What is the best way to store or keep fresh my strawberries, blueberries, apples, onions, broccoli

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SeaJambon July 12, 2013
Coming from the land of apples (WA), an apple farmer at the local Farmers Market recommended that apples be refrigerated. It is amazing how long they keep without getting mushy. They can be kept at room temp but they will go mushy way more quickly. Onions should be kept in a cool, dark, place (like a cupboard or best of all -- a root cellar). Just remember to store separate from your potatoes -- they emit something that makes potatoes spoil.
 
Joe B. July 12, 2013
Wash berries in bowl with 3 cups water mixed with 1 cup white vinegar. Drain in colander and rinse under running water.
Place berries in salad spinner lined with 3 layers of paper towels. Spin until berries are completely dry.
Store berries in paper towel-lined sealable container, keeping lid slightly open to allow excess moisture to escape.
 

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JanetFL July 10, 2013
I keep berries in their original containers in the refrigerator and wash them just before using. I place broccoli in the refrigerator but use it within a day or two of purchase. It's cool enough where I am now to keep apples and onions at room temperature. Hope this helps!
 
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