Veggie Guide

WINTER VEGGIE STORAGE TIPS:

  • Beauty Heart Radish – Plastic bag in fridge. Stores at least 2 months.
  • Beets – Plastic bag in fridge. Stores at least 2 months
  • Cabbage – Plastic bag in fridge. If outer leaves start to break down, simply peel them and reveal good cabbage underneath.
  • Carrots – Plastic bag in fridge. Stores at least 2 months.
  • Celeriac – Plastic bag in fridge. Stores at least 2 months.
  • Garlic – They like it dry, usually on the counter or in a cupboard works great. Darker is better for long term storage.
  • Leeks – Plastic bag in fridge. If the outer layer starts to go, just peel it off to reveal a still good leek underneath.
  • Onions -  They like it dry, usually on the counter or in a cupboard works great. Darker is better for long term storage.
  • Parsnips – Sealed plastic bag in fridge.  Will last at least 2 months.
  • Potatoes – These will keep best in a plastic bag in the fridge, if you want them to store for more then 1 month.  If you will eat them before that you can keep them in a cupboard (dark) in a  paper bag, at room temp.  If you start to get sprouting, put them in the fridge.
  • Rutabaga – Plastic bag in fridge. Stores at least 2 months.
  • Sweet Potatoes – They like to be warm but they also will lose their humidity and shrivel.  For storage of more then a couple of weeks you can wrap them in newspaper and just seal them in a paper bag.  DO NOT put them in the fridge, as it will affect their sweetness and may prevent them from getting soft in cooking.
  • Winter Squash – Squash likes it about how we like, warm and dry around room temperature.  So it is best to store your squash out on the counter or on top of the fridge.  Keep an eye on it and eat it if it starts to get a soft spot.  Squash only get better with age.  They are still alive and continue to ripen and get sweeter with time.

For SUMMER members, with your free membership to Local Thyme you can access their wonderful resources for identifying, storing, and cooking vegetables.  You’ll need to login to see this information:

Click to go to Local Thyme’s VEGETABLE GUIDE. Vegetables are listed alphabetically. Just click on the picture of the veggie to get storage and cooking information.

Below we also have some useful information on storage and cooking of veggies as well! (You will need the Adobe Acrobat reader to view these files).