Whole black peppercorn storage/shelf life
We mail order black peppercorns and have tended to purchase them in small quantities, going through 7 oz in a few months.
I am thinking about increasing the order to save on postage, but I am not clear how long the shelf life is of whole peppercorns. I figure that there is/are only one or two harvests a year and that there must be some way of storing them at the wholesale level.
Does anyone have any thoughts/tips? Am I destined to paying postage more frequently for our pleasure?