Buying local and eating good, fresh vegetables is great, but with most markets taking place on a weekly basis – not to mention seasonally – it’s important to know how to keep the vegetables that you’ve bought as fresh as possible for as long as possible. There are a few basic considerations when storing vegetables, categories into which most vegetables fall. Most vegetables like a combination of either moist or dry storage, and cool or cold storage.
Below you can find a chart that outlines how to best store the most common market vegetables. If there’s anything missing from this list that you’d like more information on how to store, feel free to contact me.
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- Cool and dry: 10-16°C (50-60°F) and 60% relative humidity
- Cold and dry: 0-4.5°C (32-40°F) and 65% relative humidity
- Cold and moist: 0-4.5°C (32-40°F) and 95% relative humidity