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Food storage

If you are eating local fresh food through CSA or farmer's market, you need to know how to properly store your food to make it last as long as possible. The longer your food lasts, the less food you waste, the less you need to visit the supermarket, and the more money you save.

This article has advice on 27 easy ways to make fresh produce last longer.

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