mixed (contains a mix of red, orange and green juice recipes) and Green (green juice only recipes). You also have 3 size options to choose from: Small (4 servings, $25.95), Regular (8 servings, $39.95), or Large (16 servings, $69.95). Shipping is included for all plans.
I was sent the Regular Mixed bag for review.
Let’s check it out!
Everything came in a big, heavy box lined with ice packs. The card above provided tips on storing both your produce and the finished juices.
The 2 “Mixed” recipes were for “Tangelo Twist” and “Citrus Season.” Tangelo Twist included tangelo (a hybrid of tangerine and grapefruit), lemon, apple, carrot, and celery. Citrus Season is a blend of tangerine, grapefruit, ginger, carrot, and parsley.
The ingredients for each recipe were divided out into their own bags and labeled. Pictured above is the Tangelo Twist bundle…
…and here’s everything needed for Citrus Season.
These are the 2 recipes for the green juices. “Romaine ‘Chocolate Milk'” consists of romaine lettuce, carrots, celery, and apples. “Big Green” calls for collard greens, swiss chard, celery, apples, ginger, and lemon.
Above are all of the Romaine “Chocolate Milk” ingredients…
…and finally, everything you need to make Big Green.
Here’s a shot of all of the ingredients spread out on my kitchen counter. Kinda hard to get it all in without a wide angle lens! You get the idea though — lots of produce.
I foolishly thought I didn’t need an actual juicer to make these recipes and tried to achieve the same results with my trusty Ninja food processor/blender. Uh… Nope, not the same at all…
That said, I only attempted one of the recipes (Romaine Chocolate Milk) and used the rest of the produce for non-juicing purposes. Live and learn, right?
Here’s the romaine blended with a little water. (This is where I probably should have just added an apple and called it a day. And a smoothie.)
After adding the celery, I quickly ran out of room in my single-serve cup and had to move onto the regular Ninja pitcher. This is when I added carrots to the mix (bad idea).
Finally, here’s the pulpy mess I ended up with. I added more water, blended, added even more water, blended again… Always with the same results. Eventually I realized that I was never gonna get a juice out of it and felt like a moron for thinking a food processor could do the job of a juicer. Sigh. LESSON LEARNED.
My poor attempt at “juicing” aside, I was impressed with everything I received in my Farmivore box. I love that all of the fruits & veggies are organic/non-GMO. Organic produce can be pretty pricey and sometimes hard to find depending where you live, so it’s nice to get a big ol’ box of it delivered for one flat price. It’s cool that they include additional ingredients like herbs and ginger too. This is a great subscription for long-time juicers or anyone looking to give it a try. (Just make sure you have, ya know, an actual juicer. 😉 )Browse more Vegan-Friendly Boxes in my Subscription Box Directory
January 2015 Farmivore Review
Great subscription for anyone into juicing, or looking to give it a try. The biggest plus for me was that everything is non-GMO and organic. If I only had a juicer…
Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate and/or referral links.