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.
|FRESHNESS AND TASTE||
THINGS TO AVOID
|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!