Things with Misfits Market have changed a little over the last few months. At least for me. I believe you have to be a member for at least a couple of weeks before you get these benefits. But this is what I am now able to do:
- Go in and choose most of the produce I receive, tailoring my orders to what I need.
- Order add-ons, such as fresh herbs, snacks, oats, and more.
**** Note that I have switched from the big box of produce every other week to the smaller box every week, at least for now. Reason below.
I am following our governor’s stay-at-home request, for the most part. I do walk some days, steering clear of others. And I did have to visit two small stores after the first two weeks because I ran out of disinfectant and couldn’t order it anywhere. Also, none of my people were able to find any for me at any of the stores. It wouldn’t be as big of a deal as it is, if I didn’t rent a room in a house where I share the bathroom with others who are also renting here. And those people won’t clean the bathroom during normal times, so I can’t trust them to disinfect regularly now.
Since I am trying so hard to stay away from people right now, having told the neighbors to stay right away from me until this is over, I need to find other ways to get groceries and other necessities.
I can’t get grocery delivery from Wal-Mart or Hannaford because they don’t deliver to my area. Mind you, I live less than 15 minutes from both establishments.
Instacart won’t deliver to me because they do not accept prepaid cards, apparently. I’m not sure if this is all debit cards, or just the unemployment one. Either way, I can’t get any of these places to deliver groceries to me.
So I decided to do an online order for pickup at one of the stores. My daughter Skye would pick it all up for me, and drop my groceries off to me at my porch. But none of the stores have any time slots available.
Now, I’ve been home – not working – for just over two weeks, and I do need a few things. Not a lot, because I stocked up when income tax refunds came in. But I am almost out of milk and a few other things that I do need.
We have decided that Skye will try shopping for me the next time she goes. First, she has to come all the way into Orono to get my card and list, and then go back to Bangor to do the shopping, and then come all the way back to Orono to drop my stuff off, then go back to Bangor where she lives. I feel bad, but I don’t have any other way to get what I need.
So this is what I did to make it easier on her:
- I ordered a few more things from Amazon: A 6 pack of 32 ounce almond milk, Paleo crackers, Paleo chocolate date spread. The latter two are for snacks. I will reorder those items in a couple of weeks if the need be. Bit as long as Skye can pick me up almond or coconut milk at the store I won’t use these ones. They will store until I can’t access milk. This way, she won’t have to stress if she can’t get her momma the milk.
- I went in and changed my Misfits Markets box from one big box every other week to one smaller box every week, so I can have more of a variety, and I can be sure I have fresh produce coming in every week if nothing else.
I’m seriously hoping I can keep doing this, but no one can say for sure if things will ship the further we get into this virus stuff. But we shall see.
I am so thankful for these Misfits boxes right now. Having fresh produce to work with is making this lock-down so much easier. And I am freezing what I can, to at least have frozen versions of some things if I can’t get it fresh at some point.
How about you? Are you able to get the food you need? How are you holding up? Any concerns? Helpful tips? Comment below, or email me at email@example.com.