The name might sound silly, but the the #uglyfruitandveg movement has an important mission: helping consumers see the beauty in imperfect-looking produce. The founders of the Instagram account @uglyfruitandveg reports that 25 percent of produce is wasted in the U.S. because it doesn’t meet the cosmetic standards of large grocers. Basically, it isn’t pretty enough to hang with the cool kids. That’s where organic-loving, farmers’-marketing health bugs like us come in! We embrace the imperfect—it tastes just the same, and sometimes it’s even more fun to grow a wonky-looking carrot than a boring old straight one. Check out these beautiful, gnarly, and impressive specimens and join the movement!
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