Maximize Freshness – Tips for Storing Produce



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Bag filled with fresh produceEver wonder how to properly store produce? Or maybe you’re tired of your fresh fruits and vegetables going bad before you have the chance to eat them. We are here to help with our produce storage tips.

 

 

 

 

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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