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How to Store Carrots

Want to know the best way to store carrots so they stay fresh? This ultimate carrot storing guide shares how to keep carrots fresh and firm, whether you store them on the counter, in a cellar, in the refrigerator, or in the freezer.
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  • bunch carrots, with greens


  • 1 freezer-friendly bag or container
  • 1 saucepan for blanching (if freezing)
  • 1 bowl for icing (if freezing)


  • How to store carrots in the refrigerator: After washing and drying the carrots, and cutting off the greens, place them in a storage bag and remove excess air. Store the bag in the crisper drawer of your fridge, and they'll maintain their quality for 1 month.
  • How to store carrots in a cellar or basement: Fill a box with damp dirt or sand. Bury the harvested carrots beneath the dirt or sand in the box. They should be buried separately and not touching. Take the carrots out of the box as needed, and then store them in the refrigerator or freezer.
  • How to store carrots on the countertop or pantry: Cut carrot greens from the carrot root and store in a box or in the open air on your countertop or in your pantry for up to one month. Check on carrots periodically and remove any that spoil.
  • How to store carrots in the freezer: Blanche carrots in boiling water for 1-2 minutes, then remove to a bowl of ice water to cool. Dry completely, then store in a freezer-friendly bag for up to 6 months. When you're ready to eat the carrots, you can thaw them by running under cold water. This should only take a couple of minutes and then you can cook them or use them as you please.