Frequently Asked Questions
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California Giant Berry Farms is our company and brand name, but we are an international company that partners with growers beyond the California border to provide you with a year-round supply of delicious, in-season strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. If you want to know where your berries were grown, trace them back to the field using the 16-digit code on the bottom of your clamshell.
No – once harvested, berries do not continue to ripen. California Giant Berry Farms berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries) are hand-picked at peak ripeness, to ensure that only the berry best makes it to your table.
Berries are one of the most delicious and nutritious fruits. In fact, research shows that the darker the berry; the better they are for you! All of our berries provide vitamins, minerals and antioxidants while serving as a fat free, low calorie everyday snack for the whole family. For the nutrient attributes for a specific berry type, please visit our Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries and Blackberries pages.
As one of the nation’s largest strawberry companies, California Giant has built a reputation on consistency, excellent quality and customer satisfaction. However, there are factors beyond our control that can affect flavor and shelf life. If our growing areas experience poor weather conditions, shelf life can be shortened for a time period until normal weather patterns return. As a rule of thumb, berries should be consumed within the following listed days from purchase:
Strawberries – 3-5 days
Blueberries – 7-10 days
Raspberries – 1-3 days
Blackberries – 1-3 days
Please visit the California Strawberry Commission for even more strawberry recipes and the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council for more fresh blueberry recipes.