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Winter Cooler Tips

We have lots of customers who have trouble with the winter cooler concept. So we will try to make it simple. The first thing to remember is that you must have a large cooler – at least the size of the one shown in the picture below.

We recommend the two-pillow method as the best way to keep your produce from freezing in the winter. We have placed one pillow at the base of the cooler (pillowcase optional!) You will need two “standard” sized pillows with lots of “give.” King-sized pillow are too large and sofa-cushions do not have enough flexibility and memory foam pillows are too difficult to mold around your produce.

When making your delivery, we remove the pillow on top, and place the basket on top of the pillow laying on the bottom of your cooler. We then cover your produce with the second pillow and close the lid. This method will protect your produce in very cold temperatures (-25C) as long as you are home soon after sunset to retrieve the basket.


This is the best way for your cooler to look when we arrive!! Nothing in the cooler except two pillows on top of each other. If you have a six person basket or lots of Add-Ons, additional coolers will be needed.



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  1. eliot acuna December 16, 2009 at 10:57 am - Reply

    Baskets have been lovely and we are delighted. I would like to know if I can leave the ziplock bags (for greens) in the cooler for reuse? Would you take them back if they are nice and clean. We seem to have quite an accumulation of them and I cannot reuse so many.

  2. admin December 16, 2009 at 11:23 am - Reply

    Yes – please return the ziplock bags which the salad greens arrive in as we clean and reuse them. Also, we reuse all the plastic containers which the micro-greens, pea shoots, tomatoes, and mushrooms arrive in – so please return them to us as well.

    We are always grateful to receive recyclables which have already been rinsed out for us.

    The plastic containers should be left “open” in your cooler for us to retrieve as “closed” containers are very awkward for us to get back to the truck.

  3. Angie December 29, 2009 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    Another cooler tip – On really cold days try putting your room temperature or warmeed cold pack or hot/cold gel pack under the first blanket or pillow. These should help moderate the temp in the cooler even more.

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