06/03/2013 03:08 pm ET Updated Jun 03, 2013

How Do I Make Produce Last Longer?

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"We end up wasting a lot of food not only because we don't know how to store it correctly, but also because we don't plan very well," says Mark Mulcahy, produce expert and co-host of An Organic Conversation radio show. "We all get excited at the farmers' market, especially in the summer -- the peaches call your name, the honeydews smell so good, you put the blackberries in your cart -- but when you're getting excited about produce, take a second to think: Will I use this this week? Plan for your impulse."

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