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Community Spotlight: Feeding South Florida

In the state of Florida alone, 1 in 7 people go hungry and 1 in 5 children go hungry. Southern Specialties is proud to be able to contribute to an organization dedicated to alleviating this unfortunate statistic. In collaborating with Feeding South Florida, we have found a great...

Baby Summer Squash

Summer is coming to an end, but it’s never too late to try more of the season’s delicious fresh produce. Have you checked summer squash off your summer cooking list? We at Southern Selects love our baby vegetables; and tender, flavorful baby squash are some of our favorites....

National Blueberry Month

It’s July! The month of Independence Day, summer sun, and… blueberries? Yes, July is National Blueberry Month! And we at Southern Specialties are big fans of celebrating this delicious berry. They are not only delicious, but also packed with nutrients. Blueberries are even known as a superfood for...

The Power of Plants

Plants, plants, plants! They are filled with so much goodness and have finally hit the spotlight within the past few years. We’re not talking about your cute, decorative house plants, but the kinds you should enjoy on a daily basis. Did you know there are several categories of...

Eat Well, Travel Right

Planning your summer vacation? Eating healthy, while traveling with your family, can be both difficult and expensive. We, at Southern Specialties, want you to enjoy healthy habits while saving some bucks during your travels this year!   For plane or train rides: Sick of the same old peanuts? Grab some...

Mother’s Day

We all love our moms. Sometimes it can be difficult to show them just how much. On Mother’s Day, we want to be sure to wow our moms and show them we appreciate all they’ve done for us. Creating a special day for our moms is all about...

Kitchen Inspiration

At Southern Selects spending quality time in the kitchen inspires us to use our fresh, delicious ingredients to create healthy meals. Quality ingredients are key to making delicious food, and a clean, organized kitchen helps inspire us to cook. Feel like your kitchen isn’t quite bringing out your...

18 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

At Southern Specialties, we promote greener practices whenever we can. Earth Day is just around the corner, on April 22nd, and our team would like to share the importance of this day and how, by making a few simple changes, we can all contribute to protecting the environment....

Easter Brunch

Easter is a fantastic occasion to enjoy delicious food with friends and family, and brunch is the perfect meal to go above and beyond for your guests. We have selected some of our favorite Easter brunch recipes, sure to wow! Anything with avocados is sure to be a hit...

February is American <3 Month!

Did you know that the human heart beats around 100,000 times a day and pumps 1.5 gallons per minute?  February is American Heart Month, so what better time to pump up awareness of our body’s engine, set heart healthy goals, and start anew?! January is often the month we...

Amazing Asparagus

From its health benefits to its fascinating cultivation, Asparagus has a lot going for it. You already know it’s delicious, now check out this collection of fun facts and other info we’ve put together to learn more. Fun Facts! Emperor Caesar Augustus was a big fan; he even devoted...

New Year’s Resolution: Eat More ______ !?

Across the world, in all food cultures, one thing is certain: fruits and vegetables are enjoyed for their flavor and nutrition. It is increasingly evident that these powerful plants are the key to obtaining a variety of essential nutrients for optimal health. Southern Selects is proud to offer...

Thanksgiving Made Simple

We love nothing better than being surrounded by family, love, and our favorite, comfort food. Turkey may be the star of the Thanksgiving show, but great side dishes can make you a superstar to guests and family. We are shifting the focus to our favorite fall vegetables and...

Fall Flavors

What do you love most about fall? Is it the colorful, rustling leaves? The crisp air? The fresh apple cider? Or, like us, do you get most excited about the delicious fall food? Nothing says fall like cooking up your own bountiful harvest of veggies with warm spices...

Innovative Back-to-School Projects

Whether you are an adult, teenager, or child, going back to school is nerve-racking! Don’t get me wrong, it’s an incredibly exciting time, to learn and meet new friends and colleagues, but these can be stressful times as well. The good news is that creative noggins and Pinterest articles...

Picnic Perfect

Tis' the season—picnic season! It’s that time of year when you just have to get outdoors to enjoy the sunshine every chance you get, so of course picnicking is on your summer bucket list. Going for a picnic can be simple if you are prepared and have some...

Fresh & BOWLD Summer Flavors

Summer season has officially started! Trying to get ahead of trends is not the easiest task, so we did the work for you. We decided to stick to what we know, fruits and veggies, of course. Certainly, these picks will quench your cravings for the cool, the colorful,...

Tackling Food Waste at Home

We can all make a difference by eliminating food waste in our homes. In doing so, we can be one step closer to living in a more sustainable world. The inefficiencies of today’s food systems may be out of the average consumer’s reach,  but we all have the...

Southern Selects Grilled Avocado Stuffed with Mediterranean Couscous Recipe

Grilling 101: Fruits & Veggies

It’s finally that time of year when the sun, buns, and grill are out! There are a handful of holidays coming up that are centered around the grill, so we want to prepare you with the ultimate grilling hacks. Fruits and vegetables are particularly great for grilling as it...

Farm Landscape

Combating Food Waste on the Farm

There are many opportunities to reduce food waste that are often taken for granted. Discarding produce that doesn’t meet market standards, processing leftovers, and unused plant material are all contributors to waste. It is our responsibility to manage waste from our farms and facilities in a sustainable manner....

The Growing Food Waste Movement

Did you know that according to the Food and Agriculture organization (FAO), the world may need to produce 70% more food in order to feed its population? However, about 40% of the food produced in the world goes to waste while simultaneously 780 million people go hungry (worldhunger.org)....

National Nutrition Month

Besides being decked out in green for St. Patrick’s Day and bringing in the spring season, March is designated as National Nutrition Month! What does that mean? The power of informed food choices, formation of healthy eating habits and physical activity are highlighted during this nutrition education campaign....

Creating Healthy Habits During Lent

Are you giving something up for Lent? The Christian holiday is coming up soon- March 1st, and it’s time for those participating to decide what it is they will live without for the forty days leading up to Easter. While many followers give up anything from social media...

Switching the Reds for Blues this V Day!

Although we all know every day should be extra special, the month of February is truly a lovely time to treat your other half like royalty! This doesn’t have to mean booking a reservation at a five star restaurant or a luxurious weekend getaway in Bali, but an...