How to Store Produce

Don’t store fruits and vegetables together.

Onions – don’t store onions and potatoes together; store in a mild, warm, dry climate (don’t store in the fridge); store in a cool, dark, dry place; good air circulation is best

Garlic – store at room temperature; store in a cool, dark place

Potatoes – don’t store onions and potatoes together; store in a cool, dry, dark place

Tomatoes – on the counter top at room temperature

Cucumbers – store at room temperature if you’re planning on eating them soon; otherwise, store in the fridge, wrapped in a moist towel

Lettuce – store in an airtight container in the fridge;

Carrots – cut the tops off to keep them fresh; store in a covered container filled with water (or warp them in a damp towel or dunk them in cold water every few days)

Peppers – refrigerate

Apples – store 30 – 35 degrees in a humid environment; if storing in the fridge, place in the crisper drawer and lay a slightly dampened towel over them; can stay on a cool counter top for up to two weeks

 

For more storage tips:

Storage Tips (Washington’s Green Grocer)

The Kitchn’s Guide to Storing Fruits and Vegetables (The Kitchn)

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