Now that I cook more at home, and take advantage of our local farmer's market, I buy produce on a pretty regular basis. And as I'm sure many people can relate to, a lot of money is wasted when that produce goes bad.
Luckily, there are many more tools available nowadays to the home chef to remedy this problem. My newest iPhone app is a really handy companion when shopping for produce, or storing it at home. For $1.99, Harvest lists about every type of produce you could think of.
Not only does it tell you what to look for when selecting produce (which admittedly, I never know), but tells you the peak season, pesticide residue content, and also the best way to store it to get maximum shelf life. All of this is easily referenced in the palm of your hand.
This app makes a great shopping companion, and will ensure you get the most for your money, and the best possible tasting produce for your recipes.