- Check the temperature of your fridge: most of our fridges are set too cold (ideal temp is 38°).
- Fruits and veggies belong in the crisper drawer: they like a protected (indirect cold/humidity-controlled) environment, which will help maintain their texture. If your crisper is full, store them in an air-tight Tupperware container with a moist paper towel on top.
- Meat & Dairy products are best stored away from the door, which is the warmest part of the fridge.
Other Storage Suggestions
We sometimes send out bundles of fresh herbs. These will keep well in a zip lock bag. Alternatively, trim the bottoms of the herbs and place the bundle in a glass or mug with an inch of water. We’re also big fans of herb savers like these. Careful storage will preserve them for up to 2 weeks.
Our meat should always be kept refrigerated. We try to minimize plastic packaging by wrapping most meat products in butcher paper. Items can be frozen, but it is best to do so in a zip lock bag to minimize the risk of freezer burn which will alter the texture of the meat. To defrost, simply move the meat from the freezer to the fridge overnight before use. In a pinch, run the zip lock bag under cold water to speed up defrosting. Generally speaking, our meats are best consumed within 3-7 days.
While we don’t recommend freezing fish as it may alter the texture of the fish, it is perfectly safe to do so. Fish is best frozen in a zip lock bag to minimize the risk of freezer burn. To defrost, simply move from the freezer to the fridge overnight before use. In a pinch, run the zip lock bag under cold water to speed up defrosting. Generally speaking, fish is best consumed within 3 days. If you'd like to consume it after then, rinse the fish in cold water, pat it dry and then smell it. If it smells obviously 'fishy', we'd recommend discarding it.
Our soups are freshly made each delivery day. To reheat, simply warm in a saucepan on low. Feel free to add a bit of water or stock to loosen the soup to your liking.
COOKIES, BISCUITS & BAKED GOODS
Most baked goods should be kept in their packaging on the counter.
BREAKFAST LOAVES, MUFFINS & TARTS
Breakfast loaves, muffins & tarts should be stored in the fridge. Our breakfast loaves in particular become more moist & flavorful when tightly wrapped in plastic & kept in the fridge. Our muffins are best toasted after the second or third day.
BREADS & CRACKERS
Lavash, pita and crackers are best refrigerated in an air-tight bag and gently toasted to rewarm.
Best consumed within three to five days. However, fresh pasta freezes beautifully: place the box in the freezer and thaw in the fridge overnight before using.
We wash all of the ingredients of our salads, including the greens and flowers, and should be kept in their containers until use. A dressed salad doesn’t hold well in the fridge, so we always recommend dressing the greens with our vinaigrettes right before serving.
VEGETABLES, FRUITS, CITRUS
All of our fruits and vegetables are washed, except for berries. Berries should be gently rinsed right before serving, and are best kept in a Tupperware lined with a paper towel. We do our best to minimize our use of plastic packaging when delivering veggies. However, I personally rinse, dry and keep some of our salad bags on hand and store all veggies in them before putting them in the fridge. We recommend refrigerating all vegetables, fruits & citrus unless we suggest otherwise. Some exceptions are fall and winter squash, apples, pears & avocados. If avocados arrive still firm, keep them in a paper bag and check them periodically. Once they’re ripe, move them to the fridge to extend their lifespan. If you only use a half at a time, keep the pit in the half you plan on storing and wrap the cut side in plastic wrap; those two steps will keep it fresh and minimize oxidation.