Tom Leonard’s has been committed to providing shoppers with high-quality produce since the early 1970s when the dairy store first began selling fruits and vegetables from local Virginia family farms. Today, we sell more farm-fresh, local produce than ever when it’s in season, and provide top quality produce from other areas when it’s not. Our customers get the best of both worlds! Wherever it comes from, it’s at the peak of freshness when we put it on our shelves.

Make Your Own Produce Wash

Here’s the recipe for my fresh produce wash:

  • Mix 1 cup of vinegar to 4 cups of water in a spray bottle
  • Add a tablespoon of lemon juice
  • Shake the bottle to combine
  • Spray your produce
  • Place the sprayed produce in a colander in the sink
  • Scrub harder fruits and vegetables – such as potatoes and carrots- with a vegetable brush
  • Rinse with cool water

Store your vegetables in the crisper of your fridge in a plastic bag or container. However, store your fruit in a different part of the refrigerator, away from the vegetables, so that it doesn’t ripen to quickly! And remember – don’t bleach the veggies or use chlorine on the fruit. No disinfecting wipes or isopropyl alcohol, either. Tom Leonard’s water, vinegar, and lemon juice produce spray will do the trick to thoroughly clean your farm fresh fruits and veggies. – Tom

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