Nowadays you can get most produce items year round, but getting them during their season means they will often taste better and cost less. Plus, it reduces the carbon footprint. Our spring produce guide will give you the dirt on what to buy and how to keep it fresh.
Cherries: Keep your cherries unwashed in either a bowl or an open plastic bag within the refrigerator.
Strawberries: Wrap the container of unwashed berries loosely in either a plastic bag or paper towel, and store them in the refrigerator.
Spinach: Loosely wrap unwashed spinach in a plastic bag and refrigerate.
Asparagus: Wrap the cut ends in a damp paper towel, and place them in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.
Green Beans: To make sure your green beans stay moist, put them in the refrigerator in a tightly sealed container.
Peas: Keep them unwashed and loosely wrapped in plastic in the vegetable drawer.
Radishes: Remove the leaves and refrigerate the radishes in a loosely closed plastic bag.
Baby Lettuce: Put the unwashed greens in a plastic bag in the vegetable drawer. Avoid putting them near any pears or apples, as they give off ethylene gas, which will turn the lettuce brown.