To bring FruitStand harvests from small farms to your home, we work with Apeel Sciences to apply its plant-derived solution for longer shelf life to the fresh produce we sell. In grocery stores since 2018, Apeel has proven to be a powerful tool in fighting food waste for both organic and conventional produce, using plant-derived material to maintain the freshness of produce ranging from avocados to apples.
Apeel is a plant-derived coating - invisible, tasteless and edible - that farmers, suppliers, and retailers use to keep produce fresh. Fresh fruits and veggies with Apeel stay fresh two to three times longer, which means more sustainable growing practices, higher quality food, and less food waste from farm to kitchen.
Apeel works by keeping moisture inside the produce, while slowing oxygen trying to get in, which dramatically slows the rate of spoilage. By maintaining moisture and reducing oxidation, Apeel supports the plant’s natural abilities to protect against environmental stressors. That means produce that stays fresher, longer!
When produce is fresh it not only looks better, but also tastes better given that it contains a higher density of nutrients. Apeel makes it possible for growers to optimize their practices and avoid harvesting before ripeness, allowing fruits and vegetables to develop full quality (from nutrition and delicious flavor to appearance and texture) before they embark on the journey to you.
Yep! Apeel has formulations that are OMRI Listed® for the growers and distributors of USDA Certified Organic produce, including produce from Good Land Organics. Working with Apeel allows growers to reduce post-harvest food waste, over-packaging, and costly controlled-atmosphere storage.
That’s a win for the planet, farmers and you!