Frequently Asked Questions - North Shore Living™

Frequently Asked Questions

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Here are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about North Shore Living™ products.
If you have other questions don’t hesitate to contact us, we love hearing from you!

HOW SHOULD NORTH SHORE LIVING™ HERBS + GREENS BE STORED?

If you purchased North Shore Living™ Herbs + Greens that are stored in a plastic mini greenhouse package you should store all varieties, except basil, in your refrigerator (the ideal temperature is between 38°F and 45°F). Basil likes to be warm, so room temperature is best. When storing basil, if you must choose between an environment that is too warm and one that is too cold choose the warmer area. You do not need to water North Shore Living™ products that are sold in the mini greenhouse packaging; the herbs essentially water themselves. Snip off what you need and continue to store properly. You can also use a mason jar to create an instant herb garden right in your kitchen window. We recommend using clear jars so you can watch the water level. If you decide to store your herbs this way you will need to water them daily.

If you purchased North Shore Living™ Herbs in the potted variety, begin with removing the plastic sleeve by cutting along the dotted line. Then place the pot in a small dish and fill with ¼” to ½” of cool water, water daily. An ideal location for your potted herbs is a cool area that receives partial sunlight, be mindful not to expose basil to temperatures below 50°F. These are fun to have at the ready in your kitchen so you can enjoy the fresh scent and easily snip off what you need to add to drinks, breakfast, lunch and dinner.

CAN YOU PLANT NORTH SHORE LIVING™ PRODUCTS?

Our products are intended for immediate culinary use so we suggest keeping them close to where you cook by creating an instant herb garden in your kitchen. However, you can certainly try to replant our herbs, but we don’t guarantee that they’ll transplant successfully. North Shore Living™ Herbs + Greens are grown hydroponically in a climate-controlled environment and many of our herbs simply cannot survive the transition to a home garden. If you do attempt to replant them, here are some tips:

  • Leave a few leaves on the plant to keep it alive
  • Place the plant inside a pot with fresh soil and proper drainage
  • Water once a day
  • Since the plant is grown in a greenhouse, it’s best to keep it inside until it produces new leaves
  • Avoid extreme temperature changes

WHY ARE THE ROOTS ATTACHED?

North Shore Living™ products are packaged with the roots intact so you get the freshest herbs and greens possible. Since they are still living they last much longer than traditional fresh cut herbs. When you use our products you are using herbs and greens in their freshest state, which enables you to experience their flavor as nature intended.

Our mission is to make every home cooked meal a special occasion. Get easy access to the freshest ingredients by having a garden at your fingertips!

HOW LONG SHOULD NORTH SHORE LIVING™ HERBS + GREENS LAST?

Some varieties are heartier than others but, on average, our herbs should last between 10 and 16 days from the time they are shipped from our greenhouses. Our microgreens should last between 12 and 18 days. Following the storage guidelines will maximize the freshness on all North Shore Living™ products.

WHAT IS THE “DIRT” IN THE CONTAINER?

It’s not dirt! We grow our herbs in peat moss, which is a natural growing medium. Simply snip, rinse, and use!

HOW ARE NORTH SHORE LIVING™ HERBS + GREENS GROWN?

All North Shore Living™ products are grown hydroponically using the latest European greenhouse technology. Our unique growing system utilizes sustainable technology such as the reuse of water, solar energy, and the use of geothermal energy as a heat source. Our expert growers use integrated pest management techniques which means beneficial insects are used instead of pesticides to keep harmful pests out of the greenhouses. Furthermore we are SCS HACCP certified for Food Safety and Security. These techniques allow us to provide you and your family with the safe and consistently high quality herbs to enjoy all year round with a much smaller impact on our planet.

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