Consumer Guide

hand picked and promptly delivered for ultimate freshness

Proper care and storage will extend the shelf life of your produce, and ensure perfect flavor every time:

 

Tomatoes

The deep, rich red of our vine-ripened, chemical-free tomatoes means that they are perfectly ripe, full of nutrients and ready to enjoy. Avoid storing tomatoes in direct sunlight, as this will cause them to over-ripen, and do not store them in the refrigerator as this will damage the flavor. Instead, leave on the vine and store in a cool, dry place at approximately ***55 degrees Fahrenheit. Store cut tomatoes in the refrigerator in a well-sealed container and use as soon as possible.

 

Cucumbers

Our cucumbers are handpicked and selected for uniform shape, firmness and color. Our cucumbers are clean, grown without chemicals and ready to eat, so no washing is needed. Cucumbers require refrigeration at approximately 40 – 50 degrees Fahrenheit. For maximum freshness, store cucumbers in their plastic wrappers on the top shelf of the refrigerator, as temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit can make the cucumber soggy. Avoid storing cucumbers with apples, pears or other fruits with ethylene, as these can damage the taste of the cucumber.

 

Peppers

The vibrant reds, yellows and oranges of our peppers indicate the high nutrient values and sweet, ripe flavors within. Our handpicked, chemical-free peppers will best maintain their sharp, crunchy texture if stored in the sealed plastic bag in the vegetable crisper of your refrigerator, set at a cooler temperature. Peppers can also be stored in the freezer for up to one year! Cover a cookie sheet with plastic wrap. Wash, seed and slice the pepper into 1/4 inch slices and lay flat on the cookie sheet. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the freezer until frozen – approximately 3 hours. Once frozen, move the pepper strips to sealable freezer bags and remove as needed to use in stirfrys, soups, sauces or any of your favorite dishes that call for peppers.