How to store leeks
The best way to store leeks is to keep them in the refrigerator. To store leeks, it's best to remove any rubber bands or twist ties, and trim off the root and dark green leaves. The leeks should then be washed thoroughly and dried. After that, you can wrap the dried leeks in a paper towel, and place them in a plastic bag or container with a lid. The paper towel will help to absorb any excess moisture and keep the leeks fresh.
Leeks can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week. However, if you want to store them longer, you can also blanch them first. Blanching is a process of boiling the leeks for 1-2 minutes and then immediately immersing them in an ice water bath to stop the cooking process. After that, the leeks can be packed in airtight containers or bags and kept in the freezer for up to 8 months.
It's important to check leeks regularly and remove any that show signs of spoilage such as softness, wilting, or sliminess as they can affect the taste and texture of the rest of the leeks.
It's also worth noting that, if you have cut the leeks, it's better to use them as soon as possible as they lose their freshness quickly, but if you have washed and dried them, then they should last a bit longer.
When they're in season you can buy leeks online with Fresh Farm Deliveries. We deliver to Halifax, Todmorden, Littleborough, Hebden Bridge, Haworth and surrounding areas (BD13-23, HX and OL14-15 postcodes).