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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...

We’re Switching Out the Reds for Blues this Valentine’s 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...

Dreaming of Summertime Heirlooms

If you haven’t tried an heirloom tomato, you’re missing out on the best tasting, and most colorful tomato there is (especially if it’s from Southern Selects)! The heirloom tomato’s distinctive, genuine flavor gives it an exceptional reputation in the tomato family. When you taste one, it’s clear why their seeds...

Behind the Beans

Our secrets to bringing you the best, tastiest specialty produce in the most responsible manner lie with our relationships. Allan Safieh has been a part of the Southern Specialties story for many years. Our dedication to achieving top quality through innovation is personified in the growing operations Allan...

Berry Special Homemade Holiday Gifts

There is nothing more special than a homemade gift for the holidays! And who can say no to something made with love that satisfies the tummy? We have come up with a collection of treats that are simple yet utterly delicious. Our fresh and festive Southern Selects berries...

The Day After Thanksgiving

As the tryptophan wares off, and you wake up from your food coma, the last thing on your mind is another heavy meal. With all those Thanksgiving leftovers in the fridge, you would hate to let perfectly delicious food go to waste. Of course, there is the all-time...

Brussels Sprouts Blog Feature

Trending Veggie: Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts have stolen the spotlight when it comes to fall food, and if you haven’t tried one of the delicious recipes that are circulating through restaurants, it’s about time to jump on this tasty bandwagon! Brussels sprouts’ flavor profile is sweet and mildly nutty with a touch...

Hummus and Rainbow Baby Carrots

Healthy Snacking

The middle aisles of grocery stores may be appealing destinations for buying your typical sweet and salty snacks, but consider perusing the produce section for delicious, healthful snacks. You may be thinking “Yes, I bring a banana, apple, or orange to work for a snack and for the...

Asparagus on Plate

Oprah loves asparagus!

We love asparagus and Oprah does too! She has brought us memorable interviews, movies, and now recipes! Her Prosciutto with Asparagus and Arugula Rolls recipe has caught our attention and we can’t wait to share it with you! Appropriately, our largest commodity for Southern Selects is asparagus and...

Halloween Hummus with Carrots

Halloween Fruits & Veggies

With all of those Halloween sweets, you’re going to want to balance out your party snacks with something healthy. But, how do you incorporate healthy foods on Halloween in a fun, festive way? We’re here for you with some healthy Halloween inspiration! Rainbow carrots are a great option for...

Southern Selects Farmer: Edwin

Meet Edwin Sanabria

Edwin Sanabria is part of the Southern Specialties history, and his values are an enduring element of the framework of our company. His commitment to the community is reflected in his dedication to providing premium quality produce in the most responsible manner. Edwin believes in providing the safest, highest...

Mom and Boy in Kitchen

More Matters

You may have seen this logo on our Southern Selects packaging and wondered, “What is More Matters?” This movement is one way we support a national call to action focused on helping Americans increase fruit and vegetable consumption for better health. We love helping to spread the word...