View Full Version : My Fresh Greens Always Wilt Within a Day
10-14-2008, 02:44 PM
I have been buying as many fresh greens as possible from the local market - to my dismay they wilt within a day when in the fridge. Is there a way to keep them fresh so they at least last a few days - I don't want to have to drive to the farm fresh market every day - it is a bit of a journey to get there!
10-14-2008, 02:55 PM
I use the Veggie bags to help keep mine a bit longer. I bought mine at Bed Bath and Beyond not sure if you have one so here is a link where you can order them online.
10-14-2008, 02:55 PM
Either the green bags, or the tupperware fridge smart. What do you put them in? I also have found that soaking (even organic produce) in a sink of water for as long as four hours or as short as an hour helps "revive" them.
10-14-2008, 04:08 PM
I just wash mine and store them in the fridge. Its the water, they need a drink.
10-14-2008, 04:24 PM
I wonder how freshly picked your greens are because, I get mine from the local farmers market and sometimes the greens are still fresh more than a week later. I do not wash them till I use them. I do have them in regular plastic bags although I line the bags with paper towel for the lettuce and spinach.
10-14-2008, 09:56 PM
I use paper towels around greens,make sure they are as dry as possible, and then store in green evert bags. Mine last at least week, if I don't eat them first!
10-15-2008, 12:20 AM
On hot days when my Farmer's Market greens looked less than perfect, I would make a lettuce bouquet. Cut back the stem on the head and stand it up in a bowl of water for an hour or so. After the leaves fluff up put it in the fridge. I wash a head at a time, spin off the excess water in a large salad spinner, put it in a plastic bag with a paper towel, seal the bag, but very important...leave some air in the bag.
Here is link to my favorite organic vendor's storage tips.
10-15-2008, 04:30 AM
I usually buy bunches of greens and cut the stems when I get home then place them in a glass of water on the bench till I need them. They tend to last almost a week at their best this way.
If they still have their roots on, don't cut and just place in water.
I do what rawknitser does with limp celery, works a charm!
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