I've been getting a lot better at eating all my produce before it takes a trip to the compost, but here are some tips for storing your veggies properly to keep them as fresh as possible.
1. Carrots: Best within a couple of weeks. Wrap in paper towels or perforated plastic bag.
2. Cabbage: Best within a week. Store in the crisper in a perforated plastic bag. **Do not wash prior to storage as this speeds up deterioration.
3. Greens: Kale, chard, spinach, collards... best to eat within 3-4 days. Store unwashed and wrapped in damp paper towels and a perforated plastic bag.
4. Lettuce: Best within a week. Store unwashed in a perforated or loose plastic bag.
Good luck, produce lovers.
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