Freshness Tips

Quick tricks to keep your fresh fruits and veggies even fresher!

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Bell Peppers: Store in the fridge.

Berries: Get a tupperware (preferably glass) and put a paper napkin on bottom. Then, place a layer of berries on the napkin. Put another napkin on top of that layer and continue layering. Do not wash the berries until right before consumption.

Bitter Melon: Store in the fridge.

Broccoli: Cut up into florets and store into paper bag (you can reuse the delivery bag).

Cabbage: Can store in the fridge or on the counter.

Carrots: If the carrots get limpy, put them into a bowl of water to stiffen up.

Cauliflower: Cut up into florets and store into paper bag (you can reuse the delivery bag).

Chinese Eggplant: Place in paper bag (you can reuse the delivery bag), store in the fridge.

Garlic: Leave on the counter.

Gherkin Cucumbers: Store in the fridge. If part of the cucumber is left over, wrap in plastic wrap.

Green Beans: Dry and place in paper bag (you can reuse the delivery bag). Store in the fridge.

Green Okra: Keep enclosed in a paper bag. Too much light may cause dark spots.

Green Onions: Wrap in paper towel and store in the fridge.

Hass Avocados: If the avocado is hard, leave out on the counter. If it is softer, store in the fridge.

Herbs: Our farmers say to "treat herbs like flowers." Place in a cup or vase with an inch of water and leave on your counter, or wrap in paper towel and place in the fridge. Water cannot touch the leaves or they will brown or wilt fast.

Japanese Yam: Can leave on the counter.

Leafy Greens: Wrap in a paper towel or paper bag (you can reuse the delivery bag) and store in the fridge.

Leeks: Wrap in a paper towel and store in the fridge.

Moqua (Winter Melon): Can leave on the counter.

Onions: Can be stored either on the counter or in the fridge.

Leeks: Store in the fridge with no bag. It will last around a week or two.

Potatoes: Store in a brown paper bag (you can reuse the delivery bag) and place in a dark, cold place.

Red Beets: The leaves can be cut off and wrapped in a paper towel to store in the fridge.

Sinqua: Store in the fridge.

Spinach: Store in a plastic container with a paper towel on the top and bottom, place in fridge.

Squash: Place in paper bag (you can reuse the delivery bag) and store in the fridge.

Stone Fruit: Leave on the counter, or store in the fridge if needed for longer.

Tomatoes: If the tomatoes arrive red and ripe, store in the fridge immediately. If they arrive green/orange, leave out on counter.

Yardlong Beans: Dry and place in paper bag (you can reuse the delivery bag). Store in the fridge. Tip: cut into about 2 1/2 inch pieces before storing.

Yellow Beans (Wax Beans): Dry and place in paper bag (you can reuse the delivery bag). Store in the fridge.