You’ve just arrived home from the farmers market or grocery store laden with bags full of plump blueberries, juicy peaches and bright leafy greens, ready to be made into fantastic meals. Keep your bounty fresh with this handy food storage guide.
The folks at tasteofhome.com will outline the shelf life of common fruits and vegetables so you can smartly plan meals to eat your most fragile foods first. (No more finding slimy lettuce in the crisper drawer at the end of the week!) They'll also share storage tips to help preserve your food longer and in its best condition. Finally, they share signs that your food is at peak ripeness so you can enjoy that fleeting summer peach or crispy winter cauliflower at its glory. Want more? 12 secret tricks to keep fruits and vegetables fresh longer.