Potatoes

May-Sep

Freshly harvested potatoes are full of moisture, juicy and tender. Store them in a cool dark spot and use them up! Do NOT refrigerate them. They’re so much better than the storage potatoes you buy throughout the year that you just don’t want a single one to go bad. Potatoes don’t have a lot of options for storage – they don’t freeze well unless you are a commercial kitchen and they don’t really dehydrate. Like onions, the potatoes we get in our CSA box shouldn’t start sprouting because they’ve just been harvested. They haven’t been sitting around in storage for a year, ready to begin growing at the slightest provocation. Just keep an eye on them, checking periodically for signs of rot. If you can keep them at between 40 and 50 degrees (think root cellar), they will keep for weeks. That’s not an option for most of us – so use them up!