Source: Holly Ebel- Agri News
One of the hazards of having great farmers markets is that we tend to buy too much. At least I do. Walking around and seeing the varieties of vegetables and greens, it’s hard to pass things up.
Here’s how it goes: Look at that spinach — get two bags. And there are beautiful beets, leeks and carrots. Get some of those. This cauliflower is amazing, and look at that cabbage. Asparagus? Picked last night — two bunches, a bargain at $3 each.
Never once do we doubt that we won’t eat every bit of it. The sad truth is that, on average, we throw out about one-quarter of all the produce we buy from both the market and the grocery store.
Mostly that’s our fault, and not just because we over-bought, but also because we are careless in how we store it. With just a little effort and information, though, we can keep what we bring home fresh and make it last longer — maybe even until the next time we get to the market.