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Misfits Market is a subscription box of sometimes funny-looking, always delicious produce, designed to break the cycle of food waste. Think of us like an online grocery store, except one that specializes in rescuing food that is unnecessarily thrown away. We source high-quality organic produce that has a few quirks—onions that are too small, potatoes that are shaped like your favorite celebrity, and carrots that fell in love and got twisted together. It may sound like a joke, but billions of pounds of this fresh and delicious food is tossed each year because grocery stores only want “perfect” foods on their shelves. We step in and buy this food from hundreds of farms across the country and bring them to your doorstep, saving you money and helping you save the world.

I started using this service in October of 2020 and have not been disappointed. I love seeing my box show up on my porch! And it is all organic! Simply A-mazing. I have had to skip a few boxes in between deliveries due to there being too much food, what a concept! Skipping one or multiple boxes is easy to do and there is no penalty. There is minimal packaging which is also good for the environment. Looking forward to my next box!

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50-Plant Composting Vertical Garden Planter

Good food, Less space

Grow 50 plants in 4 square feet nearly anywhere. The tower easily rotates to access your garden from every angle.

Easy to Use

Easily grow nearly any vegetables, herbs or flowers organically. eliminates weeding, electricity, nutrient loss and most water loss associated with conventional gardening

Garden Tower® 2: 50-Plant Composting Vertical Garden Planter
  • The rotating Garden Tower® 2 is a composter that grows 50 plants in 4 square feet nearly anywhere.
  • Turns waste kitchen scraps into organic fertilizer to grow organic produce.
  • The Garden Tower® vertical garden planter and composting system replicates a natural ecosystem allowing plants to access nutrients recycled through organic composting processes.
  • Easily grow nearly any vegetables, herbs or flowers organically.
  • An organic and resilient 6 cubic foot vertical soil-based alternative to expensive and difficult hydroponic systems.
  • Proudly 100% Made in the USA using 100% UV stable food-grade high-purity HDPE plastic, and backed by a 5-year manufacturer warranty.
  • 43″ tall & 24.5″ wide. 36 lbs. (~220 lbs. with moist soil)

For more info and a pictorial play-by-play of my Garden Tower compost tube set up, check out my GARDEN TOWER blog post!

Garden Tower® 2: 50-Plant Composting Vertical Garden Planter


Finding foods that work with your lifestyle can be tough. Whether you’re committed to a plant-based diet and looking for high-quality protein sources; managing severe allergies with from-scratch cooking for the whole family; or simply committed to eating food that’s good for you and our environment; at JOI we believe everyone has the right to take control of what they consume.

I recently started using Joi Cashew Base and I absolutely love it! Of course, I could make my own, but you need a high speed blender and a strainer, but not everyone has that, and then it still comes out a little grainy. I tried the Cashew Base and I was not disappointed at all. Only one ingredient, no preservatives or additives, it makes smooth and creamy nut and nut/oat milks at the touch of a button. Now, a milk substitute I can make as-needed without having to buy a whole carton that may not be used before it expires or goes bad! I am so excited to have found this!

Enjoy a delicious and nutritious fresh 100% cashew milk with our Cashew Base. Cashews are exceptionally versatile and our base is perfect to go beyond milk for use in vegan cheese, sauce and ice cream recipes.

Using JOI to make fresh cashew milk is as easy as adding any JOI Base to water and blend for 30 seconds and enJOI! Add more or less JOI to adjust creaminess, and experiment with your choice of sweeteners, spices and flavorings. Get creative and add JOI to your favorite plant-based dishes. Check out our Recipes blog for inspiration.

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Grow your own mushrooms right on your countertop.

Mushroom grow kits are perhaps the quickest and easiest way to grow your own food at home. Just cut, mist, and wait.

Nearby Naturals is one of the many companies I checked out in order to gain info and knowledge about growing mushrooms. They are a small and growing concern and they are doing a great job.

And I am so excited that they just added on a subscription service where you can get a different box of mushrooms every month! How cool is that! And you can cancel, pause or skip a monthly shipment any time. Their customer service is excellent! Check out the GROW KIT SUBSCRIPTIONS here.

I started with the King Trumpet mushroom grow kit like the one shown below. After a few weeks, my mushrooms look pretty much like the ones they show here! I am so excited to harvest the first round in the next few days. And, there are a million small ones underneath the large ones, so we should get a few more really large mushrooms in the next few weeks as well…so excited!

For more info and a pictorial play-by-play of my King Trumpets, check out my MUSHROOMS ANYONE? blog post!
North Spore

NORTH SPORE is from Main and they are so into what they do that is so inspiring. They provide that a wealth of information that is easy to understand and give directions and videos to guide you along. They offer a wide variety of growing mediums for indoor and outdoor mushroom gardening.

spray and grow mushroom kits

For indoor gardening, I really like the small Spray & Grow boxes they have available at a low starting price point with a wide variety of species options.

Mushroom Log Kit Shiitake Outdoor Mushroom Log Kit

The outdoor grow kits range from Grain or Sawdust Spawn to grow in BEDS or Plug Spawn to grow on hardwood LOGS. They have videos available for all methods of growing and much more info and photos on the website to guide you along. They make it very east to grow whatever you want. If you don’t think you have space, think again! Look around your yard for a damp and shady area and voila! You could have your very own mushroom farm in no time!

I am sooo looking forward to getting one of my one of my back garden bed dedicated as an outdoor mushroom gardening this summer! I will keep you posted as to which variety I choose and pics of the process. I have plenty of fallen trees, so I may try my hand at the log spores as well….stay tuned!

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