If your produce goes bad too quickly, find out how to store fruits and vegetables the right way with this free printable you can post on your fridge!
Every buy a bundle of asparagus or pint of berries with the best intentions–only to find them in the depths of the fridge a week later, mushy, limp, or moldy? With a bounty of spring and summer produce coming into season, we’ll all be stocking up. So knowing how to keep your purchases as fresh as possible is key.
To help, I teamed up with the folks at Yellowbird Foodshed. They partner with a network of small farms here in Central Ohio to provide a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Our elementary school participates in their CSA as a fundraiser: School families buy subscriptions to the weekly food boxes and a portion of the proceeds goes back to the school.
I took Yellowbird’s storage tips and researched a few more to put together a FREE printable so you can be smarter about fresh fruit and vegetable storage.
For example, green onions stuck in the crisper drawer will turn slimy–but set them upright in a glass of water on the windowsill and they’ll last for weeks. When I started keeping my fresh parsley in a glass of water covered loosely with a plastic bag (instead of shoving them in that refrigerator drawer) it stayed fresh and usable for so much longer.
Whether you buy your produce at a grocery stores or farmer’s market or participate in a CSA program like Yellowbird in your area, taking time to store fruits and veggies the right way as soon as you get home is a small investment that pays off–in fresher, longer-lasting food!