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Don't Let Your Farmers Market Purchases go to Waste - Use These Food Storage Tips From Hennepin Green Partners

July 13, 2019 Mill City Farmers Market

Tips to fight food waste during peak growing season

Do you sometimes go overboard at the farmers market? Don't let any of your fresh purchases go to waste! Use these helpful hints for storing foods to make them last longer.

Examples of storage tips:

  • Berries: Store berries in an airtight container unwashed in either the fridge or refrigerator.
  • Melon: Store melon in a cool, dry place out of the sun. Once ripe, store melons in the fridge. Cubed melon can be frozen in an airtight container for smoothies.
  • Milk: Keep milk in the main part of the fridge, not in the door. The door is often warmer than other parts of the fridge.
  • Corn: Put corn in the fridge with husks on or freeze it with the kernels cut from the cob.

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