Smart shopping starts with you, and you can help set the standard for grocery chains when looking for vegetables, fruit, spices and herbs. Too many mass chains are selling perishables with no concern for freshness, ripeness or quality. Some places dump produce into bins, others stack new product on top of old, etc. This is a very poor practice, although not always commonplace as there are some grocers who value freshness.
Sometimes when I shop people look at me funny while I am inspecting berries, or checking for expiration labels. There is nothing worse than buying berries or a potato and having it go bad in two or three days. I ran across this site Continue reading