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Storage Fill the sink or a large bowl with cold water, then wash the lettuce leaves gently to clean and hydrate the leaves. Spin dry in a salad spinner or between two clean kitchen towels. Wrap clean lettuce leaves in a paper towel and place in an airtight container or plastic bag. Store in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator and...

Storage Peaches continue to ripen after they’re picked, so where you store them depends on ripeness. For unripe peaches, store at room temperature away from direct sunlight until they reach desired ripeness. To speed up ripening, place peaches in a paper bag. For peaches that are already ripe, store in the refrigerator to prevent further ripening. Once ripe, eat within 3-4 days. Peaches...

Storage Store okra in a loose plastic bag in the refrigerator, and do not wash until just before use. Eat within 3-4 days for best results. Okra is best preserved by freezing or pickling. To freeze, first blanch in boiling water for three minutes and immediately place in a bowl of ice water. Leave okra whole or slice to desired size. Drain...

Storage Store Swiss chard in a plastic bag or airtight container in the refrigerator. To regulate moisture, wrap greens in a damp paper towel and do not wash until just before use. Chard is relatively hearty and will stay fresh for a week or longer if stored properly. Recipes Sautéed Swiss Chard Lentil and Swiss Chard Soup Swiss Chard Tzatziki Creamed Swiss Chard Winter Minestrone Warm Bacon Vinaigrette...

Storage Store purple hull peas in the coldest part of your refrigerator for up to a few days, but keep in mind they will have the best flavor and texture the earlier they are eaten. To cook purple hull peas, add to a large pot with enough water to cover by 1-2 inches. Add salt and pepper or other flavorings (traditionally bacon...

Storage Store heirloom and slicer tomatoes at room temperature as refrigeration may cause them to lose flavor and develop a mealy texture. Tomatoes let off a high amount of ethylene gas which speeds the ripening process, so don’t keep near produce that spoils easily. Check tomatoes regularly as one spoiled tomato could cause the rest to go bad very quickly. Recipes Caprese Salad Margherita...

Storage Depending on the season, onions may show up in your CSA share in a few different forms. In the early spring, green onions make their appearance as long shoots without much of a bulb. As the season progresses, the onions develop a bulb which continues to grow larger and larger into the spring and summer. As the bulb grows, the onion flavor...

Storage New potatoes are those that have not yet been cured, so they will not last as long at room temperature compared to those you might find at the store. Clean potatoes before storing them. You need only brush off the soil on potatoes grown in coarse, sandy soil. But if the soil is fine, sticky clay, your potatoes may need washing....

Storage Store tomatoes at room temperature as refrigeration may cause them to lose flavor and develop a mealy texture. Keep in a vented package (such as the pulp baskets they are often delivered in) out of direct sunlight. Tomatoes let off a high amount of ethylene gas which speeds the ripening process, so don’t keep near other fruits or vegetables that spoil...

You may have noticed things look a bit different. That’s because Foodshed Farms is now New South Produce Cooperative. Our products and farmers haven’t changed - all of our products are still Certified Organic or Certified Naturally Grown, and harvested right here in Arkansas. So why the change? Our business has grown! We began in 2014 with a handful of farms and...