Covid-19 Protocols in Effect
Covid-19 Protocols in Effect
Store at room temperature. If very ripe, store in the fridge. Note that storing in the fridge stops ripening. and causes tomatoes to lose some of their sweetness, aroma & texture.
Spring mix comes pre-washed but it is always recommended to wash fresh produce before use. To extend the life of your spring mix, insert a paper towel in the bag to collect moisture. Ideally use within 7 days.
Remove the tops from your beets and store separately in a sealed bag. Use the tops like you would spinach and Swiss chard. Store your beets clean, and in a perforated bag in the fridge. Beets will keep 1-3 months.
Storage tips: De-stem, slice or tear the leaves and place in a Tupperware container. Store in the fridge. Wash before serving.
Preparation tips: Massage washed kale before making into a salad. To do so, place kale in a bowl and sprinkle some sea salt over the leaves. Massage using your hands until the kale has reduced in volume and appears softer. This will help with digestion
Favourite among children and adults alike. Garden fresh cucumbers do not come with wax coating or plastic wrap, like grocery store cucumbers. As such, wrap your cucumbers in a damp cloth and store in a sealed bag or container in the fridge.
Surprisingly delicious vegetable! Remove the tops from your turnips if they still look good. Use the tops in stir-frys or pesto. Store the turnips clean, in a sealed container or bag in the fridge. They can keep for months!
Shoots tasting just like snap peas. Keep your pea shoots in the container they came in and store in the fridge. Wash your shoots before use. Pea shoots can keep for 1-2 weeks.
Got them all from spring to fall!
Fresh onions with greens: remove the greens and store separately in a sealed bag. Chopped onion greens can be used in salads, on tacos, or cooked up. Store the fresh onion , clean. and in the fridge.
Dry, cured onions: store in a basket, away from sunlight in a cool place.
Spinach usually comes unwashed - since the leaves are so tender. Wash your greens before use. Store spinach in a sealed bag in the fridge. Use within 7-10 days (sooner if the tender leaves look broken).
Interesting, cute & popular summer squash. Store unwashed and dry in a perforated plastic/paper bag in the fridge. Keep the peel on the squash - it is tender and fully edible. Use within 7-10 days. Larger pattypans can keep longer and can be used similar to larger zucchinis.
Rare varieties only found in the garden. Garden-fresh potatoes are freshly dug and not cured. To store, avoid sun exposure (this causes green spots) and keep in a cool spot.
Potent and long-lasting. Cilantro comes unwashed as it prolongs storage life. Store your cilantro dry, in the bag it came in, in the fridge. Wash before using. Cilantro should keep 2 weeks.
Storage tips: Loosely wrap your chard in a damp cloth or paper towel. You may also store the chard in a perforated or unsealed plastic bag. Store in the fridge.
They don't survive the drive home, but if they do, store peas, unwashed in a sealed bag/container in the fridge. Open air will quickly cause wilting. These are sugar snap peas, so you can eat the whole thing.
Dark & tender heads. Romaine comes unwashed. Be sure to wash carefully before use because soil/bugs can be lodged in between leaves. Store in a sealed container or bag in the fridge or lettuce will wilt. Lettuce can be pre-washed and layered with paper towel in the container/bag in fridge.
Tender & juicy with a little heat. Remove the radishes from the tops. Store tops separately and use in stir-frys or pestos. Tops can be eaten in salad if tender enough. Store radishes, washed, and in a sealed container with a little water to keep them crispy..
So sweet and juicy. Store peppers in a sealed bag or container in the fridge and use within 1-2 weeks. Peppers may be chopped and frozen for later use in cooked dishes.
Pre-picked, fragrant dark leaves, or grow your own. Store the fresh picked basil in the container it came in. Store in the fridge, but be careful your fridge is not too cold as basil will get cold damage quite quickly. Basil pots are for growing on the patio. Water when pot is dry. Fertilize each month. Pick off the tops so it doesn't go
Pre-picked, fragrant dark leaves, or grow your own. Store the fresh picked basil in the container it came in. Store in the fridge, but be careful your fridge is not too cold as basil will get cold damage quite quickly. Basil pots are for growing on the patio. Water when pot is dry. Fertilize each month. Pick off the tops so it doesn't go to seed. Next, take the big leaves so light can get to the smaller leaves.
Store parsnip much like a carrot - washed and dried in a perforated bag or container in the fridge. Parsnip will keep for months.
Keep the skin on when cooking - it keeps the parsnip juicy when it cooks.
A garden favourite. Store your beans, dry and in a sealed ziploc bag in the fridge. Use within 7-10 days. When preparing, just trim the stems off. Beans can also be blanched, flash cooled, air dried on towels and frozen.
Colourful and versatile summer squash. Store zucchini whole, dry and unwashed, in a plastic or paper bag, slightly open in the fridge. No need to peel your zucchini, the skin is tender. Zucchini can also be grated and frozen in 1 cup portions for easy baking.
Storage tips: Remove the leaves from the bulb and store separately. Store the leaves as you would spinach or swiss chard-wrapped in a damp cloth or in a container. Store the bulb wrapped in a damp cloth – this week keep the kohlrabi crunchy. When stored with love it can last in the fridge up to a few weeks.
First greens after a long winter. Store bok choy in a sealed bag/container in the fridge. Wash immediately before use and use within 7 days.
Many to choose and enjoy. Winter squashes will usually come cured, meaning that they are ready for storage. Store squash at room temperature. Squash skin you can eat: acorn, delicata, red kuri. Squash can be baked and stored in 1 cup portions for easy baking.
Storage tips: Resist the urge of cutting these vegetables into florets. Keep them as whole as possible and store in a Ziplock bag or container. The less oxygen that reaches the vegetable, the longer they stay fresh.
Tiny greens that pack mega nutrition and flavour. Microgreens are not pre-washed, so be sure to rinse before use. Store microgreens in the fridge, in the container they came in. Use within 7 days.
Great variety all summer long. Store cabbages in the fridge. Remove the wilted/ugly outer leaves before use. All cabbages can be used raw, but especially the Napa cabbages and savoy cabbages.
Beautiful summer vegetable. Eggplants can be stored in a bag in the fridge. Use within 7 days or so. Avoid damaging its tender skin.