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How to Store Vegetables & Fruit Without Plastic

How to Store Vegetables & Fruit Without Plastic
So you've got all these great fruits and vegetables and now we're going to help you keep them at their freshest with these tips. These tips are from the Berkley Farmer's Market which is a Zero Waste market! Here is a printable PDF of their original tip sheet. In the works here at Washington's Green Grocer is a switch from plastic bags (although we use as few as we can get away with, while still keeping your produce from getting battered on it's way to you) to only recyclable paper and reuseable cloth bags! How to Store Vegetables without Plastic Artichokes‐ place in an airtight container sealed, with light moisture. Asparagus‐ place them loosely in a glass or bowl upright with water at room temperature. Avocados‐ place in a paper bag at room temp. Arugula‐ arugula, like lettuce, should not stay wet! Basil‐ is difficult to store well. Beans, shelling‐ open container in the fridge, eat ASAP. Beets‐ cut the tops off to keep beets firm, (be sure to keep the greens!)

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