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General Produce


Common Packs:

3-, 6-, and 12-count packs.

Receiving Inspecting:

Good quality leeks should have clean, blemish-free white bases with fresh green tops. Avoid leeks with bruised, ragged, or dry-looking tops and bulbed bases.

Storage Handling:

Short-term storage recommendation (7 days or less)

  • 32-36° F/0-2° C
  • 90-98% relative humidity
30 days.

Wilting may occur if stored in an area with low humidity. Store properly.

Storing leeks at high temperatures or exposing them to ethylene gas can cause yellowing and decay.

Bulbed ends and woody texture are indications of age. For best quality, choose smaller-size leeks with fairly straight white bases.

Usage Ideas:

  • Sauté chopped leeks, mushrooms, diced onions, and garlic; add chopped potatoes, thyme, and vegetable stock; simmer until tender, purée and add touch of cream.
  • Add chopped leeks and smoked salmon while scrambling eggs and cream; serve with snipped chives.