Q: How are Wish Farms berries harvested?A:
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Q: What makes berries so nutritionally beneficial?A:
Q: Do berries continue to ripen after they have been harvested?A:
Q: Where are Wish Farms berries grown?A:
Q: How can I find out where my purchased berries were grown?A:
Q: Do Wish Farms offer organically grown berries?A:
Q: Do I need to wash my berries before eating them?A:
Q: What is the best way to store berries once purchased?A:
Q: Does Wish Farms have a Global Food Safety Program?A:
Our berry processing facilities are certified by Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) which, defined by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is a systematic approach to the identification, evaluation, and control of food safety hazards.
Wish Farms is compliant with the Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI), which implements case-level electronic traceability across our strawberry and blueberry shipments. We have gone above and beyond this industry-driven standard and developed a patented traceability system called FreshQC™ How’s My Picking?™ achieving item-level produce traceability. Learn more about our Food Safety Program.
Q: Does Wish Farms add color or artificially enhance its berries?A:
Q: Are Wish Farms berries genetically modified (GMO)?A:
When something is deemed genetically modified it means that foreign genetic material was inserted into an organism, not through traditional breeding. This material can come from multiple sources, including another plant or animal species or a synthetic gene created in a lab. Most of the corn and soybeans grown in the U.S are genetically modified. All strawberry varieties grown commercially in the U.S. were bred through traditional hybridization and selection. Also, keep in mind that just because something is labeled “organic” doesn’t mean that its conventional counterpart is genetically modified. At Wish Farms, we offer both conventional and organic berries, both of which are safe to eat and feed to your family – it’s really a matter of personal preference.
Q: Does Wish Farms use pesticides?A:
An essential part of a balanced diet including eating fruits and vegetables daily. Health experts advise, that regardless if conventionally or organically grown, consuming fresh produce will provide the most nutritional value for our diet and far outweighs any risk of pesticide residues on produce. A great resource to educate yourself and make the right decision for your family is www.safefruitsandveggies.com.