Handwritten-By-A-Human Gift Note
Add a personal touch to your gift with a hand written note
- Handwritten by an actual human for a personal touch.
- Leave your notes in the comments section of your order (upon checkout)
- Kraft postcard 4"x6" hand stamped with olives and pickles stamps with black ink.
GIFT GIVERS, PLEASE READ BEFORE PURCHASING:
Please tell your gift recipient they are receiving a shipment of food that needs to be refrigerated upon receipt. A “Refrigerate Upon Arrival” sticker will be on the box instructing this. We cannot give refunds for orders that ‘sit out’, thank you for understanding.
With every shipment, we provide a Green Sheet with Answers To Your Fermented Questions. Please tell your gift recipient to read these, so they know what to expect and “what’s normal” when receiving a box of fermented foods. We cannot give refunds for orders that are thrown in the garbage because they have melted ice packs (a predictable occurrence that we address and explain on the enclosed Green Sheet), thank you for understanding.
Fermented Pickles contain approximately 13 billion colony forming units (CFUs) per serving at time of packaging, including Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus pentosus, Leuconostoc mesenteroides.
Fermented Kraut and Kimchi contain approximately 14 billion CFUs per serving at time of packaging, including Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus brevis, Leuconostoc mesenteroides.
Live Culture Olives contain 4 billion CFUs per serving at time of packaging, including: Lactobacillus plantarum and Lactobacillus pentosus.
When the package arrives at your door the ice packages may be melted and that's okay.
The insulation has kept the ferment "cool enough” in transit.
Ferments can safely be transported unrefrigerated; it takes several days for the live cultures to enliven and resume the process of fermentation.
There is no danger of spoilage or harm to the live cultures during shipping because they are preserved in salt water.
Fermentation safely preserved our ancestors' vegetables for thousands of years before refrigeration existed and they are safe to consume even when left unrefrigerated for several days.
Read Before Purchase
Because they're alive, they demonstrate behaviors and personality which are normal, predictible signs of life.
First, because of temperature fluctuations, fermentation may resume during transit.
This creates gas, which may cause a package to puff. You'll need to burp those packages upon arrival.
Leakage isn't common, but it can happen.
Simply rinse off your package, refrigerate and enjoy.
Everything is normal, safe and okay.
(If your package is damaged in transit, that’s a different story. We'll take care of you.)
Puffiness and potential leakage are "facts of life" when it comes to ordering live ferments to your front door.
If these facts are outside your comfort zone, we ask that you do not purchase fermented products online.
We want our customers to be happy, and that starts with us creating the correct set of expectations, from the get-go. Thank you!