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Proper storing of your fresh produce

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We compiled helpful tips to extend the life of your organic produce – check it out here:

img472Carrots: Cut off the tops, store in the refrigerator in a closed container with plenty of moisture.

Celery: Place in a shallow cup or bowl of water on the counter or in the refrigerator.

IMG_1640Summer squash and zucchini: Leave on the counter; wrap in a cloth and refrigerate for longer storage.


Eggplant: Leave on the counter; don’t wash until ready to use.

img820Beets: Cut off the tops, then store in an open container covered with a damp cloth.


Onions, garlic, shallots:  They should be kept out of the refrigerator but in a cool, dark place.

Vine-ripened tomatoes

Vine-ripened tomatoes

Tomatoes: They are happier on the counter. For larger tomatoes, store them in a single layer, upside down on a plate to keep them from rotting too quickly. Eggplant and summer squash are happiest on the counter, too.


Peppers: Keep free of moisture until ready to use; store on the counter or in the crisper for longer storage.



Root vegetables:  Store them without leaves.



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Author: The VillageGreenShop

The VillageGreenShop is a low carbon food social enterprise that champions local and organically grown fruits, veggies and herbs including stringently selected grass-fed and free-range meat, cheese and dairy products sourced directly from indigenous community supported farms and farmers co-op. We, at The VillageGreen Shop, sell only what we eat according to our strict criteria of NO PESTICIDES, FUNGICIDE, NO GMO, and NO HORMONE and ANTIBIOTICS.

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