How to Store Your Veggies
The fall share's veggies should last and last. Here are some details about how to store produce:

Leafy greens, like arugula, lettuce, pea tendrils and mustard mixes should go into the fridge, in a plastic bag. Wash and spin the greens if they are wet in the bag when you get them home to increase their storage life. 1 week storage life.

Bunched greens should go into the fridge in a plastic bag. Remove the twist tie before putting into the bag to increase their storage life. 1-1.5 week storage life.

Bunched and loose roots like turnips, radish, carrots, beets should be twisted off of their greens, store greens in a separate bag if you intend to eat them. Store the roots in a plastic bag in the fridge. 2 – 4 week storage life.

Broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower all go in the fridge in a plastic bag. 1-2 week storage life. Months for cabbage.

Sweet potato should be stored in a paper bag on the counter or in a warm cabinet. Don’t wash until use – should last up to 3 months.

Winter squash should be stored on the counter. Watch them, if you see a spot develop, make sure to use it up soon. Most squash should last up to a month. Eat delicatta squash within a week of receiving it.

Potatoes should be stored in a brown paper bag in a cool place that won’t freeze, like cool cabinet, basement, garage. 4-12 week storage life.

Onions, Shallots and Garlic should be stored on the counter. Storage life 4-12 weeks.

Leeks should be stored in a plastic bag in the fridge. 2-4 week storage life.

We will include recipes and special storage information in the share email each week – so don’t feel like you have to memorize this. 


Remember, don’t store carrots long term in the same place as apples! Ethelene gas from the apples causes the carrots to taste bitter!!

Let me know if you have any questions!