My last 2 summer CSA shares/veggie boxes were delivered over the last couple of weeks. It’s somewhat a bitter sweet time of year because it marks the end of a wonderful harvest but also a time of gratitude to the farmers as they take their much needed break from the fields over the winter season.
To pay homage to the sustainably minded farmer, my last veggie box unboxing video is all about storing your vegetables to prolong shelf life, freshness and nutritional value of your bounty.
- 00:25 – The ideal place to store most of your vegetables.
- 1:02 – Your vegetables are alive! Here’s how to allow them to keep breathing
- *1:24 – I suggest avoiding plastic bags and using eco- friendly breathable and reusable bags (brands below) to store root crops.
- 2:23 – Why supporting local matters when it comes to shelf life
- 2:57 – Keep the tops of carrots and beets!
- 3:35 – What’s a watermelon radish?
- 4:05 – No refrigeration necessary for these vegetables
- 4:30 – Best storage tips for the allium family of vegetables
- 4:58 – Have you ever seen a braid of garlic? More on garlic in my recent blog : Treat your garlic with respect.
- 5:50 – The green part of the leek!
- 6:10 – Storage tips for potatoes and sweet potatoes
- 6:30 – The one question you need to ask your farmer about storage
*The following is a non-extensive list of breathable, reusable storage bags that are easily found online, at healthy living and houseware stores.
Until next week,