FAVE Produce
FAVE Produce
FAVE Produce

What does FAVE stand for?

FAVE is an acronym for Fruit And VEgetables. (Clever, eh?)

Many of our fans tell us it now stands for their favorite fruits and vegetables. We think both of these are good answers!

Does FAVE really provide only fresh fruits and vegetables?

FAVE provides only the freshest fruits and vegetables. Our grandmothers would be very proud of us!

Why are FAVE fresh fruits and vegetables important?

We think eating more fresh fruits and vegetables is essential for Americans. This can be a challenge, especially with children --- sometimes kids say they are bored by fresh fruits or vegetables. Many of our items are unique and exciting --- and that adds interest to an important part of our diet.

We want everyone to be excited about eating more fruit and vegetables!

Mom told me to always eat my fruits and vegetables. Was she right?

Yes! The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) agrees with your Mom, and so do we. The USDA created the MyPlate™ program to remind us of the importance of eating lots of fresh fruits and vegetables every day. Please visit them at https://www.choosemyplate.gov/ to learn more.

You should always listen to your Mom.

Do FAVE fruits and vegetables contain any added ingredients?

FAVE fruits and vegetables contain no added ingredients of any kind. We are more the “all-natural” type.

Do FAVE fruits and vegetables contain any preservatives?

FAVE fruits and vegetables contain no preservatives of any kind. We even provide fresh storage advice on our website – but we hope you will enjoy our items so much you will eat them right away!

What fruits and vegetables does FAVE provide?

FAVE is proud to bring many different tropical, exotic and specialty fruits and vegetables to the USA. Some of these items include lychee, dragon fruit, star fruit, coconuts and rambutan --- but we are always looking for more interesting and unique items to introduce to American shoppers!

We are very fortunate to be able to bring these great fruits and vegetables from around the world to the USA --- thanks to an exceptional global supply chain and rigorous quality and food safety standards. We finally get to enjoy what other nations have enjoyed for centuries!

Have a suggestion for a new fruit or vegetable? Please email us at questions@faveproduce.com! We love finding and introducing healthy new items.

Are FAVE fresh fruits and vegetables really unique?

We like to think so. The truth is – people have been enjoying most of our fruits and vegetables somewhere in the world for hundreds of years. The difference is – we are introducing many of them to Americans for the very first time!

We are proud to help U.S. consumers try fun, healthy and different fresh fruits and vegetables. Why should those other countries have all the fun? We think that qualifies as “unique”!

Where is FAVE headquartered?

FAVE headquarters are in New Jersey, USA. We are very proud of our unique fresh fruits and vegetables, and we hope you like them as much as we do!

What is the official name of the FAVE Company?

The legal and official name of the FAVE Company is “S.T. Agri Global, Inc.”. Catchy, eh? S.T.” is just the initials of our founders. “Agri” is because we are specialists in fresh food - i.e. the word “Agriculture”. “Global” is because we grow fresh food worldwide, wherever the climate is best for each of our fruits and vegetables. We think FAVE is just easier to say, but officially we are “S.T. Agri Global, d/b/a FAVE. (“d/b/a”= “doing business as”). There - now our lawyers and accountants are happy!

Where do FAVE fruits and vegetables come from?

FAVE fresh fruits and vegetables are sold across the USA, but they come from around the world. Our priority is bringing you the freshest, most delicious fruits and vegetables of the highest quality.

We are also lucky because if there is bad weather or a poor harvest on one farm or in one region, our experts can get great fruits and vegetables for us from another region that is not affected … yay for our experts!

Why are FAVE fruits and vegetables “better”?

We get to use the world’s specialists for each of our fruits and vegetables. Some examples:

• The world’s best lychee comes from China, where they have cultivated for thousands of years.

• Vietnam grows about 70% of the world’s dragon fruit --- they are simply the best with this unique fruit.

• Coconuts grow in most tropical nations, but Thailand and Costa Rica are two of the best at producing delicious sweet, fresh coconuts.

• Taiwan grows much of the world’s biggest and best star fruit.

We are fortunate to be able to use true local experts for all of our fresh fruits and vegetables --- and we benefit by finally getting to enjoy them here in the USA!

Why don’t you grow all your fruits and vegetables in the USA?

Many of our items grow only in tropical regions, which means we cannot really grow them in the USA (except maybe in Hawaii!) If we grew in tropical greenhouses here, it would require lots of extra lighting and energy, and the costs of our fruits would be much higher.

I don’t trust food from those other countries. Are FAVE fresh fruits and vegetables really safe?

The entire FAVE organization is dedicated to ensuring the highest standards in food safety and quality. This includes required independent food safety Certification under the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). This means regular audits by independent experts, multiple levels of human inspection and quality checks.

Our imported fruits and vegetables are also inspected by the USDA when they arrive in our country, and we comply with all USDA and FDA guidelines and requirements.

We want you to be happy with our fruits and vegetables … we are very proud of what we do each day!

Is any sugar added to FAVE fresh fruits or vegetables?

FAVE fruits and vegetables have no added sugars. We promise the sweetness in our delicious fruits comes only from the sun.

Do FAVE fruits and vegetables have any artificial colors or artificial flavors?

FAVE fruits and vegetables are 100% all-natural with no artificial ingredients. We like the natural stuff.

Where can I find recipes to make FAVE smoothies and other healthy ideas?

We have some recipes on our website. We also encourage our fans to visit us on facebook™, Instagram™, Pinterest™, twitter™, YouTube™ and flickr™. We encourage our fans to share their favorite FAVE recipes!

Why do you use plastic in some of your produce packages?

We still sometimes use plastic to protect our fresh fruits or vegetables during transit. In many cases, those items travel tens of thousands of miles - literally, from the other side of the world - to get to your local store! However, we prefer to use reusable and renewable packaging whoever possible. Whenever we can, we use reusable plastic crates to ship our produce, or we use recycled/recyclable cardboard cases. We are also experimenting with using plant-based plastics when we must have a plastic package to protect our produce. We understand we all share this planet, and we take our responsibility to be good stewards seriously.

What if I have more questions?

We love hearing from our customers. Please e-mail us at questions@faveproduce.com.