Here’s how to store your peppers, berries, tomatoes, green beans, and more, so you can enjoy your harvest all year long.

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When your summer harvest comes in, it’s difficult to not get excited. Berries, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, garlic, and more summer sweets all taste so fresh but grow so fast. Sooner or later, you’re over your head in tomatoes and berries and wondering what to do next. You don’t want them to go to waste so you hand them out to friends, neighbors, and family alike. Or you can take the mucky route and compost them all together.

We’ve got a better idea that’ll allow you to enjoy your summer produce all season long. We’re talking berry baskets, food dehydrators, and more that’ll give you enough time to enjoy the fruits of your labor. These alternatives promote better air circulation and eliminate factors that promote decay (air, moisture, light, temperature, and microbial growth).

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Even better, many of these ideas will showcase your garden’s gifts on your countertop. Not only do these storage solutions keep your food fresh but they also make a great display for all of your produce. Place them on a table so you can grab that peach on the go.

These products also present a sustainable replacement for single-use plastic. From cotton produce bags that protect, hydrate, and promote airflow to fruit bowls made out of natural fibers, you can keep your food fresh while helping the planet.

Here’s how to store your peppers, berries, tomatoes, green beans, and more, so you can enjoy your harvest all through the hot summer season.


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