Maximize Freshness – Tips for Storing Produce



The stay-at-home order has changed the way we handle food from purchasing, storing, to preparation. Longevity is key! As we all adapt to this crisis, we hope these tips on produce storage help your household.

 

 

 

 

COUNTERTOP
Melons        7 to 10 days
Peaches        1 to 3 days
Tomatoes        5 to 7 days   Pro Tip – Lay stem down, room temperature

 

PANTRY
Garlic        3 to 5 months
Onions        2 to 3 months
Potatoes        3 to 5 weeks  Pro Tip – Store with apples
Sweet Potatoes        1 to 2 weeks
Winter Squash        4 weeks

 

REFRIGERATOR
Apples        4 to 8 weeks
Asparagus        3 to 4 days  Pro Tip – Store upright with water
Beans         7 days
Bell peppers 1 to 2 weeks
Berries        1 to 2 weeks
Broccoli        1 to 2 weeks
Carrots        3 to 4 weeks   Pro Tip – Add water
Cherries        5 to 10 days
Cucumbers         7 days
Grapes        1 to 2 weeks
Lettuce        7 to 10 days   Pro Tip – Store with a paper towel or add a little salt
Tomatoes        1 to 2 weeks
Zucchini         1 to 2 weeks

 

FREEZER
Broccoli        9 to 12 months  Pro Tip – Cut and wash before freezing
Carrots         7 to 9 months
Grapes         10 to 12 months
Tomatoes        2 to 3 months   Ripe (washed and used only for cooking)


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