7 Fall & Winter Veggies That Stay Fresh For Longer

If you’re the type of person who loves fresh produce, you definitely know there are some vegetables that must be eaten as fast as possible while others can last for at least a good week or even longer. Now that another growing season has ended, we can all take advantage of the seasonal veggies that don’t spoil so easily, which may be especially convenient to have on hand when it’s just too cold or too snowy for a quick trip to the grocery store.

The following are all classic fall and winter veggies that can be cooked up in side dishes, soups, stews, sauces, casseroles and more. All of them should last you at least 3 to 4 weeks if stored properly!

1. Potatoes

7 Fall & Winter Veggies That Stay Fresh For Longer

Whether it’s white potatoes, red potatoes, sweet potatoes, or any other potato variety you’ve stocked up on for the fall or winter, you can help extend their life by keeping them in a dark, cool place. Keeping them in a burlap bag and storing them in a cold storage area of your home like a basement or garage is ideal. If you don’t have a basement or garage, keep your potatoes in your refrigerator. They should last about 3 to 5 weeks.

2. Onions

7 Fall & Winter Veggies That Stay Fresh For Longer

Here’s the amazing thing about onions: They can last for 2 to 3 months in your pantry or possibly even as long as up to a year if you wrap them in some paper and store them in your refrigerator. Just make sure you don’t keep them near your potatoes because that will speed up their spoilage. Some people even claim that storing and hanging onions in a pair of pantyhose with a knot tied between each one will help them last longer.

3. Garlic

7 Fall & Winter Veggies That Stay Fresh For Longer

Garlic bulbs need to be kept in a dry place and will spoil more easily when they’re exposed to humidity. You can keep them anywhere at room temperature as long as it’s dry for up to around four months, which is probably fine to do during the colder seasons (but not so much in the summer). If you’re worried about your garlic spoiling, simply keep them in your refrigerator crisper.

4. Cabbage

7 Fall & Winter Veggies That Stay Fresh For Longer

Don’t be fooled by the green, leafy look of cabbage. Unlike many other leafy greens, which often only last up to about a week if you’re lucky, this incredible cruciferous veggie can last anywhere from 2 to 6 months. Although they’re best to use when fresh and the outer leaves might start looking a bit ugly after a while, you can easily remove them. Cabbages are best stored by wrapping them in plastic first and placed in your refrigerator.

5. Brussels Sprouts

7 Fall & Winter Veggies That Stay Fresh For Longer

Speaking of cabbage, brussels sprouts are another cabbage-like, cruciferous veggie that can last pretty long in your refrigerator. Brussels sprouts are also best to eat fresh within a week or so of purchasing them, but you can still get away with using them up to 3 to 5 weeks after purchasing them if they’re stored in your refrigerator’s crisper.

6. Carrots

7 Fall & Winter Veggies That Stay Fresh For Longer

Make room in your crisper for carrots — both baby and regular-sized — because they should last at least 3 to 4 weeks in there. Keep them sealed in a plastic bag and consider placing a paper towel in there with them to help absorb the moisture, which should help keep them fresher and crunchier for as long as possible.

7. Winter Squash

7 Fall & Winter Veggies That Stay Fresh For Longer

Now’s the time to be on the lookout for all your favorite winter squash varieties like butternut, acorn, delicata and all the rest. Keep them somewhere dark, cool and dry. A cabinet in your kitchen might be good enough if it’s kept cool and dry enough, or you could put them in your basement or garage. These beauties will keep for anywhere from 2 to 6 months! Here are some great winter squash recipes if you’re stumped on how to use them.

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Christine J
Christine J1 years ago

I'm currently keeping my onions next to my potatoes but will have to rethink that based on this informative article.

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