Grab from the back
Most produce clerks will rotate older produce to the front. This encourages shoppers to buy up greens before they start to wilt or go mushy. If you want the freshest fruits and veg, reach toward the back. Grabbing from the back of the display also ensures you get items that have been touched the least by other shoppers’ germy hands.
Shop in the middle of the week
To avoid the crowds and get the freshest produce, it’s best to shop in the middle of the week.
Use a produce bag
The grocery store carts, cart handles and checkout conveyor belts are all covered in bacteria. Keep your fruits and vegetables as clean as possible by using a produce bag – ideally, reuse by bringing your own from home. Of course, always wash your produce thoroughly before consuming.