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Storage 101

Keep this post on your fridge for an easy guide to enhance the life of your produce.

Optimize the freshness of your produce with these simple tips:

  • Asparagus: Store upright in container of water in fridge or on counter
  • Beets: Remove tops before storage in fridge
  • Sweet Corn: Maintain sweetness for several days in refrigeration
  • Cucumbers: Keep in upper shelf of refrigerator
  • Garlic: Store in paper bags or boxes on the counter
  • Greens: Store loosely wrapped in slightly damp paper towel in sealed plastic bag
  • Green Beans: Keep in upper shelf of refrigerator
  • Herbs: Store in loosely covered container
  • Potatoes: Store covered in cool, dry, dark place such as a pantry
  • Radishes: Remove tops before storage in refrigeration
  • Tomatoes: Store tomatoes on counter until cut, then refrigerate
  • Spring Fruits: (Strawberries, cherries, berries) Store in shallow containers, wash just before eating
  • Summer Fruits: (Apples, pears, plums, cantaloupes, peaches) Store in separate location from vegetables to prevent early ripening

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