This past week my CSA pickup share was as bountiful as it's been all summer. A dozen tomatoes, six or seven ears of corn, crisp greens, a pound of peaches — it's quite a sight to lay it all out on the countertop and plan for the week ahead. But it can also be a little daunting. Wait, how do I store fresh herbs again? What's the best way to handle the tomatoes? Do melons go in the refrigerator or on the countertop?
With so much produce at our fingertips this season, it's time for a refresher on the proper way to store various fruits and vegetables. Here are the best ways to store apples, tomatoes, fresh basil, and many, many more varieties of fresh produce.