Jun 28, 2021
A variety of fresh fruits and vegetables are available at farmers markets and local grocery stores. Most are picked for peak freshness, but how you store them at home will determine how long they maintain their best flavor. K-State Research and Extension food safety specialists Karen Blakeslee says some fresh produce should be refrigerated, some needs to ripen on the counter and then be refrigerated and some should be stored only at room temperature. In addition, she says fresh produce can be canned, frozen or dehydrated.
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K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.