(Closed) Organic Produce: A RANT

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think there’s an art to storing certain fruits to keep the mold away (I remember an Apartment Therapy post about it a few weeks ago). Have you googled it? I think it has something do do with washing them right away when you bring them home, and thoroughly drying them before refridgeration.

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I only eat organic produce…my SO works at Whole Foods, so along with that sweet discount we get..we usually shop throughout the week instead of just one giant trip once a week. Between that and consumeing as we go throughout the week we also wash everythign as soon as it comes home with an organic produce wash and let it dry before wrapping things in cotton fabric wraps and storing it in the fridge. Rarely do we have spoilage, hardly ever really. I think the combo of buying steadily throughout the week and storing right works for us…

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@WillyNilly:  Depending on the green, blanche it first, and throw what you don’t intend to use right away in the freezer. 

I know it’s not as kick-ass as fresh, but it certainly beats throwing it out.

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think with any thing fresh, your pretty much screwed. I pretend I’m foreign and go to the market every other day or so and just buy whats needed produce wise for that day. If I try to buy a tub off Annies organic spinach for salads, it smells like shiz in a day or two and then I just wasted 6 buck.

So yeah, I don’t have a good answer but I feel your pain!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

If you buy bananas make sure you keep them away from other fresh fruit and vegetables. They release ethylene gas which makes everything else rippen much quicker. 

Make sure mushrooms are kept in paper bags or they sweat or go off quicker.

There’s my lil bit of advice

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I think you just need to buy for a few days at a time really,,

on another note – isn’t it gross to think about what’s on the nonorganic fruit/veggies if this doesn’t happen to them?

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