Why Wash Your Produce?

Well, the short answer is that you may not know where it has been, and even if it's from your yard, it's dirty - it's just a good practice.  Dirt and harmful bacteria and fungi are no match for some running water and a good brushing.

If you live in or visit Hawai'i, there are other considerations, like Rat Lungworm Disease.  Here's a link that will tell you all about it:

http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/oc/freepubs/pdf/FST-39.pdf