Like many summer fruits (yes, eggplants are fruits), if you’re going to use these within a day or two you can leave them on the counter for the day or two before you use them. Otherwise, refrigerate them but know that after a few days the eggplants will start to pit and the seeds and pulp will begin to turn brown. Soon decay sets in and the eggplant gets thrown away. A sad end for a beautiful vegetable your farmer worked hard to grow. Eggplant in the box should mean eggplant on the menu right away.