13 Jun '11, 6pm

The 15 cleanest fruits and vegetables -- just named (mangoes? and corn? Who knew?)

Buy locally and in season . When produce is in season, it’s more plentiful and it should be less expensive than other times of the year. Use the free Locovore app on your smartphone or Epicurious’ online Seasonal Ingredient Map to find out what is in season right now. Pick your own . Again, this is a way of buying locally and seasonally, but you’ll get even more bang for your buck if you pick your own . A few weeks ago, I picked a little more than 9 pounds of strawberries for $20. That’s a little more than $2/pound. It’s a great price. Learn to preserve food . If you do get seasonal produce at a great price, preserve some of it for eating when it’s out of season. You don’t have to know how to can (although learning how to can is a skill you’ll be happy to have). You can freeze seasonal berries or make a large batch of slow cooker applesauce in the fall and freeze it in sma...

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