Where Does Marvé Source Fruits and Vegetables?
Marvé is made with Grade-A oddly shaped fruit and vegetables that are sourced from local farms in the New York and New Jersey area as much as possible. While we love our local produce sometimes it can be hard to find a watermelon in January in New York.
What is Ugly Fruit?
It turns out that millions of pounds and fruit and vegetables go to waste each year, about 40% to be exact. Not because they’ve gone bad, but because they are misshaped. These ugly fruits and vegetables are just as tasty as their better-looking brothers and sisters, all at a fraction of the cost. They’ve become Marvé's ticket to being able to craft a delicious product that’s accessible to all, while reducing waste in the process.
How our Cold Pressed Juice is made.
Marvé juice is cold-pressed at the peak of freshness for maximum flavor and nutritional benefit. Our juice is made with a hydraulic press with thousands of pounds of pressure to extract the maximum amount of liquid from fresh fruits and vegetables to maintain the nutritional content.
Safety is our priority High Pressure Processing (HPP) is used to ensure that the products are fresh and ready for consumption without using preservatives. HPP is performed on juice that has already been pressed and bottled. Bottles of juice are loaded into a giant chamber that fills with water and pressurizes the bottles up to 85,000 PSI. To put this pressure in perspective at the deepest part of the ocean you would only achieve 1/5th of the pressure created in an HPP machine. The bottles stay in the pressurized environment for around 1 min and afterwards they contain almost no living microbial content and stay safe and fresh for consumption for over 10 times longer than raw juice.
We work closely with our farmers returning production excess material to be used for compost. This action increases sustainability by recycling organic resources, conserving landfill space and returns natural nutrients to the soil to maintain soil quality.