B & H Organic Produce Recipes
Here you will find specific information about the crops we grow and how to store and prepare them. Simply click on the vegetable of choice below and learn how to enjoy our produce. All the recipes found here were either imagined by the farmers or donated from customers.
General Storage instructions:
- Greens: Bagged salad greens should stay in their bags (They should last at least one week). Larger leafy greens are best stored, leafy side in first, in a plastic bag in the crisper. Optimal storage temperature is 32 degrees.
- Roots: Remove greens and store in a plastic bag in refrigerator drawer. See above for greens storage. Carrots, beets, turnips, radishes, Potatoes, celery root etc. should store for several months. Optimal storage temperature is 32 degrees.
- Summer Squash and Cucumbers: Optimal temperature 45- 50 degrees. This may be in your refrigerator, garage or a cool place in your kitchen.
- Herbs: May be hung upside down not in direct sunlight to dry. To keep fresh cut the ends and place in a glass of water (like a flower bouquet) on your kitchen counter.
- Flowers: Ends should be freshly cut and put into a vase with warm water and a pinch of sugar. To keep for a longer time add bleach or hydrogen peroxide to the water.
- Tomatoes, Tomatillos, Peppers, Eggplant: Store at 60 degrees. Not in your refrigerator. If your house is not air conditioned, store them in the basement or a cooler area of the house.
- Broccoli, Cabbage, Brussels: These like it cold. Optimal temperature is 32 degrees. Again, in a plastic bag in the drawer.
- Beans: Store them in the plastic bag they came in but keep the bag open. Optimal temperature is 35 degrees.
- Garlic: I prefer to store garlic in a open container in my refrigerator. The important thing is that it needs a bit of moisture but not too much. It should be stored at about 45-50 degrees. Often a kitchen is too warm for this. Garages or basements may be the best place.
I hate plastic. I don’t drink out of plastic, but I have found this the best way to store veggies. If you have other tips or suggestions please pass them along. The most important thing is to regulate temperature and moisture.
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