How to Store Summer Produce
Ever come home with a big bounty of produce from the market then wonder what the heck to do with all of it? Refrigerate? Leave it on the counter? Are those potatoes still good after two weeks?
Here are a few pointers for storing some this season’s fresh ingredients for maximum freshness.
Concord Grapes: Refrigerate up to 2 days but best for juicing right away.
Potatoes: Make sure they are fully dry before stored so they will last longer. Keep them in a cool, dark space in a vented back to provide air flow. They can be stored with this method for up to 3 months.
Squash: Refrigerate up to 1 week.
Melons: Refrigerate up to 1 week.
Green Beans: Refrigerate 2-3 days.
Tomatoes: Leave on counter out of the sun for 3 to 4 days. Cover with a light cloth to keep fruit flies away. Refrigeration will make them mealy.
Cherry Tomatoes: Refrigerate for up to 3 to 4 days
Chives: Snip to use and keep growing on a sunny window sill.
Eggplant: Refrigerate for up to a week.