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It might seem a long way from growing season on this cold day, but there’s still some fresh produce news to report.
Ugly produce, that is.
Hungry Harvest will be expanding to Delaware this month. According to our sister site Technical.ly Delaware, the Baltimore-based fruit and veggie delivery startup is set to start operations in the First State on Jan. 12.
It took a lot of weirdo peppers, veggies hugging & hugging veggies to get us there, but together we've made a real difference in 2017. Thank you, Heroes. Together we rescued over 5 million lbs of produce & put 600,000 lbs of food into the hands of those who need it. #topnine2017 pic.twitter.com/cVHSuTUj12
— Hungry Harvest (@HungryHarvest) January 1, 2018
It will be the eighth market for the company, which puts a new twist on fighting food waste by offering delivery of produce that was discarded by farmers because it didn’t look nice enough to appear on shelves.
Founded out of the University of Maryland, the company started expanding quickly after a 2015 appearance on ABC’s Shark Tank netted an investment from Robert Herjavec. Founder Evan Lutz hinted at additional expansion after winning the 2017 Beta City pitch competition.
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