Sustainability

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...

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)....

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...

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...