Frequently Asked Questions
How long will pumpkin keep in the refrigerator after it is open?
We suggest storing it in an airtight container and consuming it within three days. Alternatively, you can portion it out into ice cube trays and freeze it. Once frozen, remove it from the tray and store in an airtight container for up to three months.
Can I substitute Pumpkin Puree for eggs, oil or butter?
Eggs: Add 1/4 cup Organic Pumpkin Puree for each egg.
Oil: Add Organic Pumpkin Puree in a 1-to-1 ratio for each amount of oil called for.
Butter: To substitute for butter, use 3/4 the amount of Organic Pumpkin Puree for each amount of butter. You can also substitute half the butter for Organic Pumpkin Puree. In recipes that call for butter and sugar to be creamed, fold in pumpkin after creaming.
Boxed Cake Mixes: Substitute the oil, water, and egg with pumpkin puree.
Cream sauces: Substitute some of the heavy cream and butter in your Alfredo sauce recipe with pumpkin puree.
Smoothies: Add pumpkin in place of bananas or other fruit.
Cheesecakes: Substitute some of the cream cheese with pumpkin puree. It will soften the cake and reduce the fat and calories.
Fudge: Substitute some cream with puree for a different kind of fudge.
What is the difference in Farmer's Market cans that say "puree" versus ones that don't?
We added the word “puree” to our cans in 2021 to specify that our products are pureed, and not whole, sliced or diced vegetables. We did not change anything else about the product. Farmer’s Market Foods still just have one ingredient, and no added water, salt, or fillers.
Why is the pumpkin sometimes thick and other times thin?
At Farmer’s Market, we ban GMOs or genetically modified organisms and stay true to our organic practices. Growing and cultivating pumpkins is like creating a fine wine. It’s an art and a science. We rely on Mother Nature to perfect our pumpkins. Each year, she behaves a little differently. Factors like rainfall, temperature changes, soil quality, and wind can influence the way a pumpkin develops. Although it may be a little different from season to season, it will still have the same great flavor and health properties.
Can I use the product after the best by date?
We cannot recommend consumption past “Best By”, “Exp Date” or “Use By” for quality reasons.
The FDA has new guidance on how to interpret “best by” dates.
How can I extend the shelf-life of your products?
We suggest portioning our products out into ice cube trays and freezing it. Once frozen, remove from trays and store in an airtight container. These portions will stay good frozen for up to three months. The consistency changes slightly when frozen. If this happens, simply reheat the product and it should go back to normal.
Do any of your products contain tree nuts or peanuts?
No, none of our products contain tree nuts of peanuts. We do not process any tree nuts or peanuts on the farm. We have a strict allergen control program so that our consumers can trust that our products are safe.
Do Farmer's Market Foods contain gluten?
No, none of our products contain gluten. We do not process any products containing gluten on the farm. We have a strict allergen control program so that our consumers can trust that our products are safe.
Is there any cross contamination with eggs, dairy, fish, shellfish?
At Farmer’s Market, we understand the seriousness of food allergies – they can be life threatening. We do not grow or process any eggs, dairy, fish or shellfish on the farm. We have strict allergen control programs so that consumers can trust that our products are safe.
Where can I find your products?
Look for the store locator feature on our website: https://farmersmarketfoods.com/about-us/store-locator/ and type in your zipcode to find the closest store near you. You can also order online through retailers like Amazon.com.
Do you use GMOs?
No. Farmer’s Market Foods is staunchly opposed to producing anything using GMOs. All of our products are verified Non-GMO by the Non-GMO Project.
What does the certification mean?
All Farmer’s Market products are Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth Certified Organic and carry the USDA Organic Seal. “Certified” means that the food has been grown and handled according to strict organic standards which are enforced by independent third-party state or private organizations. Certification includes inspections of farm fields and processing facilities, detailed record keeping and periodic testing of soil, water and produce to ensure that growers and processors are meeting the standards of the USDA National Organic Program.
Organic Farming Information provided by Oregon Tilth.
I’d like to carry your products in my retail store, how do I go about doing this?
Please e-mail us at [email protected] with the subject line “Retail Inquiry.”
I’d like to buy your products as bulk ingredients for my food manufacturing company, how do I go about doing this?
Please e-mail us at [email protected] with the subject line “Ingredients Inquiry.”
Good For You. Good For The World