IN THE BOX:
* = Items in Box for 2
Chives- Wrap in a damp paper towel and store in a plastic bag in the fridge. Keeps about 1 week.
Cilantro- As soon as you arrive home with fresh cilantro, place the stems (with roots intact if attached) in a glass of water and cover the the top loosely with a plastic bag. Refrigerate. Snip off leaves as you need them and re-cover. The water should be changed every 2 to 3 days. Do not wash the herb until you are ready to use it since excess moisture will turn the leaves to green slime during storage. Will last up to a week.
* Collards- Remove any bands, twist ties, etc. Most greens must be kept in an air‐tight container with a damp cloth to keep them from drying out. Kale, collard greens, and chard do well in a cup of water on the counter or fridge. Do not wash until ready to use. Will last 3-5 days.
*Green Garlic- Wrap the green garlic in a damp paper towel and place it in a plastic bag; or for a non-plastic alternative, stick the green garlic in a tall glass with some water in the bottom. Will keep for 5-7 days.
*Grapefruit- Grapefruits can be stored at room temperature for a couple of weeks or refrigerated for up to several weeks. Keep away from direct sunlight and heat.
Kale- Refrigerate in a plastic bag, do not wash until ready to use. May keep for up to a week.
*Lettuce- Keep damp in an airtight container in the fridge. Keeps for one week.
Mandarins- They will keep a day or two at room temperature and up to a week in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator.
*Rosemary or Sage- To keep green: wrap in a damp paper towel and store in a plastic bag in the fridge. Lasts one week or more. To dry, leave bound around the stems and hang - last 2 weeks to a month.
*Stir Fry Mix- These baby mixed greens can be stored by lining a storage container with paper towels, place the mixed greens on top, and cover with another layer of paper towels and lock the lid. Make sure there is plenty of space and the greens are not jam-packed in there. Will last up to one week.
*Strawberries- Discard any bruised strawberries or freeze and use in smoothie. Do not rinse until ready to eat. Strawberries don’t like to be wet. Keeps 2-3 days.
Turnips- Remove the greens (store separately) same as radishes and beets, store them in an
open container with a moist cloth.