How much water is needed to make all of the food and beverages in the food storage buckets? How long does the food last in storage? How much food is in 1 Lindon Farms 360? After registering for the auto-delivery program when may one cancel? Can you provide estimated shipping costs for the small Series Pack containers? Are non-Utah online orders required to pay tax? Freeze Dried vs. Dehydrated Are your Fruits and Vegetables Organic? Are your products vegetarian? What is the "Universal Scoop" equal to? Do you have a Catalog? How much water is needed to make all of the food and beverages in the food storage buckets?
A: About 35 Gallons. Q: How long does the food last in storage?
A: Lindon Farms Products have a shelf life of up to 20 years if stored properly. It should be stored in a cool dry place such as a basement. The buckets are designed to protect the mylar foil pouches from damage, water, and pests. Once the seal on the bucket is broken it will not compromise the integrity of the food because the mylar foil pouches themselves are what hold the shelf life of 20 years. When the mylar foil pouches are opened, they are resealable to keep your meals a little bit longer. Once they are opened, they have a shelf life of 3-6 months after. Q: How much food is in 1 Lindon Farms 360?
A: At 2,000 calories/day the Lindon Farms 360 will feed one Adult for 1 month (At fewer calories it can be used as a 90 day supply). Children consume less so plan accordingly. Q: After registering for the auto-delivery program when may one cancel?
A: You may cancel at any time. Q: Can you provide estimated shipping costs for the small Series Pack containers?
A: 1 Container: $9.95 UPS Ground ($6.95 within Utah) 2 Containers: $9.95 UPS Ground 3 Containers: $14.95 UPS Ground ($9.95 within Utah) * Shipping Rates are subject to change Q: Are non-Utah online orders required to pay tax?
A: No. Q: Freeze Dried vs. Dehydrated
A: Freeze drying is the process of freezing water out of a food product then rapidly turning it into a gas, omitting the liquid stage. Most fruit and vegetables are made out of 80% to 90% water, making freeze drying the ultimate light weight option. Once the freeze drying process is completed, the water, (up to 90% of a product like strawberries), is effectively removed thus making the product drastically lighter but maintaining most of its original shape, color, flavor, nutrients, and maximizing shelf life. Freeze Dried products have a quick re-hydration times normally only about five minutes. Dehydration is when water is removed using heat and a low air current. Dehydration is great method to use when wanting to create a product to have a powdered form. Dehydration is effective for Fruits and vegetables, however, the dehydration time can be much longer. Dehydration can make a raw product very compact which is great for transportation and storage, has a long shelf life. Dehydration is typically the most cost effective when it comes to dried foods. Chef’s Banquet™ uses a combination of freeze-dried and dehydrated ingredients. In some cases freeze-dried is ideal, and for other items dehydration is most appropriate. For example, a freeze-dried strawberry is convenient since rehydration is unnecessary and it can be consumed easily in cereal or as a snack. Another example would be freeze-dried lasagna with meat where it is frozen, dried and packaged for easy rehydration. In soups and other mixes where the ingredients will be reydrated in warm or boiling water, dehydrated ingredients are best. When space is a concern dehydrated ingredients can take up less than a 1/3 of the space that freeze-dried ingredients do. Q: What type of packaging is used? A: Resealable zip-locked mylar bags with oxygen absorber packets inside water-tight plastic containers. We use the most technologically advanced bags for extended shelf life. These containers, used with oxygen absorber packets, eliminate food-borne insects and help preserve nutritional quality and taste. The most important factors in long-term shelf life foods are: 1. Ingredients: Are the ingredients suitable for long-term shelf life? a. For example: even in ideal storage conditions studies show almonds may only keep for 12-24 months before they turn rancid. 2. Moisture Free: Is the product moisture free when packaged? 3. Packaging: Packaging plays a crucial role in prolonging shelf life. Ideally packaging should provide an effective barrier against oxygen, moisture, light and insects. 4. Oxygen Free: Is the product packaged with an appropriately sized oxygen absorber? a. While appropriate for oxygen displacement in most packaged foods you would find at the grocery store, a nitrogen flush is not sufficient for long-term shelf life. An appropriately sized oxygen absorber will continue to remove oxygen for years if used properly. Be wary of companies with extensive shelf-life claims where oxygen absorbers are not used. 5. Storage conditions: a cool, dry location is ideal. Do your best to store your food storage items at or below room temperature.Answer Here Q: Are your Fruits and Vegetables Organic?
A: In an effort to always insure that we have inventory of the highest quality ingredients The Ready Project has diversified the number of suppliers and backup suppliers for Freeze Dried Fruits & Vegetables. While some of the fruits and vegetables may be organic we can no longer claim all to be such as they may vary from time to time. Because of this we have removed the 100% organic/kosher statements from our website. Q: Are your products vegetarian?
A: Yes, our products only use a vegetarian meat flavorings there is no actual meat in Lindon Farms meals. Q: What is the "Universal Scoop" equal to?
A: The "Universal Scoop", supplied in the ARK, is equal to 1/4 cup. If you have purchased Series Packs where the cooking instructions refer to using the supplied universal scoop, please use a 1/4 cup. Q: Do you have a Printed Catalog?
A: All updates of new product can be viewed via our online catalog. Due to the rapid development of new product we do not have printed literature available to send.