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|A bounty at local farmers markets|
|Tuesday, 16 June 2009 18:40|
Discover the bounty of our nearby farms by visiting a Farmerâ€™s Market; there is one nearly every day of the week. Not only can you pick up great fresh products, but you have the opportunity to meet the growers and learn, first hand, about what they are offering. Juneâ€™s markets will have lettuce, spinach, radishes, herbs, strawberries, garlic and if you are lucky, some asparagus.
Farm fresh products last a long time but, by following some of these storage tips, you can extend the life of your local produce:
Strawberries: Wash the berries just before eating them. If possible, lay the berries in a single layer in a covered plastic container in the bottom of the fridge.
Lettuce, spinach leafy greens, and herbs: Store in sealed plastic bag until ready to use, then wash and dry. If you want to clean the greens ahead of time, first wash them in cold water and then dry the leaves thoroughly. Layer the greens in between pieces of paper towels and put in the refrigerator in a covered plastic container or plastic bag in the bottom of the fridge. Change the paper towel if it gets wet.
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LOCAL FARMERS MARKETS