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How to Pick the Right Produce

How to Pick the Right Produce

Imagine standing in the produce department and looking at all the beautiful, fresh produce. You want to pick the freshest sweet bell pepper and the ripest tomato to add to your shopping cart, but you’re unsure how to find that perfect produce item. Sound familiar? Red Sun Farms, along with our friends from Good Housekeeping and Real Simple are here to help! Use the tips below to ensure you always choose the best produce for you and your family.  




Tomatoes Plump; rich overall red color; slight cushion; smooth Shriveled, with blemishes; water-soaked spots; depressed areas
Eggplant Relatively heavy for their size; smooth skin; taut; shiny Tan patches; scars; bruises on the skin
Cucumber Firm; dark green; no wrinkles or spongy spots Looks waxy on the skin
Bell Peppers Thick; bright; glossy skin; firm Soft spots; shriveled
Onions Dry; papery; smooth skin; small necks Green spots; leathery depressed spots
Watermelon Cream-colored underside; symmetrical shape Misshapen; cushiony spots
Oranges Heavy; firm, smooth texture Rough texture; lightweight; dull; dry or spongy

At Red Sun Farms, we grow tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers, and eggplant in pristine growing conditions using pesticide-free and non-GMO growing processes. So when you buy our produce you can trust that you are getting the best quality all the time. So without further delay, go to your local grocery store and pick the freshest and ripest produce for your family! We’d like to hear from you. Please share your tips on how to select the best produce!