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Making Your Produce Last

If you are anything like me, you put your freshly purchased produce in logical locations and then wonder why it’s limp/soggy/spoiled when you go to use it.  We were going through celery so often until I found a tip on Pinterest to wash and cut celery stalks, then wrap a few pieces at a time in a paper towel and then aluminum foil.  It keeps it crisp for weeks!

I created this helpful list of many produce items and their ideal conditions.  We keep it on our fridge and consult it when we bring home fresh produce.  Unfortunately, I didn’t include celery, so you’ll have to remember that one! Download and print a copy for yourself if you like!

Please feel free to comment with any other helpful tips on storing produce!

Click to download the Produce Printable

Making Your Produce Last | A Vegan in Progress

About mrsnikkiv

I blog to document my experience transitioning to a vegan lifestyle.

2 responses »

  1. What a great idea! I have this same problem, especially with lettuce! Interesting that they suggest to keep berries uncovered. What I remember reading somewhere (and what works best from personal experience) for blueberries is to store them unwashed in a covered container (refrigerated). Mine last for a couple weeks.

    • From what I have read, most of the time you shouldn’t wash produce until you are ready to eat it. Some types of produce have a natural thin layer of protective film on them.


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