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I highly recommend you ask your local farmers to sell English cucumbers wrapper free! This is the third cucumber I have bought without the wrap and it has stayed moist and crisp! This particular English cucumber was bought on Saturday, it is 5 days old! Look at the juice on the blade of the knife!

Do you know why English cucumbers are wrapped? Because of their thin skin. They are susceptible to moisture lost and can damage easily.

In my opinion, if they are travelling from field to market to your fridge/table in a short amount of time (like at the farmer’s market), there is no need for wrapping! I don’t know how well they would take to travel long distances, hence the wrapping I suppose. Like most things, there is a time and place for some things.

This is tested and proved in my kitchen! If there is leftover cucumber, I wrap a damp cloth around the cut end (beeswax wrap would work too), and secure it on with an elastic band.

I want to thank Clohossey Farms for two plastic free English cucumbers!! Summerside Farmer’s Market

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