The perfect thing.

Long before beginning my No Trash Project, I used to store carrots in disposable plastic produce bags in the crisper drawer of my refrigerator. They’d hold up fairly well for a couple days, but then quickly become limp and rubbery. While researching ways to keep foods fresh without plastic, I read that storing carrots, celery, and radishes in a bath water keeps them fresh for weeks. In my experience, this is absolutely true. Submerged in fresh water, the veggies stay crisp, crunchy, and flavorful. Sometimes l change the water if I’m storing them for more than a few days. Because the stems and leaves draw water and nutrients from the vegetables, cutting the greens off also helps preserve freshness. And of course, the greens are great for making vegetable broth.

I love my 5 cup glass refrigerator storage container. The size and shape is particularly well-suited for keeping carrots. It can be used in the oven at temperatures up to 425˚F. The glass is also far easier to clean than any kind of plastic container. Plus I find the utilitarian design of the container aesthetically pleasing, especially when it’s filled with vibrant, nutritious food!

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3 Responses to Float

  1. Lauren July 26, 2013 at 12:43 pm #


    I was wondering where you got your glass container!


  2. Jeroen July 22, 2015 at 2:17 pm #

    I have always learned to keep carrots in a wooden crate with clean sand. A layer of sand, layer of carrots etc. Keeps for months!

  3. Lisa September 15, 2015 at 11:40 am #

    yeay, it looks great!

    carrot greens also make a delicious pesto :)

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