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  • Melanie Smith

    Buying and storing fresh fruit

  • Theresa Lutz

    How to store Fruit and Veggies

  • Gregg McBride

    Are you familiar with the #best #ways to store #summer #fruits and #vegetables for maximum #freshness? http://blog.foodnetwork.com/healthyeats/2014/06/26/the-smartest-ways-to-buy-and-store-summer-produce/?nl=FNHN_061015_quad3&bid=4540339&c32=354aeb3b2f20add6f8c28288474554e20c9d70c4

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Hopefully this will help keep fruit and veggies from going bad too early. Smart things here. I have practiced many of these most of my life. I will add Tomatoes. I do not refrigerate them ever. I have a hanging basket in the kitchen for my tomatoes and if I cut it I eat the entire tomato then and there. They act of chilling a whole or cut tomato sucks the flavor away immediately.

This Is Exactly How To Store Your Groceries- great resource for how to keep things fresher longer.

Ten ways to make your produce last longer (e.g., Cucumbers hate to be cold. Anything below 50 degrees will cause them to spoil faster, according to researchers at the University of California at Davis. If you must refrigerate them, do it for no more than three days. Cucumbers also are sensitive to ethylene gas, so keep them away from bananas, melons and tomatoes.)

produce ripening infographic - how to ripen avocados, berries, stone fruit, peaches, plums, apricots, melons, cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon, cherries, oranges, grapefruit, lemons, limes, citrus, mango, papaya, herbs, basil, pears, peppers, cucumbers, zuchinni, summer squash, pineapple, garlic, onions, potatos

Guide to Storing Every Type of Produce: Learn the best ways to keep fruits and veggies fresh----

The Dirty Dozen - You can lower your pesticide intake substantially by buying organic when possible for the 12 most contaminated fruits and vegetables.

March is national nutrition month! One way to make sure you and your family are getting the nutrients from fruits and veggies is to shop seasonally! This also helps on cost because produce that is out of season costs more!

Buying produce in season and stocking up is a great way to get the best prices. Check out How to Freeze Produce: Tips for Freezing Fruits and Vegetables. PLUS you will find a FREE Printable Produce Guide to tell you what's in season, each season.

Produce ripening... good to know! #recipes #food #vegetables