So, this seems obvious, but it is important to rinse and wash all of the produce that you are going to eat. No matter where it came from when you bought it.
When you have a CSA subscription, the first accessory you should get is a salad spinner.
What’s that? It is this:
This one handy, dandy (usually reasonably priced) item will save you so much time and energy. It will also help you keep those greens fresh longer!
How does it work? I had some fun with a slo-mo video from my phone to show you.
It is basically a colander that spins in a bigger container to fling the extra water off your lettuce after you rinse it thoroughly in the sink.
My son also thinks it’s great silliness to help with this job so don’t be afraid to recruit helpers!
I usually wrap greens in a paper towel and don’t fully close them up in plastic when I put them in the fridge to make them last a day or two more. This is important in the first few weeks of a CSA when there are a lot of greens. You don’t want then to go to waste in the first two days!
Especially when they are this pretty:
Have fun and eat your greens!