I mean your fruits and veggies,
If you have a dehydrator you already know the benefits that come along with using one. Food dehydration makes fresh fruits and vegetables storable and enjoyable for an extended period while not losing the valuable nutrients and enzymes that you get from eating raw. Food dehydrators are widely available in a handful of sizes and control types. We have an Excalibur commercial grade model with 9 racks! It can process a lot of food at once and it’s not just for snack foods. One of the great uses is to dry soup ingredients ahead of time, dry herbs and flowers, or even make yogurt.
Some of my personal favorites are: dried flattened bananas, sliced strawberries and zucchini chips. Check out the selections available here Food Dehydrators on Amazon.
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Orders can be picked up by customers at BLT’s Restaurant at 41799 Big Bear Blvd in Big Bear Lake, near Summit Boulevard, typically between 6 PM and 7 PM on Tuesdays on weeks that deliveries are scheduled. Produce arrives in the farmer’s crates, so bring a container or bags to transfer into if you don’t want to hassle with returning the crate. A supply of reusable bags and boxes is available.
Direct delivery to the address you specify for shipping is available for an additional $5, which is selected at checkout.
Do not hesitate to contact F2M about delivery needs or order issues: 909-547-4163 (call or text). Email might not be seen quickly, so please call or text regarding time-sensitive issues.
Many of you probably have empty crates stacking up or stored from past orders, and if you find them they can be returned to BLT’s any time you pass by. If you are ordering regularly, the crates can be traded out at your next order. You are always welcome to transfer produce to a bag, box, or other container to avoid having the crate.
Visitors Who Will Return Home Soon…
If you have been a visitor in Big Bear during the covid19 stay-at-home order, please return your crate before you leave Big Bear. If you wish to be removed from the Farm2Mountain email updates, just let me know as well. You are always welcome to order if you return!
Big Bear Prime Meats
Big Bear Prime Meats offers a wide variety of naturally-grown (including organic) meats that come from sources near the Big Bear area. To order, contact Big Bear Prime Meats directly at 909-725-8820. Since they are an independent operation and have a different order and delivery schedule.
How to clean produce
To clean your produce, a few drops of natural dish soap in a sink of water will be enough to wash off anything lurking on your food. Thick-skinned produce can soak a few minutes, leafy greens just need a dip and swish, and thin-skinned produce can be dipped and wiped or soaked quickly. Rinse everything well. Vinegar can turn leafy greens black if it’s used as a veggie wash in too high a concentration, and it might not kill viruses. Soap-based cleaning products will strip the virus of its outer coating and kill it.