Our veg boxes and fruit bags are full of super fresh fruit and veg. Here’s a quick guide on how to keep your produce at its best.
- Leave the dirt on them until you need them, which helps retain moisture and keeps roots fresher for longer.
- Keep potatoes out of the fridge, but in a dark place to prevent them from turning green.
- A simple cotton produce bag, like the ones we sell in our shop, works well to store root veg. You can also try sewing one if you’re the crafty type.
- Keep them moist! We pack leafy veg into bags to retain moisture. Keep them in the bags and refrigerate until you’re ready to use them.
- For herbs with longer stems such as rosemary or mint, you can pop them in a glass with water – trim the bottom of the stems first. This way, you can enjoy them in kitchen rather than in the fridge!
- Other cut herbs benefit from being cool and moist, so keep them in their bags until use.
Root Veg with Leafy Tops
Chop the tops off and treat as two separate veg – a root and a leafy green. Store the root as above, and pop the leaves into a bag or tub in the fridge.
- Fruit tends to be harvested and transported in its unripe state, as it’s more resistant to damage, and to extend its shelf life. This means that sometimes you’ll receive unripe fruit. You can ripen fruit by popping them in a bowl with a banana, as bananas speed up the ripening of other produce.
- Putting fruit in the fridge will slow down the ripening process (be careful with the fruit listed below that shouldn’t go in the fridge).
Keep the following OUT of the fridge
Some fresh produce is damaged by cold temperatures, and it’s best to keep the following out of the fridge:
- citrus fruits (kiwi, lemons, limes, oranges etc.)