Storing organic produce
When you unpack your fruit and vegetables we would suggest that you store the root vegetables in a cool, dark place rather than in the fridge. Salad crops may need the fridge during the summer but tomatoes etc will continue to ripen if left in a cool room. Wrap your lettuce in plastic & refrigerate. Cucumbers actually prefer not to be kept in the fridge, as do our free range eggs.
How to keep potatoes
Putting potatoes into a paper bag can extend the storage time. Please note that whenever possible we supply our potatoes and carrots with the soil still on them as this further enhances the length of storage time as well as helping to prevent disease or damage to the crop once it has been raised.
Bananas should not be stored alongside any other fruits as the ethylene they naturally produce when ripening will accelerate the ripening of any other fruits nearby. This does mean that when you are trying to ripen those last few remaining tomatoes at the end of the season that a strategically placed banana (or banana skin) can be very helpful.
All soft fruit such as plums should be kept in the fridge.