A new member inquired how to store the huge box of produce we receive from Hepworth Farms every two weeks. There are tons of different ways to organize the produce and keep it as fresh as possible for as long as possible. But I just thought I would share what has been working for us over the past 6 years.
Re-used plastic bags, kitchen towels and labels. Labels!
I’m a little embarrassed to show my fridge. It’s not pretty but it is functional. I can also say, on this day of another delivery, I didn’t have any produce spoil from the last delivery and the only vegetables I have left are 1 cucumber and 1 zucchini.
On delivery days, once I get the box home, the greens, lettuces and herbs get priority by being wrapped in a kitchen towel, put in a plastic bag and labeled. The greens get the best space in the fridge. Then I move onto the harder, heavier vegetables that require fridge space. They get the same towel, bin, label and get stuffed wherever there is leftover room.
Labels are key for our fridge. If we don’t know what’s in the bags, there’s no point if they are staying fresh because they are forgotten.
How do you store your bounty? We’d love to hear your ideas!
Delivery #4- Hopefully on the road to us at this very moment!
Have a wonderful Fresh Friday!