Smart Storage

Keep Fruits and Vegetables Fresh

Help your food stay fresher, taste better and last longer by storing it in the right place.

INSIDE THE FRIDGE:
  • Apples, berries and cherries
  • Grapes, kiwi and all citrus fruit
  • Almost all fruit, vegetables and herbs
Photo of asparagus, apple, kiwi, summer squash, broccoli and strawberries.
ON THE COUNTER OR TABLE:
  • Bananas
  • Basil
  • Winter squash
  • Once cut, store produce in the fridge
Photo of ripe bananas, fresh sage and winter squash.
ONCE RIPE, STORE IN THE FRIDGE:
  • Melons, nectarines, apricots, peaches, pears and plums
  • Avocados and tomatoes
Photo of tomatoes, peaches and an avocado.
IN A COOL, DARK PLACE, LIKE A CUPBOARD
  • Mangoes, papayas and pineapples
  • Potatoes, onions and garlic
Photo of mango, bulb of garlic, potatoes and an onion.
More tips to prevent food waste at www.EatSmartWasteLess.com

Fruit and Vegetable Storage Guide - PDF

Image of fresh vegetables in a refrigerator container.

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Phone 503-526-2665 or email Recyclingmail@BeavertonOregon.gov