Puesto has partnered with Imperfect Produce, the recently launched San Diego food subscription service that sources “ugly” fruits and surplus vegetables from farms and delivers them directly to consumers’ doors, for its October Taco of the Month. Each month Puesto debuts a new taco, and this October’s iteration utilizes Imperfect Produce to create an autumnal vegetarian taco. The Save a Squash taco features both squash in mojo do ajo and braised greens from the service, as well as queso enchilado, warm chipotle squash salsa, cilantro and pepitas.
The taco will be available at both Puesto at the Headquarters and Puesto La Jolla locations throughout the month of October. On National Taco Day (October 4th, 2018), Puesto is offering a free taco of the month for guests dining at their restaurants. Just follow them on Instagram (@eatpuesto) and mention the National Taco Day special to your server to try the Save a Squash taco.
Puesto is proud to partner with Imperfect Produce to help divert perfectly good food from landfills in its San Diego restaurants. In addition to its October Taco of the Month, the restaurant will also utilize this “ugly” produce in menu items on its regular menu where possible, including carrots in its escabeche.
Twenty percent of all fruits and vegetables grown in the U.S. don’t adhere to the strict cosmetic standards of grocery stores, creating a wasteful food system where over six billion pounds of produce go unharvested or unsold each year, according to the National Resources Defense Council and Feeding America.
Imperfect Produce buys “ugly” produce directly from farms and delivers it to customers’ doors for about 30% less than grocery store prices. Customers can fully customize the Imperfect Produce experience by choosing exactly which fruits and vegetables they’d like each week. Imperfect offers organic and conventional produce, along with other food items that would otherwise go to waste, in boxes that range from small to extra-large.
Already available in San Francisco and Los Angeles markets, Imperfect Produce is now available in San Diego. Interested residents can check delivery availability by entering a zip code on the sign-up page of the Imperfect Produce website.
TAKE A BITE ON NATIONAL TACO DAY
On National Taco Day (October 4th, 2018), Puesto is offering a free taco of the month for guests dining at their restaurants. Just follow them on Instagram (@eatpuesto) and mention the National Taco Day special to your server to try the Save a Squash taco.