Unless otherwise indicated, use fresh veggies within one week. Refrigeration temperature should be about 38-40°

Vegetables Storage
Arugula use ASAP wrap roots in damp paper towel; refrigerate: plastic bag
Asparagus use ASAP; stand stalks upright in 1 inch water,
cover top with plastic bag and refrigerate
Beans use fresh beans ASAP; refrigerate unwashed in airtight bag
Beets refrigerate: plastic bag; will last awhile
Bok Choy refrigerate: peforated plastic bag
Broccoli refrigerate: perforated plastic bag
Brussel Sprouts refrigerate: perforated plastic bag
Cabbage refrigerate: tightly wrapped
Carrots refrigerate: plastic bag
Cauliflower refrigerate: tightly wrapped
Celeriac refrigerate: plastic bag
Celery refrigerate: plastic bag
Swiss Chard use ASAP; refrigerate: plastic bag
Chicory Greens store like lettuce
Collards wrap in damp paper towels inside plastic bag; refrigerate
Corn, Sweet use ASAP; do not store
Cucumbers refrigerate unwashed: plastic bag; pickle them
Eggplant use ASAP; do not refrigerate; store cool in plastic bag
Escarole store like lettuce
Sunchokes refrigerate: plastic bag
Kale refrigerate: plastic bag; use ice water bath to perk up
Kohlrabi use leaves immediately; refrigerate ball, wrapped in plastic
Leeks refrigerate unwashed: plastic bag
Lettuce remove leaves and soak in cold water, swish around, and let
sand fall to bottom; spin dry; wrap dry leaves in paper towel
and store in plastic bag in refrigerator
Mizuna use ASAP; store like lettuce
Mustard Greens use ASAP; store like lettuce
Onions store in cool, dry, dark place (paper bag); will keep long if dry
Pak Choi refrigerate: plastic bag
Parsnips refrigerate: plastic bag, up to 2 weeks
Peas use ASAP; refrigerate in plastic bag
Peppers refrigerate sweet in plastic bag; hot in paper bag or
wrapped in paper towels; peppers may be hung to dry
Potatoes store in cool, dry, dark place (paper bag); will keep long if dry
Radicchio refrigerate: loosely wrapped in plastic
Radishes remove leaves; refrigerate in plastic bag
Rhubarb refrigerate: plastic bag; or, wash, chop, and freeze
stalks in plastic bag
Rutabaga refrigerate up to 2 weeks
Scallions refrigerate: plastic bag
Shallot Greens refrigerate: plastic bag
Shallots if dried: store in well-ventilated, cool, dark place (long storage);
if fresh, store wrapped in refrigerator
Spinach store like lettuce
Squash, Summer refrigerate dry in plastic bag
Squash, Winter wrap in newspaper; store in cool, dry, dark place (50-55°)
Tatsoi refrigerate: plastic bag
Tomatillos refrigerate in paper bag for up to one month
Tomatoes do not refrigerate! store at room temperature
Turnips store in cool, dark place (50-55°), paper bag, will keep for weeks
Herbs Storage
Basil store like asparagus; or, wrap in paper towel and refrigerate
Catnip give to cats fresh; eat fresh in human saldas; or, hang to dry
Chives use quickly; refrigerate: plastic bag
Cilantro store like asparagus; change water every few days
Dill wrap in paper towel; refrigerate; can freeze
in ice cube trays with water
Fennel use quickly; revive with ice-water bath
Garlic store in cool, dark place; do not refrigerate
Garlic Scapes refrigerate: plastic bag
Horseradish wrap tightly in plastic and freeze; no need to thaw before use
Lemon Balm store like asparagus; change water every few days; hang to dry
Mint store like asparagus; change water every few days; hang to dry
Nasturtium use ASAP
Oregano refrigerate; or, tie stems and hang upsidedown to dry
Parsley store like asparagus; change water every few days
Sage refrigerate unwashed wrapped in paper towel; or, hang to dry
Thyme refrigerate in barely damp paper towel; or, hang to dry
Fruit
Apples refrigerate: plastic bag
Blueberries refrigerate dry berries: do not wash until ready to use; or,
freeze washed berries in plastic bag for later use
Melons store ripe melons in refrigerator until ready to use;
unripened on kitchen counter
Pears to speed ripening, place in pierced paper bag with apple or
banana; store ripe pears in plastic bag in refrigerator
Stone Fruit kitchen counter until ripe; store like pears
Strawberries refrigerate dry berries: do not wash until ready to use; or,
freeze washed berries in plastic bag for later use

 

About the food we grow and sell: We are farmers committed to sustainability. Grindstone Farm, LLC. has been a NOFA-NY Certified Organic grower of fruits and vegetables since 1988. In addition, we raise non-certified, “all natural, pasture raised, free range” livestock. As our marketing and distribution capacity has grown, we've added products grown by other local farmers. We have helped other farms become organic. We know our customers want to eat year-round - and our employees need a paycheck year-round - so we decided to supplement with “non-local” organic food from a wholesale source as needed. This combination works for us. We hope it works for you too. We are committed to providing source identified sustainable food to customers, and a sustainable living to ourselves and our local farm partners. Thank you for supporting community agriculture.