May 2015 Consumer Reports: Best Supermarkets

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grocery-store-aisleDid you know that the typical shopper makes 83 trips to a grocery store each year?  Today’s shoppers want, as always, low prices and fast checkouts, but they are also looking for healthy, unprocessed foods, organics, local produce and freshly prepared take-home meals. Over 62,000 Consumer Reports subscribers were surveyed about staff courtesy and store cleanliness, as well as t the freshness of the store’s produce, meat, bakery items and prepared foods.  So which store ranked the highest?  Read the article to find out!

“Eat the peach, not the pesticide”

This article provides a shopper’s guide for buying produce.  If you’re concerned about pesticides used on produce, check out the chart showing the risk of pesticide exposure in 48 fruits and vegetables.

“The Low-Impact (but Still Lush) Landscape”

This article provides tips on how to create a beautiful yard with less water, fewer chemicals, and (maybe) less work!

“Take Back Your Garage”

How does you garage look?  Most of us tend to use our garages for storage, making it difficult to park a car.  This article shares has tips for storing everything from sports gear to garden equipment.

More in this issue:

  • Ratings for lawn mowers, lawn tractors, and string trimmers
  • Ratings for blood pressure monitors and glucose meters
  • Ratings for small tablets
  • Ratings for mattresses
  • Article on motorcycles and reliability
  • Comparisons for streaming music services

Each branch of the Fauquier County Library has the print issues of Consumer Reports from 2010 up to the current issue. The Find It Virginia databases have an index to the issues from February 1, 1976 to the current issue, and the full-text of the reviews from January 1, 1999 to June 1, 2009. You can access Find It Virginia from any library computer, or from home with your valid Fauquier County Public Library card.

Reference Staff, Warrenton central library

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