Keep Celery and Carrots Fresh for Weeks

A canning jar with cut up carrots and celery.Carrots and celery wilt away in the veggie drawer if not eaten in a few days, how sad! I tend to go through 'phases' where I want veggies for awhile, and then they get shoved behind a delicious PIE, where they die a quiet death. With this tip they get a second chance, and so do I!


You'll need a canning jar with a lid. Wash and scrub your vegetables. Cut them into strips just a bit shorter than the jar. Place your cut veggies into your jar, then run water over them a few times to rinse well. Fill jar to the top with water, screw on the lid, and place in your refrigerator. Since the water covers the tops of the vegetables, air is sealed out and your veggies stay fresh and crisp for a surprisingly long time. Change the water once or twice a week for the freshest vegetables possible. Enjoy!

A canning jar with cut up carrots and celery with a lid.

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November 27, 20163 found this helpful
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Add a pinch of ascorbic acid (powdered Vitamin C) to help keep the veg crisp.

December 26, 20163 found this helpful

I rinse fruits and vegetables in water with white vinegar added. put in old cereal bags or plastic containers, they stay fresh and crisp for a long time.

December 9, 20163 found this helpful

Keeping them in cold water in your fridge makes sense. Working at restaurants in my earliest years, taught me to soak salad stuff in ice water for at least 20 min.


Before serving. CRISPY SALADS every time.

May 25, 20180 found this helpful

Excellent tip! Since the veggies are cleaned and rinsed, the water that they're stored in should be good to drink as "infused" water. I'm going to try it when I put this tip to use:) Thanks

November 17, 20190 found this helpful

I read or heard somewhere that cutting your vegetables and then soaking them in water leaches all the valuable goodness out of them (as soon as theyre cut actually). I suspect drinking the water youve stored them in would be healthier than the actual vegetable. I suggest this method is best used by blending all together and then making into a soup.

November 19, 20190 found this helpful

I love this... I will try...thank you

November 19, 20190 found this helpful

I love this idea. Its great. Thank you so much


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