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Thursday, August 4, 2016

How to Store , Prepare and Keep Produce Longer

I love fresh produce from gardens as well as farmers markets. The only problem is that they have their own timing. They do not wait til I am ready to fix them rather they have a time limit where they will go bad. Here are some tips that will help you store, prepare and keep your produce as long as you can"

Ears of Corn:
husk the corn, wrap in damp paper towel. Place the corn in fridge. They will stay fresh a few more days than usual. Do you want to keep them even longer?? Then consider freezing the corn. 
Tip: use a clean toothbrush to remove silks

Carrots Green Onions and Celery:
Keep carrots and celery in cold water in the fridge. This not only helps clean them but they will also last longer before preparing to cut up

Peaches will ripen well on your kitchen counter. When ripe store them in a single layer on the bottom shelf of your fridge

Berries can be stored on paper towel in fridge til they are ready to be used. Do not wash or hull til berries are ready to be used. Cutting will make them brown sooner than they should

Watermelon can be kept out of fridge away from the sun in dry place. After cutting chill in fridge

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  1. What about freezing the berries? That's a tip I've always heard :)

    1. yes, this was for extending the life before freezing , coming up is a post about freezing fruit and veggies

  2. Thanks for sharing on Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop! This is our first year for corn and any moment now I am going to have a bunch! Do you cut it off and blanch before you freeze it? Have a good day!

    1. will be sharing a post on freezing soon , hope you find that it helps you

  3. I never thought to keep carrots in water that way. That's an awesome idea. Also using a toothbrush on the silks works great!

  4. I have never heard about some the ways to keep stuff fresh. Thank you for the new tips. I will have to use this information.

  5. I do love getting fresh produce from gardens or farmers markets anytime, but I agree timing has to work out. These are some wonderful tips to make sure you can store them when you get the ones you want fresh & cheaper!

  6. I will have to try these. I put my herbs in a glass of water in the fridge and cover with plastic bag. They stay fresh for weeks that way.


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