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Office Closed Today for Easter!

April 20, 2014 1:13 pm

The office will be closed today, April 20th, in observance of the Easter holiday.

We will reopen for normal business hours Monday, April 21st at 9:00 AM.

Have a wonderful day!

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Celebrate Earth Day!

April 18, 2014 2:00 pm

Earth Day is Tuesday, April 22nd! What are you going to do to celebrate our beautiful planet?

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Easy Ways to Extend the Life of Fresh Leafy Greens

April 16, 2014 4:03 pm

We've all been there: You excitedly start to prep your favorite salad only to find that your greens have become brown and wilted—seemingly overnight! While leafy greens and fresh herbs are inevitably prone to a shorter lifespan, these helpful tips can help keep them crisp and green a little longer.

1. Immediately remove greens from their plastic bag or container.
Use a salad spinner to remove the excess water from your greens. Place a paper towel at the bottom of a reusable plastic container, then layer your leaves on top, alternating between the greens and the paper towels as you see fit. For a smaller amount of greens, roll them up in a paper towel, then gently tuck the bundle into a zipper-sealed baggie. Leave an inch of the zipper unsealed to allow for some air circulation.

2. Fridge placement is key.
Avoid placing your greens toward the back of the fridge, where it's coldest. This can cause the greens to freeze. Instead, store your greens in a crisper drawer or in the center of the fridge.

3. Store your herbs in jars.
Give your herbs the same treatment you'd give fresh flowers. That is, snip a half-inch or so off the bottom of the stems before placing the herbs into a jar of fresh water. Place the jarred herbs in the fridge, then loosely cover each jar with a plastic baggie. Don't rinse your herbs before putting them in the fridge, as the herbs will last longer with dry leaves (up to two weeks!). This technique also works with asparagus.

How To: Keep Greens Fresh [Instructables]
How to keep kale and other greens fresh [Marin Mama]
Marin Mama’s tip for keeping herbs fresh [Marin Mama]

How To Wash And Store Fresh Greens [Incredible Smoothies]

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