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Stop letting your produce go to waste. Follow our guide for the week and enjoy your fruits and vegetables when they’re at their best.
It’s fun to spend a Saturday morning wandering through the farmers market, picking up whatever fruits and vegetables strike your fancy. But buying on a whim means you might not have a plan for everything, and it’s not always obvious which items should be used first.
To maximize the shelf life of your produce, take the time to store everything properly before you put it away. This doesn’t mean you need to wash everything—in fact, you shouldn’t. Most items will last longer if you don’t.