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Strawberries

  • For best flavor and texture, plan to eat or freeze strawberries very soon after picking.
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Asparagus

Refrigerate fresh asparagus for up to 5 days.

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Ground Beef

Refrigerate raw ground beef and use within a few days after the ‘sell by’ date for best quality.

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Leeks

Leeks are best used soon after harvest. Refrigerate in a plastic bag for up to two weeks.

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Turnips

  • Remove turnip greens from the root and store separately in an open or perforated plastic bag in the refrigerator. Use within a few days.
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Oats

Store oats in tightly covered containers to keep out moisture and insects.

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Kiwi

  • Unripe kiwi can be held in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to 6 weeks.
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Peas

  • Refrigerate fresh peas soon after picking or buying. Store them in an open bag or unsealed container. They should keep for about 3 days.
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Corn

  • Fresh corn on the cob may be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days but flavor is best when eaten right away. Refrigerate corn in its husk.
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