In an ideal world we'd all eat food without pesticides that we grew in our home gardens. When you can, buy the dirty dozen organic, however that is not always possible.
Use these homemade produce washes to get rid of residue and pesticides on your fruits and veggies. Even just soaking in water has shown to reduce the amount of chemical residues off industrial produce.
Using these methods to clean your produce can help remove some of the pesticide residue and kill off unwanted bugs and bacteria.
After washing always pat or air dry and store accordingly for your produce to last longer.