The A-Z of how to store your vegetables you buy at the Taranaki Farmers Market or in our Tue Veg Box / by Carl Freeman

Hello farm friends,

To help you keep the yummy goodies that you get in our Tue Veg Box fresh I have compiled a bit of a list of how to look after each vegetable that we grow.

Broccoli

Store broccoli in a plastic bag in the fridge.

Beetroot

Remove the tops (can be eaten or used to make stock) and place int he veg draw of the fridge.

Capsicum 

Easy, just store in the veg draw.

Carrots (bunched)

Remove the tops and store carrots in an airtight container or veg draw of the firdge.

Celery

Place the whole celery bunch in a airtight bag and squeeze out the excess air.

Cucumbers

Cucumbers are best stored either in the fridge. Keep them in a plastic container. 

Coriander bunch

Remove the rubber band, make sure they are dry and store them in an airtight container in the fridge.

Kale bunch

In a bag in the fridge. 

Kumara

Kumara should be stored in a cool, dark place, but not in the fridge.

Leeks

Easy peasy, just keep in the bottom of the fridge. Make sure to wash well before use to avoid gritty texture in your meal. 

Lettuce 

Whole lettuce heads are best stored in a bag in the fridge. 

Mizuna

Remove the rubber band, make sure they are dry and store them in an airtight container in the fridge.

Parsley

Store the bunch of parsley in a bag int he fridge.

Pak choi

Plastic bag in the fridge. 

Pumpkin

The best way to store cut pumpkin is to wrap it tightly in cling wrap and place it in the fridge.

Radish bunch

Remove the tops and store the radishes in the container or veg drawer of the fridge.  

Rocket bunch

Remove the rubber band, make sure they are dry and store them in an airtight container in the fridge.

Silverbeet

In a bag in the fridge or last fairly well in the bottom of the fridge.

Snow Peas

Sealed container in the fridge

Spinach

Remove the rubber band, make sure they are dry and store them in an airtight container in the fridge.

Spring Onions

Keep them fresh by putting them in a container or bag in the fridge.

Tomatoes

Store tomatoes at room temperature – refrigerating them affects their texture and flavour.

Wombok

Keep in a bag in the fridge.

Zucchini /courgette

Store in the fridge in an airtight container or veg draw. 

Please feel free to share this around or suggest any more tips that might help people out in our Facebook group - Taranaki Seasonal Recipe Sharing Forum.

Thanks!

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