Grocery Shopping Tips

The next time you go to the grocery store consider these tips to make your trip less stressful and more affordable.

shopping cartBuy your Fresh produce in varying ripeness to give you product to eat now and throughout the week.

Washed bagged items like; salads, mini carrots, celery, broccoli, cauliflower…etc. make prep time easy and convenient for those short on time.

 Use your local store flyers to find specials.

Canned and frozen vegetables and fruit are just great options when the fresh product is not in season.

Creating a list will help you stick to nutritious choices and your budget.  

For more great tips and tricks visit the Half Your Plate website.


Selecting and Storing Tips

Not all produce is the same, and storing some produce items together will quicker the ripening process in others leaving you with over ripe product.  

For example did you know that apples and pears release ethylene as they ripen.  This very small hydrocarbon gas will ripen your bananas and kiwi fruit much faster than they would on their own.  

For more tips on storing information click on the link below from our friends Produce Made Simple.

How to Select and Store


Purchasing Tips

For information on purchasing tips check out our Fruits and Vegetable pages.