[Market-farming] zucchini post-harvest handling

zaid at norwichmeadowsfarm.com zaid at norwichmeadowsfarm.com
Thu Jul 28 20:52:56 EDT 2005


cover with plastic with holes in it. Raven holds up very well. 
Zaid Kurdieh
Norwich Meadows Farm, LLC


> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: [Market-farming] zucchini post-harvest handling
> From: Willie McKemie <mf at austinfarm.org>
> Date: Wed, July 27, 2005 7:25 pm
> To: Market Farming <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
> 
> On Wed, Jul 27, 2005 at 07:07:45PM -0400, Allan Balliett wrote:
> > Do you wrap the zukes in plastic wrap, wet towels or ?? How do you 
> > keep the humidity up in your cooler? Things often shrivel on us. 
> > Thanks -Allan
> > 
> > >no water, some varieties don't store well. if you can store at 45-50 it
> > >is best.
> > >>
> > >>  How do ya'll handle your squash and zucchini for shelf life and to keep it
> > >>  from getting scratched up?
> 
> My zucchini is generally not very dirty when picked; I just put it in 
> the walkin cooler in ventilated boxes.  Shriveling seems not to be a 
> problem for the maximum of a few days that it is there.
> 
> Minimal handling for scratching.  We pick right into the plastic crates 
> that go into the cooler.  The plastic crates go directly to farmers 
> markets or we re-pack into cardboard boxes for grocery stores.
> 
> Greens, I usually rinse (both to clean and to replace already lost 
> moisture) and then place in plastic bags or cover with plastic in the 
> walkin.  Greens will wilt in just a day or so if left un-covered in the 
> cooler.  They are good for a week or so packed in plastic.
> 
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