How To Keep Your Produce Fresh
Summertime is a great time of year to get fresh, in season fruits and vegetables. Whether you have your own garden, go to the local farmers market, or your neighborhood grocery store finding ways to keep you produce fresh longer is always helpful. Not only does it allow you to be less wasteful but gives you a longer timeline to enjoy your fruits and vegetables.
Here are some tips to help keep your produce fresh longer:
- Keep potatoes, onions, and tomatoes in a cool, dry place, but not in the fridge. The cold will ruin their flavor.
- Store salad greens and fresh herbs in bags filled with air and sealed tightly.
- Produce such as carrots, lettuce, and broccoli start to spoil as soon as they're picked, so place these in separate plastic baggies in the crisper in your fridge.
- Avoid washing berries until right before you're ready to eat them. Wetness encourages mold growth.
- Buy only what you need. Go to the market more frequently, or if that's not possible, plan out your meals ahead of time so you only buy what you know you'll use.