Where are River Ranch vegetables grown?
A: 100% of River Ranch romaine, iceberg, broccoli,
cauliflower, cabbage, and spinach are grown in California and southwestern
Arizona . The mild climates and quality soil found on ranches in
the Salinas and Imperial Valleys have classified them as ideal
for lettuce and other vegetable cultivation.
Q: Are pesticides used on River
A: Food Safety is of utmost concern to River Ranch.
As a result, River Ranch contracts with industry leaders in pesticide
control and food safety regulation to monitor all aspects of the
growing process. Working with these third party experts ensures full
compliance with federal, state and local pesticide and microbiological
regulations, promising fresh, food safe products that River Ranch
consumers have enjoyed for years.
Q: How are River Ranch vegetables
harvested to ensure the freshest product?
A: River Ranch's own employees harvest the iceberg,
romaine, butter lettuce, broccoli and spinach crops used for processing.
By controlling the entire harvesting process, River Ranch is able
to ensure the fresh picked vegetables are cooled immediately after
harvest. This quick transition ensures River Ranch vegetables receive
the crucial refrigeration needed to extend freshness once packaged.
Q: Where are River Ranch salads
and cut vegetables produced?
A: River Ranch operates two state-of-the-art processing
facilities in California in order to ensure proximity to growing
regions. In the spring, summer and fall, River Ranch cut salads and
vegetables are produced in Salinas , CA ( Salinas Valley ). During
winter months, the production process takes place in El Centro ,
CA ( Imperial Valley ).
Q: How are River Ranch salads
and cut vegetables produced?
A: River Ranch goes to great lengths to ensure the
highest quality salads and cut vegetables products. After harvested
in the field, all vegetables are transported to our processing facility
where they are graded and sorted by inspectors to ensure that specifications
are met. The vegetables are then washed, precisely cut to size, thoroughly
washed again in chilled, purified water, dried and gently packaged.
Technicians oversee the entire process, verifying that all quality,
food safety and freshne
Q: Are preservatives used to
keep River Ranch salads and cut vegetables fresh?
A: No preservatives are used to maintain the freshness
of River Ranch cut salads and vegetables. The technology River
Ranch uses to package the vegetables, coupled with proper refrigeration, “naturally
preserves” the products, keeping them fresh for nearly 3 weeks
Q: Are River Ranch salads and
cut vegetables Kosher certified?
A: Nearly all River Ranch salads and cut vegetables are Kosher certified. These items include: Broccoli Slaw, Shredded Carrots, Cauliflower Florets, Snap Peas, Snow Peas, Snap Peas & Baby Carrots, Carrot Chips, Garden Salad, Shredded Iceberg, Cole Slaw and Angel Hair Cabbage.
Q: How should I store my River
Ranch salads and cut vegetables?
A: River Ranch salads and cut vegetables should be
kept refrigerated until ready to serve. Once opened, keep remaining
contents in original package, squeeze air out of bag, reseal tightly
with clips and store in refrigerator crisper.
Q: How long will my River Ranch
salad stay fresh?
A: All River Ranch salads and cut vegetables have
a 17-day shelf life. This is indicated by the “use by date” stamped
on the upper right corner of the package. However, it is not uncommon
for products that have been kept under consistent, 34-degree refrigeration
to remain fresh for days beyond the “use by date”. Salads or cut
vegetables that deteriorate before the “use by date”, have most
likely suffered some sort of temperature abuse during the life
of the product.
Q: Is it necessary to wash River
Ranch salads and cut vegetables before eating them?
A: No, all River Ranch salads and cut vegetables
are thoroughly trimmed, chopped, washed and packed ready to eat!
However, as your packaged salad or cut vegetables get close to
the “use by date”, gently rinsing the produce will help to “refresh” the
Q: How do I open my River Ranch “resealable” package?
A: No scissors are needed to open a River
Ranch “resealable package” thanks to the handy perforation
found on the front of the package. The zipper on River
Ranch resealable packaging is attached to the front side
of the bag, not the top of the bag as in the standard zip-lock
style. When looking at the front of the package, you will
see a perforated line running across the top of the bag.
Sever the perforation by running your finger along the
entire strip. This will expose the resealable zipper. Grasp
the top of the zipper and pull apart to open. To close,
simply squeeze out the excess air and reseal using the
Q: Can I freeze River Ranch salads
and/or cut vegetables?
A: While you cannot freeze any lettuce-based salads,
you can freeze River Ranch fresh cut vegetables if they are blanched
in boiling water first.
can I buy River Ranch salads and cut vegetables?
A: River Ranch salads and cut vegetables
are available throughout the United States and Canada .
If your local grocery store doesn't carry the items you
are looking for, inform the store produce manager that
you would like to purchase these items from their store.
They may be able to obtain the product from the store's