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Storage Guide

Wondering how to best store your vegetables to maximize shelf-life? We're here to help!


Greens

Store in a sealed bag or container in the fridge.  Some folks also like to include a paper towel to help with any moisture build-up.  To further prolong life, avoid washing until use.  We only wash if there is excess dirt or bugs.  Otherwise we welcome the beneficial microbial life that lives on our veggies!


Roots

Immediately remove green tops from roots.  Treat greens just like above.  Store roots in another sealed bag or container in the fridge.  Most root vegetables will last for months this way. Roots include:

  • Beets

  • Carrots

  • Radishes

  • Turnips


Cool, Dry, and Dark

Some roots and bulbing plants will sprout if given light and a warm environment.  In stores, produce is sprayed with a chemical sprout-inhibitor that prevents them from sprouting.  We of course do not.

Keep the following in a cool, dry, and dark place:

  • Potatoes

  • Sweet Potatoes

  • Onions

  • Garlic

  • Ginger

  • Winter Squash


On the Counter

Many summer crops have a short shelf-life and do best just sitting on your counter.  All of the following could also be kept in the fridge to prolong the life by a few days.  However, many people feel that these lose some flavor once put in the fridge - Tomatoes especially.

  • Tomatoes & Cherry Tomatoes

  • Peppers

  • Cucumbers

  • Summer Squash & Zucchini

  • Eggplant

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