Frequently Asked Questions
Are your meals freeze dried or dehydrated?
Both! Over the years we’ve been in business, we’ve found certain foods are better freeze dried while others are better dehydrated. Tomorrow’s Harvest meals have been carefully selected to include meals that benefit from these two preservation techniques. Using the proper method for the specific ingredients provides our unique variety of meals that minimize storage space and weight while maximizing shelf life, taste, and value.
How are your meals packaged?
By customer request, we are now offering two meals packaged in Mylar pouches within every order. The rest of your order will arrive in #10 cans. The #10 can is the safest method for storing food long-term, preventing against outside elements, including rodents & accidental puncture. However, the Mylar meals are popular for a quick camping meal, 72 hour kit or date night without worrying about opening a can.
Are the meats in your meals real meat?
Yes! Tomorrow’s Harvest meals containing meat use real, FDA and USDA approved meat.
How many years do the meals keep?
All of our meals in cans are guaranteed for 25 years as long as the seal is unbroken and stored properly. Meals in mylar bags last 5-10 years.
Do I need to rotate the meals in the food storage kits?
No! That’s one of the beauties of Smart Food Storage. No more wasted space, no more wasted food, and no more complicated, expensive & time consuming rotation systems.
Why use freeze dried foods over canned foods?
When our ingredients are at their freshest and ripest state, the meals are are put through a process that removes 98% of water content—essentially freezing time as far as the life of the meals goes. This process locks in all of the taste and nutritional value of the food. The shelf life of our meals is extended far beyond that of wet-pack, “MRE,” or other common types of food storage. Canned foods, on the other hand, are pre-cooked and packaged in a manner that commonly removes much of the taste and nutritional qualities and offers little more than a one-year shelf life.
Why use some dehydrated foods instead of all freeze dried?
Certain ingredients are better freeze-dried (meats, fruits, veggies…etc) while others take to dehydration better. In these cases, dehydrated foods offer all the benefits and better value than certain foods which have been run through the freeze dry process unnecessarily. Each of our meals have been carefully selected and processed using the best method for the specific ingredients of each meal whether it be freeze drying or dehydration.
How much space will I need?
Our solutions generally require only half the space of traditional food storage. The space you will require for storing Tomorrow’s Harvest Smart Food Storage will vary depending on the package you choose, but as a reference, three months of food fits neatly under a twin sized bed, and six months of food will fit neatly beneath a queen-sized bed.
How is my order shipped?
All orders are shipped to your doorstep in Tomorrow’s Harvest double-thick card board boxes. The boxes are carefully packed to ensure they’re lightweight and easy to move so that you can place them in the location of your house you deem appropriate.
How large are the boxes?
Each box is 8 inches tall, 12 inches wide, and 18 inches long.
Where can I find ingredients and nutritional information on your meals?
All ingredients and nutritional information is included on our store website
. Also. our expert food storage representatives can provide you with all of these details. If you have questions about specific meals, feel free to contact us
How long have you been in business?
Tomorrow’s Harvest was founded in 2008, and has over 50 years of experience in the food, freeze dry, dehydration, and packaging industries. We have thousands of satisfied customers—just ask your neighbors, or read a few of our customer comments here
How long will my order take to arrive?
The shipping time for each order varies. Some of our food can be on backorder because of the high demand to fill Government food storage orders. Feel free to contact us directly
to talk to a customer service specialist who can help track your order.
What is the best way to store my food storage?
To maximize shelf life, Tomorrow’s Harvest Smart Food Storage is best stored in a cool, dry place such as a basement or other suitable area inside your home. The most important consideration is that your food be stored at a constant temperature, less than 70 degrees.
How much water will I need to store?
Our meals on average require about 1 cup of water. Authorities recommend storing a minimum of one gallon of water per person per day for general use. Our meals require a minimal amount of water, so as long as you have adequate for your regular needs, you should have enough water to prepare your meals. In addition to water storage, we do recommend preparations for filtering and/or purifying water in the event of emergency. This will greatly reduce the necessary amount of stored water.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us here.