The products listed as Organic are certified USDA Organic and are non-GMO. The Conventional products can be either Organic, but not certified or a GMO product. When I can, I will opt for the cleanest source of produce.

I can utilize locally grown produce and I want to support these farms. They do use natural farming methods however they do not have an interest in pursuing an Organic certification.

Freeze dried products can last 20 years or more. The lifespan of the product really depends on how it’s handled and stored. The product in original packaging kept dry, cool & dark in pest proof containers can easily last the 20-year span. The transferring of product into other containers such as jars can shorten the shelf life. Light and oxygen are the big hinderers of product life. If you choose to transfer the product to jars, I would suggest monitoring the quality of the product periodically. I would also have extra oxygen absorbers on hand in case you need to replace the older ones.

My products are as allergen-free as possible. Being an AIP individual myself, I understand the necessity of an allergen-free label. However, I am currently operating out of a used commercial kitchen space and new to the scene. My customers will see the allergen-free label once I’m confident in my facility and 3rd party testing results.

Yes, several discounts are available. There is a 6-Pack discount(5%) which can be achieved by the purchase of 6 product bags of the same size. There is a Case discount(10%) which can be achieved by the purchase of 12 product bags of the same size. Returning customers can receive a 15% discount by shopping between the 1st-8th of every month.

The produce is preservative-free and therefore some oxidation occurs during freeze drying process. This only affects the cosmetic appearance of the produce; the taste and nutritional value remain the same. The worst offenders are picked out of each batch. The oxidation coloring varies due to sugar, vitamin & mineral content of each produce type. The production process includes: peeling, cutting, placing onto trays for the freeze dryers and then packaging final product.

The simple answer is sugar. The way it presents depends on the produce type. Most people would just think of fruits presenting this problem but don’t discount the root vegetable’s sugar content.

Every product package is filled according to weight. This includes mix recipes which you will typically find layered since each ingredient is added by weight. The produce’s density & cut style can play a part in changing how full a bag is. Each product type & size is kept to the same weight, so if you order Quart Cantaloupe Chunks which is 1.5oz you can expect the same weight on future orders.

The detailed nutritional facts are on each package and based on the produce in that package. This is important because a different variety of produce type can be used which in turn could change the nutritional facts. A good example is apple varieties; There will be a sweet type in the Apple products but it could be Gala, Cosmic, Honeycrisp & etc…. The packaging would reflect the variety because each one has slightly different nutritional facts.

I would encourage you to research the nutritional content of the raw produce before purchase if you are looking for specific detail. Freeze dried produce retains 97% of the raw produce’s nutrients.

None of the products have been vacuum sealed. The packaging process is: fill product bags with produce, add oxygen absorber, manually push extra air from the bag, close zipper and heat seal the top edge. The oxygen absorber is rated higher than needed for the package so that product freshness can be maintained for the short term after the heat seal is broken. This is convenient for those that use the products on-the-go. An oxygen absorber working in a bag that has higher amounts of oxygen present in its air could result in the bag having a ’vacuumed’ appearance.

If you are concerned about the product, please review our return policy.

Many consumers have a visual reference for canning jars. And since freeze dried food retains many of its original characteristics including shape, they can create an approximate image in their mind.

If you are using the products in your home pantry, you now know the type of jar to transfer the bag’s contents into. Transfer to a long-term storage container, like jars, is recommended once the heat seal has been broken and the product will not be consumed within 1-2 weeks. Extra oxygen absorbers should be kept on hand and the product checked monthly.

No, the weight differs due to produce type and cut style.

If you’re heading out on the trail and trying to estimate food capacity, the best generic description that can be given is: Pint=.5-2oz; Quart= 1-3oz; Half-Gallon= 4-6oz. If you include your maximum food capacity in your Order Comments, we can reach out to you if that weight is breached so adjustments can be made.

Absolutely! Reach out to us in both the Order Comments and by email: adventure@lemhivittles.com We will work with you on the timing of the shipments so they will be out along the trail when & where you are expecting them. We are just getting this service started so please bear with us during the initial growing pains. Hiking the northern end of the Continental Divide Trail…some businesses are carrying our products in their stores and others have coupon codes for their patrons.

Unfortunately, the answer is no. There is only 1 coupon code per order.

Please refer to your email with Order Receipt for your tracking information.

The Autoimmune Protocol is an elimination diet which cuts out most of the common allergens. This is so that an individual can calm their immune system’s activity in the gut. The AIP diet is a great starting point for those with chronic health issues. It can be further fine-tuned with food sensitivity testing because each individual has their own dietary requirements; what works for one may not work for another. For more information on the subject, please visit: https://autoimmunewellness.com/about-aip/

  • Freeze dried food retains many of its original characteristics including color, taste, texture and 97% of nutrients.
  • Freeze dried food is a versatile product. You can eat it as is, reconstitute with water or use it as a long-term storage product.
  • Freeze dried food is shelf stable at room temperature.
  • The weight of the freeze dried product is reduced by 70-90% which makes it light weight and easy to handle.
  • Freeze drying offers the highest quality product when compared to other storage methods.

Freeze drying is the process of dehydrating frozen foods under a vacuum so the moisture content changes directly from a solid to a gaseous form without having to undergo the intermediate liquid state through sublimation. In this process, freeze dried food maintains its original size and shape with a minimum of cell rupture. Removing moisture prevents a product from deteriorating at room temperature.

We are a small family business and we want your satisfaction. If you are unsatisfied with your purchase within the first 30 days, please contact us at:

We will work with you to either refund & return the unopened products or exchange the product for a desirable one. All returned products must be in original packaging and undamaged.

Yes, my commercial kitchen is sanitized and is regularly inspected by the Health Dept. There are many EPA registered sanitizers that do not have a chlorine ingredient; you must search them out. At all times we employ Good Manufacturing Practices with regard to the handling and processing of our products.