A refresher course on how to store greens


With gardens and farmers' markets in bloom (at least in the North), we thought a short refresher course in how to store greens would be appropriate. With the help of Food52, who explains the details in this article, here are some helpful pointers:

  • Don't wash your greens until you're ready to use them
  • Remove any wilted or slimy leaves right away
  • Store them in the crisper drawer

To actually keep the greens, choose between:

  • Storing them in a container with a  paper or dish towel draped over the top - if you buy them in a plastic clamshell, just cut off the top of the clamshell container and then top with the towel.


  • Roll the greens in a towel.

 And for those looking to expand their use of greens, here is a list of books on greens that our members own, sorted by popularity. Lots of great ideas - enjoy!

Photos by James Ransom 


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