June 19th – How to Store Choice Veggies

From time to time, the Small and Large Vegetable Shares have the option to receive one or more “Choice” vegetables. These are items that are in addition to the selection of items everyone gets in the weekly take. This week, a variety of Choice vegetables are on offer for both Small and Large Shares where Small receive one Choice item and Large receive two Choice items. Once you’ve selected your items this week, check out these tips on how to best store them for longevity.

Beets with greens – How to Store: cut or twist off tops – store separately in a plastic bag, use greens in two days. Beets – to maintain firmness, put in plastic in the fridge. Will last for a week plus. (Riverland Farm)

Arugula – How to store: trim the ends and place in a glass of water on the counter until perked up (if necessary). Store either in a damp towel or plastic bag in the refrigerator with top of bag left open. Best used fresh, within 2-4 days.

Broccoli – How to Store: wrapped in plastic bag in the fridge. Best used within a few days before flowers start to yellow. (Riverland Farm)

Radish – How to Store: cut or twist off tops – store separately in a plastic bag, use greens in two days. Radish – to maintain firmness, put in plastic in the fridge. Will last for a week plus. (Riverland Farm)

Spinach – How to Store: in a slightly opened plastic bag or wrapped in a damp towel for several days/up to a week.

Hakurei Turnips – How to Store: cut or twist off tops – store separately in a plastic bag, use greens in two days. Turnips – store unwashed until ready to use in plastic in hydrator drawer. To freeze, wash/chop or cook and puree.

Basil – How to Store: place in a cup of water on the counter, do not refrigerate.

Bok choy – How to Store: place unwashed bok choy in plastic in crisper drawer. Will keep approximately a week.