Before storing fresh greens, go through them and discard any damaged, discolored or wilted greens. The greens can be stored washed or unwashed, but they must be dried properly before storing. Our Greens Preparation Guide
provides techniques on how to wash and dry greens properly. Once the greens have been dried properly, wrap small batches in dry paper towels and place in a resealable plastic bag. Do not over pack the greens so they will have room to spread out; then gently press the air out of the bag and seal it. The paper towel will help to absorb moisture that may still be on the greens. Exposure to excess moisture and air will cause the greens to deteriorate quicker. After the air is removed and the bag is sealed, place it in the refrigerator crisper. The greens can be stored anywhere from 3 days to a week, depending on the type of green.