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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > DIET & CARE > something to keep veggies in?
Last Post by Sarita at 2/27/2012 9:06 AM (31 Replies)
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User is Offline BB
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2/07/2010 8:13 PM
I keep a large tupperware on the bottom shelf of the fridge (it fills up the whole bottom shelf!) We drilled holes in the lid. Then I line it with paper towels, I put in washed greens into the bin and cover everything with a paper towel.

I do have to make sure that the greens aren't wet, but damp is okay, when they go in, otherwise they can form ice and burn (note: we need a new fridge!) Putting a paper towel over the top of the greens also helps them from developing ice.

I buy such a big container because I prefer to go to this one Produce Market in Berkeley that sells really great produce for cheap, so I like to load up on it, plus since Jack and Viv are on a pellet free diet, I have to have alot of greens!

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2/08/2010 7:54 PM

 Okay, so since I went to the produce market today and loaded up on some stuff.  I go to the Monterey Market in Berkeley and fight the traffic and parking because the produce is really good and inexpensive --- but I really try to shove as much as I can in so I don't have to go there more than once a week, hence the Monster Veggie Bin!

I don't have to worry about storing rosemary because we have a big bush of it in our front yard. In the summer we grow basil, mint and oregeno and I'd add that in.  I do normally buy basil in the winter too, but they didn't have any at the market. 

NOTE: I get so many kinds because Jack is on a no pellet diet due to his calcium issues, and I only sneak Viv a small amount of pellets so essentially, they are both restricted to veggies/greens and hay.


I cover the greens with a paper towel (they sit on a paper towel as well, and then I cover the it with a lid that we drilled holes in.

EDITED TO ADD:  I now suggest poking holes in the sides because if something accidentally gets knocked over in the fridge and drips down, it could spill into the greens.



It takes up the whole bottom part of the fridge -- all the way to the back.  In some of the veggie drawers below is where I keep all my  own salad veggies, but there are things like celery bits and green pepper, that I will share with them. 

This method really makes it easy for me to just pull it out and grab a little handful from each portion, put the top back on and back in the fridge it goes. 


User is Offline Denise12
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2/10/2010 3:00 AM
For herbs like parsley, dill and cilantro, I put them standing up in a small glass of water in the fridge, then putting the plastic bag I got them in over it. THey are lasting for about 3 weeks this way!
Highly recommend it.

User is Offline Ashelee
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2/10/2010 10:31 AM
wow thats AWESOME! I ended up getting some large tuperware (cheap) and am going to use that and see how that works (am probably going to poke holes in it like you did Binky! So We will see how that goes! Thanks for all the tips everyone!

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2/12/2010 8:21 PM

Ashelee - One thing that I would change about this is to poke holes in  the sides instead of the top as stuff from the fridge can accidentally spill and drip down into the greens. Yech.

User is Offline rosalie68
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2/13/2010 7:34 AM
i just watched a video where a woman just cut up all the veggies and put them in a grocery bag with paper towels in the bottom. i think she left the top of the bags open. does any one think this would work too?
Kim ---> Charlie & Jack, Julia, Zoey, & Ross

User is Offline BB
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2/13/2010 10:44 PM

Yes, that can work too! I've done that before too! Works great. I took a fork and poked holes in the plastic - otherwise the greens can get slimy, they need a little air with a damp paper towel. The paper towels will also become a bit damp on their own from the greens, so you don't have to dampen it unless the greens are completely dry.

I don't leave the fully open because for some reason I found that the edges of the greens near the large opening either wilted or got too cold/fridge burn.

User is Offline lashkay
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2/13/2010 11:16 PM
BinkyB, what is the address or location of the Monterey Market in Berkeley? Is it near the Berkeley or North Berkeley Bart station? Within walking distance or by bus, do you know? I would love to get Buddie some fresh dandelion but they don't have it here in my San Francisco Safeway store. Thanks for all your tips on keeping veggies. I like your tupperware solution because it's nice and shallow and fits in the space between the bottom bin and the bottom shelf.

User is Offline HappyHopperz
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2/26/2012 7:50 AM
BB, is that one weeks worth? Or is it two weeks and then you rotate varities?

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2/26/2012 10:11 AM
Hi, HappyHooperz,
Welcome to the BinkyBunny website. The information you're responding to here is actually from 2010, so there may be more updated information available now. That's why we have a rule asking our members not to reply to any posts that are older than, say a month at the most. Reading through older posts on topics can be very helpful and informative, but we ask that you refrain from opening up an old post with a new reply.

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User is Offline Mr.Buck
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2/27/2012 9:03 AM
Balefulregards - noticed you're in Canada but do you actually buy your dandelion or grow your own?
I wanted to order some from online but I wasn't sure if people recommended them and all that good stuff. I know they grow really fast here in Illinois, and I bet with proper set up, I'd get them all year even!

User is Offline Sarita
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2/27/2012 9:06 AM
Mr. Buck this thread is 2 years old - can you start a new thread to Canadian BBer's - I am going to lock this particular thread.
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