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Store Well / Waste Less

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Whole Wheat Flour

  • Heat, air and moisture speed up the spoilage of whole wheat flour.
    • Store in a cool, dry place.
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Summer Squash

  • Wash summer squash just before using by gently rubbing with your fingers under cool running water.
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Berries

Refrigerate berries in a covered shallow container. Use raspberries within 1 to 3 days; blackberries within 3 to 5 days.

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Beans

How long will beans last in storage?

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Onions

  • Store whole onions in a cool, dark, dry place in an open bowl or bag for several weeks. They need air around them to slow spoilage.
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Winter Squash

  • Store whole squash in a cool, dark, dry place. If uncut, some varieties can last up to 3 months.
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Salad Greens

  • After purchasing or harvesting from the garden:
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    Milk

    Follow these steps to help your milk stay fresh longer:

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