Spring has arrived and with it so has a bounty of fresh from the farm produce. If you’re a vegetable fiend like me with green goodies up to the ears, these produce storage tips will keep your spring bounty so fresh and so green. Whether you grow your own or get them from your favorite grocer (I love getting mine from Relay Foods and From the Farmer), you most definitely don’t want to let good greens go bad.
PRODUCE STORAGE TIPS
|Loose Spring Greens: line a large plastic or glass container with paper towels and loosely spread greens. Place second layer of paper towels on top of the greens and close the container.|
|Kale, Collards, and Chard: lay out two to three two to three per paper towel. Gently folded in the edges of the paper towel and roll until you can see no green. Place paper towel bundles in a large plastic bag and seal. Store in the crisper drawer in your refrigerator.|
|Asparagus: store it standing up in the coldest part of your fridge in a large mason jar water in the base.|
|Broccoli: store it in an unsealed plastic or paper bag in the crisper drawer in your refrigerator.|
|Snow Peas: bundle together in paper towels and store in a large, sealed plastic in the crisper drawer in your refrigerator.|