How To Choose

Quality fruits and vegetables can be selected by appearance, texture and fragrance. The appearance tells a little story about each piece of produce. Did an insect take a bite before you had the chance? Was the cantaloupe pulled too green or does its color give away the fact that it is overripe?

Any method of selecting produce will be subject to personal tastes and preferences. Choose produce based on how you plan to use it. An overripe peach may be perfect for immediate consumption or a delicious smoothie the same day however would not be right for freezing. Choose produce in several stages of ripening to allow for fresh produce all week long.