927d184011ed0ae3901fdf721766aa4b-300x198From Our Freinds at Just Food

Thanks to Jody Bolluyt from Roxbury Farm for pulling together these winter crop storage tips and for allowing us to share them with you.

  • Don’t store apples or other fruits near your root vegetables. Ethylene in the fruit will cause carrots to turn bitter and other root crops to spoil.
  • Onions and garlic should be stored separately or they can flavor your other vegetables.
  • Don’t wash your vegetables until you are going to use them.
  • The key to long term storage is finding the correct temperature and humidity and finding a place without light. No vegetables should freeze.
  • Check your stored vegetables often to make sure they aren’t spoiling. Remove damaged or spoiled roots to protect your other roots.
  • Roots coming out of storage may have blemishes or soft spots. You can usualy peel them or cut off the bad spots and use the rest.

For more storage and culinary tips check out this tipsheet or the Roxbury Farm website.