By Marge Perry
Updated August 22, 2011
Credit: Beau Gustafson; Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine

When gardens and farmer's markets are brimming with bell peppers, it's helpful to keep some storage information in mind. Bell peppers keep well in the refrigerator for 1 or sometimes even 2 weeks when kept in a plastic bag in the crisper drawer. To freeze bell peppers, roast them first, toss with a little olive oil (and garlic, if you like) and keep them in an airtight container.

For some great ways to use bell peppers in recipes, see 7 Ways with Bell Peppers and Superfood: Bell Peppers.