Continue to Stock Up – A Shopping List (UPDATED)

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November 18, 2009 at 7:50 am

A few weeks ago, we told you how to start stocking up for the colder, leaner times.   Continue to accumulate foods that will make it possible for you to eat local.  Here’s a list of foods to buy in the coming weeks.

FALL FOODS WITH LIMITED STORAGE

You will find the following items at area markets but consume these within a week

  • Lettuces
  • Kale
  • Chard
  • Collard greens
  • Bok choi and related
  • Cauliflower
  • Broccoli
  • Smaller radishes

FOODS FOR STORAGE – SHORT TERM

The following items will last with good handling for about a month:

  • Pears, especially Asian style pears
  • Larger radishes such as black radishes
  • Cabbage
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Sweet potatoes

FOODS FOR STORAGE - MEDIUM TERM

The following items will last through winter with good handling:

  • Kohlrabi (use the greens within a week)
  • Turnips (use the greens within a week)
  • Carrots
  • Parsnips
  • Beets
  • Rutabaga
  • Celery root
  • Parsley root
  • Onions
  • Winter squash

FOODS FOR STORAGE - LONG TERM

The following items will last you through early spring or beyond with good handling:

  • Apples (Note: McIntosh apples are ver poor keepers)
  • Potatoes
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